We’re delighted to announce that the WCS Archives has been selected as one of five host institutions for the 2015-2016 New York City cohort of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program.
Our resident, Genevieve Havemeyer-King, starts in September and will be with us through the end of May. Genevieve will be working with Processing Archivist Leilani Dawson and the rest of WCS’s NDSR Steering Committee to develop systems and workflows for the long-term preservation of born-digital content from WCS’s Education Department, Exhibits and Graphic Arts Department, and Geospatial Analysis team. This project will serve as a pilot digital archives system, allowing us to better manage the digital content that comes into the WCS Archives and to determine appropriate next steps for expanding our digital preservation efforts across the institution. The full description of our project is available as a pdf from NDSR-NY.
Genevieve is a graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program. She comes to WCS with previous academic and professional experience developing workflows for long-term born-digital preservation and management, and we’re very excited to have her join us in the coming weeks. As things get underway you can look forward to seeing Genevieve post about her work here on Wild Things!
The NDSR program is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services . The New York program is administered by the Metropolitan New York Library Council and the Brooklyn Historical Society. In addition to WCS, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, CUNY Television, New York Public Radio, and Rhizome will also be hosting residents during this cycle. Descriptions of all of this cohort’s projects and residents are available on NDSR-NY’s website.