Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program | Library of Congress
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"The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets. No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge are usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official...
#15 - Treasure Hunting - Biodiversity Heritage (Library Services) (Collections and Services Directorate) (Science, Technology and Business Division). Short Description: The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access. This proposed project is an effort to discover, digitize, and promote the LC’s collections in collaboration with BHL by giving a Fellow an opportunity to select a species and identify items from the LC’s collection within the public domain (published before 1923 in the US) for digitization and active publicity...."