Monday, March 10, 2014


Please see below for information about a free DC-area event, from the Library of Congress/IMLS/National Library of Medicine. Information is also available at, where additional speakers will be announced soon. -- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, IMLS, AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE TO HOST NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY SYMPOSIUM ON APRIL 8, 2014 On April 8, 2014, the inaugural cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents will present a symposium entitled "Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship" at the National Library of Medicine. The symposium will consist of panel presentations on topics including preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data, and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions. It will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator. The National Digital Stewardship Residency is an initiative of the Library of Congress and Institute of Museum and Library Services. It "provide(s) a robust, hands-on learning experience to complement graduate-level training and education. The inaugural cohort began their residency at Washington, D.C. area libraries, museums, and cultural institutions in September 2013. Ten residents are embedded in institutions around the area, each completing a project related to an aspect of digital preservation and stewardship. The NDSR program aims to "serve the American people by developing the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve, and make accessible our digital assets." Further information about the program can be found here: All sessions will be held in the National Library of Medicine's Lister Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Information about the Auditorium and host site is here: *The symposium is free and open to the public.* Pre-registration is encouraged. Program: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:30-9:30 Registration 9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks, George Coulbourne and Kris Nelson, Library of Congress 9:45-10:45 BitCurator Demonstration, Cal Lee, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science 11:00-noon Panel discussion on Social Media, Archiving, and Preserving Collaborative Projects 1:15-2:15 Panel discussion on Open Government and Open Data 2:45-3:45 Panel discussion on Digital Strategies for Public and Non-Profit Institutions For online registration, please go to: For symposium updates and logistical information, please go to: For all other information about the symposium, please contact Maureen Harlow at All are welcome.