Today's post comes from Jon Fletcher, Archives Specialist (Data Standards) in the Digital Public Access Branch of the Office of Innovation. Digital Imaging Lab, 12/2/2005 NAID 66798226 A great deal of work goes into preparing digitized records for inclusion in the National Archives Catalog. Each subsequent step along the lifecycle of digitized records is a … Continue reading Digitized Records in the National Archives Catalog: How Do They Get There?
Today, the National Archives will roll out the new, updated National Archives Catalog. For over a year, NARA staff worked with the firm Search Technologies to design and develop a robust catalog that will facilitate the Agency's big, hairy, audacious goal to Make Access Happen. While at first glance, it doesn't look much different from … Continue reading Introducing the Updated National Archives Catalog
After 10 years of providing online access to the National Archives’ holdings the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is permanently retiring on August 15th. You can still search descriptions and digital content using our Online Public Access search http://www.archives.gov/research/search/ Online Public Access contains all of the descriptions and digitized content that was in ARC. Online Public … Continue reading Archival Research Catalog is Retiring on August 15th
As a way to wrap up the discussion about records relating to military service in the 20th century, it would be a good idea to check out the electronic records available on NARA's Access to Archival Databases (AAD) . AAD is an online resource available on the NARA web site at http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ and contains a … Continue reading Family Tree Friday: Check out AAD for 20th century military databases.
Thanks to your great feedback on our recent Family Tree Fridays and NARA Staff Favorite posts, we're considering introducing another specialized series here on NARAtions. This new set of posts, called Tech Tuesdays, would allow us to start a discussion about the cutting-edge technologies that are being developed across the archives field (a topic we're … Continue reading Tech Tuesdays
One of the most requested photographs at the U.S. National Archives is an iconic photo of President Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley meeting at the White House in 1970. Recently, this photograph has become more available to the public on our online research catalog, ARC, as well as through our photostream on Flickr.com. Now anyone … Continue reading Question: Do you have a favorite NARA photograph or document? Is it already available in our catalog or on our website?