Digital Engagement Student Employment

The department of Digital Engagement in Boatwright Memorial Library digitizes, preserves, and publishes University research and publications along with special collections and University archival content.
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  • Audiovisual Digitization Assistant

    Job Title: Audiovisual Digitization Assistant

    Department: Boatwright Library - Digital Engagement

    Level: 1

    Pay Range: $11.00-13.00

    Supervisor: Research and Digitization Associate and Digital Collections Librarian

    Job Summary:

    Assists with processing and preservation of audiovisual collections at Boatwright Memorial Library to support preservation and access to digital collections. Works with audio and audiovisual materials, both digital and analog formats. Assists with digitization, file conversion, and workflow tracking.

    Specific Duties:

    • Performs maintenance on audiovisual materials, including VHS tapes, and oral history recordings
    • Assists with organization of collection and preparation for digitization
    • Relabels materials as needed, according to best practices
    • Digitizes and inspects analog audiovisual materials
    • Performs file conversion for both preservation and access
    • Tracks digitization workflow progress
    • Assist with metadata creation for digitized content
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned 

    Qualifications:

    • Interest in technology and audiovisual materials
    • Knowledge of digital library resources helpful
    • Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
    • Experience with editing and conversion of digital audiovisual files preferred
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to lift 30 pounds
    • Ability to use ladder
    • Work a minimum of 5 hours per week
    • Majority of hours worked between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., with supplemental remote hours possible
  • Digital Engagement Assistant

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    Job Title: Digital Engagement Assistant

    Department: Boatwright Library - Digital Engagement

    Level: 1

    Pay Range: $11.00-13.00

    Supervisor: Digital Collections Librarian 

    Job Summary:

    Assists with digital projects and workflows to prepare materials for digital preservation, digital collections, scholarship repository, and other platforms. Assists with digitization, image file editing, and workflow tracking.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES:

    • Utilize library’s photo editing software Capture One Cultural Heritage to edit and process digital image files in preparation for digital preservation and digital collections.
    • Crop and output image files according to varied project specifications, using Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
    • Apply quality assurance measures to digitized documents including review and correction of optical character recognition (OCR), processing and file-naming errors, missed pages, faulty cropping, etc.
    • Conduct file conversion of digital images to prepare documents for preservation and/or UR Scholarship Repository
    • Keep detailed workflow progress documented via tracking spreadsheets
    • Also assist with transcription of audio, audiovisual, and handwritten materials
    • May cross train with Digital Scholarship lab in gathering, developing, editing, and manipulating historical data used in DSL projects.

    Qualifications:

    • Interest in photography/digital imaging
    • Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
    • Experience with Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop preferred
    • Knowledge of digital library resources helpful
    • Ability to work independently
    • Work a minimum of 5 hours per week
    • Majority of hours worked between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., with supplemental remote hours possible
  • Digital Preservation and Institutional Repository Assistant

    JOB TITLE: Digital Preservation and Institutional Repository Assistant

    DEPARTMENT: Digital Engagement

    ADDRESS: Boatwright Memorial Library

    SUPERVISOR: Digital Asset Management and Preservation Administrator

    TELEPHONE: 804-289-8412

    GRADE LEVEL: 1

    PAY RATE: $11.00-$13.00 

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Independently carries out creation of metadata records and uploads content into the institutional repository. Proofs and verifies accuracy of file content and corresponding metadata records. Researches permissions and copyright status of faculty publications. Supports management and preservation of library’s digital assets.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES:

    • Independently apply knowledge of metadata creation to institutional repository and digital preservation records
    • Edit and process digital files in preparation for digital preservation and institutional repository ingests and uploads
    • Metadata creation and entry
    • Edit files according to project specifications, using Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
    • Edit and/or write abstracts
    • Research permissions and copyright via Sherpa Romeo and/or Publishers websites
    • Contact publishers as necessary
    • Apply quality assurance measures to digital files including review and correction of optical character recognition (OCR), processing and file-naming errors, missed pages, etc.
    • Conduct file conversion to prepare documents for preservation and/or UR Scholarship Repository
    • Document progress and workflows via tracking spreadsheets
    • Train and assist other student employees

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Previous work experience in libraries or a related field, with interest in publishing
    • Must possesses the ability to pay attention to details, problem solve, and think critically
    • Must be able to work independently and follow written instructions when necessary
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Must be available to work a minimum of 5 hours per week
    • Majority of hours worked between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., with supplemental remote hours possible

    CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA:

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, COMPLEXITY

    • Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
    • Strong computer and internet navigation and search skills
    • Experience with Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop etc.
    • Familiarity with XML and HTML
    • Familiarity with local and international databases, including Library catalog
    • Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy of utmost importance
    • Ability to perform moderately complex tasks requiring training
    • Ability to work independently 

    DECISION-MAKING, INITIATIVE, ACCOUNTABILITY

    • Moderate to high decision-making ability
    • Moderate to high initiative
    • Moderate accountability in all phases of assigned duties
    • Work is performed within established procedures and policies and under supervision
    • Non-routine problems and policy decisions referred to supervisor