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 [...]
The National Mall is just days away from an influx of thousands of Girl Scouts for Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along. I hope they shipped in enough Thin Mints for the party! The National Archives has some great events planned coinciding with the Girl Scouts’ centennial celebration – including exhibits, a film, [...]
Are you interested in knowing which records from NARA’s DC-Area Textual Services Division in Off-Site Storage?
At the last DC-Area Researchers Group meeting, a researcher asked which records from the Washington, DC, and College Park Textual Services Division had been sent to off-site storage. We have posted a list of the records sent to off-site storage online at http://www.archives.gov/research/order/textual-records-dc.html (look for the link to the list on the right side of the [...]
The National Archives’ new search interface is now available! Check out Online Public Access at www.archives.gov/research/search! The National Archives’ flagship initiative in our Open Government plan is to develop online services to meet the 21st century needs of the public. Toward that end we have revamped our website, including taking a new look at how [...]
The minutes from the meeting on November 19th are posted below. The minutes will be posted on the web after the new redesign of Archives.gov is launched next week. Handouts Agenda The Text Message — The Blog of the Textual Archives Services Division at Archives II I. Welcome Director, Access Programs Susan Cummings welcomed everyone [...]
We hope you will join us for the last DC-Area Users Group Meeting of 2010, this Friday, November 19th at 1 pm at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, in lecture room B. The agenda for the meeting includes 1. a discussion of the Archives II Saturday pull pilot 2. an update on the [...]
The minutes from the meeting on September 29th are posted below. We will not be posting these minutes on the web site for a few more weeks due to the redesign of Archives.gov, but we wanted to share the minutes with you on NARAtions as soon as possible. Minutes User Group Meeting Wednesday, September 29, [...]
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).
Thanks to your great feedback on our recent Family Tree Fridays and NARA Staff Favorite posts, we’re considering introducing another specialized series here on NARAtions. This new set of posts, called Tech Tuesdays, would allow us to start a discussion about the cutting-edge technologies that are being developed across the archives field (a topic we’re [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on January 12, 2010, under Databases, Digitization, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Research, Tech Tuesdays.
Subscribe to Email Updates
You can also subscribe to the RSS feed.