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Reference Content Intern, Credo, Boston, MA

Reference Content Internship-
Spring 2018
 

Credo Reference is seeking a part-time Reference Content Intern (15-20 hours/week) to join our team. Credo has a database of full-text reference content - nearly 5 million entries from 4,000+ reference books and directories, including subject encyclopedias and dictionaries, quotations, biographies, chronologies, statistics and historical documents.  

 

Schedule: We are flexible with work schedule as long as those hours can be worked during normal business hours M-F 9-5 EST.

 

Location: Our office is based in Boston, but students from all U.S. locations will be considered since working remotely would be fine.

 

You will help Credo to make our reference database even better by developing Topic Pages to capture users' interest, doing some analytics on our content and editing XML to facilitate correct data ingestion into our product. If you'd enjoy working with a small team of librarians and content experts as much as putting your head down and spending hours doing research, we'd like to meet you. If you've ever looked up something in a reference book and then kept reading because the next entry was just as interesting, this internship could be for you.  

 

About the Internship:

  • Create and edit Topic Pages - summaries of topics in many different subject areas.

  • Project work pertaining to book metadata, research, and usage analytics.

  • Prepare XML and media for publication within online products.

About You:

  • You are a graduate student studying Library Science with a humanities or social sciences background.

  • You are both analytical and curious and can spend hours working on a challenge.

  • You are capable (and enjoy) working with Excel/Google Spreadsheets and you are comfortable with many spreadsheet functions.

  • Experience working with XML and XML editors, preferably Emacs or Oxygen.

  • You have a keen eye for detail and an innate knack for catching bad or messy data.

  • Can read technical documentation to create structured documents.

Interested students should apply here.

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