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From: "Prentice, Will" <[log in to unmask]>
> ***apologies for cross-posting***
> SOUND ARCHIVING INTERNSHIPS 2009-2010
> The British Library is pleased to announce the second round of
> recruitment for its third year of internships in sound archiving, 
> These four 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 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; two internships will start in January 2010 and two
> will start in April 2010. 
> Interns will not receive any remuneration such as a living allowance or
> bursary so are required to meet their own living, accommodation and
> personal travel expenses.  Interns are also responsible for making their
> own travel arrangements.  
> 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.
> Jonathan Draper, Archivist at Norfolk Record Office who completed his
> sound archiving internship in 2009 said:  "The internship has given me
> the wonderful opportunity to have the time to focus on best practice in
> sound archiving.  The experience has given me courage in my convictions
> and confirmed that a lot of what I am doing is right, whilst suggesting
> areas of improvement."
> 
Were I not dwelling in Oshawa, Ont'o., Canada...a few thousand miles
from Great Britain...I should be very interested in this opportunity! Note
that I am dealing with my personal "archive" of some 60,000 (+/-) 78rpm
phonorecords...!

Steven C. Barr