Digital Content Sleuth

Project Title Digital Content Sleuth
Project Summary Improve the experience of online researchers to the National Archives website by enhancing our Research Topics pages. Scour our websites and catalog to find relevant subject matter on a given topic, and present the information in fresh and innovative ways.
Country United States
Agency National Archives and Records Administration
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 5
Project Description

The ideal candidate loves American history, and enjoys searching for online content, organizing it, and presenting it in compelling ways. Aggregate content on specific topics and subtopics from NARA’s websites (including from publications, exhibits, finding aids, reports and databases on archives.gov, blogs and Presidential Libraries), and select related images from the National Archives Catalog. Topics may include events, wars, or movements in American history, famous individuals, inventions, and more. Make note of duplicate content to possibly consolidate. Opportunity to write succinct introductions for topics. Work could also include researching new ways to present topics by examining content on similar websites, and designing new pages using Drupal (NARA’s new content management system). Preference for a graduate student studying in the Social Sciences (such as history or political science), Library or Archival Science, or related department. Will consider undergrads.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

For an example of our current Research Topics pages, see www.archives.gov/research/topics/
You’ll be working with a Web Program staff member to help determine priorities and for guidance on sources for searching.

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