National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York

UpdateHost and Resident Applications are now available and are being accepted!

  • Applications for Host Institutions can be found on the Information for Hosts page. The deadline for host applications is April 25, 2014.
  • Applications for Residents can be found on the Information for Residents page. The deadline for resident applications is May 30, 2014.

Metropolitan New York Library Council, in partnership with Brooklyn Historical Society, is implementing the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program in the New York metropolitan area through generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) via a 2013 Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program grant.

The National Digital Stewardship Residency is working to develop the next generation of digital stewardship professionals that will be responsible for acquiring, managing, preserving, and making accessible our nation’s digital assets. Residents will serve 9-month, paid residencies in host institutions working on digital stewardship initiatives. Host institutions will receive the dedicated contribution of a recent graduate that has received advanced training in digital stewardship.

An affiliated project, NDSR Boston, was awarded by IMLS to Harvard Library, in partnership with MIT Libraries, to implement the fellowship program in Boston, MA. Hosts and residents from both programs will participate in the broader NDSR network of professionals working to advance digital preservation and develop a sustainable, extensible model for postgraduate residencies combining advanced training and experiential learning focused on the collection, preservation, and availability of digital materials. See the About NDSR-NY page for additional program and contact information.