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"What Are You Working On, Michael Kurtz?"

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 … Continue reading

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New Blog Feature Coming Soon!

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many archivists at NARA are working on? Our new blog feature, “What Are You Working On?,” will introduce NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the … Continue reading

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Question: How should NARA use Twitter?

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 … Continue reading

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Question: What’s the biggest dead-end you ever hit in your research where you suddenly, unexpectedly found a way forward?

It happens to all of us.  You follow one lead after another, following a thread of information that seems to link your months, or even years, of research together.  Then, suddenly, the thread is gone.  What do you do then?  … Continue reading

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Question: We are considering starting an ongoing mini interview feature with selected NARA archivists. What questions should we ask them?

NARA is a big organization with knowledgeable and talented employees across many fields of expertise.  As a part of their everyday jobs, our staff get to work with interesting and rare documents all the time!  If you had the opportunity, … Continue reading

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