Still from "A Step Saving Kitchen," GIF, showing a woman stirring a bowl, with an overlaid play button and video status bar.

‘Tis the Season for #ArchivesGIFgiving

It’s almost time for the December Archives Hashtag Party on Friday, December 14! Pour yourself some eggnog and get in the festive mood with #ArchivesGIFgiving. In the spirit of the season, we’ll  be “giving” GIFs to other GLAM institutions. We hope you’ll share a GIF from your holdings, tag a fellow organization with a GIF … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for #ArchivesGIFgiving

Tag it! Introducing the National Archives Facebook Chatbot

Today's post comes from Pamela Wright, Chief Innovation Officer. What do you get when you have an audacious strategic goal to have one million records enhanced by citizen archivists in the National Archives Catalog and an idea to try something new on a social site? You create a Facebook Messenger Chatbot, of course! This American … Continue reading Tag it! Introducing the National Archives Facebook Chatbot

Innovation Hub Celebrates 300,000th Page Uploaded to Catalog

Today's post comes from Catherine Brandsen, National Archives Innovation Hub Coordinator Earlier this month, the Innovation Hub uploaded its 300,000th page for inclusion in the National Archives Catalog. Amazingly, this milestone took less than three years to achieve. Digitization opens up access to our records. Of the 13 billion paper records in the National Archives, … Continue reading Innovation Hub Celebrates 300,000th Page Uploaded to Catalog

Redesigned Museum homepage screenshot, showing facade of National Archives building in Washington, DC, site menus, and address and visiting hours.

One Click or Less: Redesigning the National Archives Museum Website to Better Meet Visitor Needs

The National Archives Museum website has a new look! The main goal of the redesign was to develop a mobile-first website that serves the needs of visitors with fewer clicks, helping people to quickly understand what they can see and do during their visit to the museum in Washington, D.C. The refreshed website is infused … Continue reading One Click or Less: Redesigning the National Archives Museum Website to Better Meet Visitor Needs

Help Contribute by Scanning U.S. Coast Guard Records from the Vietnam War in the Innovation Hub!

Today's post comes from Jessica Soden, National Archives Technician & former Innovation Hub Coordinator Detailee During my time as the Innovation Hub Coordinator detailee, the National Archives added deck logs from United States Coast Guard cutter vessels (USCGC) involved in the Vietnam War (RG 26, Entry 330; NAID 559642) to the list of records that … Continue reading Help Contribute by Scanning U.S. Coast Guard Records from the Vietnam War in the Innovation Hub!

Moon Collectors, LLC Partnership Agreement for Public Comment

Over the past decade, NARA has engaged in digitization partnerships to expand the online collections we can make available to the public. We are excited to announce that the partnership agreement with Moon Collectors, LLC is ready for public comment. The agreement pertains to the digitization of motion picture films in NARA's holdings. Moon Collectors, … Continue reading Moon Collectors, LLC Partnership Agreement for Public Comment

Why do we engage Citizen Archivists?

Today's post comes from Pamela Wright, National Archives Chief Innovation Officer. Earlier this week we posted an invitation to help transcribe records in our holdings and it has sparked some thoughtful conversations about the role of crowdsourcing at the National Archives. For this specific crowdsourcing campaign we featured several “missions” that we wanted citizen archivists … Continue reading Why do we engage Citizen Archivists?

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Partnership Agreement Available for Public Comment

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890 and is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. To learn more, please visit their website: http://www.dar.org/ The agreement is available for review and public comment on our … Continue reading Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Partnership Agreement Available for Public Comment

Cultural Institutions Invited to Participate in History Hub

This post was originally published on the History Hub blog. Last month, we were thrilled to host a few dozen colleagues from the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other cultural institutions to discuss their potential participation in History Hub. Below we’ve provided a recap of the event, … Continue reading Cultural Institutions Invited to Participate in History Hub