Steffen LindekMetadata Consultant
studied physics at the RWTH Aachen, the
EPF Lausanne and the
University of Heidelberg.
He did his diploma and PhD theses in the Light Microscopy Group at
the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, where he
developed novel high-resolution light-microscopy techniques, for which several
patents were granted. From 1996 to 1999, he was a post-doctoral fellow with the BioImage
project at EMBL and worked on the design and the implementation of the
BioImage database for microscopy images.
Since 2000, Steffen has been working as a freelance database and metadata consultant for various academic and commercial clients, mostly in the UK and in Germany. During this time, he acquired extensive experience as a project manager for international scientific research initiatives.
Steffen's recent work has been on the development of ontologies for media projects. With Rightscom he worked as a consultant for the International DOI Foundation and for several of its members. In particular, he was involved in projects based on the <indecs> framework and on Ontologyx, Rightscom's proprietary ontology based on an innovative contextual semantic structure, e.g. the MPEG-21 RDD project and XML messaging standards such as DDEX and ONIX. Recently, he has been working on data modeling, ontology development and mapping for the Rights Data Integration (RDI) project, which has demonstrated how rights data can be made interoperable across the full media spectrum.
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