Princeton University Library seeks a candidate to become a part of our digital imaging studio group, working with a variety of cultural heritage collections to democratize access to PUL's world-class collections.
This opportunity to help support academic pursuits of students and scholars from around the globe provides those with digital imaging skills the chance to work on the preparation and photography of manuscripts, artifacts, rare books, and artwork.
The successful candidate will principally use a copy camera system, consisting of a copy stand, lights and specialized camera with an attached medium format digital back. Additional work may include working with a bound material copy system, FX DSLRs, mirrorless camera systems, flatbed scanners or a high-production microform scanner.
In addition, as a Digital Imaging Technician, you will have responsibility for image processing, editing, and organizing digital files on Macintosh and Windows systems, as well as photographically documenting conservation treatment.
The successful candidate will use bibliographic data from catalog/finding aid records to develop directory structure and potentially add structural data to items using customized repository tools.
Digital Imaging Technicians are under the direct supervision of the Library Digital Imaging Manager and work both independently and collaboratively depending on projects. The successful candidate will document workflow, from retrieving and securing materials through image capture, processing, repository ingest and return of materials.
Those invited to interview should be prepared to demonstrate general image editing ability and show photographic skill through a small sampling of photographs, in analog or digital form.
Photographic experience with similar digital imaging systems as described above; high-resolution medium format digital backs, DSLRs, mirrorless digital camera systems, copy stands, photographic lighting
Familiarity with bibliographic systems to adequately identify descriptive elements
Ability to work for extended periods in a low-light, color-managed work environment
Experience with Capture One Software
Experience working in a cultural heritage environment, interacting with librarians, curators and other project stakeholders
Experience working with digital repositories of cultural heritage materials
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 Creative Suite applications, calibration software, spreadsheet and database software
Ability to discriminate tonal variations and color fidelity of digital reproductions in relation to original objects
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.
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 consultation with stakeholders on the feasibility of digital photography of items approved for digitization
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