Please join the Digital Preservation Interest Group for our session at  
ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia.

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 8:30am-10am
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room PCC-203 B

The session will feature lighting talks from participants in the  
National Digital Stewardship Residency program.

The National Digital Stewardship Residency program offers ten recent  
Master’s-level graduates in the library science and related digital  
fields the opportunity to gain professional experience at the Library  
of Congress and other prestigious host institutions in the Washington,  
D.C. area.  The inaugural class of residents arrived in Washington in  
September 2013 to participate in the nine-month program.  This  
lightning talk session will introduce the residents and expand upon  
their project work and experience as residents in the program. The  
residents and projects that will be discussed are:

Julia Blase; University of Denver; National Security Archive; to take  
a snapshot of all archive activities that involve the capture,  
preservation and publication of digital assets.

Heidi Dowding; Wayne State University; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library  
and Collection; to identify an institutional solution for long-term  
digital asset management, conduct research on a variety of software  
systems and draft an institutional policy for the appraisal and  
selection of content destined for preservation.

Maureen Harlow; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; National  
Library of Medicine; create a collection of web content on a specific  
theme or topic of interest such as medicine and art or the e-patient  

Jaime McCurry; Long Island University; Folger Shakespeare Library; to  
establish local routines and best practices for archiving and  
preserving the institution’s digital content.

Lee Nilsson; Eastern Washington University; Library of Congress,  
Office of Strategic Initiatives; to analyze the future risk of  
obsolescence to digital formats used at the Library and work with  
Library staff to develop an action plan to prevent the risks.

Margo Padilla; San Jose State University, Maryland Institute for  
Technology in the Humanities; to create and share a research report  
for access models and collection interfaces for born-digital literary  
materials. She will also submit recommendations for access policies  
for born-digital collections.

Emily Reynolds; University of Michigan; The World Bank Group; to  
facilitate and coordinate the eArchives digitization project,  
resulting in the creation of a digitized and cataloged historical  
collection of key archival materials representing more than 60 years  
of global development work.

Molly Schwartz; University of Maryland; Association of Research  
Libraries; to strengthen and expand a new initiative on digital  
accessibility in research libraries by incorporating a universal  
design approach to library collections and services.

Erica Titkemeyer; New York University; Smithsonian Institution  
Archives; to identify the specialized digital and curatorial  
requirements of time-based media art and establish a benchmark of best  
practices to ensure that institution’s archives will stand the test of  

Lauren Work; University of Washington; Public Broadcasting Service; to  
develop and apply evaluation tools, define selection criteria and  
outline recommended workflows needed to execute a successful analog  
digitization initiative for the PBS moving image collection.

Meghan Banach Bergin
Coordinator, Bibliographic Access and Metadata Unit
Information Resources Management Department/W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA  01003
Telephone  (413) 545-6846
Fax  (413) 545-6494
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"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even  
less."--General Eric Shinseki, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff


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