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Archive for 'Electronic Records'

How Computers Changed the Tax Game

As April 15 approaches, Americans across the country are filled with dread as they file their taxes and watch money disappear from their pockets. If history provides any relief, we are not the first to feel the burden. In 1789, Ben Franklin famously wrote, “In this world nothing can said to be certain, except death […]

Images of the Week (New Digital Images)

The photographs featured this week come from digital photographic series (born-digital and scans) that are now available or will be available in our Online Public Access (OPA) catalog. They are series 434-LB,  406-NSB and 311-MAD. The photos used for 311-MAD are accretions to an already existing digital series and these additions will appear in OPA […]

Images of the Week (August 23, 2013)

With only a couple of weeks until the start of the NFL season, the theme this week is football.  The images below are part of the small series, “Photographs of Washington Redskins Football Games” (79-RED), which were taken by photographer Abbie Rowe. These photos will also be available through OPA in the near future.   […]

Images of the Week

The theme this week is oil and I’m not talking about cooking oil, but crude.  Here’s several images from our holdings that might be of interest. Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DN-ST-90-04678 “Exxon tugboats escort the commercial tanker Exxon Valdez. A massive oil spill occurred when the vessel ran aground while transiting the waters of Prince William Sound […]

Film Preservation 101: What’s the Difference Between a Film and a Video?

This week’s guest post is from Audrey Amidon.  Audrey is a Preservation Specialist in NARA’s Motion Picture Preservation Lab. Film Preservation 101: What’s the Difference Between a Film and a Video?             Do you know what I am? Okay, if you’re one of the people who can immediately identify the […]