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Metadata Specialist

International Baccalaureate Organization
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Job Description

We are seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our (CDAT) Core Digital Applications Team to both manage the day-to-day administration and maintenance of the IB’s metadata records, and to contribute to the strategic metadata vision of the organization. As Metadata Specialist, you will develop and implement metadata processes for the organization and help guide the creation of a new metadata model within our in-progress ECMS.  The person in this role will advise project/product teams by assisting in the gathering and articulation of metadata requirements, planning testing of metadata in systems, and training staff to create and manage metadata in systems or to support products.

You will play a key role in enterprise systems development by supplying the essential metadata specifications and data structures to third party software developers that enable systems to efficiently and consistently manage content.

You will partner with our content-creating departments to advise, train and support staff members who interact with metadata as a part of the content creation or content management process as well as advise on matters of metadata policy and proper uses of metadata models as well as work closely with IT, vendor partners, and contracted staff to implement metadata models, processes, and systems and be able to exert considerable influence over staff participating in metadata workflows.

Job responsibilities:

Metadata upkeep and improvement

  • Maintain and administer the principles and rules of the IB Metadata Application Profile and all metadata technical standards by accepting, rejecting, or correcting metadata records created in DSpace
  • Update vocabularies in Lexaurus when required by the business
  • Raise issues to the Metadata Centre Manager, and assist the Metadata Centre Manager in resolving theoretical and practical metadata issues

Contribute to the strategic plan for metadata

  • Collaborate with the Metadata Centre Manager to contribute to the strategic plan for metadata
  • Assist in the production of policies and governance documents
  • Partner with IT (and vendors as necessary) to implement metadata requirements in systems, or  to communicate the requirements correctly to third parties
  • Ensure that well-modelled metadata is used in content producing departments to enable content efficiency and consistency
  • Arrange and participate in testing of systems

Job requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree strongly preferred, with a minimum of 4 years of professional experience managing metadata
  • Managed metadata within a content management system
  • Understanding of basic conceptual and infrastructure models that support digital curation
  • Understanding of copyright issues as they pertain to document repositories, publishing workflows
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new programs and technologies where needed, such as XML, Dublin Core, ISO standards, NoSQL databases, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies.
  • Knowledge of Alfresco, MarkLogic, DSpace, Pool Party
  • Knowledge of standards and formats used in digital curation, such as XML, JSON, etc.
  • Understanding of several metadata schemas, basic conceptual and infrastructure models that support digital curation, and copyright issues as they pertain to document repositories, publishing workflows
  • Knowledge of usability principles for websites

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Employer: International Baccalaureate Organization (@iborganization)
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Posted Date: 15/09/2020
Expiry Date: 01/10/2020
Type: Full-Time
Categories: Metadata / Taxonomy Designer
Ref: DN-JB-218
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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