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Alaska State Library Internship Project

2022 Internship Opportunity

Location: Bethel, Alaska

Library: Kuskokwim Consortium Library

Project Title: Cataloging and Creating Metadata for KYUK Yugtun Media Content for Archiving in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Project Dates: June 15-August 15, 2022

Application Period: Closes February 25, 2022. Apply Now.

Project Summary: An effort to archive local history and Yup’ik cultural material to preserve important Yukon Kuskokwim Delta historical information.

The Kuskokwim Consortium Library and regional bilingual Yugtun/English radio station KYUK are working to archive materials. KYUK has a large amount of media content to digitize, archive, and make accessible through various locations, including the Library of Congress and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB).

Project Goals:

  • Work with project partners to establish a controlled vocabulary for KYUK media content.
  • Create metadata for each video, including names, dates, locations, and subjects covered.
  • Work with KYUK Yugtun translators to establish controlled vocabulary and spellings for Yugtun terms.
  • Submit metadata periodically to AAPB so media content is searchable on americanarchive.org.
  • Showcase some of the media content through public viewings at the library and cultural center.