Category: NDSR

Muster In! Training Needs Assessment from DPOE

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. Walking to work today I reflected on the rocket’s red glare of recent Fourth of July fireworks displays and relished the aesthetic appeal of streets still adorned with bunting. Not ready to put away the fife and drum, […]

Residency Program Update and Panel Preview for DP2014

The National Digital Stewardship Residency program just completed the first year of residencies in the Washington, DC area. The second, upcoming round of residencies will take place in New York and Boston, and both cities have recently announced the selection of residents and projects.  At this year’s Digital Preservation 2014, there will be a panel […]

NDSR Selects the Next Class of Residents for New York and Boston

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 […]

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 […]

Preserving Digital and Software-Based Artworks: Recap of a NDSA Discussion

In response to a suggestion from our active membership, the NDSA Standards and Practices Working Group recently hosted a discussion about preserving digital and software-based artworks. Interestingly, the suggestion for this topic came not from a museum staffer but by Winston Atkins, Preservation Officer at Duke University Libraries. Complex materials like digital art works and […]

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 […]