Library of Congress
This position reports to the Head, Reformatting Projects Section or the Head,
Micrographics Project Section and is located in the Preservation Reformatting
Division (PRD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for
the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library's collections through a
variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRD
programs and projects involving the digitization, processing, performing
quality control, and managing of digital materials as part of the Library's
programs to preserve its digital collections and use digital technology to
preserve content from analog material. These programs are expected to rise in
prominence as the role for preservation through analog reformatting technology
is expected to decrease over time.
The position description number for this position is 306765.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the
Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a
non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under
this vacancy announcement.
Performs arrangement and description work in a limited body of records that
describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in
different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate
entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or modifies existing
records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff on a regular basis when
correcting or significantly altering database entries.
Performs initial searching functions to locate and identify materials.
Conducts searches on a limited variety of bibliographic files to identify and
locate titles, editions, pages, serial volumes and issues, and reformatted
versions in the Library and in other institutions.
Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and
operations to respond to a more routine range of standard library collection
maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as
necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed
so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport
collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices,
scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library
materials using scanners or digital cameras according to specifications
provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files
containing associated metadata and places in appropriate locations on servers.
Checks files representing digitized items against established quality
standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards,
documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.
Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses
search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search
interfaces and protocols. Follows a limited number of applicable instructions
concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles,
filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether
records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists
in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates
and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production.
Regularly consults senior staff when record inconsistencies are noted.
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