Dumbarton Oaks Interns Wanted

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection are seeking an Archival Intern and a Metadata Intern for Fall 2013.

From the Dumbarton Oaks website:

ARCHIVAL INTERN will assist the Archivist with the final stages of processing for the Ernst Kitzinger Collection. This collection was created by Ernst Kitzinger (1912–2003), an influential Byzantinist and medieval art historian, who served as Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks from 1955 to 1966 and was the first Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University from 1968 to 1979. The materials were compiled for Kitzinger’s research on the Byzantine mosaics of the Norman kingdom of Sicily, conducted between 1948 and 1954. His research resulted in the publication of The Mosaics of Monreale in 1960 and the six-volume I mosaici del periodo normanno in Sicilia in 1992–2000.  The collection consists of various archival items, such as correspondence, research notes, and more than 300 photographic prints.


METADATA INTERN will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy metadata for implementation into a new collection management system.

The Metadata Intern will assist with the migration and conversion of metadata from a legacy database in preparation for import into the new system. This will involve the following tasks:

  • Working with exported CSV files to identify and describe datasets for import into the new system as discrete collections
  • Performing quality control following import and creating relationships between image catalog records and existing archival descriptions
  • Creating MARC-based collection-level records for contribution to Harvard’s union catalog
  • Generating and reviewing XML exports for contribution to Harvard’s online visual image access and finding aid catalogs


See announcement for application instructions.


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