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Friday, February 27, 2015

(Temp) Book Metadata Quality Reviewer

Book Metadata Quality Reviewer
Scholastic Inc., a large, children’s publishing and media company, is currently seeking a temporary Book Metadata Quality Reviewer. This is a three month position located in Scholastic’s New York City offices.


The Book Metadata Quality Reviewer  will examine book and author data in the Product Collateral Database (PCD) to eliminate duplicate records and identify and correct inaccurate or incomplete records.

The Book Metadata Quality Reviewer will be responsible for reviewing the data that has been collected from several data sources feeding the Product Collatera Database to:

·       verify the accuracy and completeness of PCD metadata records and, using a Content Magagement System (CMS), updating the records as needed to include accurate contributor and series information, descriptive text, reading and interest levels gathered from other book data sources identified by Scholastic as trusted.
·       apply subject, genre and other metadata tags from Scholastic’s enterprise taxonomy to book records.
·       verify that product records are associated with the correct master “work” record and correct those that are incorrectly associated.
·       identify records to be deleted or modified to eliminate duplication.

Job Qualifications/Requirements

·       A Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience.
·       Cataloging and indexing experience.
·       A strong interest in children’s publishing and children’s literature.
·       A background in elementary or middle school education a plus.
·       Attention to detail and proficiency for accuracy is extremely important.
·       Ability to troubleshoot and work independently.
·       A strong work ethic and an ability to work quickly and efficiently.
·       Familiarity with Content Management Systems a plus, but not necessary.

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter to