Metadata Management Specialist

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Salary: $22/hour
Created: September 11, 2019


The Metadata Management team in Harvard Library is seeking a part-time metadata specialist to contribute to diverse metadata projects in support of our linked data initiatives and other discovery innovations.  This is a great opportunity for an early-career library metadata practitioner to get hands-on experience on a forward-looking project.

Time: 8-10 hrs / wk through June 2020

Wage: $22 / hr

The Metadata Management Specialist will work with the team completing the final year of the Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project: Linked Data for Production 2: Pathway to Implementation.  Activities include data cleaning and transformations, working with various APIs to query data sources and conduct batch transactions between systems, exploring Wikidata integrations, scripting processes for automating workflows, metadata analysis of large data sets and conducting normalizations, and other related metadata activities as assigned.

Basic qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with linked data concepts and RDF serializations, such as TTL

  • Familiarity with data formats including CSV, JSON, and XML, and with text editors such as Atom

  • Experience with OpenRefine and working with datasets

  • Working knowledge of XML and editing tools, e.g. Oxygen

  • Experience with data transformation techniques and tools, e.g. XSLT

  • Ability to work with ambiguity and engage in independent learning and analysis

  • Understanding of library metadata principles and familiarity with recent developments around library linked data, ideally BIBFRAME


Additional skills:

  • Experience with scripting/coding desirable, e.g. Python

  • Experience with APIs desirable

  • Familiarity with GitHub desirable


How to apply


Applicants should direct a cover letter and resume to Michelle Durocher, Head of Metadata Management, Harvard Library, at the following:

BIBFRAME Openrefine API XML RDF wikidata Linked Data Metadata


Submitted by: Fernsebner

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 14:36 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 14:36 UTC