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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."

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 [log in to unmask] or phone +44 (0)20 7412
7776. 

The closing date for applications is 30 October 2009 and interviews will
be held week commencing 9 November 2009.