The H. Furlong Baldwin Library at the Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) is offering a remote, paid digital collections internship for the spring semester. The intern will gain a practical understanding of metadata standards and best practices in digital collections, along with experience using the archival management system ArchivesSpace and digital asset management system (DAMS) ResourceSpace. This is a great opportunity for a student or recent graduate to gain hands-on technical experience and help improve collection accessibility. The H. Furlong Baldwin Library seeks an enthusiastic candidate to assist with metadata cleanup, enhancement, and consolidation within our digital collections. The intern will work directly with the Library Director and Digital Collections & Metadata Librarian.
Digital Collections Intern will:
- Parse out existing metadata according to organizational standards
- Conduct research to verify, enhance, and update legacy metadata
- Consult internal and external resources to generate metadata for newly digitized items
- Utilize controlled vocabularies, including Library of Congress name authority files and subject headings
- Consolidate metadata between digital platforms
- Perform metadata audits and quality control checks
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate, pursuing a graduate degree in information studies, history, or a related program, or a recent graduate from such a program. Preference will be given to candidates with completed archival or library-related coursework.
- Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Close attention to detail
- Proficient with technology and able to learn new systems and software
- Flexible and able to work with minimal supervision
- Must be able to commit 10-12 hours per week
- Able to work remotely, with access to a computer and reliable internet connection
- Selected interns will undergo a background check