How does this change affect Doxpop customers in Grant County?
In the long run, there will be no significant change. However during the next week, you may notice a few rough edges as we merge data:
- When you use Doxpop's personal calendar feature, you will see two colors for Grant County on your calendar. Every event will be available, but the older cases will have a different color from the newer cases. When we complete the merge process, these will go back to being a single color.
- When you look at Grant County's Details Page, you will find two entries for each court until the merge is complete.
- If you use any of our email alert services, you may receive extra notifications during the transition period.
- When you are doing searches, you will find two entries for some cases. This is because while we are loading the information from Odyssey, we will also be maintaining the old data until the operation is complete to ensure you don't miss anything. When you see two case entries, please look at both to ensure you have the most current information.
- The only lasting change in available information is the financial information. The Indiana Division of State Court Administration has informed us that the clerks using the Odyssey system prefer that financial information not be made public. The Clerks in the other 48 counties we serve have decided that this is useful information that the public should have access to, so we're puzzled that only Clerks using Odyssey have decided not to share this information. If you think financial transactions are an important part of the public record, please ask the clerks you work with to contact the Division about making it available through Doxpop.
How does Doxpop provide access to Odyssey Data?
During our last transition for an Odyssey county, one user commented that they thought Doxpop might be "stealing" Odyssey data from the State. Nothing could be further from the truth. Doxpop pays the Division of State Court Administration more than $13,000 per month for access to this "public" information. Doxpop then aggregates the information into our database to provide you with integrated access to 83 Indiana counties in a single, powerful research site. This is a lot of work for us, and because we receive no public funding, an expensive effort, but we think the results are worth it.
The Grant County transition will not take long and everything will be back to normal within a week.
If you have any questions regarding this transition, please call our toll free number at 866-369-7671.