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    This position serves as a Linked Data Applications Technical Specialist for metadata applications. The incumbent coordinates and facilitates projects involving the creation and use of bibliographic data in a linked data environment along with development of related Standards. These projects relate to semantic technologies.

    This position is located in the Network Development and MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) Standards Office, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

    The position description number for this position is 368395.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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    Analyzes and plans projects needed to implement strategies and standards for complex projects involving the creation and use of bibliographic data in a linked data environment. Analyzes the differences between various elements of a linked data environment and the current environment, specifying the advantages and disadvantages and makes recommendations. Analyzes cost factors in the development, implementation, and use of linked data. Researches and analyzes complex features of Resource Description Framework (RDF) and other World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) data linking standards and efforts. Evaluates technologies, computer tools, and standards needed to carry out linked data projects. Determines the impact of changes imposed by linked data on the Library and the community that uses Library of Congress services.

    Coordinates complex research and development activities and user requirements related to the application of linked data technology to bibliographic data. Applies computer languages and techniques for realizing program needs. Applies expertise in use of Extensible Markup Language (XML), RDF, XQuery, Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), the RDF Query Language SPARQL, and management of triple stores. Quickly develops new data skills and understands new architectures and application designs.

    Prepares specifications or requirements and design documents; develops and documents implementation plans; and develops programs for projects relating to the use of linked data technologies for processes involving bibliographic resources. Develops prototype applications for cataloging and acquisitions, such as those involving BIBFRAME as a replacement for MARC, and tests and documents their implementation. Prepares other documentation as needed for projects.

    The Specialist is recognized as an authority on the implementation of RDF and linked data and the standards that support the technology. Serves as a team leader for Library of Congress projects: with different levels of Library staff, staff from collaborating institutions, and contractors/consultants. Applies best practices for development including agile development practices. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility, meeting competing demands and deadlines.

    Proposes means to improve quality and efficiency. Serves as principal liaison between Library Services and other Library divisions and offices to provide expert technical advice, assistance, and training (as needed) on new linked data technologies and standards. Participates in the national and international standards development processes. Represents the Library in the national and international library communities and other organizations on technical matters including linked data usage in libraries. Assures that Library of Congress implementations of linked data standards meet national and international specifications as well as community established good practices. Assists and advises other NDMSO staff on matters related to linked data, e.g., use and development of the LC linked data initiative, BIBFRAME. Prepares and presents papers at meetings and conferences. Utilizes good verbal and written communication skills.

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