Keepers of Our Digital Future

An Assessment of the National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2013–2016

by Meridith Beck Mink
with the assistance of Samantha DeWitt, Christa Williford, and Alice Bishop
Foreword by Abby Smith Rumsey

December 2016. 89 pp. $0.
ISBN 978-1-932326-57-4
CLIR pub 173

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In September 2015, IMLS awarded CLIR a grant to investigate the early impacts of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) programs, in order to inform subsequent development of similar programs by others with a vested interest in building professional capacity to preserve digital information. Keepers of Our Digital Future provides a formative evaluation of the early residencies, based on surveys and interviews with NDSR participants and supervisors from the Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston programs. The authors offer a series of findings and recommendations for future programs, noting that as the model is reproduced, there is a greater need for national-level coordination and communication across programs.

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