Visual Resources Internship, Digital Collections, Oviatt Library, CSUN

Cal State Northridge

The Oviatt Library Visual Resources Internship funds one intern annually up to 150 hours per academic year in the area of Digital Collections.

Type of internship: Library & Information Science (Archives)

Compensation: Stipend ($1333 for 100 hours OR $2000 for 150 hours)

Type of work: Digitization, Digital Processing and Cataloging

Location: CSUN,Oviatt Library, Collections Access and Management Services

Semester/Quarter: Spring

Contact/Supervisor: Steve Kutay – Digital Services Librarian

Application deadline: March 18, 2019

TASKS: Working under the direction of the Digital Services Librarian, Intern will assist with digitization projects.  Intern will: 1) scan images, 2) edit and save digital images, and 3) enter metadata into selected fields using the CONTENTdm (or other) digital asset management system. As appropriate to each project, the intern will evaluate analog photographs to determine which to digitize, convert preservation files to JPEG, produce and upload digital surrogates of analog photographs. Intern will use best practices and standards in the application of preservation scanning and description.  These include the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) and the Dublin Core or VRA Core schemes for description.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Qualified applicants should be actively enrolled in an accredited Library and Information Science program. Applicant should have at least a beginning level of experience using a scanner and scanner software as well as creating/editing images using Adobe Photoshop.  Knowledge of Dublin Core metadata or VRA Core elements is preferred.  Knowledge of CONTENTdm or other DAMS a plus, but will receive training. Applicant should be able to perform basic research to supply descriptive context to the materials cataloged.

Interested applicants should send CV/resume via email to