23 Jun 2016

Freelance NLB – Pay Per Piece Scheme – Indexing Services for Index to Singapore Information (ISI)

AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

Index to Singapore Information – Pay Per Record Scheme
The National Library Board (NLB) is looking for vendor(s) to index journal articles, magazine articles, book chapters and conference proceedings, involving bibliographic description, subject heading assignment and providing a short abstract to describe these articles for NLB’s Index to Singapore Information (ISI) collection.

About Index to Singapore Information (ISI)
The Index to Singapore Information (ISI) is a collection of indexing records of periodical articles, book chapters and conference proceedings on Singapore, Southeast Asia and ASEAN, found in the National Library Board’s library collections.

Minimum Application Requirements
– A basic university degree in any discipline and a post-graduate diploma or degree in Library Science;
– At least 1 year indexing experience;
– A good command of English or Chinese, good reading comprehension, writing & communication skills;
– Knowledge of the various aspects of Singapore, such as its history; prominent Singaporeans; Chinese, Malay & Indian diaspora; culture; politics; sociology and economy of Singapore;
– Familiarity with and practical experience in indexing periodicals is an added advantage;
– Working knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings and the establishing of name headings
– IT literacy and familiarity with common operating systems such as MS Windows and internet browsers

Rates of Payment
A payment rate of S$30.00 per record completed by the Freelance Qualified Indexer cum Editor.

Application Process
Applicants are required to submit their resume together with a recent sample of their writing, which should be between 50-100 words long. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and a further writing test.

Interested applicants should email their resume and writing sample to:
Ms Phyllis Wee
Senior Librarian
Resource Discovery & Management
National Library Board
Email: Phyllis_WEE@nlb.gov.sg

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Closing date for the application: 31 August 2016

How to Apply
Visit http://www.nlb.gov.sg/Careers/PayPerPieceScheme.aspx to apply for this post.

Job Categories: Featured, National Library Board, Public Libraries, and Singapore. Job Types: Freelance.

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