The library and archives has been providing resources, reference and research
for 34 years at Mote Marine Laboratory. Its collection is maintained for the
support of marine research and education. The library is currently engaged in
an archives grant project funded by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. It
involves the library's special collections and includes basic processing,
arrangement and description of the materials, preservation activities, and
increasing accessibility to the collections.
As part of the project, pertinent items in the collection are being digitized
and added to Mote's Institutional Repository, DSpace. One of the special
collections consists of the hand-written field journals from the early 1900s
of a prominent ichthyologist, Charles M. Breder, Jr. The library plans to
transcribe these hand-written journals/manuscripts,
digitize them, and add them to DSpace using descriptive metadata. The library
is seeking an intern to assist with this project, especially the transcription
of the manuscripts.
Internship activities include: transcription, verification and editing of
pertinent hand-written Breder field journals/manuscripts; digitization
activities including scanning and creating TIFFS, JPEGS, and PDFs of selected
materials; cropping, formatting and enhancing digital documents as needed;
descriptive metadata cataloging and loading of records into DSpace; and
assisting with various archival processing tasks.
Knowledge of the following is helpful: experience with Adobe Pro and
Photoshop, previous use of Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with Dublin
Core descriptive metadata, awareness of current archival standards/best
practices, and excellent research and writing skills.
The Library is seeking an Intern with a background in special libraries,
archival studies, history, science, history of science, technical writing,
editing, computer/technology, data management or related field. The internship
starts early 2013 for a total of 250 hours. Scholarship funds are available
for this internship. The library is open from 8 a.m. -
5p.m. Monday - Friday. If interested, please contact
Krystal Harvey, College Intern Coordinator, at intern(at)mote.org and refer to
www.mote.org/interns for more information on Mote's internships. Applications
are being accepted through December 15, 2012.
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