Digital Stewardship Resident

Tricia Patterson

The Libraries will host their first resident from the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program of Boston (NDSR-Boston). Tricia Patterson began her 9-month residency in September working on a project to preserve MIT’s digital audio content. The “Making Music Last” project will involve preserving treasured audio documentation of music at MIT.

Patterson is a recent MSLIS graduate from Simmons College. She began her archival career at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission before moving to Boston. While at Simmons, she focused on digital preservation, digitizing textual collections at the John F. Kennedy presidential archive, and working as an editorial assistant and program facilitator for Simmons. She has worked at several other Boston-area institutions including Harvard
University, and the Boston Athenæum.

As part of her application for the residency she composed and performed a song about digital preservation! View her YouTube video and stay tuned for more updates on the “Making Music Last” project.