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Digital Technician (MIS/IT3)

Date Posted
11th October 2017
Information & Communication Technology
Job Type
Not Vacant
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

To create digital images according to archival standards for the purposes of preservation and dissemination.

Job Description

Key Outputs

  • Materials to expand the NLJ’s digital initiatives digitised
  • Materials to satisfy customer requests digitised
  • Photography service provided
  • Technical metadata for preservation and access assigned
  • Graphics for exhibition and promotional activities designed
  • High quality digital images
  • Monthly reports prepared


Principal responsibilities

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Digitises materials held by the Library for long-term preservation and access
  • Digitises materials held by the library to satisfy customer reprographics orders, provides surrogates, and provide materials for outreach activities such as publications and exhibitions.
  • Supports development of the library’s collections through digital photography of people, places, products and events
  • Documents technical metadata for preservation and access to digital resources
  • Adheres to good conservation practice by demonstrating at all times safe handling of documents
  • Creates digital images to support the development and maintenance of the library’s web pages
  • Designs flyers, posters and brochures for exhibition and promotional activities
  • Uses image editing software to appropriate standards.
  • Maintains equipment used in digitisation and reproduction, for example scanners, digital cameras, camera lenses, camera stands, and printers
  • Keeps abreast of development, trends and issues in areas of responsibility
  • Prepares monthly progress report


Performance Standards

  • Materials digitised within specified timeframe
  • Adherence to digitisation standards
  • Adherence to photography best practices
  • Adherence to graphic design best practices
  • Materials handled according to preservation guidelines
  • Completeness of metadata sheet for each resource digitised
  • Images stored to main server on a daily basis
  • Reports submitted within specified timeframe


Required Competencies

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Digital Resources Technology
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Preservation and Conservation


Core Competencies

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Team work and co-operation
  • Customer and quality focus


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Associate Degree in Information Technology or related discipline from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Training in Graphic Design and Photography
  • Two years experience in a digitisation environment
  • Knowledge of Image Editing Software such as Adobe Photoshop


Special Conditions Associated with the Job

  • May be required to work after hours or on weekends
  • Low temperature environment
  • Close contact with rare and/or old publications


Salary scale $943,781 - $1,121,859 p.a.


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