[Web4lib] Job Posting - University of Michigan - Digital Library Production Service - Media Digital Photographer

Christopher Rennie ccrennie at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 22 12:36:20 EST 2006

The Digital Library Production Service at the
University of Michigan is now accepting applications
for the position of Media Digital Photographer.

This position is responsible for digital imaging of
rare, fragile and complex objects, such as papyri,
rare books and photographs, and oversized materials
that cannot be sent offsite. The person in this
position needs to know about traditional photographic
and lighting techniques, as well as emerging digital
imaging standards and technologies. In addition,
familiarity with copy stand photography and library
materials is desired.

Basic Function and Responsibilities:
The Photographer/Digital Imaging Specialist performs
photographic and digital scanning activities. In
•	Perform photographic and digital imaging work,
including imaging of complex, rare and fragile library
materials. 75%
•	Develop new image capture methods and procedures,
recommend new equipment, and modify equipment, methods
and procedures to meet requirements of specific
assignments. Plan and implement quantitative and
qualitative quality control procedures for the unit,
including device characterization and monitoring,
routine equipment calibration, and appropriate
inspection procedures.  Implement color management
routines where appropriate. Plan and schedule the
production assignments of the unit and review original
specifications and final products on individual
projects. 10%
•	Determine equipment needs and specifications in
conjunction with Purchasing and outside vendors, and
recommend equipment purchases. Monitor and approve
expenditures for materials and services. 5%
•	Work with colleagues to develop and implement the
capture and storage of appropriate administrative and
technical metadata to support long-term preservation
of digital images.  Monitor and modify procedures and
workflow routines to conform with emerging community
preservation standards. Attend and participate in
conferences and seminars on the latest developments in
the photographic and digital imaging field. 5%
•	Produce appropriate documentation and reports. 5%

Supervision Received:
This position reports to the Digital Library
Production Manager

•	Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of
education and experience is necessary.
•	Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and
equipment used in photography, particularly studio or
copy photography.
•	Considerable knowledge of the technical concepts,
methods, materials, software and equipment used in
digital imaging, color management and manipulation of
image files.
•	Demonstrated experience using Adobe Photoshop and
other image processing software to create high quality
digital images.
•	Ability to work in a collegial environment.
•	Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•	Excellent organizational and project management
skills, and attention to detail.

•	Bachelor’s or MFA in photography preferred.
•	Experience with handling rare or archival materials,
and with copystand photography.
•	Certification from a recognized program in
photographic preservation and archival training, or
equivalent experience, preferred.
•	Knowledge of Windows, Macintosh, and Unix operating
systems and productivity software sufficient to
perform file management tasks (navigating within
directory trees, moving files, renaming files,
creating directories, etc.).

Applicants interested in applying for this position
can go to the University of Michigan Human Resources
Website: http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/
Search for Posting #5096 as a "detailed search."
Fill out the online application form.

Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2006;
but applications submitted later may be considered.

Questions about the positions may be directed to
Christopher Rennie, Digital Library Production
Manager, at ccrennie at umich.edu

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