An Interview with David Ferriero: “The 10th Archivist of the United States Talks Bringing the National Archives into the Future”
David S. Ferriero, the 10th archivist of the United States, oversees the operations of the Archives. President Obama appointed Ferriero in 2009 after his long career as a librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke University, and most recently the director of the New York Public Library.
Here’s one of the eight questions and responses that make up the complete interview.
WCP: How has President Trump’s method of communication through Twitter impacted your work?
Ferriero: Actually, it’s an interesting data point. About 90 to 95 percent of the Obama records were born digital—no paper equivalent. Obama was the first president to tweet, so we have all of the Obama tweets, so the fact that this president is tweeting is not anything new for us.
Direct to Complete Interview (approx. 1500 words)
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.