Dumbarton Oaks Awarded Inaugural National Digital Stewardship Residency
ICFA staff members inspect tracings of mosaics from the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. The tracings were created by the Byzantine Institute during their conservation and restoration work on the mosaics from 1931 to 1964.
Dumbarton Oaks was recently named a host institution for the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR), a groundbreaking program created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program enables ten recent graduates of master's programs in relevant fields to complete a nine-month residency at institutions in the Washington, D.C. area, with the aim of advancing their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings. Starting in September 2013, the NDSR resident will be embedded in the Dumbarton Oaks Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA). In collaboration with project supervisors Shalimar Fojas White, ICFA Manager, and Anne-Marie Viola, Metadata and Cataloging Specialist, the resident will identify an institutional solution for long-term digital asset management at Dumbarton Oaks.
In addition to Dumbarton Oaks, the inaugural NDSR host institutions include: the Association of Research Librarians, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Library of Congress, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, the National Library of Medicine, the National Security Archive, the Public Broadcasting Service, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the World Bank.
For more information, visit ICFA's Internship Opportunities page. Project proposals will be posted to the NSDR website by February 2013, followed by a two-month application period for prospective candidates.