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  • Seeking Aperture Cards of Ship Engineering Drawings

    Hi!  Looking at https://catalog.archives.gov recently, I noticed quite a lot of what appear to be new File Unit entries for the RG19 series "Aperture Cards of Ship Engineering Drawings, 1950 - 1966"   I not...
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  • Are RG 342 Air Force photograph videodiscs candidates for the Catalog?

    When looking for WWII era Air Force photographs, following the trail of National Archives Catalog entries leads to NAID 542375 - "National Air and Space Museum Archival Videodiscs": U.S. Air Force Pre-1954 Still Photo...
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  • Curious about use of redaction authority in ISCAP article

    Hi!  I was looking at the declassified report SIGINT Implications of Military Oceanography on the ISCAP website and noticed the withholding authority "25X3 and 6, E.O. 13526", "50 U.S.C. 3605 (P.L. 86-36)" was us...
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  • National Archives plans for Apollo 11 anniversary?

    Seeing as we're coming up on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing next year, are there any plans in the works at the National Archives to commemorate the event?  (I'm sure any such announcements wou...
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  • Adding scans to the ARC

    I've noticed off and on over the years that a variety of records end up getting scans put in the ARC, but I'm not immediately clear on how all aspects of that process work.   I'm familiar with two methods - the ...
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  • Expanding citizen scanning efforts beyond Archives I?

    I recall that back in 2016 Meredith Stewart let the community know that there weren't (at that time) any plans to expand the Innovation Hub's citizen scanning efforts beyond Archives I.  I wanted to follow up and...
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  • Flickr style "justified layout" overview of images?

    This is undoubtedly one of those "you wouldn't ask if you know how hard it would be" questions, but I'm wondering if it would be possible for the NARA catalog to incorporate the "Justified Layout" style of image displ...
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  • archives.gov scans and the NARA Catalog

    I've recently re-discovered the Archives site https://unwritten-record.blogs.archives.gov/ and while studying its contents noticed something curious. Among the many interesting articles there, I discovered the article...
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  • Results of late 2017/early 2018 surveys?

    Back in December 2017/January 2018 the NARA initiated a series of surveys and feedback collection initiatives, asking for input from the online communities of the ARC and History Hub.  The just-posted NARA strate...
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  • USRA blueprints/drawings relating to steam locomotives?

    Record group 14 (Records of the U.S. Railroad Administration) https://catalog.archives.gov/id/343 doesn't appear to identify in the ARC any records series that have Architectural/Engineering Drawings pertaining to the...
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  • Best place to report possible image and/or title errors in records?

    In a case where we suspect there is a possible error in the NARA catalog, is the preferred procedure to report this to the contact email associated with the record in question?   The specific issue prompting thi...
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  • Deleting ARC error-identifying comments once errors are fixed?

    Over the last year or two, I've added various comments to ARC records when I see something that looks like it might be an error.  In several cases the issues have been subsequently corrected (thank you!) and I'm ...
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  • Are there book cradles available for use at NARA sites?

    Since bound volumes at the NARA can't be scanned with copiers or scanners (for obvious reasons) that leaves digitization with a camera.  Do the various NARA sites have book cradles and/or any other physical aids ...
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  • Question on labeling of declassified documents

    I'm familiar with the general rules at the NARA about correctly making copies of documents with classified markings, specifically eCFR — Code of Federal Regulations 1254.76 and 2001.25: Declassification markings...
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  • Record identifier number as image metadata?

    In the images available from the NARA Catalog, do the images themselves store the National Archives Identifier associated with their record anywhere in their metadata?  A quick look for EXIF or JPEG comment infor...
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  • Adding Electronic Records to the Catalog

    I'm wondering what the status/plans are for National Archives records that are already in digital form with regards to the Catalog.  For example, the following Series:   https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6307...
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  • Duplication of "Aperture Card" Records?

    The College Park Cartographic records list a RG255 holding for the plans for the Hubble Space Telescope:   https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5928349   They list a Media type I've not encountered before - "A...
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  • Status of NARA contributions to Wikimedia?

    I recently noticed that there is a specific connection between NARA and Wikimedia:  Commons:National Archives and Records Administration - Wikimedia Commons   It looks like the initial "thrust" of this wor...
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  • Usage restrictions on Government films - source of "Undetermined" status?

    I'm a little confused as to the reasons and implications of the restrictions statements on some of the films which are uploaded to the ARC database.  For example, this film:   TESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF OR...
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  • NARA citizen archivist Flickr site?

    I came across reference to the NARA's "citizen archivist" site here:  Upload and Share | Citizen Archivist | National Archives - is it still an active effort?  I submitted some scans I made some years back o...
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