Posting Summary: The University Library's Digital Production Group (DPG) is seeking a part-time Image Digitization Specialist to augment and complement the Library's student workforce on the McGregor Book Digitization Project. DPG has primary responsibility for building, managing, and preserving sustainable digital collections in a cost-effective and efficient manner. These collections directly support the teaching and research mission of the University's faculty and students.
The McGregor Grant Project Manager and the Manager of the Digital Production Group oversee the Project, which is halfway through the 3-year grant to digitize 75,000 images of McGregor Collection volumes and provide improved access to the McGregor Library's most significant printed holdings.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Not Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Some professional digital photography or image digitization experience is required (one year).
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Three years of professional digital photography or image digitization experience is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to learn library workflow, digitization equipment, metadata standards and safe handling of rare materials. Ability to work well in a team environment.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.