Digital Vaults is named.
As stated in their press release:
The National Archives new "Digital Vaults" exhibit delivers an online experience that is unlike any other. With a database of some 1,200 documents, photographs, drawings, maps, and other materials and a keywording system that visually links records, the Digital Vaults enables visitors to customize their exhibit experience and to create posters, movies, and games that can be shared by e-mail. Each record in Digital Vaults is also linked to the National Archives' Archival Research Catalog (ARC), so visitors who want to know more can take the first steps toward a research journey into the National Archives. ...
Click on one of them to begin or click on the shuffle records tab for another selection.
When viewing a record in detail another frame appears. This frame gives an informative synopsis, option for moving the record to the center, adding it to your collection, zooming in or out on the record or printing it. Tags, subject headings, for that particular item are also given. Extra tabs such as educational resources or additional resources might appear depending on the record. For in-depth information on every item searches can be conducted in the Archival Research Catalog.
At the bottom of each screen are buttons for Collect, Backtrack, Pathways, Search and Create.
Any of the records can be dragged and dropped into the collection tray. The collection tray can be viewed by clicking on the Collect button. When a record is loaded for more detail it automatically appears in the collection tray. Items can be removed from the tray be dragging and dropping them onto the remove square. When you click on an item in your tray again you can see options available for that record such as move to center, more detail or remove.
When selecting the Backtrack button all items that were placed in the center can be viewed. This allows the user to retrace their steps in navigating through the vault.
The Search button provides two types of searches; by using a keyword or choosing a tag term from a list.
A new background, clip art and text can be added to a poster.
When designing a movie a background color can be chosen, four different audio backgrounds are available, a title screen can be placed in the movie, and scenes can be added by dragging them to the timeline.
To save any work register by entering in your email address and a password. Completed work can be sent to others via email.
Digital Vaults is a virtual goldmine of primary source knowledge relative to American history.