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Digital Media Specialist

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Indiana University Bloomington Expired
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Department Information

The IU Libraries' mission is to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery. Our materials are digital, visual, audio, and print. They are curated from our campuses, our country, and our world. As a result, they are in 450 different languages, world-renowned, and ready to connect students and researchers with limitless possibilities. We are also proud to be home to Indiana University Press, an academic press serving the world of scholarship and culture as a professional, not-for-profit publisher.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists in formulating project objectives and establishes digitization and workflow priorities in light of external timelines and Libraries strategic initiatives.
  • Trains and supervises hourly staff.
  • Serves as an expert consultant to faculty, archivists, librarians, staff, and external entities on digitization specifications, workflow, quality control, and material evaluation for digitization.
  • Serves as hardware and software administrator for Digitization Labs and develops digitization and quality control procedures for text, photographic, manuscript, and object materials.
  • Oversees the handling of rare and special materials.
  • Acts as an integral contributor in workflows for ingest into the digital object repositories.
  • Develops in-depth documentation and training materials for digitization, quality control, workflow, and material handling.
  • Leads multiple concurrent digitization projects and maintains regular communication with project partners on the digitization and quality control statuses of projects.
General Responsibilities

  • Researches and advises on multimedia preservation issues including developing solutions that align with standards and best practices as well as Indiana University digitization practices and requirements.
  • Achieves optimal capture of deteriorating multimedia assets; determines which procedures should be used and implemented based on the media type to optimize accuracy while aligning with industry preservation principles.
  • Preserves and transfers media to preservation master digital files; identifies problems or less than optimal behavior in the digitization workflows and is solely responsible for correcting problems in the workflow.
  • Participates in the creation and implementation of the multimedia preservation prioritization plan.
  • Aligns and calibrates playback machines (some obsolete) with varying levels of technical complexity based on media type (e.g. grooved media, magnetic tapes, 35mm slides, etc.); makes specialized adjustments to the machines in order to achieve optimal performance.
  • May provide guidance to less experienced colleagues; may serve as project lead.

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Employer: Indiana University Bloomington (@IUBloomington)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Posted Date: 16/05/2024
Expiry Date: 27/05/2024
Type: Full-Time
Categories: DAM Manager / User, Librarian / Information Professional / Archivist
Ref: DN-JB-1818
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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