National Digital Stewardship Residencies (5 openings), NDSR Boston
NDSR Boston has selected the five host institutions for the 2015-2016 set of
residency projects. The host institutions will be the
Harvard Library, MIT Libraries, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and
Museum, the University Archives and Special Collections in the Joseph P.
Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the State Library of
Resident Applications to NDSR Boston are still being accepted for five
residents through May 8, 2015.
Harvard University - "Preparing for a Trustworthy Repository Certification of
Harvard Library's DRS"
The Harvard Library (HL) seeks a National Digital Stewardship Resident to help
with a self-assessment, based on ISO 16363, of the Library's long-term
preservation repository, the Digital Repository Service (DRS), to prepare for
a trustworthy repository certification.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - "Archival Storage: Bringing Holistic
Decision-making into Action."
The NDSR Boston Resident at MIT Libraries in 2015-2016 will be an active
participant in an Archival Storage project, working to ensure that digital
preservation standards are adhered to as a multi-stage approach is devised and
implemented. The project will address both organizational and technological
storage requirements and expectations to acquire, preserve, and provide our
digital collections as the range and scale of our digital content expands. The
Resident will experience a balance of planning to doing, research to practice,
organizational to technical issues, and governance to day-to-day operations
within a standards-based framework for demonstrating good digital preservation
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - "Preservation of a Legacy:
Long Term Digital Preservation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library."
The Library maintains a robust digitization program, announced in 2006 and
opened to the public in January 2011 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of
President Kennedy's inauguration. The initiative, known as "Access to a
Legacy," is a public-private partnership between the John F. Kennedy
Presidential Library and Museum and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
With the original digitization initiative coming to an end over the next few
years, Library staff must now plan for an uncertain future. The National
Digital Stewardship Residency project will provide the Kennedy Library with
the opportunity to examine its current digital asset management
infrastructure, to identify any gaps or weaknesses therein, and to start to
formulate a long-range digital preservation plan to safeguard its digital
assets for years to come.
State Library of Massachusetts - "Assessment and Workflow Analysis for the
Preservation of Born-Digital and Digitized Massachusetts State Publications."
The State Library is mandated by law to preserve and make available a complete
collection of Massachusetts state publications. They have
an extensive collection of state documents dating back to the late 18th
century. In the past 10 years, agencies have increasingly
published materials electronically, bypassing the paper
copy. Although agencies are supposed to send copies of
their publications, often they are only posted on their
websites. It is common for items to disappear from websites
after a period of time, so it is imperative that the library capture and
preserve these materials. The State Library of Massachusetts seeks a resident
to perform a comprehensive assessment of Massachusetts State Government
websites for items to permanently preserve and to recommend policies and
procedures for processing these materials in the future.
University Archives and Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at
the University of Massachusetts Boston - "Digital Preservation Planning and
Implementation in University Archives and Special Collections at U Mass
University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) in the Joseph P. Healey
Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks a National Digital
Stewardship Resident to develop policies and workflows for the strategic,
long-term preservation of digital assets in the department's custody and care.
The NDSR program will help UASC strategically use the current in-house
platform for cloud-based digital preservation and long-term access. And will
prepare UASC for continuing internal digitization projects and existing
community-engaged digital history initiatives.
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