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Takin.solutions is a company that offers ICT solutions for Cultural Heritage, from consultation to full implementation, depending on the needs of its clients. The goal of Takin.solutions is to offer quality, integrated digital solutions in the field of cultural heritage, whether it be for memory institutions, archaeological projects or within the context of interdisciplinary initiatives.

Takin is particularly specialized in the creation

and management of semantic data, database management, and cultural heritage

documentation. It focuses on digital documentation throughout the data management life cycle

from data acquisition through curation, transformation, presentation and visualization on the

mission of both the research and preservation of cultural heritage.

 

LEARN ABOUT US

Takin.solutions is a consultation and services company for the implementation of information management solutions in the cultural heritage sector. A partnership between George Bruseker and Denitsa Nenova, the company builds on the years of hands-on, international experience of its founders in the field of information management in cultural heritage.

We are a flexible, dynamically developing company offering a broad range of services  for data acquisition, management, analysis and presentation.  Our passion is to work with customers to develop integrated solutions that look at how the parts of a particular problem fit to the whole of an overall data management strategy.  We are interested in the goals of our customers both for the short term, but also the long term. We work together with you to figure out your overall needs and how they can most effectively and economically be achieved.  In all these domains we offer consultancy, implementation and/or training according to your requirements.  

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GEORGE BRUSEKER, PHD

Chief Executive Officer

George Bruseker is a researcher in digital humanities focussing on conceptual modelling and the use of semantic data in research. He is  a co-founder and CEO of Takin.solutions Ltd. George has a PhD in philosophy from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and over 15 years of experience in managing ICT projects in the cultural heritage field. He has worked respectively for the British School at Athens, Qatar Museums and the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) where he most recently held the position of coordinator of the Centre for Cultural Informatics. He has held a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher post at ICS-FORTH (2015) and was a fellow of the Digital Society Initiative and the Swiss Art Research Institute (2019). His research interests lie in conceptual modelling, semantic data workflow, data provenance questions, and the democratization of knowledge.

DENITSA NENOVA, PHD

Chief Executuve Officer

Denitsa Nenova is a professional archaeologist and a co-founder and CEO of Takin.solutions Ltd. Her academic background is in archaeology, database solutions for Cultural Heritage (CH), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with a proven record of 20 years of experience in the field. Denitsa has a PhD in Archaeology from University College London and two Master degrees in relevant fields. Her main expertise is in the fields of digital archaeological documentation, semantic reference data models and their archaeological application, landscape archaeology, aerial photography and airborne-scanning technology, photogrammetry, Mediterranean and Balkan Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology, and archaeological ceramics. Denitsa works on several international projects and has been recently involved as a postdoctoral researcher in two Horizon 2020 initiatives.

 

OUR SERVICES

DATA ACQUSITION

Knowledge in cultural heritage stands on the basis of correct data acquisition, accurately capturing and recording facts regarding the past with the appropriate techniques for the object of study and documenting this capture itself. Takin.solutions offers consultancy in choosing appropriate methods for primary data capture, services in implementing these methods and support in implementing international metadata standards describing primary data.

DATA MANAGEMENT

In the digital era, the production of quality cultural heritage data is only made sustainable and viable under an overall data management plan and strategy. The organization of information for the present and the future is not only an important responsibility of researchers and professionals but increasingly an institutional and academic necessity. Increasingly, funding is tied to the articulation of data management plans requiring a complete projection of the data life cycle of a project’s work. Moreover, the creation and maintenance of data according to international standards not only offers to the academic community as a whole but enables researchers to benefit from data integration today in order to link to major reference datasets in order to expand their resources for carrying out their analysis and research. Takin.solutions has expertise in all areas of data management and in particular in managing semantic data contributing to the Linked Open Data web movement.

DATA ANALYSIS

The ability to amass and manage large amounts of cultural heritage data is something that researchers and institutions can start leveraging when they are able to apply advanced data analysis techniques to the data in question. In cultural heritage many of the questions related to datasets pertain to spatial and statistical questions regarding the data. Carrying out this analysis requires knowledge of both the basic tools such as GIS but also the correct statistical techniques. Data analysis also requires the ability to read, shape and leverage data from different sources and in different formats. Takin.solutions brings together the skills necessary to perform these tasks as part of your overall data lifecycle.

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OUR PORTFOLIO OF CLIENTS

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SARI

Swiss Art Research Infrastructure

Conceptual Modelling

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MPIWG

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Semantic Data Management Consulting, Semantic Data Implementation Training

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CHIN

Canadian Heritage Information Network

Conceptual Modelling, Semantic Data Management Consulting

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Humboldt Innovation Humboldt University of Berlin

Conceptual Modelling, Data Mapping, Semantic Data Project Project Management

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Bilotheca Hertziana Max Planck Institute for Art History

Conceptual Modelling, Data Mapping, Semantic Data Project Project Management

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PHAROS

Pharos Project

Conceptual Modelling

 

WE ARE HIRING

Semantic Data Engineer

Takin.solutions Ltd. is looking to hire a Semantic Data Engineer as an invaluable part of the company, which is committed to supporting the Cultural Heritage (CH) sector in its ongoing transformation from localized data management to sustainable semantic data solutions and Linked Open Data.We are a small, dynamic and growing team with a creative and flexible working environment. We help museums, research institutions and projects across the globe to improve their CH data management  and research capabilities. Our team offers semantic data management based solutions with the specific goal of enabling expressively rich intra and inter institutional data connectivity. With the rapidly growing demand for such solutions, we strive to continually improve our processes - from our conceptual modelling methods to the targeted software solutions we adopt - so as to ensure that we can deliver the best features to our clients in a minimal amount of time. Takin.solutions is a young and flexible SME which values independence, flexibility and collegiality as part of its core values. 

 

The offered position will engage you in the cutting edge of semantic data management solutions in the CH sector. The role of semantic data engineer at Takin.solutions is to work with clients in the cultural heritage and natural history sectors to analyze, organize and model their data in order to make it a useful and sustainable resource for research. Our semantic data engineers work in the deep analysis and normalization of client data in order to plan and implement reusable semantic data models by which to express and integrate data both within and between organizations and projects. Takin.solutions adopts a collaborative approach to working with its clients, focussing on really understanding the meaning of their data and the uses they want to put them to. This focus supports our mission of building practical and robust semantic model structures for creating, transforming and querying data beyond data silos, schema and arbitrary disciplinary constraints. We work to make our clients’ data work for them. The semantic data engineer will, inter alia, analyze and normalize client data, create semantic data models, generate semantic data modelling documentation and manage implementations of the data models in relevant semantic data management and transformation software. The position of semantic data engineer is an essentially interdisciplinary position. The successful application will ideally combine a knowledge of and interest in semantic modelling, cultural heritage and/or natural history and semantic data systems and technologies. We are passionate about using semantic data practices to enable researchers to ask and answer new questions and build sustainable knowledge using knowledge graphs. 

Position:

 

  • You will be working as a Semantic Data Engineer and reporting to the CEOs of the company

  • The position is full-time (40 hrs a week) or project-based 

  • Initial trial period of three months will apply

 

Responsibilities

  • Data Wrangling

  • Semantic Data Modelling

  • Semantic Data Mapping

  • Documentation

  • Semantic Data Model Implementation

 

Requirements

 

  • A degree in one or more of the following fields: 

 

  1. Computer Science Humanities

  2. Sciences

 

  • Knowledge of interest in the following topics:

 

       1. Ontologies

 

- RDF

- CIDOC-CRM

 

       2. Programming Languages

 

-Python

-R

 

       3. Data Formats

 

-XML

-JSON

 

       4. Query Languages

 

-SQL

-SparQL

 

       5. Database Types

 

-Triple Stores

-Relational Database

-Graph Database

 

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Work - remotely - on a collaborative and competent team

  • Enrichment of skills

  • Work on international projects 

 

To send your CV (in English) and for further information, please contact us at mailus@takin.solutions.

The offer is available until the position is filled.

 

Issue date: 23/09/2021

 

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+359 888 183 228

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