BORN DIGITAL ARCHIVES @ GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM ??SI-Guggenheim Museum Fellowship Page 1 2017-2018 BORN DIGITAL ARCHIVES @ GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION 2017
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BORN DIGITAL ARCHIVES @ GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
The purpose of the Born-Digital Archives Fellowship is to provide support for a MSLIS student with the
Advanced Certificate in Archives to apply born-digital archival skills and practices in one of the citys
great museums: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The fellowship allows students to apply the
knowledge and skills they obtained from their course work in a professional setting while developing
new skills through participation in an on-site internship. Relevant skills and technologies include
managing born-digital records, digital forensics, file format migration, and email archiving, using open-
source software such as ArchivesSpace and Archivematica.
Archives projects are generally conducted from the Guggenheim Museum Offices (One Liberty Plaza)
located in the Financial District.
The fellowship recipient will commit to working on-site at the museum for 8 hours/week (120
hours/semester for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters; 30 weeks total from September 2017-May
2018). This fellowship includes a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 that will be divided equally
between the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. Fellows must register for a course from the list of
archives electives (https://www.pratt.edu/academics/information/advanced-certificates/archives/) in
fall 2017 and LIS 698 Practicum/Seminar in spring 2018. If the fellowship recipient has previously taken
LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives, this requirement can be substituted with another archives course
subject to the approval of the Dean of the School of Information. The successful applicant must take at
least 6 credits in both the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.
Please note that continuing the fellowship through spring 2018 is contingent upon review of the fall
2017 semester by Guggenheim Archives staff. The fellowship recipient will be selected by Guggenheim
Museum archivists following an initial review by SI staff. Official notification will be made by mid-June
Please contact the SI Office with questions about the fellowship and/or application process.
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To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
- Have started the MSLIS program no later than spring 2017
- Have a graduation date of June 1, 2018 or later
- Have taken and completed the following courses prior to fall 2017:
LIS 625 Management of Archives & Special Collections
LIS 654 Information Technologies
- Not have previously taken LIS 698 Seminar & Practicum
- Have an expected graduation date of June 1, 2018 or later
Application submission & deadline
To apply, send the following as one .pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org -
Completed scholarship application
A list detailing your software/technology proficiency
Statement of purpose (1-2 pages explaining why youre applying for the fellowship and what
you hope to gain from the experience, etc.)
The deadline is 5pm EST, Monday, May 8, 2017.
STATEMENT OF ACCURACY
I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me is true and correct to the
best of my knowledge.
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