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Saturday, October 3, 2009

P/T - Quality Assurance Ass't digitization project - JDC

The Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
is currently hiring a part-time Quality Assurance Assistant for a
large-scale text digitization project.

The time commitment for this position is approximately 2 days, or 15-20
hours, per week at our midtown Manhattan office. The primary
responsibility of this position is to interface directly with the
overseas digitization vendor while technicians crop, compound, OCR, and
apply basic metadata to digital images scanned from JDC microfilm. This
- Examining JDC files (on microfilm and in digital formats) to formulate
rules, find exceptions, and answer questions posed by the vendor;
- Communicating regularly with vendor via email and WebEx to provide
instructions and answer questions;
- Keeping track of vendor's progress and delivering regular status
reports to the project manager;
- Reviewing work done and ensuring corrections are made before data is
imported into our digital asset management system.

- Detail-oriented;
- Familiar with process of digitization from microfilm;
- Technically proficient with strong ability to work with digital image
software, FTP, XML, and microfilm equipment;
- Understanding of archival arrangement and microfilming projects;
- Knowledge of foreign languages such as German, French, and/or Hebrew a

We hope to fill this position by Friday, October 16. If you are
interested, please email a resume with cover letter as soon as possible
to Please respond in
writing only.

Thank you,

Mitch Brodsky
Archives Project Manager
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee