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Digital Imaging Specialist

The Digital Imaging Specialist develops, specifies, and evolves imaging quality criteria for book digitization and other digital imaging processes.The Digital Imaging Specialist ensures that defined standards for image quality are consistently and reliably achieved in IA book digitization centers, projects and workflows worldwide.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Tests and validates camera equipment and software to meet these criteria
  • Develops and documents calibration and setup instructions for imaging equipment 
  • Troubleshoots issues related to image quality of scanned texts
  • Performs active review of target images using Golden Thread software and other analyses 
  • Documents equipment calibration settings and digitization workflows to achieve imaging quality criteria
  • Develops and codifies quality assurance standards and procedures
  • Collaborates with digitization managers on imaging-related processes
  • Contributes to digitization hardware design and development
  • Consults with IA staff and library partners on issues of image quality

Qualifications & Skills

  • Two to three years of experience working in the field of digital imaging and highly developed technical skills are required.
  • Expertise with a range of digital imaging and digital photography technologies is a must, including experience with digitization setup, digital camera and scanner technology, digitization workflows, imaging system troubleshooting, and image analysis and processing software.
  • Demonstrated experience with technical photography, lighting principles, device calibration, procedures and setup, preferably related to book digitization
  • Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Knowledge of image file formats, current and emerging imaging standards
  • Computer systems and networking knowledge and familiarity with unix environment
  • Scripting skills and experience with python or other scripting languages would be a plus
  •  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to work different shifts as necessary to get the job done
  • Commitment to the greater good and to doing work that has a beneficial long-term impact on society
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor are essential

Benefits & Perks

The Internet Archive provides a comprehensive benefits package including; PTO, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, FSA, commuter, STD, LTD,403B/Roth accounts and Friday lunches at IA HQ.

Internet Archive is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V and will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Ordinance.

 

 

 

 

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