Besides the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration has been doing a lot of work in figuring out how to collect, store and index electronic information. Wired Campus noted a new part of this online effort, with the National Archivist starting his own blog. The new project is new not simply because it’s an online discussion with the National Archivist, but because he’s using the blog to engage and include citizens in the work of the archives and similar work in other organizations. As Wired Campus notes, the first few posts have generated some valuable discussion, and I hope the trend continues.
This is not the Archives’ only blog. Others focus on online public access, stuff for educators, and records management. The Archives and related institutions (Presidential Libraries and other facilities) have a decent presence on social networking sites, should you be so inclined to follow that stuff.