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Digitization Specialist (grant funded) - Baruch College, CUNY

Posted on February 07, 2018

Description

Baruch College is currently seeking applicants for a Digitization Specialist position in its Archives and Special Collections Division. The Digitization Specialist will assist with a grant-funded project beginning in early February and extending through the end of June 2018. The Digitization Specialist will work on a full-time basis to digitize and provide access to print materials in the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) Collection. The IPA was an educational and consulting organization with roots going back to 1906, whose aims were the creation of an efficient, honest and professional government. As the position is grant-funded, no benefits are available (aside from New York State-mandated accrued sick leave).

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digitization Project Team Lead, and colleagues to implement and follow a work plan for the digitization project; establish and refine workflows for the capture and storage of digital objects; input metadata; supervise student workers; conduct scanning according to established best practices; and provide quality control on scans.

Qualifications

Previous experience digitizing print collections; basic knowledge and understanding of operating digital cameras, familiarity with metadata and archival description standards (DACS, EAD, MODS, METS, and Dublin Core); knowledge of best practices for preservation of, and access to, digital collections; working knowledge with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management software tools; and experience with Microsoft Excel and with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or closely related discipline. This position requires at least two years of experience working on digitization projects and managing workflows.

Location

New York, NY

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Applications will be accepted through February 12, 2018.