Posts Tagged: Archives

Government IT Forum to Overview Policy, Tech Trends

1105 Media’s public sector group will hold a government information technology forum from Dec. 2 to 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event will feature five education sessions on big data, cloud, cyber, mobile and records and information management, 1105 Media said Tuesday. “We are pleased to offer this… Read more »

NIST Unveils ‘Capstone’ Guidance for Cloud Email Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration has released guidance that aims to give federal agencies a new approach for managing email records with electronic methods. NARA’s bulletin contains factors the agency believes other agencies should consider before implementing the “Capstone” approach, NARA said Aug. 29. Such factors include business requirements, position and work of the… Read more »

The Challenge of Documenting Social Media Activity

It’s human nature to try to record life despite its inevitable transience. This innate desire becomes ever more apparent with the connection (or disconnection?) between social media and records management. Many enjoyed the ephemeral nature of Twitter and Facebook, and this non-permanence was one of the biggest drivers for their use. However, for companies and… Read more »

But Wait, There’s More!: Part II of an Interview with Pamela Wright, CINO of NARA

Innovation is one of the many buzz words floating around federal agencies. In a recent interview, Pamela Wright (CINO of NARA) shared the innovation goals of the National Archives and explained two projects that are looking to achieve those goals. As promised, below are three more goals, as well as descriptions two successful projects that… Read more »

The Sequestration and You: How Are Cuts Affecting the Government-Citizen Relationship?

The sequester continues to affect a myriad of agencies, many of which have already been suffering from being under-funded and under-staffed. One such agency has been the National Archives. Last week, the National Archives announced significant cuts to its hours of operation. Archives I in Washington D.C. will end exhibit hours at 5:30pm instead of… Read more »

Not Just a Dusty Attic: National Archives in a Digital Age

Information Professionals Blog Series In an increasingly digital world, information management professionals are taking center stage. But outside of the IT tech guys we associate with online world, we forget about the original records managers: the Archivists and Librarians. This blog series will attempt to highlight how culture is changing within federal archives and libraries… Read more »

Top 5 US Federal Agency Websites in 2011

Government agencies have not always been known as leaders of the web design industry. However, in recent years and even months, there have been a few that truly are on the cutting edge of quality design and user experience. Granted, not every agency requires a modern, flashy, public-facing website, but if your agency engages the… Read more »

Daily Dose: What Do Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and George Patton Have In Common?

Answer: All of them served in the US military, and their records will be on view in the new National Archives branch, the National Personnel Records Center, on Saturday in St. Louis. The new museum contains over 100 million military and civilian personnel records. The building has state of the art preservation facilities, and visitors… Read more »

Is OpenGov 1950 Stymieing OpenGov 2010?

The Obama Administration is committed to using technology to better engage citizens in their government. Ironically, legislation crafted in the 1950s to open citizen access to government documents may be a barrier to today’s Open Government initiatives. The Federal Records Act of 1950 creates a framework to manage agency records. It puts the National Archives… Read more »