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Press Release
August 13, 2009

National Archives Launches NARAtions Blog

New blog to focus on online public access to records of the U.S. National Archives

Washington, DC…On Wednesday, August 12, the National Archives launched the NARAtions blog to begin a discussion with researchers on the future of online public access at the National Archives. The public is invited and encouraged to share opinions on ways to enhance the online researcher experience and to increase access to archival materials.

This online community will continue to be a work in progress as we develop new features and content. Questions will be posted to invite discussion, and the blog welcomes feedback and suggestions for new questions to raise. The blog will also inform researchers about newly available online records descriptions and digitized archival materials.

We would like to hear from you! What sort of things would you find valuable from NARAtions?

  • Should we allow the public to tag descriptions in our online catalog? Why or why not?

  • What groups of photographs should we post on Flickr next, and why?

  • Do you have a favorite NARA photograph or document? Is it already available in our catalog or on our web site?

The URL is http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/. Please visit often and share this web address with others.

To contact the National Archives, please call 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD) 301-837-0482.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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