[Humanist] 24.37 Summer internship at the BL

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed May 19 06:46:40 CEST 2010

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 37.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 16:13:24 +0100
        From: "Garces, Juan" <Juan.Garces at BL.UK>
        Subject: Summer internship at the British Library
        In-Reply-To: A<4BE835BF.5090703 at uleth.ca>

Here is a great opportunity to gain work experience in a national library.

[With apologies for cross-posting:]

British Library summer internship 2010 (two months)

The British Library has started digitising its medieval and earlier manuscript collections as part of its plans to make them all available to everyone online. The first volumes to be digitised are drawn from the Greek manuscript collections.

To support this project, the British Library wishes to recruit an undergraduate or postgraduate intern to work on the TEI XML markup of over 600 Classical, Biblical and Byzantine manuscripts in Greek. The existing descriptions are available as MS Word documents and need to be converted into TEI-compliant XML code. Authority-list entries for authors, scribes and titles of works will be generated from the XML code and will need to be edited, looked up in other resources provided, and linked accordingly. 

The intern will be supervised by Dr Juan Garces who manages the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project.

The right to live and work in the UK (The British Library is unable to apply for a work visa for this internship). 
Undergraduate or postgraduate.
Good knowledge of XML and a basic understanding of the TEI guidelines. 
Experience of editing XML.
Fluent in written and spoken English.
Good time-management and organisational skills. 

Experience of Greek/Byzantine Studies and working with manuscripts.
Familiarity with the Oxygen XML editor.
Able to work using own initiative.

Two month internship, ideally starting late June 2010.
Pay: £6 per hour, 36 hours per week.

How to apply
Please email your CV, including the names and contact details of two referees, and a covering letter explaining why you wish to undertake this internship and how your skills and experience match the requirements to claire.breay at bl.uk (Claire Breay, Head of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts, The British Library) by 17:00 on Wednesday 26 May 2010. Please include a copy of the main details page of your passport and any UK work permit.

Dr Juan Garcés
Project Manager, Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Projects
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7516
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7787

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