Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Internships - WGBH Media Library & Archives

Greetings colleagues! We have two opportunities for 2-3 interns at the WGBH Media Library & Archives! Please forgive the cross postings and do not respond to me, but send a resume and a statement of interest by email to: human_resources@wgbh.org or by mail to:

WGBH Educational Foundation
Human Resources Department
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

Digital Library Projects Internship
The WGBH Media Library & Archives has opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in library science, computer science, linguistics, history, and related fields to work in a film and media archive. Come and learn what happens to all the materials that went into that FRONTLINE you saw after it aired on TV. Help to make them accessible for researchers, student and teachers online!

Digital library interns will work with the Project Manager and Production Assistant on collaborative inventory and cataloging projects with external archives partners. Interns may assist with communications, inventory tool development, and partner support. Interns will get hands-on experience preparing archival media for web access by applying metadata and encoding transcripts and logs. This is an opportunity to learn moving image cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), TEI XML schema (tei-c.org/) and NewsML, a news exchange format.

Electronic Records Internship
The WGBH Media Library & Archives has opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work in a film and media production archives. Come and use your electronic management knowledge in a real world setting.

The Electronic Records Management interns will work with both the Program Shutdown Manager and the Digital Archives Manager. They will review electronic original interview transcripts that have been delivered to the Media Library and Archives by productions (such as Frontline or Nova) to standardize names, and correct any inconsistencies. This may require some research skills to identify exactly who a particular interviewee is and, where applicable, the position held at the time of the interview. This will require embedding the interviewee information within the document header and linking the transcript back to the physical tape holdings. The position will work to standardize naming conventions for interview transcripts, and create a suitable electronic workflow, prior to upload the WGBH digital assessment management system. Training will be given in this Artesia based application.

The position requires excellent skills in reviewing and correcting information metadata. Familiarity with online search engines, Library of Congress Authorities and other online resources is recommended, as is an attention to detail.