Category Archives: Records Management

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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Help us strengthen open government at the National Archives!

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 … Continue reading

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Appraising US District Court Records

Today’s post comes from Arian Ravanbakhsh, electronic records policy analyst in the Modern Records Programs at the National Archives. Our colleagues over at Records Express have written about the details of a records appraisal project that will result in considerably … Continue reading

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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

This post was written by guest blogger David McMillen, External Affairs Liaison in the Department of Strategy and Communications. Maybe it was Memphis (with apologies to Pam Tillis) Recently in Nashville, Tennessee, the Council of State Archivists and the National Association of … Continue reading

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Muckraking for the 21st Century

This post was written by guest blogger David McMillen, External Affairs Liaison in the Department of Strategy and Communications. I invite you to join me on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 for the Media Access to Government Information Conference (MAGIC) at the National … Continue reading

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Records Management and E-discovery: Making Beautiful Music

My bottom line: I want to believe the next generation of public servants will do right by the American people by managing and preserving the government’s born-digital records, and providing the means for continuing access to them, so as to ensure that the history of the 21st century is properly preserved. Continue reading

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Tech Tuesday: NCAST is now on Facebook!

NARA’s Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NCAST) now has its very own official Facebook page. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/NARACAST. On our page you will find, among other things: Links to papers, reports and presentations by our Research … Continue reading

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Tech Tuesday Tribute: Ken Thibodeau

Today’s post is a Tech Tribute to a NARA pioneer in the field of electronic records preservation.  Dr. Ken Thibodeau, after a distinguished career in the Federal Government, has retired from NARA as of 1.1.11. In 1975, Ken joined NARA’s … Continue reading

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Have Your Say: 2010 Census Records!

Genealogists, you love census records. I would easily nominate you as their No. 1 fan! Census records are rock stars for those who love to research family history. Have you ever wondered what it will be like to research the … Continue reading

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