MTS Level 6 – Digitization Technician - Robertson Library

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Date of Posting: 
May 8, 2013
Robertson Library
MTS Level 6 – Digitization Technician
Full-time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week (May be required to work flexible hours if and when required)

$48,389 - $53,224 per annum, prorated to term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible to March 10, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Robertson Library is seeking applications for a qualified individual to work under the general direction of the Digital Initiatives and Systems Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing digitization services to the Library, particularly: implementation and support of specialized digitization and photographic equipment and software; scanning services for a wide range of information artifacts; development of Digital Library System (DLS) components in collaboration with other Library Systems staff; training and support for other University staff using the Library’s digitization tools; other digitization expertise as needed by the Library.
Applicants should have: a post-secondary degree in Information Technology, with a preference for a Computer and Graphic Design diploma or degree; 2-3 year's experience working in a digitization environment especially as applied to digital library systems; expert knowledge of advanced digital scanning and digitization equipment, scanning / graphics software and workflows; practical knowledge of optical character recognition software like ABBYY and/or Tesseract; advanced knowledge of the application of metadata (eg. MODS, DC, MARCXML) and the cataloguing of digital assets; knowledge of HTML and XML, including familiarity with working in an XML environment; experience with Fedora repository software, Drupal and related PHP applications; demonstrated experience with large digitization projects; experience with the open source community, philosophy and LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) tools; ability to work with vendors to resolve issues related to digitization hardware/software; ability to install and maintain Linux/Windows/Mac applications; strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to clients.

Applicants must have: ability to communicate effectively with Library staff and University faculty and students; to create appropriate technical and training documentation/materials for applications and services; excellent communication, organizational, and collaborative skills. Experience working in an academic library setting would be an asset.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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