National Digital Stewardship Residency Opportunity at Windsor Castle

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

August 27, 2016

(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program has a very special opportunity. The Library of Congress, the Royal Library and Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, and their partners seek an individual resident to lead the Georgian Paper Programme project. Time will be split between Washington, D.C., and the United Kingdom. The Georgian Paper Programme is an international digital and research enterprise based upon substantial unpublished collections for the period 1714-1837 in the Royal Library and Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, in partnership with King’s College London, Library of Congress, Mount Vernon Library, William and Mary College, and the Omohundro Institute.

For those not familiar with the NDSR program, it is a field experience opportunity open to recent masters and doctoral graduates interested in digital stewardship, specifically those who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting program between summer 2013 and summer 2016. Doctoral candidates with graduation beyond summer 2016 are also encouraged to apply. The individual selected for this position will begin the program on Wednesday, September 28.

The Library and its partners will select one resident to begin a one-year full-time paid residency to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in this unique setting. This is a highly-visible position, working with staff of the Royal Trust, so it is essential that the resident demonstrate superlative social, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills. The selected candidate will be presented at a formal dinner at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., in mid-to-late October. Applications should be emailed as soon as possible, directly to George Coulborne at

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