National Archives (NARA) Asks For Public Input on Prioritizing Materials to Digitize
As the National Archives sets out on its ambitious goal to digitize all of its holdings, planning just how we’re going to accomplish this is critical to our success. One of the first steps in that plan is prioritizing what will be digitized. National Archives staff spent the early part of this summer doing just that – compiling lists and determining priorities for records that should be digitized and made available online. The separate lists will be the basis of an Agency-wide digitization priority list.
But no prioritization would be complete without the feedback and suggestions of the people who discover and use our records every day. What would you like to see the National Archives digitize over the next few years? Is there a particular theme, topic, or event on which you would like to see our digitization efforts focused? Perhaps there is a specific series, record group, or collection that you would like to be made completely accessible online. Ever come across interesting records during your research that you think would be a good candidate for digitization? Now is your chance to tell us.
The deadline for sharing your suggestions is August 14, 2015.
You can post then in the comments section on Crowd Hall or via email at: email@example.com.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.