Recent grad chosen for LOC residency

Emily Reynolds (MSI ’13) has been selected to be a member of the Library of Congress’s inaugural class of National Digital Stewardship Residents.

The NDSR program offers ten recent master’s program graduates in specialized fields— library science, information science, museum studies, archival studies and related technology— the opportunity to gain professional experience in digital preservation.

Emily Reynolds

The nine-month program begins in September 2013 with an intensive two-week digital stewardship workshop at the Library of Congress. Residents will then work on a specialized project at one of 10 host institutions in the Washington, D.C. area, including the Library of Congress. These projects allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills regarding collection, selection, management, long-term preservation and accessibility of digital assets.

Emily is a currently a digital curation research assistant at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan Libraries. As a National Digital Stewardship Resident, she will be working with The World Bank Group to facilitate and coordinate the eArchives digitization project, a digitized and cataloged historical collection of key archival materials that will represent more than 60 years of global development work by the World Bank.

The residents were selected by an expert committee of Library of Congress and Institute of Museum and Library Services staff, with commentary from each host institution.

POsted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013