Digitization Specialist

Full time

Created: June 18, 2016
Boone
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Description

This position consists of the conservation, preservation and restoration of digital objects and related printed matter including rare books, works of art, documents, photographs, and analog audio visual materials. The employee assesses the condition and type of archival materials and determines and performs the appropriate conservation technique. The employee is responsible for overseeing the production workflow for the digital conversion of Special Collections analog images, documents, audio, and video. Primary activities include coordinating and supervising the work of undergraduate and graduate student employees in analog and digital imaging, audio and video format conversion, and creating technical and specification documentation related to these activities. This position is responsible for the quality assurance for all digital objects and producing and managing technical, preservation, and descriptive metadata documenting digital conversion. This position also provides customer support via management of patron requests and non-routine inquiries regarding digitization services. All work is performed under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Team.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

This position requires: attention to detail and good communication skills; project management skills; knowledge of library/archival practices; skills in handling and cleaning archival materials; knowledge of audio, video, and imaging digitization technologies including hardware, editing and management software; analytical and problem solving skills; supervisory and strong organization skills. Specialized knowledge of: archival practices; collection retrieval systems; digital preservation; archival conservation and preservation techniques for film, audio tape, and paper materials; and knowledge of copyright and privacy laws is also required.

Preferred Qualifications

Specialized knowledge of: archival practices; collection retrieval systems; digital preservation; archival conservation and preservation techniques; copyright and privacy laws. Attention to detail; good web skills; good project management skills; knowledge of digitization; knowledge of analog audio/visual equipment and software; and a background in music.


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How to apply

Contact:

Pamela Mitchem


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Published: Saturday, June 18, 2016 09:59 UTC