Archive for April, 2010
It’s been a long time comin’, but the program schedule is now up on our RACO 2010 web site. It’s shaping up to be a great program on timely topics so don’t miss your chance to engage in Q&A with the Archivist of the Unted States in the morning session!
One of the things that we intend to do on the blog is to highlight something from our Toolkit for Managing Electronic Records each month. By doing this, we hope we call to your attention some new piece of NARA guidance, a helpful product from another agency, or simply something that you may have missed. [...]
Southwest Region packs the house; Pacific Alaska schedules an encore show; Headlines read “E-Forums declared a success”. Regional Records Managers across NARA have been holding E-Forums around the nation for about eight years. They were started in the early 2000’s primarily in response to NARA’s effort to raise awareness about the management of electronic records. [...]
We will be hosting a Federal Web 2.0 “Jam Session” for Federal Agency records management and web management staff to discuss Federal uses of Web 2.0 technology. The Jam Session will include a discussion among participants of current uses of Web 2.0 technologies within agencies. This is an information gathering exercise to determine how these [...]
Today we released our findings from the 2009 Records Management Self-Assessment. Check it out here. In September 2009, we required all agencies to assess their own records management programs to determine how compliant they are with existing RM regulations and guidance. With over 90% of all agencies responding, we were pleased with the response, but [...]
Congratulations to our colleagues at the Library of Congress on their recent announcement of their acquisition of the complete archive of Twitter. This certainly represents a unique and compelling addition to their collection, and we very much share in their excitement. In light of a comment by an LC official, I would like to clarify [...]
We have all been working hard on putting together a great RACO program for this year’s event on May 12. We’ve already announced our keynote speaker will be Cass R. Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB. The rest of the program is coming together as well. We are planning [...]
We are redesigning Archives.gov to make it easier and quicker for you to find the information you need as part of NARA’s Flagship Open Government Initiative. We want your opinions to help us to design a website that you find easier to use. Feel free to show us how you would organize our web site [...]
The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, testified on March 23, 2010, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security. During a hearing entitled, “Removing the Shroud of Secrecy: Making Government More Transparent and Accountable,” Mr. Ferriero spoke about the National Archives’ responsibilities for records [...]
Let the drums roll and tape ticker . . . it’s my pleasure to introduce to you a new segment on Records Express that I’m (rather uncreatively calling) “News from the Field”. My name is Matt Eidson, I’m from the Office of Regional Records Services in College Park. I’ve been invited to satisfy your weekly [...]
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