Library Digitisation Specialist

  •  Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation
  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Part-Time Opportunity (3 Days a Week)

The Position

CSIRO’S Information Management & Technology (IMT) group are looking for a Library Digitisation Specialist to take responsibility of the digitisation of CSIRO publications including the development of standards and procedures for digitisation of library materials. This position will involve formulating written instructions and conducting hands on and virtual training for library staff in digitisation and the effective use of equipment.  Under broad direction, the incumbent will select, digitise and make publications available online through the library catalogue and other repositories.   

Some lifting will be required in accordance with safe work practices and work may be required at other CSIRO sites within Australia.  

Your duties will include:

  • Developing detailed standards and procedures for the digitisation of library resources
  • Preparing written instructions and guides for library staff covering digitisation, the use of equipment, and post-processing of files
  • Setting-up templates and guidelines for equipment for different scanning scenarios 
  • Trouble-shooting and resolving issues of a technical nature relating to digitisation equipment
  • Providing effective training to library staff both in person and online
  • Digitising and making available online selected CSIRO publications.

Location:      Black Mountain, ACT

Salary:          AU$82K - AU$93K (pro rata) plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:         Specified Term of 10 months 

Reference:    60002

To be successful you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and relevant experience in a large research or academic organisation
  • Experience preparing standards and procedural documentation concerning the digitisation of library materials
  • Significant experience in the digitisation and digital preservation of library resources. Knowledge and experience using and applying appropriate international standards related to digitisation including file formats, metadata and technical specifications, and using relevant equipment including overhead and flat-bed scanners as well as multi-functional devices 
  • Experience in preparing materials and conducting training both in person and in a virtual environment  
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

23:00 AEDT 25 February 2019



Job region
Part time
AU$82K - AU$93K (pro rata) plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Thomas Girke - email: or phone: +61 3 9545 7866
Closing date
Monday 25 February 2019