From the UMD Press Office in College Park:
The University of Maryland has been selected by the Library of Congress to serve as an elite training ground in a new residency program for professionals who work with digital collections.
As one of 10 host sites for the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, the university joins other institutions in the Washington, D.C., area, including the Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Library of Medicine, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
The University Libraries and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) will partner to offer the nine-month residency which begins in September 2013.
Matt Kirschenbaum, associate director of MITH and associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, and Joanne Archer, special collections librarian at the University of Maryland Libraries, along with staff from MITH, the Human-Computer Interaction Lab of the University of Maryland iSchool, and the University of Maryland Libraries will work with the resident to gain experience with reference models, user-centered design, and prototyping.
The National Digital Stewardship Residency is a new program created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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