Under the direction of the Head of Digital Collections and Preservation Systems within the Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies Department, the incumbent will perform a variety of tasks to support the Library's audio and moving image digitization initiative including: performing pre-processing and post-processing of digitized audio and moving image materials; using command line tools to verify file names, content, and associated metadata; conducting preservation processing using the Archivematica software package; gathering and preparing statistics; performing other duties as assigned.
THIS IS A TEMPORARY GRANT POSITION STARTING JANUARY 16, 2020 AND ENDING MARCH 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension.
Schedule: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salary: $23.00/hour ($22.43/hour for new hires)
Prepare content for preservation processing: organize files, clean up directories, verify consistency between metadata and digital content, transfer files to/from remote server
Preservation Processing: Verify and document content to be processed; initiate processing through the Archivematica software package; refer problems to supervisor and Digital Preservation Librarian for resolution.
Post-processing tasks: Verify, update and prepare metadata for ingest into Hyacinth metadata editor
General Tasks: gather and prepare statistics, other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or equivalent
Proficiency with MS Word and Excel, and with Mac and Windows operating systems
Previous work experience with command line tools, XML markup language
Experience with Confluence Wiki, Jira
Ability to work with moderately complex digital content files
Attention to detail
Ability to maintain production levels
Undergraduate degree strongly preferred
Work experience in a library setting preferred.
Proficiency with computer software: Knowledge of simple Unix/Linux interfaces and commands, file transfer software tools (e.g. CyberDuck, WinSCP), LibreOffice
Experience with audio and video playback software.
Experience working with archival audio and moving image media formats strongly preferred.
Ability to learn simple operations within a specialized software package
Ability to work effectively performing repetitive computer tasks
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 504961
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