Become a Wiki Scholar!

Today’s post comes from Pamela Wright, Chief Innovation Officer. In March 2019, the National Archives Museum will launch an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. Visitors will learn more about the history of suffrage in the United States, basic civics, suffragists, why voting matters, the … Continue reading Become a Wiki Scholar!

Hispanic Heritage Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon announcement with Wikipedia logo

Join us for an Hispanic Heritage Month Edit-a-thon on October 11, 2017

Come out to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10 AM - 1 PM in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Register for this free event on Eventbrite. This event is hosted by Wikimedia DC, the National Archives’ Hispanic and Latino Organization … Continue reading Join us for an Hispanic Heritage Month Edit-a-thon on October 11, 2017

Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

Come out and join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Gender Equality in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Register for this event today!     Help us improve Wikipedia entries related to gender equality with the National Archives and … Continue reading Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

National Archives and Law Library of Congress Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Proposed Amendments

The following guest post is by Andrew Weber, a legislative information systems manager at the Library of Congress. It is cross posted on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis. The National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for the proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives Innovation Hub … Continue reading National Archives and Law Library of Congress Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Proposed Amendments

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

Federal Register Editathon

Today’s post comes from Ben Jordi, Technical Writer/Editor in the Office of the Federal Register. The National Archives’ Office of Innovation and Office of the Federal Register teamed up with Wikimedia D.C. to host OFR’s first Wikipedia Editathon on Friday, May 23, 2014 in our Innovation Hub.  As part of our mission to inform the … Continue reading Federal Register Editathon

How does NARA avoid conflicts of interest on Wikipedia?

Last week, a bit of controversy erupted surrounding Wikipedia, after claims surfaced of contributors with paid consultancies editing with a conflict of interest after having been paid to use their Wikipedia savvy to promote their clients. While it is not my intention to get into the particulars of that case here—feel free to read more … Continue reading How does NARA avoid conflicts of interest on Wikipedia?

Have Your Say! We need your input on Digital Strategy

On May 23, 2012, the White House released the Digital Government Strategy, which outlines how all federal agencies will work to make information and services easily accessible on the internet, anytime, anywhere, and on any device. President Barack Obama said, "Ultimately, this Strategy will ensure that agencies use emerging technologies to serve the public as … Continue reading Have Your Say! We need your input on Digital Strategy

National Archives at Kansas City hosts Wikipedians

Today's post comes from National Archives at Kansas City staff members, Archivist Elizabeth Burnes and Exhibit Specialist Dee Harris. Photograph, Improvement Missouri River in Vicinity of Glasgow, MO, August 1881. RG 77, Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers, Omaha District.  (National Archives at Kansas City) The National Archives at Kansas City welcomed … Continue reading National Archives at Kansas City hosts Wikipedians

NARA plays host for Wikipedians at GLAMcamp DC

This is a guest post by Lori Byrd Phillips, US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation. Lori has also served as the Wikipedian in Residence at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis since 2010 and is currently a museum studies graduate student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. It’s a well-known fact that Wikipedians love NARA … Continue reading NARA plays host for Wikipedians at GLAMcamp DC