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
* 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.
* Supervisory experience.
* Experience with and knowledge of library and archival systems and procedures.
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