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Chevening British Library Fellowship: Exploring and enhancing the British Library’s Turkic-language collections

Fellowship
2018 - 2019
This fellowship will assist the British Library in cataloguing, conserving and publicising its collections of Turkic printed materials, while also adding to extant knowledge about the nature and extent of publishing in Turkic languages throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It will involve working with a number of different departments across the organization – including Asian and African Studies, European and American Collections and the Metadata Team – in order to determine best practices for the creation of bibliographic data, its display and its dissemination through the Library’s various channels of communication. Training on the metadata creation, storage and display systems at the British Library will be provided at an early stage in the Fellowship, and frequent consultation with the Metadata team will ensure that the incumbent’s education in the Library’s metadata systems is a continuous and dynamic process. The successful candidate will thereby assist the Library in developing its treatment of both the form and the content of Turkic publications by investigating improvements to the systems for cataloguing and conserving such materials, as well as producing original content on the history of the items themselves. Please note that this fellowship is not suited for those wishing to carry out their own research projects. Before applying please ensure that you have reviewed the fellowship description available on the Chevening website. Only applications for the Chevening British Library Fellowship will be considered.