This position is located in the Digitization Program Office (DPO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The incumbent supports the DPO goal of creating a vibrant digitization culture at the Smithsonian, and focuses on increasing the quality and quantity of enterprise wide Smithsonian digital assets by supporting digitization projects, promoting expertise sharing on capture and workflow, providing technical expertise to the units, and supporting DPO senior staff with internal and external collaborations. The incumbent supports the mission of the DPO by managing digitization projects and supporting long-term programs.Learn more about this agency
- The incumbent of this position serves as a Project Manager for enterprise-wide mass digitization projects to Smithsonian units (museums, archives and libraries and research centers). The incumbent performs a wide range of project management functions, including system and process analysis, requirements definition, workflow development, assistance to units Institution wide with digital asset processing, system administration, maintenance, and customer training, troubleshooting, and reporting activities in support of the Institution’s digitization functions.
- Uses digital equipment, programs and software to create digital images of museum collections in a cultural heritage or scientific collections environment. This includes digital cameras (SLRs, medium format, etc.), flatbed and overhead scanners, photo stands, advanced continuous and strobe lighting environments, Adobe’s Photoshop and related programs; Phocus, Phase One’s Capture One, as well as open source software such as ImageMagick with substantial imaging responsibilities photographing museum collections of various sizes and materials.
- Documents, in detail, the imaging workflow process to include image quality specifications, i.e. spatial frequency response (SFR; aka image resolution), deltaE limits for color reproduction, tonal response, as well as other imaging characteristics; and image processing parameters, i.e. camera and lighting settings, color space, bit depth, gamma, file type, file naming conventions, and metadata specs. Uses FADGI based standards, Golden Thread standardized imaging targets, and the DICE/Golden Thread software suite to assess resolution, color accuracy, tonal response and other digital imaging characteristics. These issues vary with every project as they must be analyzed to adjust to the requirements for the specific type of image being digitized.
- Uses colorimeters or spectrocolorimeters to measure object/specimen color, uses inspection microscopes to measure object detail size, and uses light meters to measure proper exposure level.
- Creates High Level Architecture diagrams documenting digital image and data workflow through various CIS, (including Gallery Systems’ The Museum System (TMS), Axiell’s Electronic Museum (EMu) and/or MIMSY-XG Collections Information Systems as applied to DAMS, Transcription Services, and other enterprise IT infrastructure systems and services, ensuring that proper connections are in place between systems of records. These are presented to the team that will implement the architectural changes.
Occasional travel - Some travel is required.
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