Employment based postgraduate project in Linked Data for Music Collections

[Apologies for cross posting]

We are currently looking for a talented postgrad (existing or new
research masters or PhD student) for an IRC employment based
postgraduate project [1] in collaboration with Contemporary Music
Centre (CMC) [2]. The program allows a postgrad to pursue a masters or
PhD degree whilst working within an organisation. The student will
either be a postgraduate student currently registered in NUIG, or a
candidate wishing to pursue a PhD or Masters degree in Insight at
NUIG. Insight at NUIG is a national research centre is data Analytics
led by Prof. Stefan Decker in the National University of Ireland,

=== About NUI Galway ===

The National University of Ireland, Galway [3] is home to more than
15,000 students across five Colleges with highly active agendas in
teaching and research. The INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics [4] is a
joint initiative between researchers at NUI Galway, University College
Dublin, University College Cork, and Dublin City University, as well
as other partner institutions. It brings together a critical mass of
more than 200 researchers from Ireland's leading ICT centres to
develop a new generation of data analytics technologies in a number of
key application areas.

The €75m centre is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and a wide
range of industry partners. INSIGHT's research focus encompasses a
broad range of data analytics technologies and challenges, from
machine learning & data mining, media analytics and optimisation &
decision analytics to personalisation & recommender systems, the
semantic web and linked data and the sensor web. And together with
more than 30 partner companies INSIGHT researchers are solving
critical challenges in the areas of Connected Health and the Discovery

=== About The Contemporary Music Centre ===

The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and
resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers
throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Centre is used,
nationally and internationally, by performers, composers, promoters
and members of the public interested in finding out more about music
in Ireland. Its library and sound archive, open to the public free of
charge, contain the only comprehensive collection in existence of
music by Irish composers. Extensive reference and advice services are
available and the Centre's web site provides access to CMC's resources
for those who cannot visit in person. The Contemporary Music Centre
engages in an ongoing programme of development work and events, to
promote new Irish music at home and abroad, and is a member of the
International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC).

=== About the Project ===

The aim of the project is to develop an innovative linked data
platform to provide third parties access to and means to discover the
rich content available in CMC’s collections. Emphasis will be put on
the publication of CMC's content management system's contents as
Linked Data on the Web as well as a demonstration of that data’s

The process of gathering the requirements (including work flows and
data models) of both the content management system and Linked Data
platform will be gathered by Insight @ NUIG, the Digital Repository of
Ireland (Royal Irish Academy) and CMC via other instruments and will
be handed over to the postgrad taking on this challenge.

If you are interested, please send your details and a short CV to
Christophe Debruyne (christophe.debruyne@insight-centre.org).
Additional information on the project can also be requested from him.

Candidates will be screened and, together with CMC, ranked. The chosen
candidate will be asked to contribute to writing a short research
proposal with an internal deadline around the 17th of July. The
template can be found in [1] and is fairly straightforward to fill in.
The position is foreseen to be based in Dublin (the headquarters of

[1] http://www.research.ie/scheme/employment-based-postgraduate-programme-2014

[2] http://www.cmc.ie/

[3] http://www.nuigalway.ie/

[4] http://www.insight-centre.org/

Professor Stefan Decker
Director, Insight Galway
Director, Digital Enterprise Research Institute,
Professor of Digital Enterprise
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
Tel: +353.91.495011
E-mail: stefan.decker@insight-centre.org
Web: http://www.stefandecker.org

Received on Tuesday, 1 July 2014 10:49:13 UTC