Since 2016, Cal State LA has served as an internship site for Pasadena City College's Digitization Skills Internship Course (LIB 126) offered through their Digitization Skills Certificate Program.
As part of their summer experience, interns work on a digitization project and draft two blog posts documenting their experience, citing any interesting insights or materials discovered.
Summer internship projects:
- College/University Times Newspaper Collection
Interns scan newspapers using an overhead scanner, Zetuschel OS12002, create a preservation and access file, embed metadata, record metadata into an excel spreadsheet, and rehouse the original newspapers in archival enclosures.
- Bookplate Collection
Bookplates, or ex libris, are labels with a printed design intended to show ownership, usually pasted inside the front cover of a book. Our collection of 1,530 bookplates contains a wide variety of designs, designers, and subject matter.
Interns scan the bookplates using an overhead scanner, Zetuschel OS12002, creating a preservation and access file, embedding metadata, recording metadata into an excel spreadsheet, and conducting some research of the bookplates scanned.