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Internships at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sound Archiving Internships 2009-2010
The British Library

The British Library is pleased to announce the first round of
recruitment for its third year of funded internships in sound
archiving,

These two internships are aimed at those wanting to develop a
comprehensive understanding of technical skills and are open to
individuals who wish to improve their practical skills and who work
in an institution that has the responsibility for the archiving of
audiovisual materials.  Successful candidates will be selected in
part on the basis of their ability to demonstrate the benefits of
the internship to their professional development.

The internships are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the
Haymills Charitable Trust and will take place in the Centre for
Conservation at the British Library's flagship site in London.  Each
internship runs for a period of ten weeks between 5 October and 11
December 2009, and is supported with a bursary of UKP2,500.
Internships are open to those who have the right to live and work in
the UK.

The internships combine training along with project work.  A series
of training modules will be offered on working with different audio
carriers, and will include an introduction to the basics of audio
theory, archiving standards and protocols and documentation.  The
project work is based upon existing audio collections held in the
British Library. Please note that each intern will be supervised by
a British Library archivist throughout their internship and work
will be monitored on a regular basis.

Dien Luu, Luton Voices Coordinator at Wardown Park Museum, Luton,
who completed her sound archiving internship in 2007 said: "My two
month internship at the British Library Sound Archives has been an
invaluable experience. I was able to gain first hand experience on a
variety of formats: shellac, vinyl, and even wax cylinders!  The one
to one support from the tutor was extremely helpful. Most impressive
was how the internship was tailored to my individual needs."

For further information please contact

    Alison Faraday
    Sound Archiving Internships
    The British Library
    Centre for Conservation
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB,
    +44 20 7412 7776
    alison.faraday<-at->bl<.>uk

The closing date for applications is 5 June 2009 and interviews will
be held week commencing 13 July 2009.


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