Applications Now Accepted for the National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York

Applications are now being accepted from host institutions and residents interested in participating in the National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program.

The NDSR-NY program, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is working to develop the next generation of digital stewardship professionals by funding nine-month hands-on residencies for recent Masters degree recipients to complete digital stewardship projects at host institutions in the New York City area. Similar NDSR programs are being run by Harvard Library and MIT Libraries in Boston and by Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

The application and additional information for host institutions can be found at the program's website. The deadline for submission is April 25, 2014.

The application and additional information for residents can be found at the program's website. The deadline for submission is May 30, 2014.

For host institutions, participation in NDSR-NY will offer:

  • The contributions of highly skilled and motivated residents selected from a national pool of applicants and whose salary is paid by the NDSR-NY program.
  • The opportunity to help create and refine what is intended to be an extensible model for a post-Masters degree residency program in digital stewardship.
  • The chance to be an integral part of a collaborative, multi-city network of host institutions sharing knowledge on digital stewardship and mentoring emerging professionals in the field.

For residents, participation in NDSR-NY will offer:

  • A nine-month paid residency at a New York City institution working on a specific digital stewardship project with a mentor and with full host institution support.
  • Participation in advanced training, lectures, and events on digital stewardship conducted by digital preservation professionals and program staff.
  • The opportunity to take part in a nationwide, federally-supported initiative to foster the development of new digital stewardship professionals. 
  • The chance to network and collaborate with peers in similar NDSR programs being run in Boston and Washington D.C.
  • Access to professional development funding, the opportunity to present at national conferences, and the chance to help contribute to and shape a national model for post-Masters residency programs.

Please visit the NDSR-NY website for more information. NDSR-NY program staff are available to answer questions, give feedback on project ideas, and help with applications. Please directly your inquiries to Jefferson Bailey, NDSR-NY Principal Investigator, at jbailey@metro.org.