NARA Goes Fishing for Comments


The National Archives and Records Administration is asking for comments from the public on how they can make the archives of previous administrations more accessible to the public and less costly. Nancy Scola at techpresident has the details:

NARA offers up a few suggested suggestions: do away with individualized archives and gather all the presidential papers in one central location, separate archiving and memorializing duties and hand the latter to a third party, or just put the whole shebang online. NARA also floats the idea of switching to a proactive release of presidential papers instead of the piecemeal FOIA-driven approach that applies during the buffer period just after a president leaves office. But don’t let their ideas stymie your creativity. “We provide these examples,” they write, “to spur, not to constrain, your suggestions.”

Comments are due by next Friday, the 17th, and can be submitted via email.