If you are a recent or soon-to-be graduate of a master’s program in any fields related to digital preservation, you might want to consider applying for the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR). The NDSR is a nine month residency at one of ten Washington, D.C. institutions including:
- Association of Research Libraries
- Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- The Library of Congress
- Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities / University of Maryland Libraries
- National Library of Medicine
- The National Security Archive
- Public Broadcasting Service
- Smithsonian Institution Archives
- The World Bank
Participants begin their training with an intensive two-week workshop at the Library of Congress, then move on to a nine-month paid residency at one of the ten institutions. Residents will receive a bi-weekly stipend of $1306.
What would you gain by participating in the residency:
- Work on substantive digital stewardship projects at a selected host institution that complement your learning objectives.
- Attend regular presentations and discussions about your work within a cohort of residents.
- Attend a series of invited guest lectures.
- Have access to a collaborative education community established by the residency.
- Attend biweekly seminars with other residents at one institution.
- Participate in professional conferences.
- Give a presentation at the conclusion of your residency at your host institution.
For more information on how to apply visit the NDSR’s application page: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/applicationinfo.html.