Digital Conversion Technician – Library of Congress, Washington, DC (permanent position, one vacancy)

This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collection Management and Services Division in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer. The incumbent provides assistance to Digital Conversion Team Staff and others on projects to present digitally reformatted Library and partner collections via the Library’s website.


The incumbent may be assigned to any Collections and Services division/office for short-term or long-term assignments at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus or the Library’s off-site storage facility at Ft. Meade, Maryland.Performs arrangement and description work in a major body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies of records when needed. Creates new records or adds to or edits existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff frequently prior to correcting or significantly altering questionable database entries. Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a wide variety of non-standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital camera according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata and places in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search interfaces and protocols. Follows a limited number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production.

Conditions of Employment: No additional requirements to those listed above.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of digital conversion principles, procedures, and operations.**
Ability to utilize computer technology/software applications.**
Ability to accurately create and edit records.**
Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and web-based tools.
Ability to plan and organize work assignments in order to meet deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Open & closing dates: 03/21/2019 to 04/04/2019
Salary: $41,369 to $53,774 per year

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