Today’s post is the second in a series about recent enhancements to NARA’s flagship website, Archives.gov.
From book signings to workshops, NARA’s educational programs and public events provide many opportunities to learn about America’s government and history. We host hundreds of events each year in locations across the country, including 13 Presidential Libraries, the National Archives Museum, and in regional facilities.
A new online calendar now makes it easier than ever to find events of interest to you. Want to see everything that’s happening near you? You can now filter events by location. Looking for programs designed for a particular audience in mind? Filter by event type including those for kids, for teachers, and for researchers. Interested in films or book signings? You can filter by those categories too. Because our new calendar is based on a database of event entries, you can now also easily search by keyword or select specific dates to see what’s happening.
Once you’ve found an event of interest, you can easily add it to your own preferred calendar (iCal, Google, Outlook, etc.) so you’ll never forget where and when to join us! Or use the Facebook and Twitter icons to easily share the event and spread the word.
Bummed about missing an event? Search the listing of past events to easily access webcasts of recorded programs.
Our online event database is based on a government open and structured content model, which makes it easier to display and share content in new, flexible ways. Let us know how you’d like to access information about our events!
In the next post in this series, we’ll look at our improved website search.