The changes won?t be radical, but we do hope they will be viewed as improvements.? You can expect to see more content that is also more dynamic, and better organized for the ways people typically use our Web site.
One major addition will be a new email-subscription service, as a supplement to the RSS feeds.? (In fact, at least initially, the email lists to which you can subscribe will essentially mirror the RSS feeds.)
While only a fraction of people on the Web use RSS feeds, something like 100 percent of them use email, and this is just another part of our efforts to get information to people in the way that is most useful to them.? You can get a sense for how the email updates will function by looking at the FBI?s Web site.
There will be additional changes and enhancements to the Web site ? with a particular emphasis on new ways to delve into and explore the collections ? as we prepare a new, interactive experience for visitors online and on-site, launching in spring 2008.
Within the next several days, I expect we also will be talking about a couple of new features on the Web site that will be aimed at younger audiences, both of which have a focus on reading and lifelong literacy.