Kristopher F. Nelson from the Library of Congress's Office of Strategic Initiatives sent me an email this morning about a new program he asked me to mention on the blog. Since I'm always happy to help out the good folks at the Library of Congress--keepers of our nation's best ephemera--I'm sharing the news with you today. And, if you want to spread the word across your social networks by linking to this post, I'm sure Kristopher would appreaciate it.
The Library of Congress and The Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce that the call for applications for the inaugural National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) class will begin next week.
The NDSR program will allow ten recent graduates of Master’s degree programs in relevant fields to complete a nine-month residency at various institutions in the Washington, D.C. area. The entire list of projects can currently be found on the NDSR Web site at www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/hosts.
Institutions that will be hosting residents include:
- Association of Research Librarians
- Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- The Library of Congress
- Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities / University of Maryland Libraries
- National Library of Medicine
- The National Security Archive
- Public Broadcasting Service
- Smithsonian Institution Archives
- The World Bank
Beginning in September 2013, accepted residents will attend an intensive two-week digital stewardship workshop at the Library of Congress. Thereafter, residents will begin their experience at a host institution to work on significant digital stewardship projects. Their projects will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.
Additional information about NDSR can be found at www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr. Application instructions will be available next week.