Digital Cataloging and Historical Review Internships
The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University is seeking interns to participate in the cataloging, review and development of the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. The goal of the Center is to serve scholars, tourists, teachers, curious citizens, and students of all ages as they explore the life and achievement of the 26th President of the United States. Once the digital library is launched publically, the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library will be the primary portal the Center uses to convey that goal to a national audience.
The Center has acquired over 250,000 digitized documents from the Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress. The documents include letters to and from TR, newspaper clippings, speeches and executive orders, photographs, maps, and personal diaries. In order to make the digital files available to the public online, the Center is seeking interns to help with creation and review of metadata for the documents in our online database. Interns will work a minimum of 240 hours (approximately six weeks), viewing documents on a computer screen and typing and reviewing information on a Web-based form. Interns will also evaluate other catalogers’ work to make sure all standards are being met.
Interns may be involved in our on-going web site re-design project and also may have the opportunity to research possible acquisitions for the TRC. Interns will also be encouraged to ask questions and to volunteer projects depending on their own interests in digital libraries, Theodore Roosevelt historiography and cataloging.
Since the work is web based, the internships will be conducted remotely; Interns do not need to relocate to Dickinson, North Dakota, to complete their work. Training will be provided to interns via an on-line classroom environment at the beginning of the internship. Moderate hourly stipend is included. Preference will be given to applicants who can complete the internship by June 30, 2011, but applicants who require later participation will be considered.
• Graduate students or recent graduates in history or American Studies
• Knowledge of Theodore Roosevelt and/or American History in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
• Attention to detail
• Commitment to accurate, high-quality work
• Self-motivated worker, as all work will be done remotely
• Experience working in digital collections, particularly creating metadata/catalog records
• Send letter of application (including proposed timeline and your reasons for interest in this internship) and resume to Krystal Thomas, Coordinator/Archivist for the Theodore Roosevelt Center, email@example.com
Krystal M. Thomas
Theodore Roosevelt Center Digital Library Coordinator/Archivist
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 483-2006 fax
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