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Internship Opportunities for GSEIS Students
Are you a GSEIS student with a desire to develop your skills in cataloging and/or metadata? We may be able to match you with a supervisor and project that fits your talents.
Under the direction of an internship supervisor, our interns learn about:
- Creating and enhancing MARC or non-MARC records in the shared (OCLC) utility database and/or the Digital Library Collections System (DLCS).
- Verifying and/or creating authority records in the authority file.
- Assigning subject headings to resources according to LCSH, MeSH, or other subject heading system.
- Assigning LC or NLM classification (if cataloging MARC records).
- Consulting and interpreting national and local guidelines for MARC and/or non-MARC metadata standards.
- Resolving access problems for online resources, using the library’s E-Resources Management tools.
- Using cataloging and metadata tools (e.g. OCLC Connexion, Catalogers Desktop, Classification Web, etc.).
Interns may also work on special projects that involve one or more of the following:
- mapping among various metadata schema
- reviewing and analyzing data
- identifying strategies for extending and reusing existing metadata
- developing efficient best practices for metadata application
- evaluating reports and refining synchronization procedures for e-resources management system (ERMS), catalog, and link-resolver management
- developing and testing RDA training for serials and integrating resources
- Coursework in descriptive cataloging and/or non-MARC metadata
- Coursework in subject cataloging for MARC internships; coursework in subject cataloging (or equivalent) for non-MARC internships.
- Willingness to work for 2-3 quarters
- Fluency in at least one language other than English
- Coursework in indexing and thesaurus construction (if working with non-MARC metadata)
Interested? Please contact John Riemer, Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Center firstname.lastname@example.org