Call to Action – Yes We Scan

yes we scan

Yes We Scan is an initiative to create a unified project for scanning the United States federal government’s informational holdings. This would include the National Archives, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Government Printing Office, National Library of Medicine, National Agricultural Library and all other agencies.

Right now your help is needed in signing an online petition to get the issue reviewed by the White House and to work with officials who can help get an initial review commission created and working on the issues. Click here to sign the petition.

The Yes We Scan initiative has the backing of the National Coalition for History and Society of American Archivists as well as the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.