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Job Posting: Digital Specialist, Colorado State, Fort Collins CO

This Digital Specialist – Library Technician II position will support the development of digital collections by creating digital resources, building metadata, and supporting increased access to materials in the institutional repository. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Create digital resources from diverse textual documents, graphic illustrations, photographs and other resources, according to established guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure high quality and accessibility of resulting resources by using software tools to reformat, adjust, and correct resources as necessary.
  • Perform quality control reviews on all formats of digitized resources.
  • Support the creation of digital collections by assigning and maintaining appropriate metadata for image, audio, text-based, and other formats for the Libraries’ digital collections by working with the digital team.
  • Use established and emerging standards (e.g. Dublin Core, XML, EAD, etc.) and local library policies and procedures, assists librarians and supervisors in selecting, defining, and applying metadata for those collections.
  • Support the creation of digital collections by assisting the supervisor in coordinating digitization projects, based on previously established priorities.
  • Prepare digital, resources, including born digital and other files, for ingest into the institution’s digital repository by reviewing digital resources for errors and edits the content of digital objects and metadata.
  • Add digital objects and metadata to the digital repository.
  • Assist supervisor by securing permissions to digitize materials.
  • Assist supervisor by determining priorities and workflows.
  • Assist supervisor by recommending, developing, and writing procedures.
  • Prepare and keep statistics.


  • Assist the supervisor by securing permissions to digitize materials for which the Libraries does not own the copyrights.
  • Assists with the priorities of the department by coordinating with the unit’s student supervisor in overseeing project-based assignments. This may include hiring student assistants, overseeing their work for selected projects, and performing quality control reviews on their work for project-based assignments.


Two years of experience performing digitization and metadata processes typically performed in a library, archives, museum, or other cultural heritage organization. Digitization may have included multiple formats such as negatives, photographs, and textual materials.


The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Demonstrated experience using digitization equipment and software to process multiple formats
  • Demonstrated experience creating Dublin Core metadata.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and make decisions regarding the best course of action for digitization after thorough analysis of materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills demonstrated through work experience as a team member and patron/customer assistance
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible and transition smoothly from one task to another with frequently changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and work independently in order to accomplish job tasks accurately and efficiently

More information and application: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/33720

Job Post: Photo Archivist, the Nature Conservancy, Boulder, CO


The Photo Archivist is responsible for preparing the chapter’s current photo assets for upload to the organization’s online photo management system (TNC Vault). The position’s primary responsibilities will include cleaning up the existing photo archives by identifying the best images in the collection and archiving the remaining, applying proper attributes and metadata to each, uploading them to the TNC Vault and creating a Colorado Vault site. The archivist will work closely with Colorado staff to identify a suite of keywords and develop informative captions for the photos. This is a short-term position based in the Boulder Office and will be supervised by the Director of Outreach.

Job Posting: Project Archivist (Photos), History Colorado, Denver


Job Opening Title: Project Archivist, Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project
Institution/Organization Name: History Colorado
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Denver, CO
Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
Years of experience required: 1

This position reports to the Curator of Photography and is a full-time, two-year position funded by an NHPRC Access to Historical Records grant. The Project Archivist will be responsible for completing the goals and results of the “Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project” by processing, arranging, describing, digitizing, and publicizing four of History Colorado’s most important collections of twentieth-century photography: the David DeHarport collection; Winter Prather collection; Aultman Studio collection; and Fred Payne Clatworthy collection. In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, this work must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan.


-Research, arrange, and describe the David DeHarport, Winter Prather, Aultman Studio, and Fred Payne Clatworthy photograph and manuscript collections, in accordance with institutional procedures.
-Rehouse photographs and manuscripts in the project collections as needed, in accordance with professional and institutional preservation standards. Assess and provide appropriate physical care and storage of these materials.
-Produce EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records to project collections using Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
-Digitize 600 selected photographs from the project collections and write metadata for them, in accordance with institutional procedures, for inclusion in the “History Colorado Online Collection” Argus.net database.
-Provide regular public updates on the progress of the grant project and actively engage audiences with photographs from and stories about the project collections through Facebook, Wikipedia, blog posts, journal articles, conference poster sessions, and public talks.
-Supervise, as needed and under the direction of the Curator of Photography, project volunteers and interns.
-In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, these responsibilities must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan. The Project Archivist therefore must be attentive to planning, time-management, and the scope of work for the grant project and to strictly adhere to the deadlines set by the Curator of Photography.

Read the full announcement and apply at the Open Competitive Job Opportunities option at Colorado Div of Human Resources.