In September 2015, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a grant to CLIR to assess the impact of the early National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) programs, a series of grant-funded training initiatives designed to build professional capacity for digital stewardship in the US.
CLIR’s assessment took a broad view of the first four NDSR programs:
- NDSR Washington, Library of Congress (LC) pilot (2013-2014)
- NDSR Washington, DC (2015-2017)
- NDSR New York City (2014-2016)
- NDSR Boston (2014-2016)
In December 2016, CLIR published Keepers of Our Digital Future, a report summarizing the study’s findings and detailing recommendations for future iterations of this program. This report was the focus of a community-organized symposium in April 2017 and will inform the development of an NDSR Handbook, to be published in late 2017.
In 2018, CLIR will conduct a follow-up study of recent, geographically distributed cohorts of NDSR residents and prepare an addendum to the report that will highlight issues and special considerations for training and supporting dispersed participants.
Meridith Beck Mink is the lead researcher for CLIR’s assessment of the NDSR programs.
More resources are available on the web page for the CLIR report about this project, and in the report itself.