Seeking Our Next Cohort of NDSR Residents

by Annie Tummino, Project Manager, METRO


We’re pleased to have announced the five host institutions that will take part in the 2015/16 cycle of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) in New York program. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, CUNY Television, New York Public Radio, Rhizome, and the Wildlife Conservation Society are all prepared to onboard and mentor an NDSR resident. (Read more about these projects on the NDSR website.)

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Now that these worthy projects have been identified, we would like to remind recent graduates that applications for the nine-month paid residency positions are due May 22, 2015. Applicants are asked to rank their top three preferred hosts.

Selected residents will first complete an intensive digital stewardship immersion workshop. Over the course of the program, the cohort will attend a series of lectures, workshops, and special events. Residents will also present their projects at national and regional professional conferences.

Applications are comprised of an application form, your c.v., two letters of reference, and a short video answering the question “why are you interested in digital stewardship?”

It may help to know that digital stewardship is broadly defined as the practice of acquiring, selecting, managing, preserving, and providing access to digital information. The goal of this program is to develop a bridge between coursework and hands-on experience.

Want to learn more about the program? Our current cohort has answered frequently asked questions on their blog, and Vicky Steeves has recorded a screencast about her experience as a resident at the American Museum of Natural History.

If you have any questions about this program, please review the NDSR-NY website or contact Margo Padilla, Program Director.

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