NDSR-NY Selects 2015/16 Residency Host Institutions

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The National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program, an initiative to develop new professionals in digital stewardship through funded, post-graduate residencies, has selected the five host institutions for the 2015-2016 set of residency projects. The NDSR-NY host institutions will be the Brooklyn Academy of Music, CUNY Television, New York Public Radio, Rhizome, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) project focuses on creating an inventory of born-digital materials created at BAM. The resident will develop workflows and best practices for the long-term accessibility and preservation of born-digital objects.
  • The resident at CUNY Television will improve micro-services used for digital asset management tasks, including transcoding, assessment, delivery, storage, metadata harvesting, logging, and digitization.
  • The resident at New York Public Radio will aid in the creation of a robust digital preservation roadmap. The resident will help create recommendations for long-term, institution-wide digital curation policies.
  • Rhizome’s project will enable the functional preservation of up to 50 born-digital, performative artworks from the ArtBase collection. The resident will help develop standardized criteria and metadata to aid in the preservation of these artworks.
  • The resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society will pilot workflows and help develop systems for long-term preservation of born-digital content from the Education, Exhibit, and Geospatial Analysis Departments.

The NDSR-NY program is administered by Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), with assistance from partner Brooklyn Historical Society. The project is supported by generous funding from the Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Concurrent NDSR initiatives are underway in Boston (administered by Harvard Library and MIT Libraries) and in Washington D.C. (administered by the Library of Congress).

Resident applications to NDSR-NY are still being accepted through May 22, 2015.