Title: Digital Projects Librarian
Date completed: January 2012
Reports to: Head of Digital Programs
Position status: Full-time
Coordinates digital reformatting operations that preserve and improve access
to library and archival collections in all formats and that conform to digital
library standards and best practices. Contributes to the development and
implementation of digital projects.
Principal duties and responsibilities
Coordinates the daily operations of the Digital Production Center, including
digitization, color management, and quality control activities
Designs, documents, and oversees efficient digital production workflows
supporting the creation of digital objects that conform to digital library
Contributes to the development of policies, guidelines, and best practices;
maintains documentation on digitization best practices and digital
Actively participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy
for the Library
Investigates and recommends digitization hardware and software; monitors and
maintains specialized hardware and software to capture, manipulate, and save
Takes part in additional departmental activities such as metadata creation and
migration, digital project consulting, and outreach
Evaluates requirements of digitization projects and makes recommendations for
appropriate methods of capture
Trains digitization staff; trains and supervises student employees
Communicates with vendors on issues related to hardware, software, and
digitization of special formats such as audio and video; works with
digitization vendors to establish project requirements and ensure quality of
Participates in committees and work groups of the Library, College, and Five
Colleges and at regional and national organizations as appropriate
Demonstrates and facilitates effective communication throughout the Library
and across the College
Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
or foreign equivalent by time of appointment.
Background in film photography, digital photography, and/or graphic arts; or
experience in a production oriented digital studio environment; or experience
in the imaging of two- and/or three dimensional objects for cultural heritage
Knowledge of a wide range of digital library standards, particularly best
practices for digitization.
Experience using and supporting numerous types of digital imaging equipment
including flatbed scanners and digital cameras.
Project management skills.
Ability to color calibrate monitors; experience using objective and subjective
quality control assessments and performing color correction and image
manipulation using standard digital imaging software.
Familiarity with a variety of metadata standards, including MODS, METS, MIX,
and VRA Core 4.0
Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to work closely
with colleagues from all Library departments and with students, faculty, staff
and College administrators.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Ability to
communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.
Experience handling archives/special collections/institutional records.
Commitment to further the College's mission of diversity and inclusion.
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2012
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