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:

DIGITIZATION

  • 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.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

PREFERRED

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

Student Job Post: Archives Assistant & Researcher, Toronto Dance Theatre

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2016/archival-assistant-researcher-summer-position

This is a Canada Summer Jobs position, with the requisite eligibility, and the deadline for applications is May 20th.

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is looking for a full-time, summer Archival Assistant and Researcher to provide research support in advance of TDT’s 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18. The majority of the work will take place at 80 Winchester Street in Cabbagetown, with some research required at the company’s archive, held at York University.

The Archival Assistant and Researcher will report to the Managing Director of TDT and will be responsible for:

* Digitizing and cataloguing photos, posters, programs and DVDs from TDT’s archive;
* Connecting with TDT alumnae (i.e. former company dancers) to collect stories that will become part of an online exhibit throughout the 50th anniversary season;
* Documenting all records to be sent to our archive, held at York University.

Qualifications:

To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be under 30 years-old and returning to school this September, 2016.

The position is a perfect learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a Library and Information Studies, Arts Management, Museum or Media Studies, or Collection Management post-secondary program.

Compensation:

$15/hour + all statutory deductions

Job Posting: Digitization Technician, Backstate Works, Provo UT

May 5, 2016

Backstage Library Works
Digitization Department
Digitization Technician
Provo, Utah

Backstage Library Works provides high quality, cost effective professional services to help librarians serve their constituencies. Backstage Library Works, a leader in providing imaging services of the highest quality, is looking for qualified individuals for multiple Digital Technician openings in Provo, Utah, for upcoming digital projects.

Positions are full-time, fully benefited hourly positions. Applicant must be available to train on 1st shift.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Capture digital images from paper or film according to specifications and standards.
  • Perform modifications to images such as cropping and rotating.
  • Perform image inspection and collect metadata.
  • Maintain strong production levels and consistently good quality of work.
  • Handle materials and information in a conscientious and organized way.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with digital scanning or photography.
  • Experience wtih data entry, rekeying or editing text.
  • Adept at handling material fragile in nature without damage.
  • Work productively and independently.
  • Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly.
  • Perform repetitive tasks for periods of time and work well in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Meet daily production levels and standards.
  • Work in a deadline oriented environment.
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality.
  • Must be able to perform inspection of digital images for completeness, image quality, proper resolution and bit depth in accordance with client specifications.
  • Must be able to type accurately in order to capture metadata and record information in spreadsheet or appropriate database.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Outlook and navigate the digital server environment.
  • Will be responsible for sending files through automated processes.
  • Responsible for a final quality inspection of work before it is sent to the client.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Problem-solving and ability to follow written and verbal instructions with little supervision.
  • Willingness to work flexible/overtime hours as required and ability to work as part of a team.
  • College degree or certificate.

DESIRABLE, BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop or other imaging software.

More information and application: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=4b07793c84ce2b7b&q=image+librarian&tk=1aidkijq3avmb80a&from=web

Job Posting: Digital Project Manager, Backstage Library Works, Bethlehem PA

Backstage Library Works provides professional and technical services

to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

April 6, 2016
Digital Project Manager – Digital Services

Backstage Library Works has an opening for a Project Manager in the Digitization Department in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide high quality, cost effective professional services to help librarians serve their constituencies. Applicants must enjoy providing outstanding service to libraries.

The candidate will be responsible for various projects from pricing quotes through final delivery to the client. Management will include on-site projects as well. This is a fast paced job with a lot of responsibility focusing on client contact, interacting face to face with main library contact and their teams, managing staff, along with team’s quality and productivity goals. Traveling several times per year to visit clients for material evaluations, pricing estimates, on-site visits, and attending conferences/seminars is necessary. This position reports to the Digital Product Manager.

Candidate must have an understanding of the digitization core competencies. Knowledge of libraries and/or digitization equipment and technologies is a plus.

Duties and Qualifications:
The following includes a list of desired skills.

Proven dependability, attendance and ability to work full-time

Ability and willingness to travel for client visits, conferences, and on-site projects

Need to take responsibility and ownership of the client relationship and to work independently

Ability to allocate technicians and equipment effectively and efficiently

Must have proficient knowledge of digitization and a solid understanding of all of the digital core skills

Exceptional computer skills including navigation of server environment

Problem solving skills

Strong organizational skills

Ability to multitask or willingness to learn

Project Management skills or willingness to learn

Solid communication skills

Supervision experience

Experience in a production environment

Education:
College degree strongly preferred

Salary and Benefits:
Salary begins at $42,000. Benefits include health, dental, vision, profit sharing and retirement program.

More information and application: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=761680e25e7600b7&q=museum+librarian&tk=1afofhknna56hapk&from=web

Job Posting: Mass Digitization Coordinator, NYPL, NYC

The Digital Imaging Unit of the New York Public Library is hiring a Mass Digitization Coordinator to serve as a primary architect of a range of new digitization streams — e.g. rapid book scanning, high-speed microfilm digitization, and experiments with new approaches — with the goal of dramatically increasing the volume, speed, and range of NYPL’s digitization activities. The Coordinator will also help refine existing workflows and explore new options for large-scale reformatting through vendors and partnerships in order to deliver as much material as possible through the Library’s own online collection portals and other digital library access sites like the HathiTrust Digital Library and the Internet Archive.

The position will report to the Manager of Digitization Services, and will work closely with Curators, the Metadata Services Unit, the Special Collections units and divisions, Permissions and Reproductions, the Rights and Information Policy Group, and many others at the Library. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the migration of library resources to the Internet: furthering the NYPL’s mission while working hands-on with exceptional collections using state-of-the-art equipment in a collegial and productive environment.

About the Department

The Digital Imaging Unit is part of NYPL Labs.  Based dually at the Library’s landmark central branch on 42nd Street, and at its cutting-edge services center in Long Island City, NYPL Labs is an interdisciplinary team working to reformat and reposition the Library’s knowledge for the Internet age. Labs combines core digital library operations (digitization, metadata, permissions/reproductions etc.) with an award-winning tech/design and outreach team focused on deepening engagement with digital collections and library data, and fostering new forms of research and creativity.

Principal Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager of the Digitization Services, the Mass Digitization Coordinator:

  • Aids in materials movement logistics in order to keep new and existing digitization flows steady
  • Coordinates logistics of large vendor and partner projects
  • Helps build new book-scanning workflows with an Internet Archive Table-Top Scribe machine and testing of imaging and asset processing workflows to determine optimal configurations
  • Supervises a Library Technology Assistant II position
  • Helps build out high-speed microfilm digitization capacity and workflows
  • Creates thorough documentation of mass digitization specifications, workflows, and outputs
  • Liaises with the Library’s curators, librarians, special collections archives and special formats processing staff, metadata staff, repository development team, copyright analysts, and others on a wide variety of projects
  • Assists with the selection of new equipment and keeps track of trends in digital reformatting
  • Explores new possibilities for creating broad public access to digital collections
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required
Key Competencies:
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines, and meet deadlines while working independently and with minimal supervision
  • The ability to identify opportunities for, and implement solutions to achieve, greater efficiency in a production environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and reliability
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years relevant work experience within an arts or cultural heritage environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successfully demonstrated experience with production work, production scheduling and attainable goal setting.
  • Experience with handling art and/or library special collection materials, ideally within a digitization context
  • Successfully demonstrated experience training, supervising and evaluating staff and demonstrated experience in workflow planning and management, production of statistics, and an understanding of bibliographic records.
  • Successfully demonstrated working knowledge of information technologies associated with digitizing books, documents and visual materials including experience with Adobe Photoshop CS.
  • Awareness of leading trends in digitization, and an eagerness to expand the scope of digitization possibilities at NYPL

More information and application: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8898/mass-digitization-coordinator/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=750&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Jobs: Summer student jobs with the Halton Region Municipality, Milton, ON

I’m assuming these are Young Canada Works jobs, though I don’t see it explicitly stated. Regardless, it’s about that time again for summer jobs in cultural heritage:

Exhibit Technician Summer Student

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/emplois-jobs/detailler-detail.app;jsessionid=3B4047020DB44C4274710FD14E9D3157?rID=4070&coID=10&rpp=10&pID=1&lang=en

To work with the Museum team to develop exhibits. This position will work with the Museum on the design and fabrication of exhibit elements. The Exhibit Technician will also assist the Museum team with other curatorial tasks, including collections management, exhibit planning and preventive conservation.

Community and Outreach Programmer Summer Student

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/emplois-jobs/detailler-detail.app?rID=4068&coID=10&rpp=10&pID=2&lang=en

To work with the Education and Community Coordinator in the planning and development of community and outreach programs to take to local events and festivals. This position will be responsible for travel throughout the region to deliver programming and will also assist with the delivery of onsite programs such as school groups and the museum’s summer camp program. As part of the programming department this position will work closely with the School and Camp Programmer and Public Programmer.

Collections Technician Summer Student

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/emplois-jobs/detailler-detail.app?rID=4067&coID=10&rpp=10&pID=2&lang=en

To work with the Assistant Curator/Collections Coordinator to develop a plan and begin re-housing objects within the museum’s collections storage areas. This position will also work closely with the Digitization Technician Summer Student to ensure that re-housed collections are catalogued and tracked in the collections database. The Collections Technician will assist with other curatorial tasks, including collections management and exhibit development.

Digitization Technician Summer Student

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/emplois-jobs/detailler-detail.app;jsessionid=3B4047020DB44C4274710FD14E9D3157?rID=4069&coID=10&rpp=10&pID=1&lang=en

To work with the Assistant Curator/Collections Coordinator to digitize the Museum’s photograph and archival collections. This position will be responsible for maintaining metadata standards for digitized materials and will assist in improving the data within the Museum’s PastPerfect database. This position will also work closely with the Collections Technician Summer Student to ensure that collections are catalogued and tracked in the collections database. The Digitization Technician will also assist with other curatorial tasks, including collections management and exhibit development.

Job Posting: Mass Digitization Coordinator, New York Public Library, NY

Overview:

The Digital Imaging Unit of the New York Public Library is hiring a Mass Digitization Coordinator to serve as a primary architect of a range of new digitization streams — e.g. rapid book scanning, high-speed microfilm digitization, and experiments with new approaches — with the goal of dramatically increasing the volume, speed, and range of NYPL’s digitization activities. The Coordinator will also help refine existing workflows and explore new options for large-scale reformatting through vendors and partnerships in order to deliver as much material as possible through the Library’s own online collection portals and other digital library access sites like the HathiTrust Digital Library and the Internet Archive.

The position will report to the Manager of Digitization Services, and will work closely with Curators, the Metadata Services Unit, the Special Collections units and divisions, Permissions and Reproductions, the Rights and Information Policy Group, and many others at the Library. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the migration of library resources to the Internet: furthering the NYPL’s mission while working hands-on with exceptional collections using state-of-the-art equipment in a collegial and productive environment.

About the Department

The Digital Imaging Unit is part of NYPL Labs.  Based dually at the Library’s landmark central branch on 42nd Street, and at its cutting-edge services center in Long Island City, NYPL Labs is an interdisciplinary team working to reformat and reposition the Library’s knowledge for the Internet age. Labs combines core digital library operations (digitization, metadata, permissions/reproductions etc.) with an award-winning tech/design and outreach team focused on deepening engagement with digital collections and library data, and fostering new forms of research and creativity.

Principal Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager of the Digitization Services, the Mass Digitization Coordinator:

  • Aids in materials movement logistics in order to keep new and existing digitization flows steady
  • Coordinates logistics of large vendor and partner projects
  • Helps build new book-scanning workflows with an Internet Archive Table-Top Scribe machine and testing of imaging and asset processing workflows to determine optimal configurations
  • Supervises a Library Technology Assistant II position
  • Helps build out high-speed microfilm digitization capacity and workflows
  • Creates thorough documentation of mass digitization specifications, workflows, and outputs
  • Liaises with the Library’s curators, librarians, special collections archives and special formats processing staff, metadata staff, repository development team, copyright analysts, and others on a wide variety of projects
  • Assists with the selection of new equipment and keeps track of trends in digital reformatting
  • Explores new possibilities for creating broad public access to digital collections
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required
Key Competencies:
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines, and meet deadlines while working independently and with minimal supervision
  • The ability to identify opportunities for, and implement solutions to achieve, greater efficiency in a production environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and reliability
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years relevant work experience within an arts or cultural heritage environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successfully demonstrated experience with production work, production scheduling and attainable goal setting.
  • Experience with handling art and/or library special collection materials, ideally within a digitization context
  • Successfully demonstrated experience training, supervising and evaluating staff and demonstrated experience in workflow planning and management, production of statistics, and an understanding of bibliographic records.
  • Successfully demonstrated working knowledge of information technologies associated with digitizing books, documents and visual materials including experience with Adobe Photoshop CS.
  • Awareness of leading trends in digitization, and an eagerness to expand the scope of digitization possibilities at NYPL

Application and more information: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8898/mass-digitization-coordinator/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=750&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Job Posting: Digitization and Metadata Specialist, Country Music Hall of Fame, TN

Job Description:

The Digitization and Metadata Specialist will digitize collections and enter metadata of Collection into Country Music Foundation’s digital asset management system, to include cataloging and migration of existing digitized collections. Properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.

Role Summary:

  • Digitization of project specific video, audio, print and photo collections
  • Migration of existing digitized collections into DAM infrastructure.
  • Cataloging of existing digitized collections in a consistent manner.
  • Support the preparation of materials for digitization.
  • Re-house analog items.

Key Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or comparable education.
  • Knowledge of digitization best practices and techniques.
  • Cataloging experience.
  • Familiarity in working with a variety of formats is highly desirable as is a working knowledge of country music.
  • Ability to properly handle fragile and rare archival materials.
  • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop and Audio and Moving Image software programs.
  • Experience with CONTENTdm or similar digital asset management system.
  • Someone who enjoys digitizing and cataloging rare, unique, and fragile collections.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.
  • Ability to work within a consistent infrastructure.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and 3 references to: lboulie@countrymusichalloffame.org. No phone calls.
Background checks are required for all archive employees.  This is a full-time permanent position with health insurance and benefits.  This position reports to the Director of Digital & Library Collections. Country Music Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Read more: Employment – Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Nashville, TN

Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, Indiana University Bloomington

This job isn’t strictly art-related, but it deals a lot with photography collections and digitization. Plus IU is a great place to work!

Job Summary: Plans and manages digitization and encoding projects, which includes acting as liaison between the Archives and any offices sponsoring digital imaging projects and the Libraries’ Digital Collections Services department, as well as developing and updating procedures for digital imaging projects undertaken by the Archives.

Provides in-depth reference services to include serving as contact for reference questions during regular, assigned hours as the on-call staff member and determining search strategies by means of reference interviews and knowledge of sources and assist patrons in locating pertinent records. Maintains accurate and complete user statistics; and continuously improves upon knowledge of collections and IU history so as to enhance reference service. Supervises temporary employees to include recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating.

Develops appropriate and well-conceived projects; provides temporary employees with clear instructions on their responsibilities; and regularly monitors their progress and is available and receptive to their questions and problems. Acts as the Archives registrar, accurately and expediently accessioning incoming collections; and creates preliminary inventories and advises other Archives staff as appropriate.

Participates in departmental outreach activities, including regular contributions to the departmental blog and assists in exhibition preparation.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Master’s degree in library science, archival management, information science, or similar field of study and two years in an archives or special collections repository.

Demonstrated knowledge of archival practices, particularly in an academic setting; strong knowledge of XML languages and descriptive standards such as EAD, TEI, and DACS; and working knowledge of MARC standards. Excellent information technology skills including experience with Microsoft Office and use of discovery tools.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including a customer service orientation; ability to interact with a wide variety of diverse individuals including users and donors; and demonstrated ability to work within a team environment. Strong organizational and multitasking skills and demonstrated project management skills essential for managing multiple priorities; and demonstrated supervisory skills.

Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds overhead and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is a possibility. May require long periods of sitting and using a computer monitor.

Preferred: Experience in archives or special collections repository with responsibilities related to the description and digitization of archival materials.

Applications accepted until November 26, 2015, or until position is filled.

Application: https://jobs.iu.edu/joblisting/index.cfm?jlnum=15552&search=2

Job Posting: Digital Imaging Technician, Princeton University, NJ

This Digital Imaging Technician is responsible for the preparation and photography/scanning of digital library materials, principally using a copystand/digital camera setup, comprised of an Rcam and medium format digital back as well as various cradles for photographing bound materials.

Additional work may include working with an exclusively bound-material copy system (35mm or medium format), or a Zeutschel 14000 A1 orbital scanner.

Additionally the Digital Imaging Technician will be responsible for image processing, editing and organizing digital files on Macintosh and Windows systems.

The successful candidate will use bibliographic data from the catalog/finding aid record to develop directory structure and potentially add physical structure data to image headers.

The incumbent self-manages and documents workflow, from retrieving, securing and returning materials through image capture, processing and structural metadata creation.

This position is under the supervision and the day-to-day direction of the PUL Digital Initiatives Imaging Manager.

Those invited for an interview should be prepared to demonstrate basic image editing ability and show photographic skill through a small sampling of photographs, in analog or digital form.

The incumbent will also help coordinate digital imaging workflow. This includes:

– Helping facilitate preservation assessments with preservation office staff as necessary
– Recording through an online registry, the incoming and outgoing items from the imaging studio
– Assisting in coordinating with curators and other stakeholders on organizing and preparing original items for delivery to the digital imaging studio.

Experience with some or all of these additional qualifications will be viewed favorably.

More information and application: https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=216081