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NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY VACANCIES – BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY

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Title National Digital Stewardship Residency
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Museum of Comparative Zoology
Position Description The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is a collaborative field experience program developed by The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program aims to develop a community of professionals in the dynamic fields of digital stewardship and (biodiversity) informatics. This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis , MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017.

This program will provide qualified post master and doctoral candidates the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.

Experience with large data sets, knowledge of user-interface design, and the ability to incorporate user perspective in system planning is important. The resident should be comfortable working in a highly collaborative virtual environment.

This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017. NDSR participants will get a first-hand look into the preservation issues and topics challenging these institutions. Through collaboration with other interested organizations, this project plans to identify guidelines for best practices in a digital library for collection analysis and data linking. Residents will each be assigned one of the following host institutions and corresponding projects.

STIPEND: $50,000 for 12 months

SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

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