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> From THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV 26 1993 Jan GMT 10:46:10
Date: 26 Jan 1993 10:46:10 GMT
From: ALLEN W THRASHER <THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV>
Subject: LOC JUNIOR FELLOWSHIPS
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM : ASIAN DIVISION
The Asian Division invites your participation in its Junior
Fellows Program. The Division offers academic fellowships to
qualified juniors, seniors, and graduate students in a program
designed to fit the interests and schedules of the fellows as
well as to serve the mission of the Library. Projects in our
collections will be of interest to students in library science
and Asian studies.
SCOPE OF THE COLLECTIONS
The Asian Division's collections of 1.7 million volumes include
books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, and microforms in
the languages of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the South Asian
subcontinent. The four sections of the division - Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, and Southern Asia - provide reference
assistance and prepare bibliographies for both materials in the
Asian language collections and related publications in Western
languages in the Library's general collections.
The collections in the custody of the Southern Asia Section
contain nearly 500,000 volumes or ficheof volumes in
classicalPakistan, India, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, the
Maldives, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines.
EXAMPLE OF PROJECTS AVAILABLE FOR FELLOWS
Southeast Asia Serials Collection.
Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Indonesian serial collections
need to be evaluated, selectively prepared for binding or
microfilming, and added to the collections. The Vietnamese
newspaper collection needs to be prepared for microfilming. A
12,000 reel microfilm collection of newspapers and other
publications in regional languages needs to be reviewed and
reorganized to provide easier access with improved computerized
Work on these collections offers Fellows the opportunity to
work with area specialists and to famniliarize themselves with
the Library's methods of managing materials of this kind. It
also provides an introduction to the Library's use of its field
offices in Jakarta, New Delhi and Karachi and to the publications
practices of the South and Southeast Asian areas.
Inquiries about possible intern projects may be made to the
Chief, Asian Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540,
or by telephone at 202-707-5420. DEADLINE March 1, 1993.
NB: Applicants must be United States citizens or hold a "green
card" (permission to be employed in the U.S.)
The above is a digest of the printed announcement being sent
out to appropriate area studies departments and centers.
Specific information on Southern Asia Section projects can also
be asked from the section, 202-707-5600.
Please forward this message as appropriate, especially to other
Southern Asia Section
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