Instructor Seminar - Boston - August 5/6, 2014


 Are you really interested in digital preservation?

Are you already interested in training or willing to give it a try as an NDSR Boston Immersion Week Instructor in September?

Would you be willing to share your expertise about your project or about some area of digital preservation you are working on as a topical instructor for NDSR Boston?


The National Digital Stewardship Residency Program in Boston is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in an NDSR Boston Instructor Workshop taking place August 5-6, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

The mission of the NDSR Boston instructor workshop is to identify people to contribute to the curriculum for the NDSR Boston Residents in September 2014 during the program’s Immersion Week.  We hope that the workshop will help build a collaborative network of instructors and partners beyond NDSR Boston, as part of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance for New England (NDSA NE) and for the digital preservation community in New England. It is our hope that the instructors will be able to participate further, either in- person and/or via webinar during the course of the 9-month Residency. For those not able to participate in the August 5th workshop we would welcome the opportunity to have you present to the program either in-person or via webinar sometime during the September 2014-May 2015 Residency.

The NDSR Boston Instructor workshop will inform participants about the  Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) modules that will be the core of the NDSR Boston Immersion Workshop for residents in September explore essential issues for developing and presenting well-formed workshop sessions and demonstrations, and provide a practice session and feedback for participants. There is no cost to participate in the workshop; however selected applicants will be responsible for travel and lodging during the workshop.

Harvard Library, in partnership with MIT Libraries, was awarded a 2013 Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to test the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) model in the Boston area.


Applications will be accepted until July 25, 2014.

Complete applications consist of a resume, a cover letter, and a nomination letter provided by the applicant’s supervisor. Your cover letter should be no more than 300 words and should address these two questions:

  • What experience do you have with digital collections?
  • What is your experience with training and presenting?

Applicants should email these materials to the NDSR Boston at Please use “Instructor Workshop Application” as your email subject. In your cover letter, please include the name of the person who is nominating you. Nominators can also send letters to

Any inquiries can be addressed to

We thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity to spread digital preservation education!