Anyone can access it, but only from NARA II at College Park, MD. I'm there
on a semi-regular basis and want to figure out a way to efficiently
liberate the docs that are only accessible from there....because that's
some weird-ass censorship.
On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 7:05 PM, Martin Becze <mjbecze@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Can anyone access the CREST db? Do I need any specail permission?
On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Michael Best <themikebest@xxxxxxxxx>
I'm spending a fair amount of time at NARA II. Any thoughts on how I
might be able to automate retrieval of documents from the CREST database?
There are about 10 million pages of CIA docs that haven't even been
accessed, much less made their way online.
Since 2000, CIA has installed and maintained an electronic full-text
searchable system, which it has named CREST (the CIA Records Search Tool),
at NARA II in College Park, Maryland. *Over 11 million pages have been
released in electronic format and reside on the CREST database, from which
researchers have printed about 1.1 million pages. **In order to directly
access CREST, a researcher must visit the National Archives at College