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The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR)

The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce the application period for the 2016-2017 National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program is underway.  During the 2016-2017 program, five residents will complete project work at one of five Baltimore - Washington area institutions for a one year term – September 2016 through September 2017. 

Please click "Application Info" for guidance on how to become an NDSR resident. Applications are due no later than July 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. To apply, go to the USAJOBS vacancy announcement available from here.

NDSR Mission

The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation's capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement. This will enable current and future generations to fully realize the potential of digital resources now and for years to come.

About Us

The National Digital Stewardship Residency was created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The Residency

Residents of the NDSR program have the opportunity to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings. Five candidates will be selected to participate in one of five paid residencies in the Baltimore - Washington area starting in September 2016. Additional residents are participating in cohorts across the country.

Application Info

Click to find instructions on how to become a 2016-2017 resident.

Contact Us

Contact the National Digital Stewardship Residency staff.


Click this link for press releases, blog entries, and media opportunities pertaining to the National Digital Stewardship Residency.


This link contains more information about the host institutions and their projects.

Digital Preservation Outreach and Education

If you are a working professional tasked with digital preservation duties and would like to learn more about digital preservation education and training opportunities, consider reading about the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program.

Other Internship Opportunities

Other internship opportunities are described at this location. We also work with the HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) program.