Digital Services Specialist

Washington, D.C.
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Created: August 18, 2014


Under the supervision of the Digital Services Librarian, the Digital Services Specialist participates in the addition, maintenance, and expansion of digital library and institutional repository collections and content. Responsible for digital production processes and quality assurance during the digital conversion process, and digital content management within traditional file systems as well as content management systems and digital access platforms such as DigitalGeorgetown. Leverages a variety of tools to ensure digital content integrity, and ingest content into various platforms. Properly handles fragile and rare materials during digitization, using archival preservation standards and scanning techniques; corrects for color and manipulates digital objects as required for access and preservation. Monitors and supervises the work of student employees and provides guidance and training to students. Assists with documentation of project procedures and workflows. Compiles and organizes usage statistics from a variety of sources on a regular schedule. Generates reports to identify quality issues or concerns, and implements solutions in accordance with established standards and internal workflows.

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with database or digital objects management, imaging and/or metadata creation.  Knowledge of digital objects, imaging and video/audio software. Understanding of metadata and standardization of descriptive data. Experience using image manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop. Experience in web site development or scripting preferred. Understanding of file format, types and media streaming is preferred.

Strong analytical, inter-personal, and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a team.  Demonstrated commitment to risk-taking.  Ability to be flexible with changing responsibilities and duties as new and additional needs become known.  Record of participation and/or contribution in library professional organizations.

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