Research Changes Coming Your Way
Today’s post comes from Senior Archivist Bob Coren.
There are some recent and upcoming changes that impact both National Archives researchers and staff.
- The Help Us Protect the Records – Orientation for Researchers at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) presentation is now available on the Archives.gov website.
- This online presentation is identical to the presentation that new and renewing Research Card applicants view as part of the Research Card application process at NARA facilities.
- You can view the slideshow online in the Research Room Getting Started section.
We have provided this presentation online to give researchers information in advance of these requirements for using original Federal records and Presidential materials:
- NARA security procedures
- Research Room rules and procedures
- Safe ways to handle records
- In April, the content on the computers in the National Archives Research Rooms throughout the National Archives is changing to match Archives.gov.
- This means the URL will change from http://www.nara.gov/research_rooms to http://www.archives.gov/research
- Names of NARA’s offices are being standardized and similar changes are being made site-wide to reflect the concept of One NARA.
The benefits of this change are:
- Gives researchers access to the same content at any computer
- Ensures consistent layout, content, and global messages
- Provides single access to the Researcher Orientation slideshow
- Meets the OMB.gov reform initiative to limit domains
- On April 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., the National Archives releases the 1940 Census.
- To prepare for the 1940 Census release, bookmark http://1940census.archives.gov