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I've been meaning to post this for at least a week ...

It's been quite gratifying to see my notes on the Google/Stanford deal posted in various blogs. Unfortunately, there won't be a chance for me to present more info because I'm leaving Stanford in 2 weeks.

It's another internship, to last 6 months. I'm going to be pretty poor for a while and it's going to take some creative fundraising to get to either SLA or ALA this summer (or, in theory, both). And I've been warned that my day-to-day tasks will be pretty mundane. My commute won't be much fun, either (an hour away, in light traffic).

However, I think it'll be worth it. I'll be working at the Internet Archive. Mostly doing QA and basic metadata work on non-web collection.

It should be fun. And kinda scary. I'll let you know how it goes.


Yes, please do! And best of luck at Internet Archive.

Ooooooo...very jealous! The Internet Archive is way up in my top 5 amazing information projects list, and I'd love to see what Bruce has going on there these days.

Congrats, and I don't blame you at all for taking an internship there, even with the various hardships. I'd be tempted, and I'm all the way across the country. :-)

I probably won't be at ALA this year, but I hope to be back in the swing of library-land very, very soon.

Cool! That sounds like such a great place to intern! Can't wait to read about your work there!

Welcome to the Archive!!! I look forward to getting to know you.

Good luck, Eli! I think you are brave for removing the golden shackles to strike out on your own and do cool things.

And at least you live in the Bay Area, where hour-plus commutes are commonplace....

Congratulations Eli! I hope IA is a rewarding and valuable experience for you.

As for conferences, are you eligible for any scholarships or grants? NMRT grants? Or are there reduced registration fees if perhaps you gave a paper on the Internet Archive at Annual?!

Congrats! You have to keep us updated on your work at IA. This sounds awesome!

Congrats! You have to keep us updated on your work at IA. This sounds awesome!

Thanks for all of the good wishes. Beatrice, we talked briefly on the phone ... I look forward to meeting you soon.

As for funds, Fiona ... I missed all of the NMRT deadlines and the vast majority of SLA awards are for students or experienced professionals. We shall see.

congratulations! this sounds like a great opportunity.

i'm a recent addition to your flock of readers. i look forward to following your upcoming adventures.

I blog on digitization (http://hurstassociates.blogspot.com) and recently found your blog posting on what's happening at Stanford. Thanks so much for your insight.

Undoubtedly you will find MUCH to write about as you intern at the Internet Archive. Brewster Kahle is doing "good work" and involved in many worthwhile efforts in creating and using digitize materials. I'm sure it will be a great learning experience and I look forward to your postings!