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 those stories by transcribing the digitized records in the catalog.  Our goal this week is … Continue reading Transcribe #1000pages for Sunshine Week

What's New On Amara?

Last March we introduced you to our new crowdsource video caption tool, Amara. This neat tool allows anyone with an interest in transcribing our motion picture collection to join our team and start typing what you hear! After the captioning is done in Amara, the captions are transferred back to YouTube, making our holdings accessible … Continue reading What's New On Amara?

Stories From Our Holdings: Irish Researchers Study Civil War Records from the NARA/Fold3 Collaboration

Through the holdings of the National Archives are a myriad of stories that are ready to be told, from struggle and misfortune to triumph and perseverance. In this “Stories From Our Holdings” series, we will endeavor to highlight works that have been created utilizing the tens of millions of our primary source documents, photographs, and … Continue reading Stories From Our Holdings: Irish Researchers Study Civil War Records from the NARA/Fold3 Collaboration

What Are You Working On, Michelle Farnsworth?

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 on around the agency. What is your name and title? ​Michelle Farnsworth, Digital Imaging Technician​ … Continue reading What Are You Working On, Michelle Farnsworth?

Emmy Award Winning Sound Editor Teams with NARA

Harry Snodgrass has dedicated his life to editing, mixing, and producing sound in films. After his first foray into the business as a student at Temple University’s School of Radio Television & Film, Harry moved to Hollywood where he launched a career as a post production sound supervisor, sound editor, and sound mixer. After beginning … Continue reading Emmy Award Winning Sound Editor Teams with NARA

Our National History and You

Today's post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives. Here at the National Archives, we’re working on a new, cross-office project to make accessible audiovisual records of World War I and World War II. We are digitizing public domain films and photographs so that they will be available for … Continue reading Our National History and You

New Digitization Strategy now available

Today's post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives. Based on your input, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has revised its digitization strategy, and we are once again asking for your feedback! The National Archives 2014-2018 Strategic Plan puts forth a bold vision for NARA in providing … Continue reading New Digitization Strategy now available

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Imgur “Summer of Archives” Collaboration Gets By With a Little Help From NARA

Today’s post comes from Larry Shockley, student intern in the National Archives' Digital Public Access Branch On June 2, 2014, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced a partnership with Imgur called the “Summer of Archives.” This joint project is designed to combine historical images with modern technology in order to give new life … Continue reading Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Imgur “Summer of Archives” Collaboration Gets By With a Little Help From NARA

Have Your Say: Revising the Digitization Strategy

Today's post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives. In September 2007, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requested public input on a Draft Plan for Digitizing Archival Materials. Incorporating feedback from the public, NARA issued the Strategy for Digitizing Archival Materials for Public Access, 2007-2016 in May 2008. The strategy … Continue reading Have Your Say: Revising the Digitization Strategy