Guest post from Lucie Wall Stylianopoulos, Director of Academic Programs & Outreach for the University Library
The UVA Library announces an internship program in its Academic Engagement area open to all UVA students. The Student Digital Research Internships will begin to accept applications April 15, 2015, offering a $1000 stipend to each of the chosen applicants who successfully completes the expectations of the internship.
The Student Digital Research Internship this year will target the Open Greek and Latin Project, in particular, a self-standing subset of the project called the Free First Thousand Years of Greek. The goal is to make freely available the corpus of the first thousand years of Ancient Greek as attested in manuscripts with a modern search engine, the ability to download authors and works, the capacity for including textual variants, and numerous other features.
The internship involves a range of activities: scanning texts, verifying and correcting OCR’d texts, running a morphological parser on texts to test their integrity and correct errors, ensuring that the XML markup of texts is correct, and uploading corrected texts to a GitHub repository, just to name a few possibilities. Student Digital Research Interns will also be asked to create their own text analysis project in consultation with their faculty mentor and the Classics Librarian. In addition to completing and presenting their projects, the interns will be encouraged to attend related workshops and presentations, and write related blog posts about their work.
Interested students can apply by sending two PDF attachments: a letter giving details explaining how the internship will support their academic goals, and giving some idea of the level of their current proficiency and areas in which they would like to improve; and a letter of recommendation from a UVA faculty member willing to be a mentor to the student for the project. Emails should be sent to ixFellows@virginia.edu by 5 p.m., May 6, 2016.