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
* 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
Familiarity with current efforts in annotation standards.
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