Digitization Manager

Bloomington
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Created: July 7, 2015

Description

Job Summary: Manages production digitization activities of the Lilly Library; and hires, trains, and supervises appointed and temporary employees involved in the digitization process. Coordinates the movement of Lilly Library materials through in-house digitization workflows; and prepares and transports Lilly Library materials to be digitized at the Wells Library or elsewhere. Maintains records related to materials being digitized; and serves as hardware and software administrator for digital imaging computers. Develops digitization, workflow, and quality control procedures for text, photographic, manuscript, and other materials.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in audio/visual art, informatics, computer science, photography, or related field, two years of digital imaging experience and one year of supervisory and/or training experience.

Expertise with the following: hardware/software setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting; multiple computer platforms including UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh OS; varied imaging technologies such as photographic equipment including digital camera and lenses, video editing, imaging software, and file conversions. Knowledge of: digital imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop, sufficient to create and manipulate digital images; Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software and tools; XML-editors; digital objects standards and formats and associated best practices; and rare and fragile materials handling and preservation practices. Familiarity with metadata and markup standards such as EAD, MODS and TEI; and knowledge of and experience with copystand and studio lighting.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal including ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals. Solid problem solving, time, and project management skills; demonstrated ability to work independently in a complex, rapidly changing environment; and excellent attention to detail.

Physical Requirements: This position requires a full range of movement and can be physically demanding. Individual must be able to stand for long periods of time; lift heavy books or bulky or oversize items up to 25 lbs. on a regular basis, and 50 lbs. occasionally; push and pull heavy book trucks; and bend, stretch, stoop and climb. This position also requires the ability to work at a computer many hours each day with much mental and visual concentration.

Preferred: Photography experience; some experience working in a special collections library or archives; experience with digital library workflows.

Applications accepted until July 9, or until position is filled.

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