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Internship at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Digital Preservation Internship
The British Library

The British Library is pleased to offer its first internship in the
area of Digital Preservation.  The internship will take place for
four months between March and June 2009. Funding for the internship
is provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources
(CLIR).

We are seeking to offer an internship to a graduate or equivalent,
with experience in Library Information or Computer Science.  The
intern will work specifically on the LIFE (Life Cycle Information
for E-Literature) project as part of the Digital Preservation Team
within the Collection Care Department. LIFE is a collaborative
project between University College London and the British Library.

The candidate will be selected on the basis of knowledge in relation
to the project, previous experience, interest in digital
preservation, communication skills, and understanding of library and
archive collections.  Successful candidates will need to give
examples of how they meet the essential criteria for the internship.

The internship will carry a taxable stipend of UKP1200 per month.
Travel to the British Library's Boston Spa site may be required, the
cost of which will be covered by the British Library.  The
internship is open to those who have a right to live and work in the
UK.

The intern will be expected to use a project management framework
and monitor their progress against project plan.  The intern will
need to produce an interim report for CLIR, and a final report for
CLIR and the British Library. The intern will be supervised by the
Digital Preservation Manager throughout their internship and work
will be monitored on a regular basis.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 February 2009 and
interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 2 March 2009.

For more information and an application pack please contact:

    Laura Jiggins
    Conservation Training Coordinator
    The British Library
    +44 20 7412 7048
    laura.jiggins<-at->bl<.>uk


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