The Wartime Films Project: Narrowing the Focus of our User-Centered Design Pilot

This post comes from the team working on the Wartime Films engagement project, and is part of a series outlining how NARA is using design thinking to reach new and existing audiences. This project was made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation and a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Read the whole … Continue reading The Wartime Films Project: Narrowing the Focus of our User-Centered Design Pilot

The Wartime Films Project: Taking a User-Centered Design Approach at NARA

This post comes from the team working on the Wartime Films engagement project, and is part of a series outlining how NARA is using design thinking to reach new and existing audiences. This project was made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation and a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Read the whole … Continue reading The Wartime Films Project: Taking a User-Centered Design Approach at NARA

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: 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

We want to help you crowd-source your research

Today's post comes from Kelly Osborn, History Hub Community Manager, and Naomi Lieberman, National Archives Intern. Do you have cable TV, a smart phone, or some other technological gadget? If you’re like me, when something breaks, you probably head to your favorite search engine and usually end up on a community forum where someone has asked a … Continue reading We want to help you crowd-source your research

Catalog Search Gets an Upgrade

In today's edition of Catalog Updates, Jason Clingerman, the National Archives' new Digital Public Access Branch Chief will focus on the improved search features that make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.  What’s changed? You shouldn’t have to start your research with a hunt for the Search bar. We’ve relocated it to the center … Continue reading Catalog Search Gets an Upgrade

Searching for Something? Try the New Catalog!

Today's post comes from Jason Clingerman, archives specialist in the Office of Innovation, Digital Engagement Division  Have you visited the National Archives Catalog lately? Now’s a great time to stop by! The Catalog is the online public portal to National Archives records and information about our records. We’re excited to announce some big changes that will make … Continue reading Searching for Something? Try the New Catalog!

Special Report from WikiConference USA at NARA

As David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, announced earlier on his blog, the National Archives was the 2015 host of WikiConference USA, the annual national conference for the Wikipedia editor community and enthusiasts. For NARA, the conference represented an opportunity to further our engagement with the Wikipedia community, which serves our mission … Continue reading Special Report from WikiConference USA at NARA

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

Archives Library and Information Center Roundtable

Please join us on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 11:00 am for our next Reference Roundtable, hosted by the Textual Reference Services Branch at the National Archives at College Park (Archives II). Jeff Hartley, NARA's Chief Librarian, will be discussing the Archives Library and Information Center (ALIC). Join us to meet Jeff and learn more about ALIC at … Continue reading Archives Library and Information Center Roundtable

Relocation of Bankruptcy Records to National Archives at Kansas City

Today's post comes from Sarah Herman, Supervisory Archivist in the Textual Processing branch at the National Archives in Washington, DC UPDATE, 9/14/15: Due to the arrival of his Holiness Pope Francis in the Washington, DC area on September 22nd, the closure date at the National Archives at Washington, DC has been changed to September 17, 2015. … Continue reading Relocation of Bankruptcy Records to National Archives at Kansas City