Spring 2014 archival internship at CUNY TV

cunytvBased at the CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY TV is the largest public university television station in the U.S., producing and broadcasting programming on public affairs, education, science, business, and independent media. The archive at CUNY TV manages the 30 year production history of the station, a broadcast library, the Himan Brown Radio Archive, and audiovisual collections produced within the City University of New York. CUNY TV’s collections cover a variety of analog and digital audiovisual formats, including 1/4″ reel audio, analog and digital video tape, film, electrical transcription discs, and archival and broadcast digital formats.

Interns participate in cataloging, collection management, and preservation activities within CUNY TV’s collections. Current archival projects include collection inventory and assessment (including processing and re-housing collections), digitization of legacy formats for preservation, and  cataloging using PBCore metadata schema. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in audiovisual archives in a busy broadcast and production environment.

This internship would be appropriate for students pursuing the archives and preservation certificate, and for those who are interested in digital preservation.  Preferably candidates should have experience with or interest in time-based media cataloging, audiovisual media handling,  digitization projects, and basic knowledge of metadata schemas (PBCore, Dublin Core, PREMIS). We are looking for interns to work within the time requirements for GLSIS internships (150 hours, approx. 10 hours per week) during 9-5 weekdays.  This internship is for credit only.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume via email to Archivist/Digital Systems Manager, Dave Rice: dave@cuny.tv  and Assistant Archivist, Molly Fair: molly@cuny.tv with subject header Spring 2014 Internship. Please tell us why you would be a good match for this internship, and describe relevant coursework completed or professional work experience.

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