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National Digital Stewardship Residency

From: Kristopher F. Nelson <ndsr<-at->
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Library of Congress, in partnership with the Institute of Museum
and Library Services, has selected 10 candidates for the inaugural
class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program.
The nine-month program begins in September 2013.

The NDSR program offers recent master's program graduates in
specialized fields--library science, information science, museum
studies, archival studies and related technology--the opportunity to
gain valuable professional experience in digital preservation.
Residents will attend an intensive two-week digital stewardship
workshop this fall at the Library of Congress. They will then work
on a specialized project at one of 10 host institutions in the
Washington, D.C. area, including the Library of Congress. These
projects will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills
regarding collection, selection, management, long-term preservation
and accessibility of digital assets

2013 National Digital Stewardship Residents:

    Julia Blase
    Tucson, Arizona
    University of Denver
    National Security Archive
    To take a snapshot of all archive activities that involve the
    capture, preservation and publication of digital assets

    Heidi Dowding
    Roseville, Michigan
    Wayne State University
    Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
    To identify an institutional solution for long-term digital
    asset management, conduct research on a variety of software
    systems and draft an institutional policy for the appraisal and
    selection of content destined for preservation

    Maureen Harlow
    Clayville, New York
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    National Library of Medicine
    To create a collection of web content on a specific theme or
    topic of interest such as medicine and art or the e-patient

    Jaime McCurry
    Seaford, New York
    Long Island University
    Folger Shakespeare Library
    To establish local routines and best practices for archiving and
    preserving the institution's digital content

    Lee Nilsson
    Eastpointe, Michigan
    Eastern Washington University
    Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives
    To analyze the future risk of obsolescence to digital formats
    used at the Library and work with Library staff to develop an
    action plan to prevent the risks

    Margo Padilla
    Oakland, California
    San Jose State University, Maryland Institute for Technology in
    the Humanities
    To create and share a research report for access models and
    collection interfaces for born-digital literary materials. She
    will also submit recommendations for access policies for
    born-digital collections

    Emily Reynolds
    Pleasantville, New York
    University of Michigan
    The World Bank Group
    To facilitate and coordinate the eArchives digitization project,
    resulting in the creation of a digitized and cataloged
    historical collection of key archival materials representing
    more than 60 years of global development work

    Molly Schwartz
    Dickerson, Maryland
    University of Maryland
    Association of Research Libraries
    To strengthen and expand a new initiative on digital
    accessibility in research libraries by incorporating a universal
    design approach to library collections and services

    Erica Titkemeyer
    Cary, North Carolina
    New York University
    Smithsonian Institution Archives
    To identify the specialized digital and curatorial requirements
    of time-based media art and establish a benchmark of best
    practices to ensure that institution's archives will stand the
    test of time

    Lauren Work
    Rochester, New York
    University of Washington
    Public Broadcasting Service
    To develop and apply evaluation tools, define selection criteria
    and outline recommended workflows needed to execute a successful
    analog digitization initiative for the PBS moving image

For more information see


Kristopher F. Nelson
Program Specialist
Library of Congress
Office of Strategic Initiatives
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540

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