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U.S. Digital Registry

The National Archives is pleased to participate in the U.S. Digital Registry, the authoritative resource for official third-party websites, social media platforms and mobile apps managed by the U.S. federal government.

The U.S. Digital Registry is an API-generating platform designed to authenticate third-party sites in the federal government in order to help maintain accountability over our digital services.

As more users access services, communicate, & engage with their government online & through social media, the U.S. Digital Registry makes it easier for users to identify official government sites & services, & more quickly access the information they need. Access to accounts is improved as users can search for accounts by platform, language, agency, and topic.

Woman using card catalog

Use the U.S. Digital Registry to find the government services you need. Photo: “Card catalog in Central Search Room, July 31, 1942.” Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives & Records Administration. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3493244

The U.S. Digital Registry has grown to a resource of more than 8,200 third-party accounts & 350 mobile apps from across the federal government. With so many federal agencies providing services online, it is more important than ever to find ways to enhance access & raise accountability, while providing a platform for developers to use the data to build technological solutions for federal agencies. For example, this visualization presents data from the Registry, & allows users to filter by agency, platform, or keyword.

The National Archives currently has 114 social media accounts listed in the U.S. Digital Registry, including our official Facebook, Flickr, GitHub, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, & YouTube accounts.

Services such as these have the potential to help us more meaningfully analyze & make informed decisions about our online presence, & help us gain insight into how to improve our communications, while delivering the best service possible to our customers.

Learn more about the U.S. Digital Registry from the General Services Administration.

Source: aotus.blogs.archives.gov

Updated: June 14, 2016 — 2:22 pm

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