Research and Metadata Curator

$50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually




Required: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science; 3-5 years of experience in an academic research library; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with: research publication environment, name authorities, cataloging and metadata standards and practices, reference service, academic publishers and journal content. Preferred: Experience working with information technology application development; experience with SQL Server Reporting Studio (SSRS) and/or SQL query development for ad hoc reporting; experience with Symplectic Elements. This is a term position with a salary of $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 annually.

See more at About the Ohio Innovation Exchange: The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx) connects industry and business with professors, students, equipment, and facilities available at Ohio research universities. OIEx provides access to more than 13,000 faculty and 600 resources from campuses and laboratories around the state, with a mission to facilitate collaboration between Ohio’s leading academic and business minds.


The Ohio Department of Higher Education is hiring a Research and Metadata Curator to help with the newly launched Ohio Innovation Exchange This position will report to OhioLINK under Judy Cobb, Manager, Digital Platforms, and is a library position, but is a two year contract position. The Research and Metadata Curator will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive, robust, and accurate data set of faculty and researcher profiles that will be integrated into the Ohio Innovation Exchange portal. Profile data will be compiled from a variety of sources including existing profiles (ORCID, arXiv author id, WoS ResearcerID, Scopus ID, email address, etc). Data collection methodologies may include configuring automatic claiming rules for finding published works, identifying name variants, compiling from web sites and other sources, analyzing fields of research, and working directly with faculty, staff, and researchers. The successful candidate will have experience with academic publications, will be able to communicate effectively and diplomatically with university faculty and researchers, will have strong research and problem solving skills, will have experience with training and documentation, and will have basic knowledge of cataloging and metadata in order to understand the name authorities and descriptive standards. The Research and Metadata Curator will also be responsible for the following: ensuring the creation of accurate and thorough researcher metadata profiles for the Ohio Innovation Exchange platform; identifying methods to automate data collection; performing research to support the completion of profiles; effectively communicating with faculty, staff, and researchers in an academic setting; developing reports on profile data; assisting institutional liaisons in working with the profile data platform; developing training materials for use with the platform; documenting policies, procedures, and methodologies to ensure program continuity and consistency over time and versions.

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Christopher Andrew White

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