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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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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Federal Register

Develop mobile apps and ebooks for Federal Register publications

Would you like to see Federal Register publications developed as mobile apps and ebooks for smart phones and tablets. If so, which ones?

 

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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Collaboration

Convene international archives leaders on open government

Should the National Archives convene an international meeting of national archives leaders to promote the role of archives in an open government?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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