World of Maps
DESCRIPTION: There are over 40,000 maps in various research Departments of the National Museum of Natural History dating from the 1830s to the present. A project has been underway to organize the maps, create images of them and enter data about them into a database. The intern will assist in identifying obscure maps, creating images of the maps, editing the images, entering information about the maps into the database.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of the basics of maps and geography, basic computer skills. Knowledge of nautical charts a plus.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The intern will increase knowledge of maps, cataloging procedures, digitizing techniques and materials handling.
TIMETABLE: Summer 2017 positions have been filled. Feel free to inquire about later internships.
AWARD PACKAGE: None
Project Contact Name: Jim Harle