California Counts, Phase I of the Government Information Initiative (highlighted in December 7, 1999 CDLINFO:  http://www.cdlib.org/news/cdlinfo/cdlinfo120799.html#2) is underway.  The CDL obtained a portion of the funding for the California Counts prototype through an interagency agreement with the California State Library (CSL).

A prototype will be available to users in January 2001.  The prototype will contain a variety of data and user tools that will illustrate the value and future potential of California Counts.

CDL appointed a diverse multi-campus project team with participants from inside and outside the UC libraries.  Patricia Cruse, CDL, is the project manager and along with technical staff at CDL, team members include:,/p>

  • Ilona Einowski, Social Science Data Archivist, UC Data (UCB)
  • Marsha Fanshier, Programmer/Analyst, Social Sciences and Humanities Library, UC San Diego
  • Juri Stratford, Government Information Librarian, Government Information and Maps, UC Davis

For more information on California Counts see:http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/countingcalifornia/

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