The University of Iowa is looking for a Metadata Analyst in Iowa City, IA. Responsibilities of the position include the following: “Lead the Cataloging-Metadata Department’s efforts to provide non-MARC metadata for the Libraries’ resources, explore innovative ways to enhance existing metadata, and contribute to making the Libraries’ digital content more readily discoverable. Recommend and develop descriptive and administrative metadata schemas appropriate for diverse digital collections in collaboration with Special Collections and Preservation Department personnel, subject specialists, catalogers, and staff from the Libraries’ Digital Research and Publishing Department, serving as a resource for colleagues on metadata issues and practices, the definition of data elements, metadata usage, and mapping between metadata schemas.” Read more
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Iowa State University is looking for a Systems Analyst in Ames, IA. According to the post, “This position will function as a software/knowledge engineering specialist responsible for designing, implementing, integrating, documenting, and supporting a system of formal language schemas and accompanying applications to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and support national cyber intelligence coordination. The candidate will work independently and lead efforts, as well as contribute to team efforts internally and with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Work will involve the design, documentation, development, and testing of formal language schemas (RDF, XML, or similar) as well as RESTful web services, clients, and back-end software to support them. ” Read more
There are still many folks out there wondering exactly how Semantic Technology can add value within mainstream solutions architectures and practices. This is something that I’ve spent the last three years working on, specifically developing a set of IT practices which leverages an underlying methodology that we’ve discussed here before called “Semantic Integration” (SI). SI can be applied to any functional or industry domain because what it really represents is the first philosophical breakthrough for enterprise integration in decades. Some people may feel that SOA represented a similar breakthrough, but in fact it hasn’t. The reason SOA has fallen short is because of continued misunderstanding as to where the application architecture began and the middleware and data architecture ended. Semantic Integration avoids this critical flaw by virtue of the fact that it supports every tier of the architecture and is relevant in both horizontal and vertical dimensions. One of the most exciting practices that we’ve built atop Semantic Integration is dedicated to improving Cyber Security through unification of the many IT security stovepipes.