Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FREE webinar - two new residency programs

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, February 19 3:00-4:00 pm (ET) This introductory webinar is for potential host institutions and potential residents to learn about two new residency programs in New York and Boston funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). These programs are designed to give recent graduate students the training, mentoring, hands-on experience, and professional network to launch careers in digital stewardship -- the practice of collecting, selecting, managing, preserving, and making available digital content. New York and Boston-area institutions will have the opportunity to host and mentor a resident serving a 9 month residency working on a digital stewardship project designed by the institution. The residents are compensated directly by the NDSR programs. The NDSR programs also include ongoing training, professional development, and special events for the residents and in collaboration with the host institutions and NDSR program managers. These residency programs are a continuation of the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program initiated by the IMLS and the Library of Congress and currently underway in Washington D.C. More information on the current program can be found at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/. Information on the New York program is at http://ndsr.nycdigital.org/ and information on the Boston program is at http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston. Webinar presenters will include Andrea Goethals (Harvard Library) and Nancy McGovern (MIT Libraries), who are coordinating the Boston NDSR program, and Jefferson Bailey (METRO) who is coordinating the New York NDSR program. Register for this free event at http://metro.org/events/475/ Video of the webinar will be made publicly available afterwards and future webinars will be scheduled for those who cannot attend this date.