Residents from the National Digital Stewardship Residency cohort in Washington, D.C. will present on the digital stewardship projects they are engaged in at their host institutions. Margo Padilla, resident at MITH, will present her work on developing access models for born-digital collections. Molly Schwartz will discuss her project to make digital resources accessible in research libraries and the development of the Accessibility Toolkit for the Association of Research Libraries. Erica Titkemeyer will talk about her work at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, identifying the digital curation requirements of time‐based media art. Lauren Work will discuss the evaluation of at‐risk media to support digitization initiatives at PBS. More information about the residents and the residency program can be found here.
Margo Padilla received her MLIS with a concentration in Management, Digitization and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Records from San Jose State University in 2011. After graduating, she accepted a position with The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley as the Digital Project Archivist on a National Park Service grant to create a digital archive of the Japanese American Evacuation and Relocation Study records. She is currently the Library of Congress and Institute of Museum and Library Services National Digital Stewardship Resident at University of Maryland Libraries and MITH where she will research, develop, and prototype an access model that will better enable researchers to discover and use born-digital collections.