Tag Archives: Online Public Access

Virtual Volunteering, Retirement Project 2.0

Today’s post comes from Suzanne Isaacs of the Digital Public Access Branch in the Office of Innovation.  Recently I met Alex Smith through an email he sent to catalog@nara.gov. Through our correspondence I learned that he began transcribing our records as … Continue reading

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Transcribe #1000pages for Sunshine Week

NARA is excited to participate in Government-wide Sunshine Week activities by launching our first Transcription Challenge in the National Archives Catalog! Here at the Archives, we like to say that there is a story in every box. Help us unlock … Continue reading

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Have Your Say: Open more data!

This post comes from Doug Ward in Information Services and Meredith Stewart in the Office of Innovation. The Open Data Policy states what we already know really well here at NARA —  information is a valuable national resource and a … Continue reading

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Ski jumping into our Olympic Archives

Guest blogger Elizabeth Lieutenant, a Master’s student in Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America, is a virtual intern in the Office of Innovation. Here at the National Archives, we’ve been busy watching the Olympics and rooting … Continue reading

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President's Day at the National Archives

Guest blogger Elizabeth Lieutenant, a Master’s student in Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America, is a virtual intern in the Office of Innovation. This week we celebrated President’s Day, a U.S. federal holiday that officially honors … Continue reading

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Archival Research Catalog is Retiring on August 15th

After 10 years of providing online access to the National Archives’ holdings the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is permanently retiring on August 15th. You can still search descriptions and digital content using our Online Public Access search http://www.archives.gov/research/search/ Online Public … Continue reading

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Online Public Access catalog down for maintenance May 10-25, 2013

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 … Continue reading

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Titanic Tag It Tuesday!

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 … Continue reading

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How are you celebrating Sunshine Week?

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’ … Continue reading

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