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    This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent assists with the integration of digital and traditional library services through work on assigned projects involving digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material.

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    Works with higher-graded specialists in specific/selected phases of the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and projects, including communicating issues and coordinating activities within the Office and the Agency. Prepares assigned portion of digital projects planning documents which encompass aspects of the conversion workflow, selection, preparation, production and technical design, and estimating server storage space required for digital files. Tracks project workflow using computer software tools - schedules scanning and other activities required to move digital projects to the Library's Web site, as appropriate. Prepares draft reports and documentation for assigned projects and division digital work. With higher graded staff, assures that all digital activities and plans for assigned portion of project(s) conform to (or enhance) current division and Library bibliographic and custodial practices and that they make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise.

    Creates digital images of selected materials and performs post-processing functions to assure uniform treatment of materials. The incumbent drafts preliminary work plans, intake specifications, and scanning specifications and instructions for assigned portions of projects involving image, text, audio, and/or video. The incumbent reviews digital material for quality issues requiring reworking (for digital reformatted material) or resubmission (for digital originals) and makes recommendations. As assigned, the incumbent assists during pilot testing and throughout the project in evaluating quality and adherence to LC specifications for digital files.

    Reviews electronic manuscripts for technical correctness of style, format, and design. The incumbent is assigned portions of medium size digital projects or assists higher graded Digital Specialist by examining the scope or extent of digital original and digitization projects as assigned. With appropriate higher graded employee participates in evaluation and selection of digital originals to be collected or non-digital collections for conversion to online resources. Makes preliminary determinations, subject to review, of the processing and technical design approach for a portion of a project. Planning and digital project design takes into consideration access concerns including techniques (bibliographic records, finding aids, etc.) and level (item metadata, collection metadata, content, etc.). Incumbent is given specific assignments to review the status of processing and access aids and gathers information regarding restrictions and copyright. Participates with a higher graded employee in planning the approach to digital intake or digitization for assigned project and develops limited portion of the methods and resource plans; makes preliminary reviews of digital file formats for capture, presentation, and archiving.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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