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2016-2017 Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents Selected

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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2016-2017 Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents Selected

Washington, D.C. – The Library of Congress, in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has named five members to the 2016-2017 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program. The 12-month program begins in late September 2016.

The NDSR program offers recent master’s-degree graduates and doctoral candidates in specialized fields—library science, information science, museum studies, archival studies and related technology—the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in digital preservation. Residents will start the program with digital stewardship workshops at the Library of Congress, followed by specialized project work at one of five host institutions in the greater Washington, D.C. region. The projects will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills regarding collection, selection, management, long-term preservation and accessibility of digital assets.

George Coulbourne, chief of Internship and Fellowship Programs at the Library of Congress, announced that the five residents and their host institutions for 2016-2017 are:

  • Meredith Broadway of Dallas, Texas. She holds a Master of Science in data curation and a certificate in special collections from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College. Broadway will be a resident at the World Bank Group, focusing on an assessment framework and appraisal guidelines for identification of data for permanent preservation; on a set of analytic-process document guidelines to enable documentation of processes used in the collection and analysis of data; and guidelines for linking datasets to related documents and analytical reports.
  • Joseph Carrano of Middlebury, Connecticut. He has dual Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland in history and library science, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. Carrano will be part of a team at the Georgetown University Library developing open-source project guidelines, documentation and workflows for different preservation platforms. He will be involved in all stages of the process of inventory, selection, curation, preparation and ingest of files of all formats.
  • Elizabeth England of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a Master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree from Drew University. England will be a resident in the University Archives at the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, applying core archival functions such as appraisal, accessioning, processing, preservation, description and provision of access to a 50-terabyte collection of born-digital photographs, using scripting languages and tools that are vital to manipulating large datasets.
  • Amy Gay of Binghamton, New York. She has a Master’s degree in library and information science from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, Oneonta. Gay will be a resident at the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, working on the CDRH Science Data Catalog Pilot, a joint project to develop a searchable digital catalog for datasets, software code, computational models, images, and more as part of federally-mandated public access efforts. She will lead catalog content acquisition and curation, as well as refining the metadata schema and taxonomy.
  • Megan Potterbusch of Nashville, Tennessee. She has a Master’s degree from the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, and a Bachelor’s degree from Earlham College. Potterbusch will serve as a resident at the Association of Research Libraries working in partnership with the George Washington University Libraries and the Center for Open Science to prototype the process of linking the output from a university research unit to a library digital repository through the Open Science Framework, an open source tool that integrates and supports research workflow.

For more information about the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, including information about how to be a host, partner, or resident for future classes, visit loc.gov/ndsr/.

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