Metadata Analyst
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
11d ago


  • 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
  • Qualifications

  • 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
  • Benefits

    CRKN offers a generous benefits package including vacation, health and dental benefits and pension match.

    To Apply

    Please send a letter of application and resume via email to :

    Canadian Research Knowledge Network

    Attn : Jason Friedman, Manager, Member and Metadata Services

    Email :

    Closing date : Friday, February 1, 2019

    Please reference Metadata Analyst in the e-mail subject)

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