APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22, 2008
The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability
of one internship position available from late May through the end of
August 2008 to last no more than ten weeks (dates are negotiable).
Located in Athens, Ga., the Digital Library (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/)
works together with Georgia's libraries, archives, museums, and other
institutions of cultural heritage to provide access to the cultural and
historical resources of the state of Georgia. This primary mission is
accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and
preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These
may include materials such as original manuscripts, typescripts, books,
photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers,
primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other formats.
The internship position will be available from late May through the end
of August 2008 to last no more than ten weeks (dates are negotiable).
The intern will work a thirty-five hour work week and assist in the
collection and upgrading of partner metadata related to the history and
culture of the state of Georgia. Activities also may include image
preparation and quality control, metadata creation (possibly including text
encoding), site development, and interface evaluation.
The intern has a choice of compensation packages:
* $8/hr. plus on-campus housing (on-campus housing is only available
from Monday, May 19, 2008 to Sunday, July 27, 2008) or
* $14.50/hr. (the intern will be responsible for securing his/her
own housing arrangements).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Participates in the development of metadata by following
project-specific guidelines and procedures and by adhering to established national
and local standards.
*Maintains quality control and project goals by reviewing work, site
proofing, monitoring of OCR, SGML and XML output, and record editing and
updating as necessary.
*Assists in development of supplemental contextual materials for
*Maintains statistical records of production by monitoring the material
flowing through the unit and resolving work-flow problems.
*Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in department by
assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
*Enhances database quality and searchability by collaborating with
GALILEO and Database Support staff on database design issues.
Recent graduate or current student of a masters-level library science,
archival studies/public history or museum studies program; Interest in
digitization in cultural heritage settings; Ability to perform diverse
and complex tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; Ability to
exercise independent judgment; Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships; Ability to work successfully in a
production-oriented environment; Ability to direct the work of others; Good written
and oral communication skills; Working knowledge of historical research
methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools;
Familiarity with digital project setting preferred; Experience with XML and/or
HTML preferred; Coursework or experience in cataloging and/or archival
description preferred. Experience with digital imaging and OCR
preferred. Experience in an archival or museum setting preferred. College
degree required with background in humanities or social sciences prefer!
d. Knowledge of the Georgia history and culture a plus.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter detailing your suitability
for the position, and contact information for three references.
Applications should be postmarked by February 22, 2008 and be sent to Sheila
McAlister, Assistant Director, Digital Library of Georgia, University
of Georgia, Main Library, Athens, GA 30602-1641, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheila McAlister, C. A.
Digital Library of Georgia
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1641