It’s that time again! We are developing the agency’s third Open Government Plan and we need your suggestions for 2014-2016. Take a look at our overview of proposed actions for this plan and our previous plan and tell us what you would like to see included. How do you think we should further transparency, participation, and … Continue reading Have Your Say: Open Government at the Archives!
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’ Open Government Plan. Your ideas and input matter! Participate in the Managing Government Records discussion … Continue reading How are you celebrating Sunshine Week?
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!
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 more records being transferred to us for permanent retention and made available for researchers. You … Continue reading Appraising US District Court Records
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 Government Records Administrators and Archives came together to share new ideas and renew old acquaintances. … Continue reading 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. I invite you to join me on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 for the Media Access to Government Information Conference (MAGIC) at the National Archives downtown. The goal of the conference is to discuss how technology might improve access … Continue reading Muckraking for the 21st Century
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.
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 Partners Links to sites where you can download or try online free software developed by … Continue reading Tech Tuesday: NCAST is now on Facebook!
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 Machine-Readable Archives Division, where he became part of a team that surveyed federal agencies on … Continue reading Tech Tuesday Tribute: Ken Thibodeau
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 2010 Census records in the future? The decisions about what is permanently kept are being … Continue reading Have Your Say: 2010 Census Records!