National Digital Stewardship Residency with Dumbarton Oaks ICFA

Dumbarton Oaks has been named a host institution for the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR), a groundbreaking program created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). As one of only ten such institutions in the program’s inaugural year, Dumbarton Oaks is seeking a recent Master’s graduate with a passion for digital preservation to help the organization identify an institutional solution for long-term digital asset management.

Beginning in September 2013 the residency entails a paid, nine-month opportunity to work at Dumbarton Oaks. Following an intensive, two-week digital stewardship workshop at the Library of Congress, the chosen resident will be embedded in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), and with the guidance and support of Shalimar Fojas White, ICFA Manager, and Anne-Marie Viola, Metadata and Cataloging Specialist, will engage with departments across campus to catalog assets, discuss needs and raise awareness about digital preservation. The resident will also undertake an evaluation of possible digital asset management systems (DAMS), and ultimately, reach a recommendation and produce a detailed inventory and an institutional policy addressing digital asset appraisal and selection at Dumbarton Oaks.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity read our project proposal,

In addition to Dumbarton Oaks, the inaugural NDSR host institutions include: the Association of Research Librarians, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Library of Congress, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, the National Library of Medicine, the National Security Archive, the Public Broadcasting Service, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the World Bank.

Visit the NSDR website for more details about the program: For application instructions see:

Applications will be accepted until April 2013.

(Source: “Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives”:  A blog from the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.)

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