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: http://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

Register for the Open Government Public Meeting on July 30

Please participate in the upcoming public meeting to discuss the development of the third US Open Government National Action Plan. We need your suggestions to help strengthen open government. Open Government Public Meeting Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:00 - 4:00 PM National Archives and Records Administration 700 Pennsylvania Ave, NW William G. McGowan Theater Washington, … Continue reading Register for the Open Government Public Meeting on July 30

NARA Participation in New FOIA Pilot

Today's post comes from Joseph Scanlon, NARA's FOIA Officer July 4, 2015 was the 49th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the law that embodies the Federal Government’s commitment to public accountability through transparency. On July 10, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy announced the launch of a new pilot program … Continue reading NARA Participation in New FOIA Pilot

NARA’s Open Government Plan for 2014-2016

On Friday, May 31, 2014, the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero blogged about the release of our third Open Government Plan in the post, “Innovate to Make Access Happen.” You can access the agency’s newest Open Government Plan in PDF, Word, and at Archives.gov/open. Thank you for your feedback! We received more than … Continue reading NARA’s Open Government Plan for 2014-2016

Improving our digital services to better serve you

Throughout this past year, the National Archives and Federal agencies have been working to implement the Digital Government Strategy by improving digital services to better serve you. We’ve worked toward specific milestones that improve access to government information and we launched Archives.gov/digitalstrategy to report on our progress.  We sought your ideas for improvement in August … Continue reading Improving our digital services to better serve you

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’ Open Government Plan.  Your ideas and input matter! Participate in the Managing Government Records discussion … Continue reading How are you celebrating Sunshine Week?

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 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!

Introducing the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project!

As part of the recently launched Citizen Archivist Dashboard, you can now participate in the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project.  By contributing to transcriptions, you can make these historical documents more accessible to the public. The transcription pilot features over 300 documents (about 1,000 pages) ranging from the late 18th century through the 20th century.  … Continue reading Introducing the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project!

'Tis the Season to Participate Online!

Throughout this holiday season, we encourage you to participate in the exciting activities featured on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard, which is available starting today. Check it out and try tagging, transcription, editing articles, uploading digital scans, and participating in contests all related to the records of the National Archives. We hope that you’ll share any suggestions … Continue reading 'Tis the Season to Participate Online!