Society of Southwest Archivists

Archives Digitization Technician

  • 27 Jul 2023 8:47 PM
    Message # 13233265
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is seeking an Archives Digitization Technician to join a small but mighty team tasked with digitizing the late botanist Sherwin Carlquist’s archival collection of field photographs, field notebooks, and index envelopes. Beyond preserving and digitizing this collection of 161,019 items, the purpose of the Archives Digitization Technician position will be to link BRIT Library’s materials to Carlquist’s herbarium specimens at California Botanic Garden.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Receive training in the use of project digitization equipment and workflows and demonstrate effective use of equipment and adherence to project workflows 
    • Receive training and consistently demonstrate proper handling of archival materials
    • Consistently produce images that meet the project quality standards 
    • Maintain an average image production rate exceeding 15 images per hour billed 
    • Review images for consistency and quality
    • Post process images to meet file naming and formatting standards
    • Prepare images for transfer to third-party platform
    • Describe digitized objects by using contextual information gleaned from field notebooks
    • Continually track progress and log daily production metrics
    • Coordinate and communicate with BRIT staff to ensure efficient, effective processes for receiving, imaging, and returning archival materials
    Required education and experience:
    • Proficiency with Google Workspace, particularly Google Sheets
    • Fluency with computers and familiarity with databases
    • Familiarity with Dublin Core and Darwin Core
    Additional eligibility qualifications:
    • Master’s in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
    • Ability to read cursive
    • Proficiency and experience with digital photography, including tethered camera-capture software such as Capture One and/or photo editing software
    • Familiarity with the FADGI image standards for color accuracy and other imaging quality and performance metrics
    • Experience handling and digitizing archival collections
    • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Desire to attain professional knowledge in library and information science
    • Independent thinking and ability to work both alone and with others

    Position Type: Contractor

    Position Duration: August 28, 2023-August 30, 2024 with potential for continued employment

    Hours per Week: 20

    Hours per Year: 1,040

    Salary: $23,920

    Application Deadline: August 7, 2023

    To apply, please submit required documents on the Archives Digitization Technician application form here.

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    Last modified: 27 Jul 2023 8:48 PM | Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

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