December is a time for celebration and reflection, and I’m doing plenty of both as 2009 draws to a close. First, I’ll share a little about what we’re celebrating here at the National Center.

NCPTT’s website and social media content are being featured in several media outlets right now. One of my favorite magazines, Government Video, recently named NCPTT its “Website of the Week,” citing the National Center’s use of “photos, videos, podcasts and every other modern method to demonstrate [its research].”

Additionally, tech blog Honeytech named us number four on its list of “Top 10 Government Sites Powered by WordPress.” Government websites from around the world were ranked on the list for their outstanding use of WordPress, which is the web’s most popular content management system (CMS).

Earlier this year, the WordPress organization chose NCPTT as one of eight U.S. government sites featured in its Showcase for outstanding implementation of the CMS.

While we greatly appreciate what those folks have to say, we also realize nice design and multimedia content alone won’t satisfy the needs of those who depend on us to help them use technology for preservation purposes.

We’ve thrown some pretty big changes at you in 2009–the redesign of our website on WordPress being just one. NCPTT was created to help protect America’s historic legacy through progressive, technology based research and training. Today, that includes effective communication using the World Wide Web. So we’re wondering: how can NCPTT improve the way it serves you online?

Are there topics we’re missing out on? Topics we talk too much about? Do you prefer to get your preservation technology information through Facebook or another social network? Does our online product catalog meet your needs?

We look forward to hearing from you.

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