Archives Education, College & University Archives, Electronic Records
Digital Curation and Scholarship at the UC Merced Library works collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and students in using digital tools and services to advance the creative, research, and teaching activities of the UC Merced academic community. With support from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, we are undertaking a project to digitize and provide online access to archival materials from county Cooperative Extension offices in California, which document the history of agriculture over the last century, and of agricultural extension work in the state.
The Digitization Coordinator is responsible for managing digitization workflows for scanning and conversion of archival information resources and loading of digital objects and metadata in the library’s digital asset management system. The Digitization Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises student employees to perform digitization duties and works with vendors to digitize special formats as needed.
NOTE: This position is expected to last 2 years and is contingent upon funding.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Hiring Manager: Kelsey Raidt, email@example.com.
Two or more years of college level course work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experienced in the use of digitization technologies, including digital cameras; flatbed, film and feed scanners; OCR, and image editing software; file formats and standards. Background in photography, graphic arts, media production, or information management preferred. Familiarity with audio and video digitization and conversion.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.
Exemplifies excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and effective interaction with the public in a library setting.
Maintains complete discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity and professional judgment.
Works effectively in a fast-paced work environment and demonstrates excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work and complete assignments independently as well as in a team environment.
Proficient in use of cross-platform computer programs; demonstrates knowledge in the innovative use of information technologies in support of primary duties.
Demonstrates skill in hiring, training, and supervising student employees in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Knowledgeable in the use of complex library systems and procedures. Experience handling a range of archives and special collections materials preferred.
Available to work regular night and/or weekend shifts.