Maintain in-depth knowledge of evolving metadata standards and practices in the GLAM and other relevant communities and identify their relevance to the organization and its activities
Evaluate the metadata standards and practices of the Canadiana platform to ensure they remain consistent with evolving community standards and practices and take advantage of emerging technologies
Monitor and participate in the development of emerging linked open data (LOD) standards and practices and develop LOD strategies and capabilities for the organization
Develop and maintain metadata profiles, templates, guides, and best practices documentation, and train and support staff in their adoption and application
Analyze business requirements for creating, capturing, transforming and normalizing metadata for the digital collections of Canadiana and its clients and determine technical solutions
Develop mappings and crosswalks to convert and migrate between different standards and formats
Provide subject expert guidance to the platform team and assist in the development of scripts, tools and workflows for parsing, extending, normalizing and transforming metadata records, and other related operations
Engage in national and international collaborative initiatives to ensure the organization’s active involvement in the development of national metadata strategies and policies, and ensure its recognition as a centre of excellence
Identify and develop potential partnerships with institutions, organizations, researchers and other parties for the creation, linking and enrichment of metadata
In close collaboration with the Director, Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement, and in partnership with other national organizations who work with Indigenous people, develop metadata standards that reflect Indigenous cultural understandings
Provide governance and administrative support as needed, particularly in preparation of committee documentation
Must have a Master’s degree in Information Science, Library and Information Studies or Archival Studies.
Must have at least five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be eligible for Reliability Status from PWGSC.
Knowledge of open source frameworks, standards, models and applications for digital preservation
Technical knowledge of metadata standards used in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives museums) sector
Knowledge of linked open data (LOD) principles and LOD modeling experience
Knowledge of digital preservation standards and practices within libraries and archives
Knowledge of and involvement with the digital preservation and linked open data communities in Canada and internationally
Experience in transforming data sets into LOD triples and implementing LOD platforms and discovery layers
Experience with different digital preservation repository systems and tools
Knowledge of XML standards and tools
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong written and oral communications abilities
Programming experience with scripting languages, especially for normalizing and transforming data sets will be considered an asset.
Database development and data modeling experience will be considered an asset
An understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditional knowledge will be considered an asset
Strong research abilities
CRKN offers a generous benefits package including vacation, health and dental benefits and pension match.
Please send a letter of application and resume via email to :
Canadian Research Knowledge Network
Attn : Jason Friedman, Manager, Member and Metadata Services
Closing date : Friday, February 1, 2019
Please reference Metadata Analyst in the e-mail subject)