The National Digital Stewardship Residency program has recently announced the next group of 10 residents selected for this prestigious program. This Residency program, funded by the IMLS, has just completed its inaugural year, with 10 residents working in various organizations in the Washington, DC area. The next round of the NDSR will begin in September 2014 and will take place in two cities – New York and Boston.
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. At the same time, it offers the host institutions a highly qualified individual who can provide focused effort on digital preservation needs for the institution (see a recent blog post on this year’s host institutions and their projects). The selection process for these residencies is very competitive – and all who are selected have proven to be highly skilled and possess a strong commitment to the field of digital preservation.
The residents chosen for both cities, five each for New York and Boston, are listed below. We will also be posting more information on The Signal about these residency projects in the months to come. Congratulations to all!
- Karl-Rainer Blumenthal
Host institution: New York Art Resources Consortium
- Peggy Griesinger
Host institution: Museum of Modern Art
- Julia Kim
Host institution: New York University Libraries
- Shira Peltzman
Host institution: Carnegie Hall
- Victoria (Vicky) Steeves
Host institution: American Museum of Natural History
- Samantha DeWitt
Host Institution: Tufts University
- Rebecca Fraimow
Host Institution: WGBH
- Joey Heinen
Host Institution: Harvard University
- Jen LaBarbera
Host Institution: Northeastern University
- Tricia Patterson
Host Institution: MIT Libraries
There will be a panel discussion on the residency program at this year’s Digital Preservation 2014 meeting to be held July 22-24 in Washington, DC. More details will be available soon about the panel, as well as the meeting itself, so keep an eye out for future blog posts.