“…NARA’s strategic goals identify the four key areas in which NARA must excel in order to efficiently and effectively deliver its mission in a modern environment.
Make Access Happen
Make Access Happen affirms that “public access” is NARA’s core mission and is a higher calling that gives purpose and meaning to all our work. We are reaching beyond the traditional role of making records available for others to discover and we are instead making access happen by delivering increasing volumes of electronic records to the American public online, using flexible tools and accessible resources that promote public participation. In order to achieve success in this goal, NARA must digitize billions of pages of records we hold in analog formats, keep pace with the continuous stream of new records we receive each year, and develop new ways to help citizens find our records through the online National Archives Catalog.
− By FY 2020, NARA will digitize 500 million pages of records and make them available online to the public through the National Archives Catalog.
− By FY 2021, 82 percent of NARA holdings will be processed to enable discovery and access by the public.
− By FY 2025, NARA will provide finding aids to 95 percent of the holdings described in the National Archives Catalog…”