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Digital Technician (MIS/IT3)

Date Posted
11th October 2017
Reference
VAC-27105
Sector
Information & Communication Technology
Job Type
Not Vacant
Location
Kingston
Salary
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.

 

We appreciate all responses, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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