NLM Selected as a Host Site for the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency Washington DC
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce its participation in the second year of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR), a significant partnership of the Library of Congress (LC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), to build a dedicated community of stewards capable of managing, preserving and making accessible the nation’s digital assets. The NDSR enables recent Master’s program graduates in relevant fields to complete a paid 12-month residency at host institutions in the Washington DC area, where they work on significant digital stewardship projects. Similar NDSR programs are on-going in Boston and New York.
NLM’s NDSR project proposal, to select and preserve an NLM-produced software product, was chosen in a highly competitive process from about 15 other proposals. NLM will join the American Institute of Architects, the DC Public Library, the Government Publishing Office and the U.S. Senate, Historical Office as a host institution beginning in June, 2015. A detailed list of all five projects can be found at the NDSR website.
This is the second year that NLM has been chosen as an NDSR host site – evidence of NLM’s commitment and support of digital stewardship. Digital Collections, NLM’s free online archive of biomedical books and videos, Images of the History of Medicine, which provides images from over 70,000 images, and the Library’s diverse and rich online exhibition programs are only a few of the many examples of NLM’s efforts in this arena.
NDSR is now accepting applications for qualified applicants for places in the five Washington DC host institutions. The residency application period is open from December 17, 2014 to January 30, 2015. The application instructions and list of requirements can be found on the NDSR website. Candidates may apply online for one of the five residencies.
The world's largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.