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 standards
* Contributes to the development of policies, guidelines, and best practices;maintains documentation on digitization best practices and digital preservation policies
* Actively participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for theLibrary
* Investigates and recommends digitization hardware and software; monitors andmaintains specialized hardware and software to capture, manipulate, and save images
* Takes part in additional departmental activities such as metadata creation andmigration, digital project consulting, and outreach
* Evaluates requirements of digitization projects and makes recommendations forappropriate 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 digitizationvendors to establish project requirements and ensure quality of digital objects
* 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 andacross the College
* Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent by time of appointment required.
* 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 threedimensional objects for cultural heritage institutions.
* Knowledge of a wide range of digital library standards, particularly best practicesfor 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 qualitycontrol 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 preferred.
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to work closely withcolleagues from all Library departments and with students, faculty, staff and College administrators.
* Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Ability tocommunicate with technical and non-technical individuals.
* Experience handling archives/special collections/institutional records.
* Commitment to further the College's mission of diversity and inclusion.
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