July 6, 2005
National Archives Internet Site Gets a New Look
Washington, D.C.…On Wednesday, July 20, 2005, the National Archives and Records Administration will launch a new, more user-friendly public web site. The address remains: http://www.archives.gov/
The new look and organization of information is designed to allow visitors to gain immediate access to the most frequently-requested information.
Changes to the web site include:
- New portals for the General Public, Genealogists/Family Historians, Veterans and Their Families, Educators and Students, Researchers, Records Managers, Preservation and Archives Professionals, Information Security Specialists, Federal Employees, Members of Congress, and Press/Journalists.
- Immediate access from the home page to America's Historical Documents: a page of high-interest records linking to detailed information and image downloads; "most requested" information and services; jobs, grants, and publications information; National Archives news and locations; calendar of events; guidance and tools for research and ordering copies of historical documents; and more.
- Clearer discussion about what's available on the web site, what's not available, and next steps.
- Search box available on every page.
- Shorter, accessible web addresses.
- More colorful, attractive look.
- Bookmarks to current main pages and pages referenced in National Archives publications will be redirected automatically to the new versions of those pages.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-501-5526.