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Digitization Assistant (Digital Preservation)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Northwestern University
Physical Address
720 University Pl
Evanston, IL 60208
Job Description

Job Opening Id: 44594

Department: NUL Repository & Digital Cur
Salary/Grade: NEX/13

Job Summary:

Digitizes materials in various formats conforming to quality objectives and national guidelines. Develops workflows which may involve scripting, analysis and research. Conducts quality control and participates in quality management. Consults on equipment purchases and work estimates.  Maintains and monitors digitization equipment. Maintains procedures and tracks performance data. May serve as project manager on background, internal, or small-scale projects. Some bibliographic searching may be required. This role will be working with item in our digital collection.

Please note: Must work on-site 37.5 hours during week. The target budgeted minimum starting salary for this position is $41,793 annually. Offers will be based on candidate experience and education, as well as equity within Northwestern University. This position is in a bargaining unit represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 73.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Effectively carries out digitization of library materials according to quality objectives and national guidelines (FADGI, IASA) using various capture hardware and software.  Performs evaluation, post-processing and correction after digitization using dedicated software and cultural heritage tools. Does initial ingest of work into repository.  Provides work estimates and may be called on to provide advice concerning best capture methods and file formats.
  • Will conduct quality control (QC) of digitized content using specialized software and scripts to ensure that works conforms to quality objectives and national guidelines.  Will also conduct quality assurance (QA) activities to make sure workflows and processes and function correctly. The QA work may also involve testing of systems.  Responsible for reporting non-conformities (problems, issues, errors) and assisting in troubleshooting

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