You may have noticed a few changes on the blog lately (and then again, maybe you haven't). Either way, we wanted to update you on some new additions to THE BIGGER PICTURE. The big change that we've made is to our blog categories—some of our old categories remain, but we’ve also added new ones. We revamped them in hopes that they now better reflect the types of material that we write about here at the Smithsonian Institution Archives:

  • Behind the Scenes: A series giving a behind-the-scenes look at the work involved in managing the visual and textual materials of the Smithsonian’s archives.
  • Collections in Focus: An in-depth look at the Smithsonian’s archives from researchers, archivists, curators and other Smithsonian staff.
  • Smithsonian History: Smithsonian History showcases the people, places, treasures, and events that make up the Smithsonian, as it is reflected in its own archives.
  • What Gets Saved: An examination of the various practices, challenges, and issues that shape archives, history, and memory.

Over the next few weeks we’ll also be giving a face-lift to our blog topics in the tag cloud in the right side bar so that blog posts will be more easily browseable. So, that’s the update. If you have any comments you’d like to share with us about the new categories or if you have any general suggestions for the blog, feel free to email us.

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