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About the NDSR-UK Residency

The Library of Congress, the Royal Collection Trust and King’s College London signed a memorandum of understanding on October 24, 2016 in which they agreed to share resources to aid in the digitization of the papers of King George III (1738-1820), the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence, creating a new nation. The Georgian Paper Programme is an international digital and research enterprise based upon substantial unpublished collections for the period 1714-1837 in the Royal Library and Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, in partnership with King's College London, Library of Congress, Mount Vernon Library, William and Mary College and the Omohundro Institute. Some 85 percent of the items in the archive, based at England’s Windsor Castle, have never before been examined by scholars. They include correspondence, maps and royal household ledgers.

Beginning in January 2017, Charlotte Kostelic, a National Digital Stewardship Resident, will analyze the existing and proposed metadata for the Georgian Paper Programme and will focus on establishing the opportunities for the Programme by IIIF and other international metadata interoperability frameworks; in particular how metadata generated in that way can be imported into the metadata master set for long-term preservation and optimization of access and use.

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

Contact Us

For further inquiries regarding NDSR-UK, please email ndsr@loc.gov. A response will be sent within 3-5 business days.