National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York

Welcome the first NDSR-NY cohort! Each resident demonstrated a strong commitment to digital stewardship, along with exceptional talent and skill. More about each resident can be found on the Residents page.


From left to right:

Victoria (Vicky) Steeves, Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Host institution: American Museum of Natural History

Peggy Griesinger, Master of Library Science, Indiana University
Host institution: Museum of Modern Art

Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, Master of Library and Information Science, Drexel University
Host institution: New York Art Resources Consortium

Shira Peltzman, Master of Arts, New York University
Host institution: Carnegie Hall

Julia Kim, Master of Arts, New York University
Host institution: New York University Libraries


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.