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The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce that planning for the 2015-2016 National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program is underway.  During the 2015-2016 program, five residents will complete project work at one of five Washington, D.C. Metro area institutions for a one year term – June 2015 through June 2016. 

Please click "Application Info" for guidance on how to become an NDSR hosting organization. Host applications are due on November 14, 2014. The resident application period will open in mid-December 2014 after hosts have been selected. Requirements and application instructions for becoming a resident will be provided in the coming weeks.

NDSR Mission

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. This will enable current and future generations to fully realize the potential of digital resources now and for years to come.

About Us

The National Digital Stewardship Residency was created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The Residency

Residents of the NDSR program have the opportunity to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings. Five candidates will be selected to participate in one of five paid residencies in Washington, D.C. area institutions starting in June 2015. Additional NDSR experiences in Boston and New York started in September 2014.

Application Info

Click to find out how to become a hosting organization for the 2015-2016 class of residents. Instructions on how to become a 2015 resident are coming soon.

Contact Us

Contact the National Digital Stewardship Residency staff.


Click this link for press releases, blog entries, and media opportunities pertaining to the National Digital Stewardship Residency.


This link contains more information about prior hosts, residents, and their projects.

Digital Preservation Outreach and Education

If you are a working professional tasked with digital preservation duties and would like to learn more about digital preservation education and training opportunities, consider reading about the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program.

Other Internship Opportunities

Other internship opportunities are described at this location. We also work with the HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) program.