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Social Media and “Citizen Archivists” at NARA

The National Archives and Records Administration is active in using social media. It also recently announced its intention to create a “Citizen Archivist Dashboard that will encourage the public to pitch in via social media tools on a number of our projects.”

  • What’s Next?, AOTUS (Oct 19, 2011).

    Access to records in this century means digital access. For many people, if it is not online, it doesn’t exist. The use of social media to increase access is the new norm. NARA has been going after innovative tools and projects that increase digital access to our records, including projects that invite public participation. We are developing a Citizen Archivist Dashboard that will encourage the public to pitch in via social media tools on a number of our projects. You will hear about these and more of our projects at next week’s McGowan Forum, “What’s Next in the Social Media Revolution.”

  • From Access to Engagement, by Pamela Wright (Nov 7, 2011). [pdf]
     
  • National Archives to launch Citizen Archivist Dashboard, By Joseph Marks, NextGov (11/07/2011).

    The National Archives and Records Administration plans to launch in December an online Citizen Archivist Dashboard through which volunteers can tag, transcribe and write articles about scanned NARA documents, said Pamela Wright, the agency’s chief digital access strategist.

  • Social Media and Web 2.0 at the National Archives.

    …a comprehensive list of NARA’s social media initiatives and those of our affiliate organizations. Please visit us often to see NARA’s expanding Web 2.0 and social media projects.

 

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