Knight Library
Friday, October 27, 2017
Pay Type: 
Beginning of Fall term 2017

The intern will catalog and provide authority controlled metadata for the Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s, Oregon Percent of Art, and UO Archives Photographs collections in Oregon Digital. The duties will be the following:

• Linked open data (LOD) creation for descriptive, technical, authority, and preservation metadata.
• Creation and management of URIs and authority control for our controlled vocabulary manager,
• Creation and submission of URI records to the Getty Union List of Artist Names
• Research as needed for identification of existing authorities and creation of new authorities.

The outcomes will be the following:

• Thorough understanding of LOD cataloging principles, standards, schemas, ontologies, vocabularies, and their relationship as whole on the semantic web.
• Understanding of authority control and standards for the creation of authority-controlled data.
• Knowledge of the system and metadata-related technologies of Oregon Digital,, and the Getty Vocabularies.
• Knowledge of strategies for metadata transformation, remediation, and organization with technologies like Excel, Open Refine, and Oxygen.

This opportunity will give the intern high-level experience with advanced linked open data technology and cataloging standards, benefiting any future career in libraries as the landscape is moving in this direction. Many library school programs cannot instruct on the real-world use of LOD and the concepts of the semantic web, and hence this will provide an important educational opportunity that the intern will most likely not get in their MLIS program. Moreover, skills of management of local authority data and integration with external authority data are an essential skill needed for LOD cataloging.

Must be a full time student
Knowledge and use of Oxygen, Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Adobe Suite

Please submit a student application, resume, and cover letter to Crystal Karlsen, Payroll & HR Coordinator, by email to ckarlsen@uoregon or in person in Room 115B in Library Administration in Knight Library.

In your cover letter, please include your interest in the position and how the position supports your career goals.