Digitization and Metadata Intern

The Digitization and Metadata Intern will assist the UCSF Archives & Special Collections staff with various work to digitize, describe, and publish collections materials online through Calisphere.org. Intern will be supervised and assisted by Digital Archivist. Potential projects include:

  • Carrying out patron-digitization requests, scanning items, delivering files to patrons.
  • Uploading items into Nuxeo Digital Asset Management System, providing metadata for items, and facilitating publishing of items online in collaboration with California Digital Library team.
  • Completing metadata cleanup and verification on large collections being prepared for rapid digitization
  • Facilitating metadata cleanup projects in collaboration with campus partners
  • Compiling URL lists for web-archiving and preparing and executing web crawls using Archive-It.
  • Participate in staff meetings, assist with writing blog posts, and help with reference/duplication requests.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, Nuxeo or other archival collections management software
  • Experience with or interest in digital imaging of cultural heritage materials, digital preservation.
  • Interest in digital curation and collection building, especially in collaboration with stakeholder communities.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds

Location

UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management,
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Department

Archives & Special Collections

Rank and Salary

Library Intern — $15 / hour

Work Type

Archival Processing, Digitization/Scanning, Metadata and Collection Description, Data Cleanup

Work To Be Done

On site, with occasional opportunities to work from home or other location

Stipend

A stipend of $15/hour is available for the internship. The internship is intended for those who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program.

Hours

Up to two 8-hour days per week for 10-12 weeks. Specific on-site hours are negotiable, but must be completed between 8:00 a.m.  and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Start and end dates are flexible.

Application Process

Please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and contact information for two professional references to:

Charles Macquarie
Digital Archivist
UCSF Archives and Special Collections
University of California, San Francisco
530 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Apply for the position

The UCSF Library is committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We embrace diversity of thought, experience, and people as a source of strength which is critical to our success. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in an environment which celebrates and serves our diverse communities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

About UCSF Archives and Special Collections
UCSF Archives & Special Collections is a dynamic health sciences research center that contributes to innovative scholarship, actively engages users through educational activities, preserves past knowledge, enables collaborative research experiences to address contemporary challenges, and translates scientific research into patient care.

 

 

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