The U.S. National Archives is celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the Presidential libraries. The records created by Presidents while in office will become part of the National Archives, and eventually will be used by researchers. Here’s how it happens! This post comes from John Laster, Director of the Presidential Materials Division at the National Archives.

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As a National Digital Stewardship Resident for DC Public Libraries (DCPL), Jaime Mear’s project is to help the public with personal archiving, especially when it comes to digital materials. One strategy is to open a DIY lab where patrons can transfer their home movies off of obsolete media and/or digitize photographs and papers.

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FIA sponsored, along with UMD’s Division of Information Technology and the Campus Visualization Partnership (CVP), a lecture on October 7, 2015 by Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin on the computational framework that she and a team of researchers is developing at the Allosphere Research Facility which will enable the transformation of big and complex data.

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The National Park Service, a FIA partner, is using a roadside noise meter to help visitors to the Grant Teton National Park better understand the noise their vehicles make and the impact it can have on the park.

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Google is launching a new version of Dan Russell’s popular MOOC: PowerSearchingWithGoogle.com on Monday July 20, 2015. The two-week course runs from July 20 – 31, and will be re-run in August (dates still pending).

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