If you are anything like me, you would love to volunteer more, but you don’t feel you have enough time to make a commitment. Luckily, these days, anyone with a computer and internet access can easily participate in online volunteer projects. An upcoming public program at the National Archives will look at three projects where [...]
Posted by Meredith Stewart on May 11, 2011, under 1940 Census, DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Education, Electronic Records, Events, Genealogy / Family History, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Open Government, Social Media (Web 2.0).
In the spirit of Earth Day throughout the coming year, the National Archives is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a new photography project. We are inviting you to submit your best photos of the environment you experience in your hometown or your travels. The Earth Day State of the Environment photo project [...]
Posted by Jill on April 19, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Education, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Social Media (Web 2.0).
The National Archives’ photostream on Flickr has been a popular place for our users to view, comment, and discuss photos in our collection since June 2009. We recently hit 2 million views on our photos on Flickr. As we’ve seen the activity on our photostream grow (especially after joining the Flickr Commons in February 2010), [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on January 25, 2011, under Miscellaneous, Research.
In early December, the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, awarded Weidman Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards to three National Archives volunteers. Ernest Webby was honored for his ingenuity and achievement in establishing a program to enhance Web resources for the John F. Kennedy Library. What’s your name and where do you volunteer at NARA? [...]
Cultural organizations sometimes get a bad rap for adopting “technology for technology’s sake.” This tends to happen when observers feel that the excitement and widespread appeal of a new product has eclipsed its actual usefulness within the scope of the organization’s existing mission and strategic plan. On the other hand, with the proper research, planning [...]
Yesterday we asked a question on the blog about transcribing NARA’s handwritten records. Thanks to those of you who commented for the ideas and examples! We love the idea of crowdsourcing and have been thinking about how we could make it work for NARA. Projects like the one that Craig mentioned at the Australian National [...]
Posted by Kristen (admin) on November 5, 2009, under Digitization, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Questions, Social Media (Web 2.0).
What are your favorite sources for looking up biographies? Do you have a favorite site online, or do you swear by a particular print source? We’re in the very early stages of planning a wiki for the National Archives and have recently been considering including a biography section on the site. Our tentative plan is [...]
Posted by Kristen (admin) on September 22, 2009, under Education, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Questions, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
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