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Decker Library Welcomes Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez as first NSDR Resident

Year-long project will focus on collection and preservation of art, design theses.

Posted by Maryland Institute College of Art

Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez

The Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) Decker Library will welcome Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez as its 2018-19 National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Art resident. Fontánez Rodríguez will begin her year-long digital stewardship residency with Decker Library's Digital Initiatives Unit on July 16.As part of her residency, Fontánez Rodríguez will develop a new model for the collection, long-term preservation and access of complex digital objects as part of art and design theses work that can be implemented at MICA and replicated elsewhere.

"The tremendous strength and diversity of work completed by graduate students is a significant contribution to the field of art and design," said Library Director Heather Slania. "Decker Library is committed to developing a framework to support true engagement with this material. The vital work of art and design programs deserve to be front and center."

NDSR Art supports art librarians and visual resource curators in their endeavor to provide long-term, durable access to born digital works of art and publications, images, institutional repositories and interactive technologies. Made possible with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, NDSR Art is a partnership between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ARLIS/NA,) via a 2016 Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program grant.

Before moving to New York to pursue her masters and certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials from CUNY Queens College, Fontánez Rodríguez received a B.A. in Geography from Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras and spent two years teaching in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Decker Library is one of four institutions to be selected as host to an NDSR resident. The other host institutions include the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Small Data Industries in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

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This page was last updated on 07/11/2018.