migration to Drupal

Nearly 3 million visitors come to each month to search and discover information about the National Archives. The website serves as the primary face of the agency both nationally and internationally and plays an important role in providing greater transparency and access to the records of the National Archives.

The underlying infrastructure was completely rebuilt and migrated into Drupal, an open source content management system. Drupal allows more NARA staff to more easily update the site content, resulting in a fresher experience for you, our users. Although this effort focused on our back-end systems—and was not a visual redesign of the site—there are some enhancements that will be readily apparent to you and I want to highlight here. These improvements include: a better experience on smartphones and tablets, an updated section of the site dedicated to America’s founding documents, a new searchable calendar of national events, and improved search results.

Launch Website

Organization: National Archives

Audience: veterans, genealogists, educators, researchers, visitors

Role: Project lead

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