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Field book Project Intern - American Museum of Natural History Research Library

Posted on May 10, 2017

Description

The CLIR Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Field Notes Project is a collaborative among nine natural history institutions to digitize approximately 450,000 new pages of primary field note material such as journals, field catalogs and specimen lists. AMNH has so far contributed over 18,000 pages to this project and seeks interns to scan and process the remaining material.

Responsibilities

Interns will be given the opportunity to pilot records through the entire digitization workflow. They will gain experience working with a range of scanning equipment, cataloging and asset management systems, online repositories, file formats, and digitization and metadata standards. Additionally, they will receive experience physically handling original material in various formats and conditions.

Qualifications

• Intern must be a current student in an MLS program from an accredited institution. • Must have familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, namely Excel and Word. • Experience handling fragile documents and/or rare books preferred. • Open communication skills and attention to detail.

Compensation

Unpaid

Location

New York, NY

URL

http://www.amnh.org/our-research/research-library

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until May 29, 2017.  Interns will ideally begin the week of June 19 and last through December. It will require a commitment of at least one day a week.  Send a cover letter and resume to Kendra Meyer, Field Book Project Archivist, at kmeyer@amnh.org. Cover letter should include days and hours available. Please feel free to reach out with any questions about the project.

Company Information

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024

Contact Information

kmeyer@amnh.org, 212-313-7591