The Digitization Services Unit of the Sheridan Libraries has the primary mission of digitizing the Libraries’ books, manuscripts, photographs and other materials for the research and teaching needs of Johns Hopkins University scholars. The unit is supervised by the Manager of Digital Collections as Data and follows the guidance of the Collection Management Council and the Digital Initiatives Oversight Board for determining the priority for digitizing collections. The capture and processing of images follows an archival workflow for ensuring the best and most authentic rendering of all materials into digital form and follows all digital policies approved by the Digital Initiatives Oversight Board. The Digitization Technician prepares material for digital imaging, digitizes material according to appropriate standards, performs quality assurance checks on digitized material and provides daily production statistics to the Digitization Specialist. In addition to those duties this role works one day per week at the George Peabody Library working with the Curator to manage materials workflows including pulling and wrapping books for transport, shifting and re-shelving books, exhibition assistance, scanning, and other duties as assigned. This role reports to the Manager of Digital Collections as Data.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare material for digital imaging
Digitize material using a variety of equipment including a Phase One camera
Process digital images according to the Sheridan Libraries’ standards using a variety of software including Adobe Photoshop, Capture One CH, Epson Scan, etc.
Provide daily quality assurance checks on digitized images to ensure standard compliance parameters are met
Provide daily production statistics to the Digitization Specialist
One day a week work at the George Peabody Library assisting the Curator with a variety of jobs including pulling books, wrapping books, shifting books, re-shelving books, scanning material, exhibition prep, and other duties
Participates in special projects or other initiatives and other activities related to the Department as appropriate
Engages in professional development as appropriate
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School diploma/GED; 1 year related experience required. Additional education may substitute for additional experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
General proficiency with computers
Attention to detail
Ability to learn new image capture and processing applications quickly
Ability to handle library special collections material carefully
Ability to lift 30-35 pounds
Ability to stand in place for up to two hours at a time
Ability to work in a historic space with open stacks that are six stories high
2-4 years’ experience with digital photography, digital image processing, training, and working in a technical production environment
Experience with scanning/photography
Library and/or archives experience
Experience with Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, etc.)
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Classified Title: Library Assistant Working Title: Digitization Technician Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/01/OC Starting Salary Range: $13.36 to $18.41 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000072-Scholarly Resources &Special Collections Personnel area: Libraries
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