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PAASH Migration Intern

Closes on Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The Archives Society of Alberta (ASA)
Alberta
Internship

*Full-time, 16-week internship starting November 16, 2020*

The Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) is a professional association that
builds resilient archival professionals and organizations that meet the
needs of their communities. We strive to achieve our mission by providing
an advisory services program, an online archival database, an archival
supplies loan program, an online directory of archival institutions in
Alberta, professional development opportunities, and organized advocacy
efforts.

As part of our services which support member archives, ASA is hiring an
intern to migrate the Provincial Archives of Alberta Subject Headings
(PAASH) to a machine-readable format. This machine-readable file will be
used in archival databases in order to make our members’ archival holdings
more easily accessed by the public. Reporting to the Executive
Director/Archives Advisor, the PAASH Migration intern will:

–        Research tools available for the file migration;

–        Migrate PAASH from a Word file to SKOS RDF;

–        Input the SKOS RDF into a database (AOR) and test it; document the
process and summarize results;

–        Document the migration process and develop procedures for updating
and revising in future;

–        Liaise with ASA committees, members and other professionals in the
field to ensure the project meets ASA’s needs and has successful results.

*Qualifications:*

–        Degree in an information science related field with a focus on
computing and knowledge management, digital humanities, information studies
or an equivalent;

–        Familiarity with information management sector such as libraries,
archives or museums is an asset;

–        Familiarity with web technologies such as RDF and standards for
controlled vocabularies such as SKOS;

–        Comfort with technology and the ability to learn new tools quickly;

–        Attention to detail;

–        Ability to work both in a team and independently;

–        Strong communication skills;

–        Meets Young Canada Works criteria which is listed at the Who Can
Apply section
<https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html>

*Compensation: *$27/hour

*Deadline:* October 14, 2020

*How to apply:* Please send your resumé and covering letter to Rene
Georgopalis, Executive Director/Archives Advisor, reneg@archivesalberta.org,
or Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Ctr, 216-10440 108 Ave NW, Edmonton
AB T5H 3Z9.

Please ensure that you also express interest in the position via the Young
Canada Works website:
https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/ProjectDetails?projectId=10927
<https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/ProjectDetails?projectId=10927&showBackToSearch=true>