Job Requisition Number: 26993. The UC Berkeley Library provides scholarly information to all faculty and students in support of the University's research and instruction mission. Library IT (LIT) provides technical support for Library, including developing, purchasing and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software applications. LIT has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS), The Library website(s) (Drupal) and digital projects. The library’s digital projects are research vehicles that are used by library patrons ranging from UCB faculty, students, and staff, Stanford, other academic institutions’ faculty and graduate students, and the general public.
The UC Berkeley Library is a leader in the investigation and implementation of advanced digital library services. Areas of current work include scalable digital library system architectures, developing efficient methods for creating digital library content, the long-term preservation of digital materials, and standards for digital objects, digitization, and archival collection descriptions. LIT supports digital library activities by providing managerial and technical analysis, writing programs to create digital content, writing, enhancing, and maintaining tools to publish, create, and manage digital objects, and training staff for projects that add content to our digital library.
This position is one of a team of digital imaging staff. They will be working on short and long term digital projects dealing with a range of physical media. This position uses a variety of imaging equipment -- for example, DSLR cameras, medium format camera, large format scanner, and microfilm scanner -- to produce high resolution images. They will be responsible for handling a variety of formats and media, including rare fragile items, negatives and oversized materials. This position is also responsible for performing quality control for images produced by others in the unit.
•Works with a wide variety of image capture technologies, networks and computer hardware and software, applying the appropriate solution to non-standard problems. •Uses various types of equipment to create digital images, including, DSLR cameras, medium format camera, large format scanner, and microfilm scanner. •Uses a variety of software to process images, including Capture One, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, SilverFast •Perform digital capture from a range of Library materials to very exacting standards, consistently and productively. •Handle rare or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage. •Organize and inspect captured image files. •Process files to create master tiffs, derivative image files and readable PDFs. •Transfer files to Library servers for preservation and access •Deliver files and related technical metadata to next stage of workflow•Working knowledge of common campus-specific and/or other computer application programs. •Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing. •Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. •Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. •Must be self motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills. •Ability to function effectively in an environment of competing priorities, balancing important tasks, urgent tasks, and ongoing maintenance •Ability to monitor project work flow on multiple projects simultaneously from commencement to completion. •Understanding of image capture production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot systems. •High attention to detail and very good organizational skills •Excellent fine-motor coordination, e.g., to handle fragile paper-based originals •Familiarity with digital photography, file formats, capture resolution, and color management •Ability to do repetitive tasks keeping to exacting imaging standards •Ability to move from one project to another, keeping track of the workflows and requirements for each project •Knowledge of quality control processes
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