Digital Technical Specialist - New York Academy of Medicine

Posted on November 12, 2018


The New York Academy of Medicine’s Library is looking for a creative and technologically-oriented individual to serve as Digital Technical Specialist to work on digital projects focused on the development and growth of the Library’s digital program.

The position involves learning and working on the full development lifecycle of the digitization process and taking a lead role on digital projects. The position includes managing and scanning materials for digitization, conducting pre- and post-production work for digitization, developing and managing metadata for digital collections, working with conservators and other preservation specialists for condition assessments, and creating and managing digital collections websites. In addition, this position will participate in the development of a robust digital preservation program, stacks maintenance, social media and other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant will be imaginative, flexible, excited to learn, and looking to thrive in a changing workplace.


-Learn and working on the full lifecycle of the digitization process -Conduct pre- and post-production work for digitization -Create, collect and organize metadata for digital collections -Develop digital collection websites -Collaborate with conservators as needed to prepare materials for digitization -Take a leading role in digital preservation projects and digital repository maintenance -Participate in grant writing for digital projects -Participate in social media activities, including writing blog posts -Obtain digital training as needed through classes, webinars, or online tutorials -Other tasks as necessary


-MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library program with a focus on digital libraries or a combination of education, training, and experience in website development -Two or more years of experience in a library setting. -Knowledge of technology, website development, image editing software, content management systems and related digital tools -Knowledge of digital preservation -Familiarity with metadata standards (MODS, Dublin Core, IPTC etc.) -Experience with digital project management


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