Sunday, February 19, 2012

NARA Launching IdeaScale for Presidential Memorandum

Launching IdeaScale for Presidential Memorandum
by Arian Ravanbakhsh
We are happy to announce the start of our public information gathering related to the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records. We will be using the IdeaScale tool for this. Records and information management professionals, vendors, and the general public are all invited to participate in this community.

We have set up the Managing Government Records IdeaScale at This community will be open for comments until March 27, 2012.

Here is how it works. You can also download this handy .pdf of quick tips.

Create a free IdeaScale account.
Submit your ideas for improving the management of Federal records under the six categories specified by the President in the Memorandum. These are: Creating a government-wide framework; Promoting practices that enable agencies to Fulfill Missions; Maintaining accountability through documentation; Increasing Open Government and Access; Supporting Agency Compliance; and Transitioning from paper to electronic when feasible.
Provide comments on ideas already submitted.
Vote “up” or “down” on posted ideas. This will indicate to others what you think of the idea.
Encourage others to participate! Send a link to your colleagues or professional network
Check back to the site to see what is going on. Did others like your idea? Do you have something else to propose?
In addition to Ideascale, feel free to contribute a comment here. Let us know of the ideas big and small that should inform the directive to be issued this summer in response to the Presidential Memorandum.

Thank you for your participation!

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