Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

Come out and join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Gender Equality in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Register for this event today!     Help us improve Wikipedia entries related to gender equality with the National Archives and … Continue reading Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

Your First Thoughts on the Social Media Strategy

This post is written by Jeannie Chen, Mary King, and Hilary Parkinson and is part of our ongoing series about our social media strategy. We welcome comments from staff, other cultural institutions, and the public, and will continue to update the strategy as a living document. When we introduced NARA’s new social media strategy in August, … Continue reading Your First Thoughts on the Social Media Strategy

Rebooting the Social Media Strategy for the National Archives

This post and strategy were written by Jeannie Chen, Mary King, and Hilary Parkinson, with contributions by Dana Allen-Greil. This is the first in a new series about our social media strategy. We welcome comments from staff, other cultural institutions, and the public, and will continue to update the strategy as a living document. In six years, … Continue reading Rebooting the Social Media Strategy for the National Archives

National Archives program trains Wikipedians in cultural heritage outreach

Editors's note:  On June 14–16, the National Archives hosted its second GLAM Boot Camp. This program, funded by the National Archives Foundation, is an outreach-focused, skills-building workshop for Wikipedians partnering with cultural institutions. You can read more about our first GLAM Boot Camp in 2013 over on the Wikimedia D.C. blog. The following summary of the event … Continue reading National Archives program trains Wikipedians in cultural heritage outreach

Open Government Forum for Researchers

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:00 p.m. Eastern National Archives at College Park, MD Lecture Rooms C and D Join remotely at: http://www.connectmeeting.att.com Meeting: 8883316674 Access code: 5335828 Please join us to discuss the agency’s next Open Government Plan and initiatives and seek your suggestions, ideas, and feedback on how we can improve. We are looking … Continue reading Open Government Forum for Researchers

Share your ideas for our next Open Government Plan!

Welcome to Sunshine Week, the week we celebrate open government and access to public information. This week, we are kicking off the development of our next Open Government Plan for 2016-2018. We need your ideas, suggestions, and feedback to make it happen! Submit your ideas by April 15, 2016: on History Hub in the Open … Continue reading Share your ideas for our next Open Government Plan!

Introducing the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit

Today is an important day for participation and innovation in the federal government. The White House officially launched the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit, a tool that provides information and resources to help federal agencies use the power of public participation to help solve scientific and societal problems. The launch of this toolkit solidifies the … Continue reading Introducing the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit

Ancestry.com Partnership Agreement for public comment

Today's post comes from Onaona Guay, digitization partnerships coordinator at the National Archives. Digitization partnerships present an opportunity for increased access to historical government information through the increased availability of information technology products and services. NARA has shown that partnerships with private, public, non-profit, educational, and Government institutions to digitize and make available holdings can … Continue reading Ancestry.com Partnership Agreement for public comment

Register for the Open Government Public Meeting on July 30

Please participate in the upcoming public meeting to discuss the development of the third US Open Government National Action Plan. We need your suggestions to help strengthen open government. Open Government Public Meeting Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:00 - 4:00 PM National Archives and Records Administration 700 Pennsylvania Ave, NW William G. McGowan Theater Washington, … Continue reading Register for the Open Government Public Meeting on July 30