Metadata & Linked Data Strategist
Classified Title: Librarian III
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Homewood Campus
Resume Required for Application: Yes
Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office 443-997-5100
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
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
- 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
- Flexibility to be organized, productive, and effective in a dynamic environment, while participating
in variety of simultaneous projects
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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