Approximate Date of Posting: February 10, 2017
Position: Digital Archives Intern
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Company/Organization Black Hills Knowledge Network
Time Frame Spring of Summer ‘17
The Black Hills Knowledge Network in Rapid City, South Dakota is seeking a spring and or summer student intern interested in history and archives to help add to the online collections of the Black Hills Knowledge Network. The Black Hills Knowledge Network is a community based online information service that connects people to relevant, credible and useful local information to strengthen communities, grow our economy, and explore our past. The Digital Archives Intern creates digital scans of items for the libraries digital archives, assigns filenames, and uses Biblioboard archiving software to create descriptive metadata for the scanned images. This position works with the Digital Services Library Associate and Digital and Public Services Librarian at the Rapid City Public Libraries under the supervision of the Project Coordinator for the Black Hills Knowledge Network.
The Black Hills Knowledge Network is an online archives that is focuses on digitizing and providing access to local history for the Black Hills region. Current projects for the archives includes digitizing and adding items from the Minnilusa Pioneer Museum in the Journey Museum s collections. Primary Duties: Use library scanning equipment to create digital scans of items for the archives. Create and assign filenames to digital scans.
Create original metadata to describe the items to be displayed in the online archives. Metadata is created using Biblioboard software. Organize physical archive materials and participate in rehousing project. Perform research and explore collections belonging to outside community members organizations.
Accompany Digital Services Associate on single day archive training trips within the Black Hills region. Participate in general outreach activities of the Black Hills Knowledge Network including local public library training and presentations to community leaders. Other tasks as assigned. Minimum requirements: Education: Currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate student with course experience in history, communications, or similar.
Skills: Able to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. Detail focused and accurate. Able to work independently. Able to interact effectively with librarians and volunteers.
Can operate standard office equipment to include: phone system, copier, scanner, calculator, fax. Proficient with computer and scanning equipment as described above. Ab Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Sciences