Archive for 'Open Government'
We joined Flickr last summer as a new way to share our photos with the public. These photos are also available via our online catalog, the Archival Research Catalog (ARC). From the iconic Mathew Brady Civil War photographs to the stirring images from the Environmental Protection Agency’s DOCUMERICA endeavor in the 1970s, thousands of people [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on May 11, 2010, under Databases, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Open Government, Photographs, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tech Tuesdays.
We’re launching a public wiki that will allow researchers, historians, archivists, and citizen archivists to create pages on records or themes. We need your ideas and enthusiasm to make the wiki a success. Please join us for the first organizing meeting at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, on Friday, May 7th from 1-2 [...]
Posted by Rebecca on May 6, 2010, under DC-area Researchers, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Open Government, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
The minutes from the Researcher Users’ Group meeting on April 23rd (PDF) are now available on the Archives.gov page for the Researcher Users Group at the National Archives in the Washington, DC Area. Please join us for the next meeting on Friday, May 21, 2010 at Archives II in College Park (lecture room C). What topics would [...]
Last week we asked for your help developing an “Archives wiki.” The first order of business is to name the wiki. We have a few names that you have told us you don’t want (like People’s Pedia) and a request not to be too stuffy, but no suggestions for names yet. So tell us what do [...]
Posted by Rebecca on April 28, 2010, under DC-area Researchers, Events, Genealogy / Family History, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Open Government, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
The National Archives is planning to launch a public wiki that will allow users to participate on our website. We need your help in developing an “Archives Wiki.” This project will be similar to the UK Archives’ “Your Archives.” Check out this wiki and let us know what you think you would want in your [...]
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, is joining us for the second half of our monthly researcher meeting. We hope you will be able to join us as well. The meeting will be held on Friday, April 23rd, beginning at 1:00 PM in room G-24 at the National Archives building in Washington, DC. [...]
Are you planning to attend the National Archives’ 6th annual Genealogy Fair? If so, we hope you’ll come visit us at our exhibit tables. NARA’s new Open Government Plan (PDF) highlights how crucial social media is to opening up the Archives and establishes the redesign of Archives.gov as NARA’s “flagship initiative.” Stop by, bring us [...]
Posted by Kristen (admin) on April 13, 2010, under Events, Genealogy / Family History, Miscellaneous, Open Government, Social Media (Web 2.0).
We are redesigning Archives.gov to make it easier and quicker for you to find the information you need as part of NARA’s Flagship Open Government Initiative. We want your opinions to help us to develop a web site designed for participation. Throughout the redesign process, we’ll be inviting you to participate by voting, sorting, commenting, [...]
Posted by Rebecca on April 12, 2010, under Archives.gov Redesign, DC-area Researchers, Events, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Open Government, Research.
Today we’ve released our Open Government Plan (PDF) on our website. We developed this plan with your thoughtful ideas and now we’re asking for your help again. Read our plan and let us know what we need to improve and your ideas for how we can implement the plan. Visit our Open Government Idea Forum [...]
NARA has launched a new website, www.archives.gov/open to serve as your source of information about NARA’s openness activities. You can explore raw datasets, learn about NARA’s developing Open Government Plan, and join in the conversation about what should be included. We need to hear your ideas for how NARA can conduct its work more openly, [...]
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