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SLIS Alum Selected for Inaugural Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents

June 19, 2013

SLIS alum Heidi Dowding, MLIS '12, has been selected to be part of the inaugural class of National Digital Stewardship Residents. 

The NDSR program offers recent master’s program graduates in specialized fields— library science, information science, museum studies, archival studies and related technology— the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in digital preservation. Residents will attend an intensive two-week digital stewardship workshop this fall at the Library of Congress. They 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 will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills regarding collection, selection, management, long-term preservation and accessibility of digital assets.

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.

Dowding is also a former Graduate Student Assistant at the Purdy/Kresge Library. Congratulations, Heidi!

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