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Oregon documents what s in them for me

Oregon documents : what’s in them for me?

Jey Wann

Oregon State Library

Southern Oregon Library Federation

October 11, 2010


  • This presentation shows the variety of information that is available from Oregon state government, both on state web sites and in printed Oregon documents. It is not intended to be an exhaustive survey of all Oregon state government information.

What is an oregon document
What is an Oregon document?

  • Produced by or for a state agency

  • Intended for public distribution

  • Any format: paper, video, audio, digital, etc.

Where can i access oregon documents
Where can I access Oregon documents?

  • Oregon State Library: Search the State Library catalog (http://catalog.willamette.edu/screens/opacmenu_s2.html)

  • Other Oregon document depository libraries: Depository libraries are located around the state (http://oregon.gov/OSL/GRES/OrDocs.shtml)

  • Oregon Documents Repository: The Repository archives born-digital Oregon documents (http://oregon.gov/OSL/GRES/REPOS/index.shtml)

  • Online at agency websites. Browse or search Oregon.gov, the state government web portal

I need help with unemployment insurance employment department
I need help with unemployment insurance: Employment Department

  • http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/UI/index.shtml

I need help with driving and vehicle issues driver motor vehicle services
I need help with driving and vehicle issues: Driver & Motor Vehicle Services

  • http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/index.shtml

I need help with housing housing and community services
I need help with housing: Housing and Community Services Vehicle Services

  • http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/COM_INeedHelp.shtml

I need help with access to food supplemental nutrition assistance program
I need help with access to food: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

  • http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/assistance/foodstamps/foodstamps.shtml

I need help with consumer protection
I need help with Assistance Programconsumer protection

  • http://www.oregon.gov/menutopic/public_safety/consumer_protection.shtml

I need help with vital records
I need help with vital records Assistance Program

  • http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/chs/order/faqs.shtml

I need help with changing my name oregon state bar
I need help with changing my name: Oregon State Bar Assistance Program

  • http://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1137_NameChange.htm

I need help with insurance insurance division
I need help with insurance: Insurance Division Assistance Program

  • http://insurance.oregon.gov/

Laws and rules
Laws and Rules Assistance Program

  • Laws and bills: browse or search the Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Laws, and legislative bills. http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/

  • Oregon Administrative Rules: browse or search the Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Bulletin. http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/banners/rules.htm

Government transparency audits etc
Government transparency, audits, etc. Assistance Program

  • Oregon transparency web site: state budgets, revenue, expenditures, employee compensation. http://www.oregon.gov/transparency/

  • Attorney General’s transparency initiative: highlighting and enforcing Oregon’s open government laws. http://www.doj.state.or.us/public_records/government_transparency.shtml

  • Audits Division: The Audits Division is the only independent auditing organization in the state with the authority to review programs of agencies in all three branches of state government and other organizations receiving state money. http://www.sos.state.or.us/audits/

Useful stuff
Useful Assistance Programstuff

  • The Oregon Blue Book is the official state directory and fact book about all levels of government in Oregon... and much more. http://bluebook.state.or.us/default.htm

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Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Attorney General’s public records and meetings manual: The manual is intended to provide assistance to state agencies, local governments and to the public generally.

  • http://www.doj.state.or.us/public_records/manual/index.shtml

Useful stuff2
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Publication 17 ½: a guide to Oregon individual income tax form. It’s intended for tax professionals, but the information is useful to anyone filling out tax forms.

  • http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/PERTAX/docs/2009Forms/101-431-09.pdf

Useful stuff3
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Water well owner’s handbook: Information for those who own, wish to construct, or plan to abandon a water well in Oregon.

  • http://www1.wrd.state.or.us/pdfs/Water_Well_Booklet_2010.pdf

Useful stuff4
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Oregon public assistance data: Statewide and regional data on program administered by Oregon’s Children, Adults and Families Program. http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/assistance/data/papage.shtml

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Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Local budgeting manual: information for budget officers and others interested in the budget process. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201010011035165/

Useful stuff6
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Transportation volume tables: Tables showing vehicle traffic at various locations on the state highway system, plus historical traffic data. http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TDATA/tsm/tvt.shtml

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  • Oregon economic and revenue forecast: Published to provide information to planners and policymakers for use in their decision making process. Published quarterly, and almost always makes the headlines. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2009/200908311536431/

Useful stuff8
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Oregon agripedia: statistics and other information on one of Oregon’s most important industries. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2008/200802261548322/

Useful stuff9
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Statewide report card: an annual report on Oregon’s public schools. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2009/200903171326412/

Useful stuff10
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Oregon air quality data summaries: an annual report on the pollutants and air quality throughout Oregon. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2009/200909281027121/

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  • Forests for Oregon: the magazine of the Oregon Department of Forestry. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2007/200701291011251/

Useful stuff12
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • The hazardless home handbook: a guide to hazardous household products and effective alternatives. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201003171039103/

Useful stuff13
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • The rational enquirer: sexual health information for teens. http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ah/re/re.shtml

Useful stuff14
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Rainwater harvesting: information from the Building Codes Division. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201007131528192/

Useful stuff15
Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Oregon state bicycle map: a state map with information of interest to bicyclists, including elevation gains and road shoulder widths. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201007011359574/

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Useful stuff Assistance Program

  • Western US invasive plant EDRR weed ID guide: An identification guide to invasive plants in Oregon, designed to be used in the field. http://library.state.or.us/repository/2008/200801310954544/

Special things at the state library
Special Things at the State Library Assistance Program

  • Oregon Documents Depository Program Centennial web site: A history of the OrDocs program, significant documents in Oregon history, and some unusual documents. http://library.state.or.us/Centennial/

Special thing at the state library
Special Thing at the State Library Assistance Program

  • Read All About It, Oregon. A blog that features Oregon documents that are in the news, or about topics in the news. http://library.state.or.us/blogs/ReadAllAboutItOregon/wordpress/

Special things at the state library1
Special Things at the State Library Assistance Program

  • Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet Project. Digitized copies of part of OSL’s collection of voters’ pamphlets, currently mostly for Marion County, but including statewide candidates and ballot measures. http://library.state.or.us/databases/subjects/Voters_Pamphlet.php

Special things at the state library2
Special Things at the State Library Assistance Program

  • The World’s Greatest Chance Taker. A calendar of World War I propaganda art from the Oregon Industrial Accident Commission. http://library.state.or.us/Centennial/1919calendar.html

Oregon documents what s in them for me

  • Jey Wann Assistance Program

  • Oregon Documents Coordinator

  • Oregon State Library

  • 503-378-5023

  • jey.a.wann@state.or.us