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The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR)

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. 

The application period to become an NDSR host institution for the 2015-2016 Washington, D.C. residency has now closed. Applications to become a host are being reviewed by a panel of experts and a final selection will be made by December 15, 2014.

Information on how to apply to become an NDSR resident is now available in the "Application Info" section of the website. After the NDSR hosts have been identified, the resident application period will open on December 17, 2014 and will close on January 30, 2015.

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 resident for the 2015-2016 class of NDSR Washington, D.C.

Contact Us

Contact the National Digital Stewardship Residency staff.


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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.