Posted to IASSIST on: 2013-06-26
Employer URL: http://databrary.org/
The Databrary project at New York University seeks a Data Curator, an information specialist who will work with researchers in developmental science to acquire and organize the content of the Databrary digital library. While its content is heterogeneous, a significant portion of the library is video material.
You will work in close collaboration with individual faculty and researchers across the country in preparing files for deposit, including
- Analysis of the structure of study data;
- Data normalization, cleaning, authority management;
- Organization of digital and physical inventories.
You will also work in close collaboration with the Databrary software developers to
- Devise metadata schema that are flexible but that also offer incentives to consistency;
- Devise effective discovery services that function across heterogeneous metadata, and which foster interactions among a highly diverse community of researchers, including UX design and evaluation;
- Create best practices for long-term sustainability of data formats, including video formats, such as format migration and transcoding;
- Create deposit, maintenance, and annotation workflows;
- Create taxonomy(ies) and initial tag sets.
- MLS and 3-5 years experience in a related field, such as developmental science, metadata schema design and management, taxonomy management, or equivalent education and experience;
- Working knowledge of data management, including metadata, data retrieval and research data use, format migration, preservation;
- Demonstrated experience in consulting with faculty regarding technology or metadata options/requirements;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Familiarity with video data and/or sensor data.
- Familiarity with data management technologies such as XML, SQL, unix filesystems.
- Familiarity with current efforts in annotation standards.
Archived on: 2013-08-30