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Digital Scanning Workflow Internship

Digital scanning workflow (Digital Resources and Discovery Services) Paid Internship

INFORMATION:

The Digital Resources and Discovery Services department seeks a DIGITIZATION WORKFLOW INTERN who can assist in the development and maintenance of workflows related to digitally archiving 2 and 3-deminsional materials.

The INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERN will work 10-15 hours per week during the spring semester. Hours will be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. Some special project hours may be available during the summer depending on schedule.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This internship is not currently available for course credit.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Intern will assist in the development, application and maintenance of departmental hi-resolution digitization devices (such as sheet-fed scanners, book scanners, large format scanner and DSLR camera).  Intern will assist in developing procedures related to archiving 3-deminsional materials with the department’s 360 degree camera system.

Outcomes:

  • The intern will learn current digitization software and workflow techniques.
  • The intern will learn medium to advanced PhotoShop skills
  • Intern will learn basic Adobe Acrobat skills
  • The intern will learn basic video capturing skills
  • The intern will hone research and writing skills

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Ability to follow and write detailed policies and procedures; work independently and with a team; and solve complex problems and document solutions.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Adobe PhotoShop and ability to work on PC required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential; demonstrated ability to write clear text and meet deadlines
  • Ability to observe confidentiality restrictions and maintain security of materials

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic video formats
  • Interest in digital preservation and scanning software
  • Willingness to share workflow technique to peers verbally

 

Majors considered:

  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • History
  • Students interested in pursuing an MLIS

 

Benefits for the student:

  • The student will learn how to research and develop workflow procedures
  • The student will learn how to collaborate with peers to develop digital scanning workflows
  • The student will learn how to archive 2 and 3 dimensional objects for preservation
  • The student will build camera and video capturing skills.
  • The student will build photography and photo editing skills.
  • The student will become familiar with archival standards for photographs.
  • The student will have responsibility for a project from start to finish.
  • The student will complete the internship with portfolio items suitable to present to potential employers.

 

Benefits to the Library:

  • The Library will remain current as related to digital archiving procedures and workflows.
  • The Library will establish new workflows related to archiving 3-deminsional materials with 360 degrees accessibility.
  • The Library will improve its quality as related to accessing web-based materials.
  • The Library will improve its ability to visually share its extensive Special Collections and University Archives collections.
 

 

 

Additional notes:

  • This intern will report to the manager of Digital Products/Digital Resource and Discovery Services

MUST BE ENROLLED AT LEAST PART-TIME (6 HOURS UNDERGRADUATE/ 4 HOURS GRADUATE). GRADUATE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THESIS HOURS WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED.

SALARY:

$11.50/hour

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To Apply:

For additional information about this job, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 405-744-9725.