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Senior Dewey Editor

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With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

The Senior Dewey Editor will develop and update the Dewey Decimal Classification in response to current and future needs of worldwide Dewey user community (including over 200,000 libraries in 140+ countries) and to address emerging applications and services in a wide variety of environments.


* Develop and update the DDC within the framework of the approved editorial work plan, researching subject areas, consulting with experts, and interacting with internal and external reviewers.

Prepare and issue regular updates to the DDC for distribution in OCLC products and services, and to research teams, translation teams, and other licensees.

* Participate in the development and testing of new electronic products and services based on the DDC, and in research on new representations and uses of the system.

Serve as technical liaison to development and research activities related to the Dewey Decimal Classification.

* Prepare and/or edit electronic publications and services based on the DDC.

* Develop and maintain mappings and crosswalks between the DDC and other vocabularies.

* Promote the Dewey Decimal Classification through presentations, papers, workshops, and conference participation throughout the world.

Serve as liaison to DDC user and review groups.

* Review licensed translations and publications based on the DDC, and serve as liaison to translation advisory groups.

* Serve as a mentor and support for less experienced editorial staff.

* Interoffice travel (2%); Domestic and international conferences and meetings (3%).


* Masters’ Degree in Library Science or equivalent.

* Expert knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification (or comparable knowledge organization system) and general subject analysis and classification theory.

* Subject background in computer science, science, or a technology field; experience designing online implementations of knowledge organization systems is preferred.

* Reading knowledge of a modern foreign language.

* Excellent oral and written communications skills.

* Ability to work with the diverse worldwid...