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Are you familiar with Tumblr? The popular microblogging site is one of many social media platforms that the National Archives uses to engage with the public and share news, information, and documents. With over a dozen Tumblr accounts including Today’s Document, Congress in the Archives, Our Presidents, four Presidential Libraries, and the eponymous U.S. National Archives, we’re […]
A global challenge Here at NARA, we’re working hard to understand Wikipedia’s inner workings. The Wikimedia community—which is responsible for writing and maintaining Wikipedia and its sister projects—is a vast, international network made up of individual editors, geographically organized chapters, officially affiliated groups, a central Wikimedia Foundation, and third-party stakeholder groups with overlapping educational missions, like the […]
Posted by Dominic on January 13, 2014, under Citizen Archivist, Innovation Hub, Wikipedia.
The struggle to achieve what seems impossible. Everybody goes through it at some point in their lives, and our Agency is no exception. So it was with some joy that I stumbled this weekend on a classic 2005 article from our magazine Prologue, “Secrecy and Salesmanship in the Struggle for NARA’s Independence.” Penned by former Archivist Robert M. […]
A National Archives event, with special guests, the Federal Communicators Network The National Archives Office of Innovation and the Federal Communicators Network welcome you to learn from NARA’s experiences implementing a social intranet and network with your peers in government communications and community management. Kelly Osborn, Web Developer and Community Manager for NARA’s Internal Collaboration Network, will take us […]
On a recent Saturday, the National Archives was honored to host the 2013 annual membership meeting of Wikimedia D.C.—the local chapter of the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, which supports Wikipedia and other projects—for the first public event at our Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is a new public space for meeting, organizing, collaborating, and hacking in the […]
Posted by Dominic on January 2, 2014, under Innovation Hub, Wikipedia.
In a recent post on the National Archives’ Internal Collaboration Network, Dannielle Blumenthal, Digital Engagement Director, recently asked the question: “What is the “most important advice for an innovator at NARA?” She wondered whether “outside” advice would be applicable, and was especially interested in hearing specific examples in the agency where innovation attempts have worked […]
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