Tag: Online Public Access
The National Archives’ Online Public Access (OPA) system will be down for maintenance from May 10 to May 25, 2013. We are in the process of rolling out a new version of OPA that will bring the catalog up to date. After the updated system is rolled out, the catalog will be updated on a [...]
As a little girl, I was fascinated by the tragic side of history – assassinations, kidnappings, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters. I was a very cheerful child. One of the tragedies that still holds my interest today is that of the Titanic. 100 years later, people are still fascinated by stories about the Titanic and [...]
This week is “Sunshine Week,” a week-long celebration of government openness! Here’s a roundup of activities you might want to do as you celebrate Sunshine Week: Participate in the Open Government Idea Forum on IdeaScale. Help shape the National Archives’ Open Government Plan. Your ideas and input matter! Participate in the Managing Government Records discussion [...]
Posted by Jessie on March 15, 2012, under Events, Miscellaneous, Open Government, Records Management, Social Media (Web 2.0).
You’ve probably heard that “Red Tails,” a movie spotlighting the first African American military aviators, is now showing at a theater near you. Widely known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the pilots were part of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 332nd Fighter and 477th Bombardment Groups. But you don’t have to go to the movies [...]
Posted by Denise on February 7, 2012, under Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday.
Recently, the National Archives introduced the Citizen Archivist Dashboard where citizen archivists can crowd-source the records of the National Archives. The Dashboard contains several “tagging missions” that feature records and images from our holdings including over 2800 images of World War II posters, 483 photographs taken by photographer Lewis Hine, and the petition against the annexation of Hawaii which contains 21, [...]
Throughout this holiday season, we encourage you to participate in the exciting activities featured on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard, which is available starting today. Check it out and try tagging, transcription, editing articles, uploading digital scans, and participating in contests all related to the records of the National Archives. We hope that you’ll share any suggestions [...]
Posted by Jessie on December 23, 2011, under Contests, DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Open Government, Our Archives Wiki, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday, Wikipedian in Residence.
Tag It Tuesday’s all shook up! Our pals over at the Our Presidents tumbler are celebrating “Elvis in the Archives” week and we thought we’d join the fun. Sure, the King is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but you can also find him in the National Archives. Included in the Archives’ holdings [...]
Imagine that you want to find electronic records related to a particular geographic location in a very large collection (40 TB and about 70 million files) of archival electronic records. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pick up an iPad, have a map pop up on the screen, run your finger over the area [...]
Posted by Mark on December 1, 2011, under Applied Research, Electronic Records, Online Research, Research, Tech Tuesdays.
Thanksgiving rolls around once a year but at the National Archives you can tag our Thanksgiving related records every day. Our sample set is a little heavy on the turkey, so pass up dessert and tag a few records instead! Here are some of my favorite images: Look at her perfect form. To achieve the [...]
48 years ago today at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Half an hour later, the President was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital. The National Archives has custody of records and artifacts relating to President Kennedy’s assassination and the investigation conducted by [...]
Posted by Denise on November 22, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Online Research, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday.
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