Wikimedian In Residence - Stanford University Careers
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"The Wikimedian-in-Residence will design and implement innovative approaches to the creation and sharing of library metadata using Wikidata. Research libraries nationwide are adopting linked data models to provide better and richer access to information, and to enable the discovery of new knowledge by linking previously unrelated information. As a widely used source of structured data, Wikidata has the potential to play a key role in libraries’ transition to the semantic web, serving as a platform for publishing, linking, and enriching library metadata.
As a key member of the Linked Data for Production project, the Wikimedian-in-Residence will be embedded in the Stanford Libraries, and will collaborate closely with technical services and software development staff at project partner libraries (Cornell University, Harvard University, and the University of Iowa) and more than a dozen leading research libraries, and with the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedian-in-Residence will serve as a conduit between the Wikimedia community and the library community, bridging the interests, workflows and data of research libraries with the communities, data and technologies of Wikimedia Foundation efforts such as Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. [ ... ]"