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Maarja Krusten <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:04:03 -0400
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I don't often Twitter search but I recently did search for the term "National Archives" after 
seeing the street closure in front of the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA) this past weekend for the filming of Wonder Woman 1984.  I saw some of the 
production set up on Friday and also some of the filming when I worked a museum staffing 
assignment on Saturday.  My photos here with follow up links threaded:   In scrolling through 
tweets about the National Archives and the Wonder Woman sequel, I saw a number of 
tweets about the Thomas Lipscomb essay about the supposed "Crisis at the National 
Archives," which I used in my original message about the benefits of doing better research 
before publishing assertions in such essays.  

Careful online research in dependable sources and talking to knowledgeable professionals to 
hear multiple prspectives may prevent factual or interpretive flaws in such commentary.  At 
best, some of the tweets I saw this past weekend about the Lipscomb piece reflected 
readers' misunderstanding of a number of government records issues, requirements, and 

Information professionals whose jobs include working with employees or users on matters 
that touch on information and news literacy may find these recent Pew Research findings of 
interest.  (This can include how records issues are interpreted outside ones workplace.) See 
"Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News"
statements-in-the-news/ .  Of particular interest to RM, archivist, and librarian practitioners 
who work with customers and clients in the academic and governmental sectors.  But given 
the digital aspects, generally useful in understanding readers' dissemination and sharing of 
information online, as well.  I know many library and archives professionals who have been 
working on good news and information literacy guides, some later shared on Twitter, in their 

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