Campaign: Records Management

Digitize everything

'Google Books' (as a verb) the government. Set as a goal before the next census to have scanned every unclassified document the government has ever printed, drafted, or otherwise produced. I would say the same of the Library of Congress--make sure that every item that has passed out of copyright is scanned and made available free online. And be creative with your indexing: I can imagine some fascinating opportunities ...more »

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Campaign: Records Management

Release/index all unclassified Congressional Research Service reports

Currently, many reports of the Congressional Research Service remain undisclosed to the public. Work with Congress to release all non-confidential research reports, past to present. Index each paper with OCR and a good search engine (maybe a cool IT modernization project), attach any relevant annotations (when the report was requested, by whom, any relevant hearings/testimonies on the report), and you're set. Cross-linking ...more »

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