Digital Archivist


Center for Digital Antiquity staff at Arizona State University


Description: This internship provides an opportunity to assist Center for Digital Antiquity staff at Arizona State University in managing their digital repository tDAR: the Digital Archaeological Record. The Digital Archivist Intern will work with staff on tDAR’s preservation policy and preservation plan to ensure that files are useable and accessible for the long-term. Interns will be able to develop familiarity with, and an ability to work with, materials in a variety of formats (e.g., manuscript, print, photographs, digital images, digital documents, GIS data, data sets, 3D scans). Internship is available for FALL, 2018 or for SPRING, 2019.

Supervisor: Dr. Mary Whelan, Center for Digital Antiquity

Location: ASU Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ (Hayden Library)

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this internship, the intern will:

1. Understand the importance of digital preservation as it applies to a domain repository;

2. Be familiar with the principles of trustworthiness, openness and responsible stewardship as they apply to a digital repository;

3. Be familiar with standard and open content formats and their importance in digital preservation;

4. Learn how to identify preservation formats and migrate files into those formats;

5. Understand the different levels of preservation.

Tech Skills (Preferred):

Experience and familiarity with computers, web applications, and word-processing. Demonstrated knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, and preferably with Acrobat, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Job Requirements:

Candidates must have completed at least one year of graduate work in an Information Science or a Library and Information Science degree program. Interns must be able to work in-person in the Digital Antiquity office (Hayden Library, Arizona State University) in Tempe, Arizona for 10 hours per week. Minimum internship length is one semester, two semesters is preferable.

How to Apply:

Email with a statement of interest and CV. Please include a list of graduate coursework completed, and available start date.

Forum Opportunity Type: 


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences