Thursday, January 17, 2008

Internship Announcement -- Digital Library of Georgia

Internship Announcement


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 (

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).


*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,

Sheila McAlister, C. A.

Assistant Director

Digital Library of Georgia

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-1641


fax: 706-542-4144

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