20.554 sound archiving internships at the BL

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 06:22:25 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 554.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:44:43 +0100
         From: Simon Tanner <simon.tanner_at_kcl.ac.uk>

>The British Library is pleased to offer its
>first funded internships in sound
>archiving. The internships are funded by the
>Heritage Lottery Fund; the American Trust for
>the British Library; The D'Oyly Carte Charitable
>Trust and The Ernest Cook Trust and will take
>place during the 2007/08 academic
>year. Internships for periods of two months and
>five months are available and will take place in
>the new Centre for Conservation at the British
>Library's flagship site in London.
>We are seeking to offer these internships to
>individuals working in an institution with
>responsibility for the archiving of audiovisual
>materials who wish to improve their practical
>skills. Two-month internships are aimed at
>those wanting to develop a comprehensive
>understanding of basic technical
>skills. Five-month internships are aimed at
>those seeking to develop advanced skills and
>possibly carry out research. Successful
>candidates will be selected in part on the basis
>of their ability to demonstrate the benefits of
>the internship to their professional development.
>There are two five-month internships with
>bursaries of 5,000 and five two-month
>internships with bursaries of 2,000
>available. The five-month bursary supported by
>the American Trust for The British Library will
>be eligible to UK and foreign students and those
>supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The
>Ernest Cook Trust and The D'Oyly Carte
>Charitable Trust will only be open to UK citizens.
>The internships will 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, documentation and copyright. The
>projects will be based mostly upon existing
>audio collections held in the British Library,
>or exceptionally, on collections held at the
>intern's institution and brought into the Centre for Conservation.
>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.
>How to Apply:
>For further information please contact:
>Alison Faraday,
>Sound Archiving Internships,
>The British Library, Centre for Conservation,
>96 Euston Road,
>London NW1 2DB
>email alison.faraday_at_bl.uk
>phone +44 (0)20 7412 7776.
>The closing date for applications is 14 May 2007
>and interviews will be held week commencing 25 June 2007.
>Experience the British Library online at www.bl.uk
>Help the British Library conserve the world's
>knowledge. Adopt a Book. www.bl.uk/adoptabook
>The Library's St Pancras site is WiFi - enabled

Simon Tanner
Director, King's Digital Consultancy Services
King's College London
Kay House, 7 Arundel Street, London WC2R 3DX
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1678 or +44 (0)7887 691716
email: simon.tanner_at_kcl.ac.uk

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