The National Archives Museum website has a new look! The main goal of the redesign was to develop a mobile-first website that serves the needs of visitors with fewer clicks, helping people to quickly understand what they can see and do during their visit to the museum in Washington, D.C. The refreshed website is infused … Continue reading One Click or Less: Redesigning the National Archives Museum Website to Better Meet Visitor Needs
On May 23, 2012, the White House released the Digital Government Strategy, which outlines how all federal agencies will work to make information and services easily accessible on the internet, anytime, anywhere, and on any device. President Barack Obama said, "Ultimately, this Strategy will ensure that agencies use emerging technologies to serve the public as … Continue reading Have Your Say! We need your input on Digital Strategy
On Friday, the National Archives released the updated Open Government Plan that will guide our efforts in transparency, participation, and collaboration for 2012-2014. Over the past two years, we’ve implemented most of the 70 tasks we set out to accomplish in our 2010 Open Government Plan, including major initiatives in records management, declassification, and FOIA, … Continue reading NARA’s Open Government Plan for 2012-2014
Starting today, we need your ideas, comments, and votes to help us revise the Open Government Plan of the National Archives. Please visit the Open Government Idea Forum and take a few minutes to let us know what you think we should be doing to strengthen transparency, participation, and collaboration at the National Archives. Two … Continue reading Help us strengthen open government at the National Archives!
The minutes from the meeting on November 19th are posted below. The minutes will be posted on the web after the new redesign of Archives.gov is launched next week. Handouts Agenda The Text Message -- The Blog of the Textual Archives Services Division at Archives II I. Welcome Director, Access Programs Susan Cummings welcomed everyone … Continue reading Minutes from the November 19th DC-area Researcher Meeting
We hope you will join us for the last DC-Area Users Group Meeting of 2010, this Friday, November 19th at 1 pm at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, in lecture room B. The agenda for the meeting includes 1. a discussion of the Archives II Saturday pull pilot 2. an update on the … Continue reading Agenda for the November 19th DC-Area Users Group Meeting
Thank you to everyone who voted and commented on the Archives.gov homepage designs and features. In total we received 3,257 votes. Interested in knowing how your favorite design did? You can view the results at http://www.archives.gov/open/redesign/vote.html If you have additional ideas or feedback about the redesign of Archives.gov we invite you to share them here … Continue reading The Results of the Voting for the new Archives.gov Home Page Are In
A new participation opportunity is available to you as part of the Archives.gov redesign activities – vote on the Archives.gov homepage designs! The four design candidates will be on display July 6-9 in the National Archives Research Rooms in College Park, MD, and Washington, DC. Learn More here. We've set up two ways for you … Continue reading Vote on the Archives.gov Homepage Designs!
Our next Users’ Group meeting will be held at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in room G-24, on Friday, June 25, 2010, at 1pm. The agenda for the meeting includes Update on Renovation WiFi Update A-1 researcher tables Saturday pull pilot Rolling pulls at A-1 Digitization update Inaccurate pulls at A-1 Web redesign- Green Bags update … Continue reading Join us for the DC-Area Users Group Meeting on Friday, June 25th
As the Archives.gov website redesign preparation continues, we're looking for your input on how to refer to NARA's vast collection of records. What would you collectively call all of the documents, photos, and videos that the National Archives stores? For example, would you call them holdings, collections, our catalog, an inventory, records, or something else? … Continue reading What do you call it when….