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: [log in to unmask] or by mail to:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Human Resources Department
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
Please forward to any interested parties!
Digital Library Projects Internship
The WGBH Media Library & Archives has opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work in a film and media production archives. Come and learn what happens to all the materials that went into that FRONTLINE you saw after it aired on TV. Digital library interns will work with the Project Manager and Production Assistant to make archival media materials accessible online for two ongoing pilot projects, the CPB American Archive project and the Mellon Digital Library project. The CPB American Archive project will focus on Civil Rights Movement content. Funded by CPB, the American Archive will eventually be a national archive of PBS media materials. The Mellon Digital Library project uses foreign policy and the history of science content, and focuses on scholarly use of archival media material online. Interns will get hands-on experience preparing archival media for web access by digitizing materials, applying metadata, and encoding transcripts. This is an opportunity to learn moving image digitization for preservation and access, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org) and the TEI XML schema (tei-c.org/).
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.