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Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… The New Log Into North Carolina (LINC)
The Log Into North Carolina (LINC) is data tool that has been hosted by the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) for over 30 years. LINC coordinates demographic and statistical information for North Carolina, counties, and cities/towns reported by state and federal agencies and provides historic data in some cases as far back as 1969 to projected data items to as far as 2038.
An OSBM team has worked with OpenDataSoft to create a new version of LINC that utilizes open data to expand available data and enhances features to include data visualization, bulk data downloads, and mapping. The new version of LINC allows the public to view data but also allows registered users to save visualizations and receive notifications of dataset updates. In the near future, LINC will have a secure area that will allow OSBM staff to join LINC data with internal data for analysis, evaluation, and planning. The initial version of LINC is now available, and is still a work in progress. Your experiences and suggestions will improve the final product; feedback may be shared at https://linc.osbm.nc.gov/.
Presenter: Bob Coats is an analyst in the Demographic and Economic Analysis section of the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM), the Governor’s Census Liaison, and the coordinator of the North Carolina State Data Center network – a dissemination partnership between the US Census Bureau and 45 affiliate organizations statewide.
We will meet together online on Friday June 7th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link: https://tinyurl.com/grssession87
We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the sessions will be made available when you register.
The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).
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