Position Description: Reporting to the Imaging Services Manager (ISM), the Digital Imaging Specialist (DIS) produces preservation-quality digital images and reproductions of research collections and archive materials, including rare books, manuscripts, correspondence, newspapers, photographic material, and ephemera. Duties include consultations with the Imaging Services Manager in preliminary planning sessions to review the collection materials, identifying best options for digital capture, and estimating costs and production schedules. The DIS uses high-end document and film scanners or digital cameras to capture images; manages appropriate storage and transfer of the image files onto library servers or external devices; and plans and documents workflows and technical specifications to ensure timely and accurate completion of digitization projects. The DIS ensures that digital reproductions produced meet the guidelines and standards for preservation imaging as defined by the Library of Congress, the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Digital Imaging Specialist trains staff on photography fundamentals, scanning, and software and makes recommendations on imaging equipment and software for Imaging Services Unit to purchase.
The Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) houses low-use library materials from the five southern University of California (UC) campuses. Located on the northwest corner of the UCLA campus, the SRLF provides environmentally controlled high-density shelving for books, archives, and other library materials. Phase 1 and 2 Stacks have a combined capacity of approximately 7 million volume equivalents, and SRLF currently holds approximately 6.85 million volume equivalents. In addition, the SRLF also houses the Imaging Services Unit that provides digital photography and reformatting services to UC libraries, archives, campus departments, and other non-UC clients on a cost-recovery basis.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.