March 24, 2014 Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship to be Explored

Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine, IMLS Sponsor Symposium

Press Contact: Jennifer Gavin, Library of Congress, (202) 707-1940
Public Contact: Maureen Harlow, NIH, (301) 496-9088

The inaugural members of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program will present a symposium, “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship,” at the National Library of Medicine Lister Hill Auditorium in Bethesda, Md., at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8. Presentations will be made by digital practitioners from across the Washington, D.C. area region on preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data, and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions.

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator, a set of digital forensics tools designed to help collecting institutions manage born-digital materials, developed by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.

The program for Tuesday, April 8, 2014:

8:30-9:30 a.m

9:30-9:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks, George Coulbourne, Library of Congress

9:45-10:45 a.m.
BitCurator Demonstration, Cal Lee, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

11 a.m.-noon
Panel discussion on social media, archiving, and preserving collaborative projects

1:15-2:15 p.m.
Panel discussion on open government and open data

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Panel discussion on digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is an initiative of the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), providing a hands-on learning experience to complement graduate-level training and education. Members of the inaugural cohort began their residencies in Washington, D.C. area libraries, museums, and cultural institutions in September 2013.

Each of the 10 residents is completing a project related to an aspect of digital preservation and stewardship. The NDSR program aims to serve the American people by developing the next generation of stewards to collect, manage, preserve and make accessible the nation’s digital assets.


PR 14-049
ISSN 0731-3527