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.

The NDSR program 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 original goals of the program were to foster the creation of a cadre of experts in the field and to encourage LIS schools to include more experiential learning as part of their standard curricula. Subsequently, grants were awarded by IMLS for the Metropolitan New York Library Council in partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society and Harvard University Libraries in partnership with MIT to continue testing the NDSR model in other cities around the United States. WGBH and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting were awarded a grant to develop a geographically distributed cohort of residents, with a focus on digital audiovisual archiving. The most recent iteration of the NDSR program is NDSR Art, a partnership of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ARLIS/NA, with residencies held in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

To peruse current and ongoing projects, visit the Current Residents and Hosts page.

To review previous projects, please visit the NDSR Alumni page.

All programs give their thanks to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for funding, collaboration, and their overall program support.