Wisdom Wednesday – The National Archives and Social Media

Did you know the National Archives and Records Administration is very active on social media outlets? You can find them on Twitter, FaceBook, FourSquare, Blogs, and YouTube. I had no idea they were that active online! David Ferriero told FGS attendees in his talk last week that NARA has roughly 11 blogs, 29 FaceBook pages, and they are on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and have some Wikipedia resources.

WOW!

So I did a little searching and found their social media page that lays it all out. If you want to go straight to their blogs, they are listed below.

NARAtions

This blog discusses public online access to the National Archives records.

AOTUS National Archives

AOTUS is written by David Ferriero the 10th Archivist of the United States. He discusses books he is reading and topics like leadership, collaboration, social media, special events, NARA records and technology.

NDC Blog 

The National Declassification Center blog was created to solicit input on the processing priorities of NARA and releasing those records.

Prologue: Pieces of History

Similar to the concept of their Prologue magazine, this blog showcases new discoveries unearthed by the NARA archivists.

Records Express 

This is the official blog of the National Records Management Program (NRMP).  This agency provides support to other Federal agencies to manage their records.

The FOIA Ombudsman: Information and Advice

This blog plans to change the culture of FOIA through discussion.

The Hoover Blackboard

This blog allows teachers and students to comment about their visits to the Hoover Presidential Library.

The Text Message 

This blog allows staff, student employees, interns and volunteers to share their discoveries at the National Archives.

Today’s Document

This blog features one document a day that people have found interesting. NARA bloggers take suggestions on the daily document.

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