Seeking The First-ever Cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents in New York

We’re pleased to have announced the five New York-based institutions who will take part in the National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York. The American Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Art Resources Consortium, and New York University Libraries are all prepared to onboard and mentor an NDSR resident. You can read more about these projects on the NDSR microsite.

ndsr_master_logo.jpgNow that these worthy projects have been identified, we invite recent graduates to apply for a nine-month paid position with 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, and present their work regularly. Residents will complete the program with a presentation about their project to a national audience at a professional conference.

Applications are due on May 30, 2014 and 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 course work in the field and hands-on experience.

We look forward to being in receipt of resident applications. If you have any inquiries, please review the NDSR-NY website or contact Jefferson Bailey, program director, at jbailey [at] metro [dot] org.