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Part-time Digital Production Assistant, Northeastern University Library, Boston, MA

Job Description

Northeastern University Library’s Digital Production Services department (DPS) is looking for a part-time digital production assistant. DPS is a collaborative department that encompasses digitization, metadata for digital collections, and the digital repository. This position will report to the Digital Production Librarian and will have more of a digitization focus. They will reformat, create metadata, and transcribe captions for library and archival materials. 

This is an unbenefited position is up to 18 hours per week at $19/hour. 


  • Digitizing archival documents using Epson Expression 12000XL and Bookeye 4 scanners  
  • Creating MODS metadata for digitized items  
  • Reformatting A/V materials (such as VHS tapes and DVDs) and creating access copies using FFmpeg  
  • Transcribing and formatting captions for digitized videos using GBH’s Cadet tool  
  • Other duties as projects and interests allow



  • Attention to detail  
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology  
  • Collaborative working style and excellent communication skills  
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Flexibility in dealing with change  
  • Coursework in metadata or cataloging


  • Experience in the digitization of flat items or A/V materials 
  • Experience working with archival or special collections materials  
  • Experience with metadata for library or archival collections 

To Apply

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