The National Digital Stewardship Residency is a program designed to develop the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve, and make accessible our digital assets by building a small cohort of new professionals as residents. The residents are placed within host institutions that are grappling with digital preservation problems and given projects to complete over the course of their residency, benefiting their host institution and building their professional skills. The Boston installation of the program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and consists of five residents. The first round ran from September 2014-May 2015, and placed residents with Harvard University, Northeastern University, MIT, Tufts University, and WGBH. The second round began in September 2015 and will run through May 2016, partnering with Harvard University, MIT, the State Library of Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. You can find out more about the program here.
Who’s blogging here?
We’re the second round of NDSR Residents: Alexandra Curran, Jeffrey Erickson, Alice Prael, Stefanie Ramsay, and Julie Siefert. Hailing from Florida, Maine, Washington DC, Seattle, and the Boston area, we each bring a unique set of skills and personal interest to our individual projects and the collective program. We’re looking forward to collaborating with each other as well as each host institution along the way, and hope you’ll be along for the ride! Check out the Bios page to find out more about us and our projects.