The Stanford University Libraries (SUL) has an opening for a Linked Data Technologist within the Metadata Department in Technical Services. Linked Data will be key to Stanford’s evolving intellectual ecosystem. Located within the Metadata Department, the Linked Data Technologist will be responsible for the transformation of metadata from multiple metadata schemas into approved RDF models for ingestion into appropriate data stores. Flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential.
Although located within the Metadata Department, the Linked Data Technologist will be part of a heterogeneous team composed of members from the Metadata Department, Enterprise Systems, and Digital Library Systems and Services. The incumbent will also serve as the contact point for enquiries of linked data assistance from other parts of SUL.
The primary duty of the Linked Data Technologist will be the transformation of metadata from multiple metadata schemas into approved RDF models for ingestion into appropriate data stores (triple store, etc.). More specific duties include the automated remediation and augmentation of ingested metadata to meet the model’s standard including both the development of various mechanisms for data manipulation and the processing itself, as well as the identification and scoping of both local and external sources of metadata that can be remediated through semi-automated means. Candidate metadata will need to be analyzed for technical conformance to its metadata schema so that conversion to RDF can take place accurately. The incumbent will also be responsible for the investigation and selection of key technologies to meet program objectives and the combination, integration, and tracking of provenance of ingested metadata.
-- Philip E. Schreur Head, Metadata Department Stanford University 650-723-2454 650-725-1120 (fax)