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: Digitization

Add digitized materize requested by public to Archives.gov

When the public request digitized materials, add the materials to Archives.gov regardless of whether the request covers one item or 200 items. At the same time, encourage people who digitize items at the Archives to contribute items to NARA. Perhaps some items would be digitized according to different standards, but it would allow for more access sooner.

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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: Social Media

Utilize new social media tools

What social media tools should the National Archives be looking at for the future?

 

See how the National Archives is currently using social media:

http://www.archives.gov/social-media/

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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 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: 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: Innovation

Archives.gov should be improved

How should the pages of Archives.gov be improved? Please let us know specific suggestions for pages.

 

Learn more about the latest Archives.gov redesign:

 

http://www.archives.gov/open/redesign/

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Campaign: Collaboration

Collaborate with other organizations on crowdsourcing

Should the National Archives collaborate with organizations that have developed crowdsourcing tools for indexing and already have a large online volunteer community? If so, who should we try to collaborate with?

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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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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: 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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