January 25, 2021

U.S. Federal Agencies Announce Limited Trial of “Release For One, Release To All” FOIA Policy

UPDATED July 21 NARA Participation in New FOIA Pilot NARA is participating in the pilot for FOIA requests for the operational records that NARA creates as a federal agency, which are managed by NARA’s Office of General Counsel. FOIA requests for NARA’s archival records from federal agencies and at Presidential Libraries, as well as the […]

Video Presentation: Rebecca Guenther on "Change in the Digital Age: Metadata Trends for Libraries"

Here’s a video (it runs one hour) of Rebecca Guenther’s November 16, 2011 metadata trends presentation at the Metropolitan New York Library Council. The event was sponsored by METRO and ACRL/NY. Metadata has become a key piece in managing and discovering information resources in the digital environment. This event is intended for professionals and students […]

National Security Archive Marks 45th Birthday of U.S. Freedom of Information Act, Exposes Backlog Problems

From the National Security Archive at George Washington University: Forty-five years after President Johnson signed the U.S. Freedom of Information Act into law in 1966, federal agency backlogs of FOIA requests are growing, with the oldest requests at eight agencies dating back over a decade and the single oldest request now 20 years old, according […]

"IT Reform at National Archives and Records Administration" & "New Portal Will Cut 10 Days From FOIA Process"

From a Blog Post on CIO.gov by Michael Wash, CIO, NARA The “Cloud First” initiative has been a focus for NARA. We are developing a cloud email pilot and using a hosted/cloud-based solution to streamline our Security Clearance Tracking System. We are also moving to a hosted/cloud solution in order to concurrently manage and track […]