Audio Digitization Technician

Santa Barbara
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Created: July 26, 2013


Under the direction of the curator, the Audio Digitization Technician performs highly complex specialized procedures addressing departmental audio preservation needs as a special materials expert. The Audio Digitization Technician selects and prepares 78rpm audio disc recordings for digitization, digitizes recordings according to established procedures, creates digital images of labels, manages file naming and metadata, and creates digital surrogates for online access for the National Jukebox. In addition, the Audio Digitization Technician manages the operation of the audio preservation lab housed in Special Collections, performs basic lab maintenance, identifies equipment needs, develops procedures for digitization of antiquated audio formats, monitors current best practices in audio preservation, fulfills patron requests for audio, and provides quality control for audio preservation and access copies for the department of Special Collections. 

Minimum Requirements 
  • Excellent general computer and technical skills.
  • Experience using audiovisual editing software, in particular digital audio software such as WaveLab, Sound Forge, Pro Tools or equivalent.
  • Previous experience handling and transferring 78rpm discs and other archival sound recordings including open reel tape, cylinder and compact cassette formats.
  • Knowledge of contemporary and historical music production techniques and musical training.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently complete detailed and accurate work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
Desirable Requirements 
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with and knowledge of library and archival systems and procedures.

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