1. Works in partnership with metadata experts in Yale's museums and library to direct the design and implementation of a sustainable and scalable centralized metadata reconciliation and harmonization program -- using Linked Open Data services - that will support a new platform (currently in development) that provides a single search and discovery interface for all of Yale's collections (cross-collection discovery). 2. In partnership with museum and library metadata experts, trains and supervises cohorts of students to harmonize and reconcile Yale collections metadata defined by the grant. 3. Works closely with metadata and technology experts in the museums/library and University ITS to contribute to the development of a system to integrate the metadata reconciliation work back to the local catalogs. 4. Documents workflows and processes and provides training to unit staff. 5. Communicates widely with museum and library staff and management through the creation of detailed project plans, timelines, reports, and meetings. 6. Develops and leads a Linked Open Data community of practice at Yale. 7. Explores potential opportunities to use computational solutions (e.g. Artificial intelligence or machine learning) for scalable metadata normalization and metadata enhancement solutions. 8. Writes progress reports for internal stakeholders and the granting agency. 9. Identifies and engages with similar projects outside of Yale to ensure an exchange of best practices and techniques. 10. Contributes to publications and presentations about the projects both internal and external to Yale. 11. Resolves complex project issues that involve representatives from multiple organizations. 12. Complies with standard policies and procedures. 13. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Knowledge of Linked Open Data, Semantic Web, and Data Science domains. Project Management training. Experience managing student workers.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Knowledge of Linked Open Data, Semantic Web, and Data Science domains. Project Management training. Experience managing student workers.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to present and disseminate the work and knowledge gained in the project along with its outcomes through presentations and in co-authoring publications.
Posting Position Title: Project Manager, Cultural Heritage Metadata
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrable experience managing a successful project or unit. Excellent leadership capabilities and ability to interact and influence at all levels and across units.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Cultural Heritage Metadata Project Director
Required Skill/ability 1:
Experience working with metadata standards and authorities. Knowledge of information processing and retrieval systems.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to develop a deep understanding of each of the collection areas and translate the unique needs of each area as it relates to the development of a common platform and system.
Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent communication skills. Ability to collaborate with and communicate across knowledge domains, including metadata experts, IT staff, and other stakeholders.
Bachelor's Degree in museum, library, information studies or related degree and five or more years of experience in an environment such as museum or library; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 60119BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.