Tuesday, April 12, 2011, The National Archives in Washington, DC. The Media Access to Government Information Conference (MAGIC) was co-sponsored by the National Archives and Duke Universityâ€™s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. The primary focus of MAGIC was to enable better access to and analysis of government records by journalists and others writing about public affairs. Panelists explored obstacles and opportunities, and discussed improved access to federal, state, local and tribal government records through the use of new technologies and private sector actions. Additional information about the conference, panelists, and papers are available at the MAGIC website: www.archives.gov/ncast/news/events/magic.html or by sending an email to MAGIC@nara.gov The National Archives Applied Research Division (formerly known as NCAST: NARA's Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies) serves as a resource for improving NARA customer services and business processes; and evaluates tools to improve NARA's electronic records and network operations. These presentations are sessions with our research partners where they talk about their research and findings and how these are helping NARA identify new theories knowledge, methods, and techniques to advance the lifecycle of electronic records.