Please note: This internship is on-site at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC although it is through the California Academy of Sciences. You will need to apply at http://calacademy.snaphire.com
Reporting to the Archives and Digital Collections Librarian and the User Services Librarian, the Information Connections Research Intern plays a key role in a pilot project to digitize archival collections and biological specimens, to create usable metadata for these collections, and to established appropriate connections between the digitized materials and the published literature in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org). This project is funded under "Connecting Content: A Collaboration to Link Field Notes to Specimens and Published Literature," a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Intern will be assigned to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and will be supervised by the Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Duties will include assisting in the development of an online toolkit that will support the cataloging and management of biological field books, and contributing to efforts to publicize the results of this project. This position is a 320-hour appointment and carries a stipend of $5000.00. The internship dates are flexible between June1-August 31.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Work with Academy and SI staff to identify and define the nature of connections between field book references, citations in published literature, and natural history collections
* Work with Academy and SI staff to establish a weighting system for assigning degrees of certainty to the different types of connections identified under the first bullet
* Work with Academy and SI staff to define a sample set and assess the frequency of the different types of connections
* Collaborate with staff in both organizations to develop a set of recommendations for Field Book Registry developers that will expand functionality to support links between related connections
* Collaborate with staff in both organizations to develop a set of recommendations for Field Book Registry developers to consider for system design that will support possible automatic identification of connection indicators
* Assist in the design of a web interface to expose and publicize the "Connecting Content" project as part of the Library website, using the Research Division Content Management System, as well as the Smithsonian Fieldbook Registry
* Contribute to efforts to publicize the "Connecting Content" project by submitting blog entries or similar content to the Library website, the Field Book Project website, and/or presenting a poster at a relevant conference
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Please note that it is required that the Intern be a Graduate Student enrolled in an MLIS program, with completion of core requirements. Experience in cataloging and web design required.
More information and application here: http://tinyurl.com/CASintern Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.