National Archives and Records Administration seeking comments on system modifications

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is asking for comments and suggestions on ways that they might modify their present system of archiving and providing public access to presidential records.

On October 13, 2008, Congress passed The Presidential Historical Records Preservation Act of 2008 that contains provisions related to Presidential libraries and the archiving of presidential records.

In July, the Archivist must submit a report to Congress providing alternative models for Presidential libraries that would: “1) reduce the financial burden on the Federal government, 2) improve the preservation of presidential records, and 3) reduce the delay in public access to all presidential records.”

Comments can be submitted by e-mail to NARA until April 17, 2008.

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