The Digital Imaging Technician at Princeton University Library (PUL) is involved in the preparation and photography/scanning of library materials, principally using a bound item copy system, comprised of specialized cameras and medium format digital backs. The successful candidate will be part of a team of eight technicians dedicated to providing access to world class collections in support of PUL's mission and vision.
Candidates 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 individual in this role will work with a copy stand/digital camera (35mm or medium format) system, flatbed scanners or a high-production microform scanner. The Technician has responsibility for image processing, editing and organizing digital files on Macintosh and Windows systems, as well as photographic documentation of conservation treatment.
The successful candidate will use bibliographic data from the catalog/finding aid record to develop directory structure and potentially add structural data to items using customized repository tools. The incumbent self-manages and documents workflow, from retrieving, securing and returning materials through image capture, processing and repository ingest.
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience with the same or similar digital imaging systems as described above (i.e. high-resolution digital backs, DSLRs, copy stands, photographic lighting, etc)
Familiarity with bibliographic systems to sufficiently identify descriptive elements
Ability to work for extended periods in a low-light, color-managed work environment
Ability to work accurately in a detail- and production-oriented environment
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary production team setting as well as independently
Good decision-making, communication, record-keeping and basic math skills.
Experience handling special collections materials, including bound materials, graphic arts and manuscripts for digital library photography and conservation documentation
Skill in using Macintosh and Windows desktop computer systems and associated hardware and software, including Capture One, Adobe Photoshop, calibration software, spreadsheet and database software
Ability to discriminate tonal variations and color fidelity of digital reproductions in relation to original objects
Facilitating preservation assessments and photographic documentation with preservation office staff
Recording through an online registry the incoming and outgoing items from the imaging studio
Assisting in coordinating with curators and other stakeholders on the organization and preparation of original items for delivery to the digital imaging studio
Assisting in consultation with stakeholders on the feasibility of digital photography of items approved for digitization
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