Heidi Elaine Dowding is the National Digital Stewardship Resident at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, where she is developing a holistic approach to institutional digital asset management.  Ms. Dowding worked previously as the manager of Nazarbayev University’s Digital Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan, where she provided access to information through digitization.  Ms. Dowding’s interests include emerging technologies, international librarianship, and alternative scholarly publication methods.  She holds a B.A. in the History of Art and Visual Culture from Michigan State University, and an M.L.I.S in Academic Librarianship from Wayne State University.