Canadiana.org Seeks Metadata Architect

May 6, 2014
Contact: Position filled
 
Canadiana.org is seeking a metadata architect to manage strategies, standards and practices for the creation and application of digital collections metadata. The successful candidate will have expertise in metadata standards, formats and applications, be technically-oriented and have good analytical and communication skills. Experience with XML applications, databases and various programming languages, or a desire to learn these skills, is highly desirable.
 
Located in downtown Ottawa, Canadiana.org is a non-profit organization with a staff of about 20. For more than 35 years, Canadiana.org has worked closely with Canadian research libraries and memory institutions to improve access to Canada's documentary heritage.
 
The primary activities of the metadata architect include:
 
• Analyzing metadata requirements
• Selecting, developing and implementing standards and best practices
• Authoring, extending and maintaining schemas
• Developing mappings and crosswalks
• Managing strategies for creating and extracting metadata during digitization and from crowdsourcing
• Developing and managing a linked open data strategy
 
Essential qualifications for this position include:
 
• Extensive knowledge of metadata standards used in libraries and archives, such as MARC, MODS, RAD, Dublin Core, METS and RDF
• Practical understanding of metadata practices and applications in libraries and archives
• Working knowledge of XML, including XML schemas, character encodings and namespaces
• Understanding of linked open data (LOD) and data driven applications
• Knowledge of Web metadata standards and practices
• Master of library and information studies, archival studies, or other combination of relevant education and experience
 
In addition, the following are highly desirable:
 
• Working knowledge of XSLT, XPath, JSON and HTML
• Programming experience with multiple languages, especially Perl, PHP and JavaScript
• API design experience
• Database development experience.
• Knowledge of OAI-PMH
• Familiarity with Linux or Unix
• Bilingual
 
This is a term position with an initial appointment of one year. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Applications should be submitted in PDF format no later than Friday, May 23rd 2014 to info@canadiana.ca.