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Campaign: Transparency

Create a JFK Records Declassification Project

The National Archives should create a project to declassify remaining secret JFK assassination records before the 50th anniversary of that tragic event in 2013. The Archives recently established Berlin Wall and Pentagon Papers anniversary projects. Public interest is high in the remaining secret JFK assassination records. Such a project would fulfill President Obama's desire that his administration be the most open ...more »

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Campaign: Innovation

Online Public Access (OPA) should be improved

How should Online Public Access (OPA) be improved? How could the catalog be more useful to you?

 

Give it a try and let us know what you'd like to see improved.

 

http://www.archives.gov/research/search/

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Campaign: Citizen Archivists

Include AV records for transcription.

Should the National Archives included audiovisual records for transcription on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard? What types of AV records are you most interested in seeing included?

 

View the Citizen Archivist Dashboard at:

http://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist

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Campaign: Transparency

Include more datasets on Data.gov

Should the National Archives include more datasets on Data.gov? If so, what should be included?

 

Learn more about National Archives datasets already available on Data.gov:

http://www.archives.gov/open/available-datasets.html

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Campaign: Citizen Archivists

Include transcriptions in the National Archives Catalog

Should transcriptions from the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project be automatically included in the National Archives Catalog?

 

Check out the Transcription Pilot here:

http://transcribe.archives.gov/

 

Check out the National Archives Catalog (through Online Public Access) at:

http://www.archives.gov/research/search/

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Campaign: Freedom of Information

Digitize archival records responsive to FOIA

Would you like to see archival records that are responsive to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request be automatically digitized and made available through the National Archives Catalog?

 

View the National Archives Catalog through Online Public Access:

http://www.archives.gov/research/search/

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Campaign: Social Media

Add social media features to Archives.gov

What social media features would you like to see on Archives.gov? Are you interested in rating or commenting on web pages?

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Campaign: Digitization

Update the Digitization Strategy of the National Archives

Should the Digitization strategy of the National Archives be updated to include public participation and citizen archivists? What else should be included?

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Campaign: Innovation

Release more software code on GitHub to encourage collaboration

Should the National Archives should release more software code on GitHub to encourage collaboration on digitization efforts?

 

To see software repositories already available, visit

https://github.com/usnationalarchives

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Campaign: Citizen Archivists

Include translations on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard

Should translations be included as an activity on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard?

 

Check out the Citizen Archivist Dashboard:

http://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/

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Campaign: Federal Register

Digitize pre-electronic Federal Register publications

Would you like to have pre-electronic editions of Federal Register publications digitized to make them available online? If so which publications?

 

The major Federal Register publications are:

the daily Federal Register,

Code of Federal Regulations,

Public Laws,

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents,

Public Papers of the Presidents, and

U.S. Government Manual.

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