The Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce the official open call for applications for the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency, to be held in the Washington, D.C. area. Interested candidates may apply to the program now through January 30, 2015. To apply, go to the official USAJOBS page here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389615400.
To qualify, applicants must have a master’s degree or higher, graduating between spring 2013 and spring 2015, with a strong interest in digital stewardship. Currently enrolled doctoral students are also encouraged to apply. Application requirements include a detailed resume and cover letter, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a creative video that defines an applicant’s interest in the program. (See http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/applicationinfo.html?loclr=ndsr for more application information.)
For the 2015-16 class, five residents will be chosen for a 12-month residency at a one of the several prominent institutions in the Washington, D.C. area listed below. The residency will begin in June, 2015, with an intensive digital stewardship workshop at the Library of Congress. Each resident will then move to their designated host institution to work on a significant digital stewardship project. These projects will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.
The five institutions and projects selected for 2015-16 are:
• The District of Columbia Public Library: Personal Digital Preservation Access and Education through the Public Library
• The Government Publishing Office: Preparation for Audit and Certification of GPO’s FDsys as a Trustworthy Digital Repository
• The American Institute of Architects: Building Curation into Records Creation: Developing a Digital Repository Program at the American Institute of Architects
• The U.S. Senate Historical Office: Improving Digital Stewardship in the U.S. Senate
• The National Library of Medicine: NLM-Developed Software as Cultural Heritage
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To learn more about the NDSR program, including how to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.