Metropolitan New York Library Council, in partnership with Brooklyn Historical Society, has been awarded a 2013 Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to test the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) model in the New York area. An affiliated project awarded to Harvard Library by the IMLS will test the model in Boston, MA.
The National Digital Stewardship Residency program is being developed by the Library of Congress in partnership with the IMLS and is currently being piloted in the DC area. The residency program is designed to develop the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve, and make accessible our digital assets. This grant will run from June 3, 2013 – May 31, 2016.