Doxpop - Tools for Attorneys and Public Information Researchers: July 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

We're correcting a problem with Real-Time updates for JTAC/Odyssey Counties.

We've run into a problem with missing minute entries for some cases in the 30 JTAC/Odyssey counties.

The problem was easy to fix, but requires reloading the data so we're now a little more than a week behind schedule, but very close to having it done!

In the meantime, please be aware that although all cases are on the system for JTAC/Odyssey counties, and the vast majority are just fine, a few are missing their minute entries. The counties using the CSI, CourtView, and Keystone case management systems are unaffected by this problem.

Hang in there! We're almost done, and expect to wrap-up the addition of these counties to the real-time feed this weekend.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Real-time update process for Odyssey/JTAC counties underway- expect higher notification volumes for a few days.

Great news! We are currently applying the updates to bring the updates for Odyssey/JTAC courts current. When this process is complete, we'll be completely synched with the courts in these counties, and updates will be applied in "real-time" so that you are always seeing current information.

While we are "rolling forward" the updates from July 1, those of you who take advantage of our notifications service may receive an unusually high volume of notifications for changes to cases or the addition of new hearings on your calendar.

When the systems are completely synched up. the volume of notifications will settle down to the normal level. Although this initial additional volume may be a bit inconvenient, we decided that, on balance, it would be better to notify you of all changes in July as a way to "jump start" the notification services and help everyone become aware of this important change.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Good news, better news, and excellent news!

Good: Over the weekend, we posted our monthly update for counties using the Odyssey Case Management System run by the State's Judicial Technology and Automation Committee. Information for those courts is now current through July 1.

Better: Included in this update was LaPorte County, which has recently converted to the Odyssey system. We've been struggling to get good information from the older case management system in LaPorte for some time, so in this case, migrating to Odyssey was a positive move, and we can now provide you with cleaner and more complete data for LaPorte.

The most excellent news is that we are about one week away from being able to provide real-time updates for counties using the Odyssey system. For about half a year now, we've provided a monthly updates for these counties. That's not near the standard of service we set for the first 50 counties that partnered with Doxpop, but we figured it was still valuable information, so we've provided the monthly updates while working toward a better solution.

Next Monday, we expect to turn on real-time updates for the Odyssey counties, which means:

  1. Every time you look at a case, you'll be viewing current information.
  2. You can set an alert on a case, person, or custom search and receive immediate updates via eMail as changes occur.
  3. You'll receive hearing schedule notifications in real-time.
  4. You'll be able to view calendars for your cases or court calendars on-line.
  5. You'll be able to set up an iCal feed to ensure that whenever the local court schedules a hearing for one of your cases, it immediately appears on your personal calendar- either on your desktop, or on your mobile device.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Two New Indiana County Recorders Join Doxpop!

Doxpop is happy to announce the addition of two Indiana County Recorders to our growing database of information partners.

Fountain County Recorder, Wanda Taylor, is pleased to announce two new services for providing access to Fountain County's Recorded documents through the web.

The index to documents filed in May 1994 or later and images of documents filed in January 2003 or later are now available on-line at Basic information about the documents is available at no cost. Detailed information and document images are available as a fee-based service.

In addition, Fountain County now offers a free property watch service. Any person may sign up at to set a watch on his or her property and name. Participants are notified via email any time a document is filed that references the watched property or name.

Morgan County Recorder, Pam Kivett, is also pleased to announce that Doxpop is now available for providing access to Morgan County Recorded documents. The index to documents in Morgan County begin in May 1994. Images of documents are also available beginning in May 2004. 

As always, these services are provided without any use of public funding (no use of tax money.) The access provided by these services is in addition to the public access already provided at the courthouse.

For additional information, contact Waynda Taylor at the Fountain County Recorder's Office, 765-793-2431, Pam Kivett at the Morgan County Recorder's Office, 765-342-1077, or Nick Fankhauser at Doxpop, LLC; 765-373-9245;