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CERL Internship and Placement Grant 2016/2017

30 de Noviembre de 2016 a las 10:15 h

Por si fuera de interés, difundimos la convocatoria del CERL Internship and Placement Grant 2016/2017. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes termina el 15 de diciembre de 2016.




CERL would like to offer one 2016/2017 Internship and Placement Grant, to the value of 1,000 Euros, to allow qualified librarians and scholars to work on CERL projects in CERL libraries, or in CERL offices, and to be trained on CERL databases, generally for a period of one month.


In particular, CERL is looking to support people new to the profession, whether in librarianship or in academia, and to facilitate international mobility.


CERL asked its member libraries to propose projects suitable to the CERL Grant.

Applicants may apply to these, or suggest a different proposal in agreement with another host library, which must itself be a member of CERL. The internship should take place within the period January-September 2017.

This grant can only be assigned once to the same person. Applications not selected but positively vetted will be notified that they can be put in again for the next round.

A written report for the CERL webpage and Newsletter, and/or a presentation in person will be expected at the end of the internship/placement.





The Royal Library of The Hague (KB) preserves more than 2.200 incunabula; 900 from the Low Countries. All incunabula are described in the OPAC using OCLC ( Descriptions are based on ISTC. All desctiptions  contain the ISTC number in a separate field, and the GW number  in the bibliographical field together with other bibliographical references. All provenances are researched and described. A number of incunabula were included in the Illustrated ISTC with their keypages.


The internship:

1. Adapt a download of the incunable descriptions for upload in MEI according to the requirements of Data Conversion Group (DCG)

2. Expand the descriptions with data required by MEI (geographical and chronological markers)


The Royal Library of The Hague has much experience with internships. Interns that are enrolled at a university can apply for the internship compensation (KB) on top of the CERL grant. Interns will be part of the organization. The KB will provide a workplace and guidance. The internship will be coordinated by Dr Marieke van Delft, Curator Pre-1800 books at KB.


Requirements for the intern:

- knowledge of the rare books, preferably incunabula and analytical bibliography;

- knowledge of Latin, English, and if possible Dutch

- palaeographical skills



Your application should include a CV (maximum two pages) and a covering letter. This should  outline your suitability for the internship, give your reasons for the application, and the name of one referee who can be contacted by CERL.

If the applicant is employed by an institution, the consent of the institution should be included.

Deadline: 15 December 2016.

Please email the application to


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