Digitization Specialist - Still Image

Durham, NC
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Created: July 24, 2019


Digitization Specialist – Still Image

Duke University Libraries

The Digital Production Center at Duke University Libraries seeks an experienced Digitization Specialist to produce digital surrogates of books, manuscripts, audio, and moving image materials. The Digitization specialist creates images and surrogates according to deadlines and at specified levels of quality to meet Libraries’ goals for preserving collections and providing online resources. The Digitization Specialist provides specialized support for still image material (including but not limited to photographs, negatives, early manuscripts and papyri) utilizing both full spectrum and multispectral imaging equipment and techniques.

The Digitization Specialist must be detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational and project- management skills; have strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, an ability to work independently and effectively in a collaborative setting; and a demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services.


Required: Two years of experience using professional level digitization equipment in a production environment; a demonstrable understanding of still image capture in a cultural heritage environment; awareness of FADGI guidelines. Familiarity with digital image editing software, data management, and processing tools. Knowledge of calibration tools and techniques, and still image formats. Experience with operating, cleaning, and maintaining professional still image digitization equipment.


Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone.


Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.


More information can be found at: https://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/digitizationspecialist. For a complete description, qualifications, and to apply, please https://careers.duke.edu/ - Search for Requisition ID # 4778. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. #DukeLibraryJobs

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