Friday, October 29, 2010

National Archives and Change

Last Friday I blogged about a new online ordering process for documents being implemented by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Is that just the tip of the iceberg of change underway?  Dick Eastman in a recent post in his newsletter referred to NARA's reputation as "an agency that has long been known for changing slowly, if ever." David Ferriero, the relatively new Archivist has characterized himself as "Collector in Chief" and taken a number of other steps to update the stodgy image of the agency he heads.

AOTUS: Collector in Chief

Check out his blog post, "Open to change," this week and see what he has in mind. What do you thing of the proposals he makes? He ends his post:
"I am calling on all of you to be champions of change as we move forward. Staff, researchers, and citizen archivists will need to be flexible and forward looking, open to the challenges, and ready to participate.
Are you in?"

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