August 29, 2014

Pennsylvania: Department of Public Welfare Launches New Transparency Portal

From a News Release To help Pennsylvania taxpayers better understand how the Department of Public Welfare spends their money, Secretary Gary D. Alexander today announced a new addition to the agency’s website. [Clip] New information on the website includes: •             Fees set by the department to pay doctors and suppliers; •             Provider reimbursement rates; •             […]

Pennsylvania Library Association Literacy Guidelines Intiative

From The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) Three years in the planning, the Pennsylvania Library Association has launched an initiative called “PA Forward Pennsylvania Libraries” designed to make public, academic and school libraries across Pennsylvania a community center of information, technology, and learning, ideally leading to a better quality of life for its users. It’s a far […]

Interactive Website Maps Pittsburgh’s History

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Mapping and Historical Site Viewer” — http://peoplemaps.esri.com/pittviewer/ — popped up on someone’s Facebook page, then spread. Jonathon Denson of McKees Rocks described it as “an awesome mapping tool” on his Discovering Historic Pittsburgh website. Someone then posted it on City-Data.com, where Gene Wilson of Allegheny West found it. [Clip] To […]

New Reference Resource: PACrimeStats.Info (Pennsylvania Crime Data)

From a News Release: The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency today announced the launch of a website, PACrimeStats.Info to provide access to crime-related data from Pennsylvania’s adult and juvenile criminal justice agencies. [Clip] PACrimeStats.Info is a clearinghouse for state and county justice statistics, data trends, and PCCD-funded research and evaluations. Examples of information include […]

Digitization: More Pennsylvania Newspapers Coming to Chronicling America

From the Lebanon Daily News: The Pennsylvania project has been awarded two grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities so far. In the first grant cycle, a selection of newspapers from Pennsylvania’s top population centers of the time period (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Lancaster) was digitized. It has been in the second cycle that […]