Category: Education and Training

National Digital Stewardship Residents Conclude Program with Capstone Meeting

The following is a guest post by Kris Nelson, Program Management Specialist at the Library of Congress and Program Coordinator of the National Digital Stewardship Residency. A version of this article was originally published in the Library of Congress weekly staff newspaper The Gazette. The National Digital Stewardship Residency concluded the inaugural year of the […]

Register for CURATEcamp: Digital Culture, July 24th

Alongside this year’s Digital Preservation 2014 meeting, I am excited to announce that we will also be playing host to a CURATEcamp unconference focused on exploring the collecting, preserving and providing access to records of digital culture. For those unfamiliar with unconferences, the key idea is that the participants define the agenda and that there […]

Announcing Hosts and Projects for Next Round of NDSR

Some good news coming out of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program – the host institutions and projects for the upcoming year have now been announced!  The NDSR, an initiative to develop new professionals in digital stewardship through funded, post-graduate residencies, is wrapping up the first successful year of the program, held in 10 different […]

National Digital Stewardship Residency Lessons Learned and Next Steps

The following is a guest post by Kris Nelson, Program Management Specialist at the Library of Congress and Program Coordinator of the National Digital Stewardship Residency. It’s hard to believe that the current cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents will conclude their program later this month.   After nine months of working on their projects, attending […]

Looking Back on a Defining Experience: The Residency Class of 2014

The following is a guest post by Margo Padilla, Program Manager for NDSR-NY. With a month remaining in the inaugural term of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, the cohort is busy putting the finishing touches on projects, participating in closing program events and planning future endeavors. Since arriving in Washington DC last September, residents […]

NDSR Symposium: Pushing the Digital Envelope

The following is a guest post by Kris Nelson, Program Management Specialist at the Library of Congress and Program Coordinator of the National Digital Stewardship Residency. “If you want to do important work, you have to work on an important problem.”  With these words, Betsy Humphreys, Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine, effectively […]

Teaching and Learning About Digital Stewardship

Gaining the knowledge, skills and experience required to manage digital assets and provide access to them over time can sometimes feel like trying to hit a moving target. Almost all heritage organizations now have a responsibility to steward some kind of digital content be it e-books or journals, digitized materials, electronic records, digital photographs, data […]

A Residency Update: Working with Digital Media Art at the Smithsonian

The following is a guest post by Erica Titkemeyer, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Smithsonian Institution Archives As the National Digital Stewardship Resident placed within the Smithsonian Institution Archives I have been tasked with identifying the specialized digital curation requirements for time‐based media art (TBMA). I typically use this definition to best describe TBMA (also referred to here as digital media art): artwork containing […]

A Regional NDSA?

The following is a guest post by Kim Schroeder, a lecturer at the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science. Several years ago before the glory of the annual NDSA conference, professionals across America were seeking more digital curation literature and professional contacts.  Basic questions like ‘what is the first step in digital […]

Upcoming NDSR Symposium “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship”: Speaker Announcements

The following is a guest post by Jaime McCurry, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Folger Shakespeare Library. It’s certainly been an exciting and busy few months for the National Digital Stewardship Residents and although we are well into the final portion of our projects, we’re showing no signs of slowing down. In addition to […]