Approximate Date of Posting: 7/29/2017
Position: Academic Year 2017-2018
Location: Villanova, Pennsylvania
The Villanova Digital Library, part of Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library, located in Villanova PA, has available a dynamic and innovative internship position for the Academic Year 2017-2018. The primary mission of Villanova’s Digital Library is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These include materials such as medieval manuscripts, letters, typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order.
Schedule/Hours: 20 hour work week, with flexible work scheduling; beginning and ending dates are also flexible.
Time Frame: Academic Year 2017-2018; beginning and ending dates are also flexible.
Interns will work a 20 hour work week, with flexible work scheduling; beginning and ending dates are also flexible. During the course of the internship, an intern will follow a project through the development life cycle and will acquire and enhance digital project management skills. Activities may include image preparation and quality control, metadata creation (possibly including text encoding), transcription, scanning, web site development, student supervision, computer programming, and interface evaluation. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to assist in digital preservation activities.
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 a designated project. 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 search ability by collaborating with staff on database design issues.
Current enrollment or recent graduation from a library, information science, or archival studies Graduate Degree programs required
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 projects 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
Current graduate students in a library science, archival studies/public history, museum studies, or computer or information science program are encouraged to apply