The Scanning Technician is a part-time 22.5 hours per week (60%) 3-year fixed-term position. The technician is responsible for digital conversion of non-book materials using in-house equipment, ensuring quality control of those images, performing post-processing work and uploading files and metadata to the Luna image management system. The incumbent works independently within priorities and processes established by Library management. This position is production-oriented and is expected to meet targets of digitizing and uploading 2500 items per year at a minimum.
1. Operation of in-house digital back camera digitization system
Professional handling of rare materials
Evaluating files to determine that scanning has been carried out successfully
Meeting monthly and annual production targets set by Library administrators
2. Post-processing of digital files; upload digitized files and corresponding metadata to Luna:
Associates degree and 1-2 years of experience using scanning equipment
Experience handling rare materials
Experience using scanning or photography equipment, preferably in a library setting
Excellent attention to detail
Confidence working in a production environment while following best practices for rare material handling
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and cooperatively
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
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Scanning Technician - John Carter Brown Library
John Carter Brown Library
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