Saturday, October 31, 2009

NARA space changes

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Ol' Myrt here visited the National Archives yesterday and noted there were 3 researchers using the microfilm reading room. One research was concerned because the microfilm readers are not in good repair. Ol' Myrt wishes to keep her DearREADERS informed, but doesn't wish to get in the middle of the fight.

From: Harold
DearMYRTLE,
The National Archives is going ahead with its plans to cut the space available to researchers in half, reduce the number of microfilm readers, move the consultants into the Library, and make it very difficult to conduct research at the National Archives. These changes will start within the next couple of weeks unless you act now.

The Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives which is under the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the House of Representatives is interested in hearing from researchers as to their feelings about the changes that the National Archives is planning to make in the near future.

You can provide the committee with your thought by clicking on the following link. It will take you to a page where you provide your name and address and your comments. It is very quick and will only take you a few minutes. It is important to keep your comments brief and specific about your concerns over how these changes will impact on individuals who research at the National Archives.

Just click on this link. It will only take you a few minutes to submit your input.

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