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Digitization Specialist - LAC Group

Location: USA - MD - Beltsville

LAC Group seeks an experienced full-time Digitization Specialist for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, MD. The Digitization Specialist will be responsible for leading a digitization project aimed at preserving a large bound volume collection, making this collection accessible to the public. The position will also help coordinate digital communications to support organizational partnerships. This is a full-time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position, working on-site at the client’s facility with occasional telework opportunities. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions work will be performed 100% remotely until the facility reopens.

  • Lead a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection by digitizing material and identifying, creating and formatting metadata.
  • Evaluate and prepare physical items for digitization by outside vendors; perform QC on returned work.
  • Support organizational partnerships by managing digital communication, website content, and navigation.

  • An MLS plus 3 years experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Experience creating web content preferred
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.