Re: Reclaim The Records launches its biggest FOIA request ever, for BILLIONS of digital images and associated text metadata, from the United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) #records


ewkent@...
 

Dear Brooke Schreier Ganz (and Reclaim the Records):

I sympathize with your frustration and your goal but (as someone who is doing transcription work and related things as a volunteer at the NARA's National Archives Catalog interface (at catalog.archives.gov; as "EthanFromBellmore" and as Ethan W. Kent) it seems to me that 1) it has probably taken much time and effort to scan the huge number of Images already available online via that Catalog, 2) it will take much more time to scanĀ everything (even everything not still "classified"), and 3) I don't know how much scanning they can/will do while COVID-19 is still affecting this country (the United States). (I gather that the general public is stillĀ not allowed back to Presidential Libraries and Museums -- and to National Archives research rooms -- "thanks" to the spreading coronavirus (no longer "novel").

Maybe the lawsuit could at least wait until after (G-d willing) the current epidemic in the US ends?

Good Luck.

Ethan W. Kent (in New York City)
ewkent@...

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