OpenEdition recruits a Data steward for the TRIPLE project

General information

  • Reference : USR2004-CELHER-011
  • Workplace : Marseille
  • Date of publication : Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
  • Contract Period : 24 months
  • Expected date of employment : 1 December 2019
  • Proportion of work : Full time
  • Remuneration : between 2076 € and 2184 € gross monthly according to experience
  • Desired level of education : 3-year university degree
  • Experience required : Indifferent


The TRIPLE Data Steward will be responsible for the implementation and development of operations related to the acquisition, processing, and provision of the data and metadata necessary for the platform. In particular, the Data Steward will contribute to the development of the data model used by TRIPLE, supporting partners in standardizing their metadata, monitoring the harvesting process and establishing guidelines for future users. The TRIPLE platform does not store research data, so the Data Steward will focus on all metadata useful for the discovery and reuse of resources, in particular: persistent identifiers, bibliographic information, subjects, licenses. The Data Steward must therefore be familiar with the main technologies and standards currently used in the academic field, in particular in Social Sciences and Humanities.
These main missions are expected to be extended during the project. In connection with OpenEdition’s involvement in other tasks, they will also focus on data enrichment and the use of controlled vocabularies, the prospects for using the platform in the OPERAS landscape, and will include contributions to technical workshops on the provision and use of TRIPLE enriched data.


Main activities

  • Collect, manage and curate data and metadata
  • Check the consistency and accuracy of the metadata sets collected
  • Use and adapt harvesting protocols
  • Provide the partners with all the information needed for the harvesting process
  • Support the project by coordinating human and technical resources
  • Report on activities
  • Take an active part in professional and/or technological networks

Complementary activities

  • Contribute to the cartography of controlled vocabularies used within OPERAS and more broadly in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Contribute to the definition of the data enrichment and normalization process
  • Advice on the development of innovative tools (especially open online annotations)
  • Participate in the organization, leading and reporting of technical workshops


  • Comprehensive knowledge of scientific and technical information norms and standards for the description and identification of resources (esp. Dublin Core, METS, MARC)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OAI-PMH
  • Comprehensive knowledge of FAIR principles and issues related to data interoperability and re-use
  • General knowledge of the actors involved in scholarly communication and open access publishing
  • Ability to provide expertise and support in the decision-making process
  • Ability to manage relationships with interlocutors
  • Ability to use software specific to the activity (collaborative documents, instant messaging)
  • General knowledge of Information and Communication Sciences
  • General knowledge of European projects
  • Proficiency in written French and English.
  • English language: B2 to C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • French language: C1 to C2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Ability for teamwork

Work Context

OpenEdition is a digital publishing infrastructure for scientific information in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
OpenEdition coordinates with Huma-Num the implementation of the OPERAS Research Infrastructure.
OPERAS currently brings together 40 international institutions from 16 different countries aiming at building a research infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The objective of OPERAS is both to coordinate activities and practices in this field and to create new services for the scientific community.
In particular, OPERAS coordinates the H2020 TRIPLE project dedicated to the creation of a discovery service that will be able to reference all types of data in the Social Sciences and Humanities. TRIPLE will be based on the model and technology of the French Isidore platform maintained by Huma-Num but will include additional features. The new platform will also support more languages (9 instead of 3) and will thus index content in most of the languages represented in the consortium.
As part of its participation in Go FAIR, the OPERAS consortium has also set up the CO-OPERAS implementation network for FAIRification of data and publications in Social Sciences and Humanities. CO-OPERAS activities will complement TRIPLE’s developments regarding data interoperability and reuse.
The TRIPLE Data Steward will be part of the International Development Department of OpenEdition in Marseille, and will be co-supervised by the Data Department. He will work in collaboration with OPERAS’ FAIR Data Officer and the OpenEdition Data Service Manager. He will also work closely with the CO-OPERAS Community Manager.

Constraints and risks

Physical constraints

  • Travels in France and abroad
  • Continuous and extended continuous sitting position
  • Continuous and extended work on screen

Cognitive constraints

  • Working language in French and English
  • Users, collaborators and partners dispersed geographically

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Cite this blog post
OpenEdition team (2019, October 28). OpenEdition recruits a Data steward for the TRIPLE project. Open Electronic Publishing. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

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