16 July 2015

Do You Have Suggestions for NARA’s Digitization Priorities?

NARA has an ambitious digitization plan – digitize all its holdings!

Obviously, this won’t happen overnight!  The National Archives staff has been holding internal discussions about what the priorities should be for what to digitize sooner than later and now it’s our turn to have a say!

From now until August 14th, engage in the discussion about digitization priorities in our online town hall on Crowd Hall.  Post ideas, provide feedback, and make suggestions about what we should digitize.  Then vote on your favorites.  Since our holdings cover a lot of topics, we’ve broken them down into broad categories.  While not a comprehensive list, hopefully, the topics below will spark some lively discussions:

§        Science/Tech/Health: Agriculture, Environment, Public Health, Science and Technology, Space and Aviation
§        Military & Veterans: Military/Wars, Veterans
§        Culture & Heritage: Civil/Political Rights, Genealogy, Ethnic Heritage, Immigration/Emigration
§        Government & Law: Diplomacy/Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Court Records, Law Enforcement, Maritime Administration, Geography and Land Use

Read more about the process and other ways to share your priorities.

I’m sure as genealogists and family historians, we all have some ideas on what we would like to see digitized from the NARA holdings! 

Please share this opportunity wherever you find members of our community!

Editor’s Note: Emphasis/Underlined topics are mine..  Obviously any listed topic can have relevance to our community and the emphasis is on those records which we seem to more regularly use in as we pursue ancestors.

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