Posting Number 2019-5588 Location US-NY-New York Posted Date 2019-02-01 Union N/A School/Division Division of Libraries (LB1082) Department Name : Digital Library Technology Services FT/PT Full-Time
Provides leadership and oversight of digitization activities for the University Libraries. Manages the operation of a digital lab which supports the creation of and quality control for image preservation masters added to the digital collections. Directs the conversion of analog materials to digital formats ensuring that best practices and industry standards are followed. Plans and prioritizes multiple production projects. Responsible for maintaining a high end digitization facility in order to meet current needs and anticipate future growth. Oversees digital content production including staff, workflow, quality control, hardware and software purchases; collaborates with Digital Library Technology Services staff on technical metadata standards; keeps abreast of digital imaging techniques, long-term preservation concerns and standards; works with the Conservation Librarian and Moving Image Preservation Specialist to address proper handling of collections.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree
Required Experience: Five years of technical experience in the field of digital content creation including a digital to analog conversions and digital photography, born digital and file-based workflow for two-dimensional content. Experience with calibrating and shooting digital images in a RAW file format using a high-end camera and processing software. Demonstrated experience in project design and development. Demonstrated ability to manage workflow for multiple projects simultaneously. Experience training staff both in imaging and digital moving picture technology including quality control techniques. Experience with vendor selection, managing the quality of production and schedule.
Preferred Experience: Experience with digital imaging, quality control and metadata creation and the application of these activities to preservation within a library and archives setting.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: In depth knowledge of digital imaging, document, and multimedia conversion techniques and file based content workflow. Ability to design and develop project strategies and structure project workflow logically and efficiently. Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills. Superior project management and organizational skills. Extremely effective interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work independently with good judgment, but also work cooperatively as a member of a team. Knowledge of metadata standards and ability to communicate with programming staff, delegate and be flexible in a shifting environment. Ability to translate technical information into non-technical language and vice-versa.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Familiarity with preservation issues for a variety of image based materials and their technical conversion requirements.
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