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8 months ago 1 note open authority history archives National Archives openauthexamples

Open Authority Example #12: Cast  Your Vote!
The National Archives and Records Administration
Website: The Records of Rights VOTE
New York Times: ‘Rights’ Exhibit to Display Documents From the Mighty and the Modest

Join the debate and cast your vote! Help National Archives curators select the first original landmark document to be featured when Records of Rights opens on December 12.

The Today’s Document Tumblr has been showing for some time that the National Archives gets digital engagement. Now they’re taking it up a notch, using the existing Today’s Document community to get the word out on this awesome example of Open Authority—crowd-curation at its finest!

Open Authority Example #12: Cast  Your Vote!

The National Archives and Records Administration

Join the debate and cast your vote! Help National Archives curators select the first original landmark document to be featured when Records of Rights opens on December 12.

The Today’s Document Tumblr has been showing for some time that the National Archives gets digital engagement. Now they’re taking it up a notch, using the existing Today’s Document community to get the word out on this awesome example of Open Authority—crowd-curation at its finest!

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2 years ago 107 notes US National Archives archives White House open government participation partnership collaboration

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama unveiled the U.S. National Action Plan during a meeting in New York of the member nations of the Open  Government Partnership.  Last Week, the White House also issued a Status Report on the Administration’s Commitment to Open Government.
Over the past year and a half, I’ve written a lot about how the work of  the National Archives is based on the belief that citizens have the  right to see, examine, and learn from the records that document the  actions of their government.  The National Archives is making significant contributions to  strengthen open government and our democracy.  Read more on the AOTUS blog.

aotus:

Yesterday, President Barack Obama unveiled the U.S. National Action Plan during a meeting in New York of the member nations of the Open Government Partnership.  Last Week, the White House also issued a Status Report on the Administration’s Commitment to Open Government.

Over the past year and a half, I’ve written a lot about how the work of the National Archives is based on the belief that citizens have the right to see, examine, and learn from the records that document the actions of their government.  The National Archives is making significant contributions to strengthen open government and our democracy.  Read more on the AOTUS blog.

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3 years ago 11 notes history archives Madison Virginia

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Where would we be without Virginians? I’m tellin’ ya.

todaysdocument:

May 29 - Virginia Plan “State of resolves submitted by the honorable Mr. Randolph to the consideration of the House as altered, amended, and agreed to by Com. of the Whole”

Drafted by James Madison, and presented by Edmund Randolph to the Constitutional Convention on May 29, 1787, the Virginia Plan proposed the foundation of what would become the U.S. Constitution: a strong central government composed of three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.

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3 years ago 10 notes Wikipedia museums archives National Archives

Today's Document via National Archives

Excited to discover @USNatArchives on Tumblr, thanks to their Wikipedian-in-Residence, Dominic.

Great to see the Archives utilizing Tumblr in such a great, participatory way. Check out how you can suggest a document to be their “Today’s Document.” What’s even better? Their brand-spankin’-new Wikipedian-in-Residence has some tricks up his sleeve, so stay tuned! Can’t get over all of the Wiki-love that’s going on in DC right now. ::high five::

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3 years ago GLAMWIKI wikipedia museums archives copyright cultural heritage

"Digital Culture Heresy" via @ammeveleigh

A great #GLAMWIKI synthesis of all of the big thoughts & questions, especially in regards to issues of access:

"Unlike the disagreements over paying for content, therefore, which tend ultimately to reduce into organisation vs users, re-focusing upon the process of access invites consideration of the points of commonality between audience and organisation.” (Emphasis added).

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