PT Scanning Technician (term)
Hagley Museum and Library
Job Opening Title: Scanning Technician (PT)
Institution/Organization Name: Hagley Museum and Library
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Wilmington, DE
Scanning Technician (PT)
Hagley Museum and Library seeks a detail-oriented individual with an interest
in digital preservation and access to assist the Audiovisual Collections and
Digital Initiatives Department in digitizing a wide variety of archival
materials in Hagley's collections. The Scanning Technician will play a key
role in bringing the unfolding history of American enterprise to a wider
The Scanning Technician is responsible for creating digital surrogates of
materials in the Library's collections.
Scan a variety of historic archival documents (manuscripts, publications,
visual materials, maps and architectural drawings), following archival
standards and best practices, for ingest into Hagley's digital asset
Fulfill patron reproduction requests in collaboration with the Audiovisual
Reference Archivist as well as digitizing materials per the instruction of AVD
Prepare documents for scanning, consulting with the Conservation Department on
method as necessary.
Ensure quality of master images, inspecting them for clarity, color,
completeness, skew, and other parameters as necessary.
Edit images as required.
Name files according to established in-house guidelines.
Create derivative images from master files as requested.
Calibrate and maintain all equipment and procedures involved with digital
Maintain organization and housekeeping of the digitization lab.
Other reference duties as assigned.
A high degree of computer literacy. Excellent attention to detail.
Degree from or current enrollment in a library science program or related
field. Hands-on experience in digitizing archival materials. Familiarity with
archival digitization standards and current best practices. Sensitivity to and
experience with handling of archival materials. Expertise in using image
editing software such as Adobe Photoshop.
This is a temporary position that is funded for 20 hours a week to the end of
Review of applications will begin March 20, 2015
Please submit a cover letter and resume to rhill(at)hagley.org.
Hagley Museum and Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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