Access to records in this century means digital access. For many people, if it is not online, it doesn’t exist. The use of social media to increase access is the new norm. NARA has been going after innovative tools and projects that increase digital access to our records, including projects that invite public participation. We are developing a Citizen Archivist Dashboard that will encourage the public to pitch in via social media tools on a number of our projects. You will hear about these and more of our projects at next week’s McGowan Forum, “What’s Next in the Social Media Revolution.”
The Forum is also intended to explore issues well beyond our current innovations, and to provide a discussion of what’s next in social media innovation within government and beyond. Our moderator for the evening is Alex Howard, the Government 2.0 correspondent for O’Reilly Media. Alex is @digiphile on Twitter, with over 100,000 followers on that social media platform alone.
- Macon Phillips, the White House Director of New Media
- David Weinberger, senior researcher at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society
- Pam Wright, Chief Digital Access Strategist at the National Archives
So come on over to the McGowan Forum Friday night, bring your inquisitive friends, and find out what’s next.
Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m.
William G. McGowan Theater
Seventh Annual William G. McGowan Forum on Communications
What’s Next in the Social Media Revolution?
A Social Media Fair and reception will take place in the theater lobbies prior to the program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m.