What’s next for digital stewardship: Your vision for NDSR

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Advisory Board is here to support your vision for digital stewardship. We look forward to facilitating future iterations of the influential NDSR program model that can bring much needed exploration, expertise, and guidance to your organizations, professions, and information and preservation sectors, starting with live opportunities to learn more.

Since 2013, NDSR has provided a model to catalyze projects and extend community capabilities in information, memory, and cultural heritage organizations. Regional and thematic alliances have formed around creating and completing grant-funded projects that demonstrate the possibilities of stewarding born-digital resources from acquisition through access and long-term preservation. See NDSR’s current and completed residencies to to learn much more about these cohorts of hosts, residents, and their projects. All residencies have to date been funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). Looking forward to LB21’s next deadline for 2-page preliminary proposals in September, the NDSR Advisory Board offers its advice and resources to enhance your proposals to this and other funding sources.

NDSR cohorts have been devised, proposed, and administered by a community of forward-thinking organizations and consortia: the Library of Congress; the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO); Harvard University Library and MIT Libraries; the Biodiversity Heritage Library; the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB); the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Now we look to you lead the next iteration. The NDSR Advisory Board will provide advice for organizing, funding, and managing your vision of emerging digital stewardship opportunities.

To answer your questions, share helpful resources, and make connections, we invite you to the following events:

Online Q&A with #NDSRtweets

  • What? A live, hour-long Twitter chat with NDSR Advisory Board members
  • When? Thursday, July 26, at 5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern
  • Where? Twitter

Brand new to NDSR? Curious about creating, hosting, or filling a residency? Join the NDSR Advisory Board’s cohort of alum residents and hosts to learn about their experiences and hear their advice. Use the hashtag #NDSRtweets to ask questions, share ideas, and connect with colleagues.

Blueprint for digital stewardship: How to create the next NDSR

  • What? A live webinar with NDSR Advisory Board members and program administrators
  • When? Monday, August 6, at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern
  • Where? Web conference

Prospective administrators and hosts are strongly encouraged to join Advisory Board members and prior program administrators for this live opportunity to gain advice and resources towards creating the next iterations of NDSR. Hosts will share their perspectives from inside grant proposal and program administration roles, answer your questions, and inspire next steps for the residency model. Register here for instructions to join us via web conference.

Meet NDSR at Archives/Records 2018

  • What? A meet-up with NDSR Advisory Board members
  • When? Wednesday, August 15, at 6PM Eastern
  • Where? Marriott Wardman Park Lobby Bar

You are invited to a casual happy hour with NDSR Advisory Board members and program alums, to be held at Archives/Records 2018, the joint meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), Council of State Archivists (CoSA), and National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), in Washington, DC. Watch this space and the #NDSR hashtag for more details about this opportunity to meet your allies and colleagues as the date approaches.

All questions regarding these events and the National Digital Stewardship Residency may be directed to the NDSR Advisory Board at: advisoryboard@ndsr-program.org.


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