Archival Scanning Technician Job at Library Systems & Services, Washington DC

  • Library Systems & Services
  • Washington DC

Job Description

LAC Federal is seeking a Scanner Operator/Digitization Specialist to support an archival program by preparing and digitizing materials for inclusion in a digital archives. You will work under the direction of an Archivist to prepare materials by removing fasteners and dis-binding material for bulk digitization. Materials will include archival and other rare materials that require careful and delicate handling. Formats include paper, drawings, posters, marketing collateral, photographs and visual media, etc. The Scanner Operator will apply file names in accordance with a strict schema before saving the materials for quality control review. The scanner reviews all digitized files rescanning as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare text and image based materials for scanning
  • Calibrate scanning/digitization equipment and select appropriate settings
  • Scan and review materials for quality
  • Apply naming schema and save files for quality review
  • Perform post-processing of images to perform color adjustments, image optimization


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience handling and scanning rare materials, archival materials
  • Experience with scanning text and image based materials
  • Knowledge of Adobe, OmniPage Professional, JAWS
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to life up to 30 pounds


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work,

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