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Digital Processing Technician

Digital Processing Technician

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Job Location: North Carolina Date Created: 07-24-2021

Department Description: 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law.  The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University’s educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold 9.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities. The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Discription:

The Digital Processing Technician in University Libraries is responsible for managing the uploading and quality control of digitized newspapers and their structured metadata. The Technician will organize the upload of digitized newspaper materials based on a pre-determined priority, prepare and upload batches to a public repository using command-line software utilities, address published data for quality, and make data corrections as necessary. This position will work closely with the Project Programmer and will report progress to the larger department on a regular basis. The Technician may assist with other areas of newspaper digitization as needed. This is a time-limited, grant funded position, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Experience tracking multiple concurrent workflows within a very large project. Experience processing, organizing, and reviewing large amounts of digital data. Experience working with repetitive tasks that require attention to detail. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a small team.

Education Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:

One year of direct work experience with digitized content, particularly in an archive, library, or museum setting. Experience with newspaper digitization standards, particularly National Digital Newspaper Project specifications. Experience with XML-encoded metadata and related technologies. Familiarity with using scripts to automate workflows. Interest in making technical workflows more efficient or robust.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Qualifications and Experience:  

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:  

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:  https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/195721

Department Contact Name and Title:  Sonya Harris

Department Contact Telephone or Email:  srharris@email.unc.edu

Posting Open Date:  07/15/2021

Posting Close Date:  07/21/2021

Open Until Filled:  No

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:  If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

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