The University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Museum of Art Will Host National Digital Stewardship Residencies

Beginning late summer 2017, the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Museum of Art will participate in the NDSR Art program as host institutions for residencies focused on digital stewardship of art information. Their NDSR Art projects address the conservation and preservation of time-based media, long-term access to digital publications and artworks, and strategies for sustaining born-digital assets.

NDSR Art residents will share their discoveries with the greater ARLIS/NA community and local chapters. You can read about the residents and their projects on the program website.

Please be sure to introduce yourselves to your local residents, Coral Salomón and Elise Tanner, at events and stay tuned for NDSR Art learning opportunities throughout the year!

Program Background

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Art is an iteration of the NDSR program that began in 2013, with a pilot project developed by the Library of Congress in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The NDSR program was developed to bridge the gap between existing, well developed classroom education and the need for more direct professional experience in the field. The program serves several different populations: students interested in the field of digital stewardship, partnering institutions, and the broader cultural heritage community. The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement.

NDSR Art adapts and expands the NDSR model by addressing issues of digital preservation and stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and copyright. The program will support two nationally dispersed cohorts – each consisting of four recent postgraduates placed in host institutions for twelve-month residencies.

NDSR Art is funded by a grant from the IMLS, and administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in partnership with the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).

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