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Sunshine Week 2018

Sunshine Week 2018 Event Image Help Us Celebrate Sunshine Week 2018: March 11 - March 17

Monday, March 12: Kick-off Program in the William G. McGowan Theater, 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm 

Join us for a special program featuring a keynote address by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The program also includes panel discussions about the role of innovation in government, digital civic engagement, and the road map for open data.

Wednesday, March 14: Access and Transparency—Records Held at the National Archives 

Join us to learn about how we can help you request and access the restricted and non-restricted Federal records held at the National Archives. A panel of staff experts will discuss and answer questions about their work in making records available from our executive, legislative, and Presidential holdings. You can join the event live in the William G. McGowan Theater or catch it on YouTube.

All Week: Pentagon Papers Transcription Challenge 

During the week-long event, citizen archivists will “tag” records, applying meaningful keywords or labels to make content more discoverable and improving search results within the National Archives online catalog. As an increasing number of items and descriptions are tagged, other users can more quickly and easily find the information they seek. Through the collaborative power of the Internet, the agency has found a way to digitize more records and engage the American public to whom they belong.

Learn more and participate on the Citizen Archivist Dashboard

You can find other events celebrating Sunshine Week 2018 on the Sunshine Week's Event Calendar and learn more about events hosted by other Federal agencies via our blog post.