Project MUSE is a division of The Johns Hopkins University Press. Founded in 1878, the Press is the oldest continuously operating university press in the United States as well as one of the largest. The Press is a leader in scholarly book, journal, and digital publishing.
Project MUSE is a multi-million dollar electronic database of academic books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. We produce content from over 260 academic publishers, including more than 600 academic journals and 40,000 front-list and back-list monographs. We recently received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation to expand our open access offerings.
The Metadata & Linked Data Strategist:
Is Project MUSE's metadata expert and is responsible for assessing, developing, and documenting internal policies for metadata creation, application, and maintenance.
Participates in large-scale research and development projects related to metadata discovery, interoperability, and identity management, including the development of a linked data environment and of descriptive metadata standards throughout MUSE.
Ensures compliance with evolving national and international metadata standards.
Oversees relationships between Project MUSE and discovery services to ensure that metadata delivery is efficient and accurate.
Acts as technical liaison between linking partners and Project MUSE.
Works closely with technical staff and ebooks coordinator to develop an effective workflow for ingesting, tracking, and delivering metadata.
Serves as consultant to other divisions of the JHUP about metadata
Fosters collaborative efforts related to metadata between Project MUSE and other JHUP divisions.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:
Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
3-5 years of progressive experience with metadata projects
Practical experience managing all aspects of metadata creation for digital content, including selecting, implementing, and documenting metadata standards, overseeing quality control, and mapping between datasets
Demonstrated experience with current cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA and AACR2, and the MARC bibliographic, holdings, and authorities formats
Demonstrable knowledge of and ability to apply metadata standards (including MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, METS, OAI, TEI, and relevant thesauri and/or ontologies, as required by special projects) as well as the ability to implement and analyze these standards
Familiarity with machine actionable languages, such as XML and RDF
Familiarity with linked data principles and standards
Other desired skills include:
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with capacity for complex, detail-oriented work
High level computer competency kept up to date through continuous learning
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries in a fast-paced environment
Flexibility to be organized, productive, and effective in a dynamic environment, while participating in variety of simultaneous projects
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