The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is a joint initiative between the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create experts in digital preservation through residency experiences at host organizations. On June 10, 2015, the 2015-2016 cohort of residents were welcomed in an opening conference at the Library of Congress. #NDSR
George Coulbourne, Executive Program Officer, Library of Congress, kicked off the program with opening remarks, followed by welcoming remarks from Robert Newlan, Chief of Staff, Library of Congress and Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Dan Russell, Google’s Über Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness and self-described “cyber-tribal-techno-cognitive-anthropologist,” talked about the future of asking (and answering) questions.
Allison Druin, University of Maryland’s Chief Future-ist and Co-Director of the Future of Information Alliance, talked about information 2020 and started off with a selfie.
Jaime McCurry, Digital Assets Librarian, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens reflected on her experience as a 2013-2014 NDSR resident, and Prudence Adler, Associate Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries, talked about her organization’s experience as a host during the 2013-2014 NDSR program.
Residents spent the afternoon brainstorming with Allison Druin and Dan Russell on what the future might look like for the Library of Congress:
As the opening program was underway, we received word that the Librarian of Congress announced his retirement:
UPDATE: Posts written by NDSR program residents about their projects include: