Have you ever seen the signs on the side of the road offering services for converting videotapes to DVD? Do you worry that the digital pictures you take today might not be viewable 10 years from now? As we move forward in a digital age, there will always be older formats that need to be [...]
If you can think all the way back to January, you may remember NARAtions starting a new weekly blog series called Tech Tuesdays that would highlight exciting new developments and cutting edge technologies being introduced into the archives field. While NARA is traditionally concerned with history, we must look to these new ideas and tools [...]
Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the agency. Check for this blog series on Wednesdays! This week, we introduce [...]
Posted by Meredith D. (admin) on October 13, 2010, under What Are You Working On Wednesdays.
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.
The internet provides lots of great tools and services to help genealogists and historians understand the evolution of relationships and events over time. From teachers to big corporations, researchers at all levels can benefit from these innovative new tools, one of the most effective of which is the interactive map or timeline. One example of [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on January 20, 2010, under Digitization, Genealogy / Family History, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Questions, Research.
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 [...]
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