Digitization Technologist

Full time

Created: December 2, 2011
Tuscaloosa
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Description

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Digital Services at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is seeking excellent candidates for new positions.

The Digitization Technologist will analyze technical problems and devise solutions, as well as seek out methods for new and better functionality. Research into improved methods of delivery and preservation support is expected.

The Digitization Technologist position requires an individual who is self-motivated, curious, and eager to learn and explore. The successful applicant will have a good base of understanding of a variety of technologies related to digitization and digital libraries, and will be capable of quickly processing and integrating new technical information and developments. This position requires strong analytical problem-solving capabilities and technical expertise. Command-line scripting capabilities are expected.

This Digitization Technologist will be involved in developing software support for digitization, preservation and delivery work flows. Additionally, this position will be responsible for capture, quality control, optimization, gathering of administrative, technical, structural, and descriptive metadata, and tracking, archiving and storage of resulting digital objects. This position will maintain appropriate hardware and software and perform other duties as needed. Supervision of up to two (2) students may be assigned.

This is an exempt (salaried) full time position with benefits. Minimum pay: $26,062.40 per year.

Required Minimum Qualifications: -------------------------------- *Associates degree or higher and at least two (2) years of training or experience in digitization software, hardware, and applications; OR a Bachelor's degree or higher and at least six (6) months of training or experience in digitization software, hardware, and applications.

*Competence in basic computer skills which include use of Windows and/or Macintosh desktops, Office Productivity Suite, demonstrated use of Photoshop and Bridge or similar software programs and other digital conversion software. Fluency in Microsoft Excel.

* Evidence of self-motivation and eagerness to learn and explore. * Evidence of understanding of a variety of technologies related to digitization and digital libraries. * Evidence of capability to quickly process and integrate new technical information and developments. * Evidence of strong analytical problem-solving capabilities. Demonstrated technical expertise, including command-line scripting such as MS Basic, Perl and Python. * Demonstrated research capabilities. * Demonstrated knowledge in the creation and management of digital information. * Excellent organizational skills: the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and achieve goals, and to manage projects from design to completion. * Interest in archival formats and archival and delivery standards. * Sensitivity to the handling issues of fragile library materials. * Adaptability. * Strong oral and written communication skills. * Ability to work independently and effectively in a collaborative setting.

Preferred Qualifications: ------------------------- * Demonstrated expertise in the creation and management of digital information in a library, archive, or museum setting. * Expertise in color calibration, color management systems, audio digitization and optimization. * Knowledge of diacritics and encoding issues, particularly between MS Office product exports and UTF-8. * Knowledge of metadata standards such as EAD and MODS. * Background in photography or digital imaging technologies OR background in analog/digital audio capture and editing. * Working knowledge of XML, HTML, and XSLT. * Knowledge of metadata standards such as EAD and MODS. * Experience in designing and interacting with databases (Access, SQL).

For more information, or to apply for this position, please go to http://staffjobs.ua.edu and search for "Digitization Technologist" in the Working Title field.

 

Jody DeRidder Digital Services University of Alabama Libraries Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 (205) 348-0511 jody@jodyderidder.com jlderidder@ua.edu


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