Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program
The Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University offers the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program, a hybrid, cohort-based educational program providing training in the lifecycle of digital stewardship.
The program is designed to meet the needs of tribal archives, libraries, and museums as they care for, manage, and share digital cultural heritage materials.
The curriculum is tailored around the needs of tribal archives, libraries, and museums as they care for, manage, and share digital cultural heritage materials. The program covers topics including:
- Caring for physical and digital collections
- Digitization and digital workflows
- Working with partner repositories for digital return of collections
- Providing access to collections based on community values and priorities
- Creating policies to sustain and manage collections
During the program year, cohort members travel to the WSU campus in Pullman, WA and to partner repositories in Washington D.C. for week-long training sessions. Virtual instruction sessions are held each month to continue building skills and provide supplemental tools and materials.
Participants in the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program are offered full scholarships, including tuition, fees, travel funds and program costs. Scholarships are funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.