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Open Government at NARA

In response to the Open Government Directive, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has created a web page devoted to its Open Government Initiatives (http://www.archives.gov/open/). Currently, it lists four NARA datasets: CFR, Federal Register, Archival Descriptions from ARC, and Organizational Descriptions from ARC. These listings conform to the Open Government Directive call for agencies to create a gateway at the specific web address at http://www.[agency].gov/open.

But, in addition, NARA has created “a records control schedule website that allows the public and Federal agencies to browse scanned copies of unclassified, NARA-approved records control schedules.” (http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/rcs/). The only “announcement” of this new service so far has apparently been a response to a question on the NARAtions blog. Kate has more details and background at ArchivesNext. (Big hat tip!).

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