David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, on NARA’s Efforts to “Make Access Happen” During COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a large portion of NARA has been teleworking 100%. Even with limitations on our ability to conduct work on-site and despite the incredibly challenging circumstances, our employees have continued to demonstrate their creativity, initiative, and commitment to moving our mission forward.
Across the nation, staff from the Office of Research Services is responding to reference requests, creating box and folder lists that improve access for researchers and support current or future digitization projects, preparing and submitting digitized files and metadata for upload into the National Archives Catalog, conducting quality control checks on digital images, writing blog posts, conducting processing and description work that can be done remotely, and much more. Their amazing efforts have allowed us to connect with customers and make access happen, even during a global pandemic…
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.