Doxpop - Tools for Attorneys and Public Information Researchers: May 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Memories of Jim Fielder.

Jim Fielder was one of the first clerks we worked with when Doxpop was just getting started. We couldn't have had a better introduction to the hardworking and kind people who choose a life of service in county government.

In the past 11 years, no visit to Monroe County has been complete without a visit to Jim's office, either as Clerk, or later, as Recorder. It didn't matter whether we actually had any business to conduct- We would go see him for the selfish reason that he would always make the day better. If we went into his office feeling cynical about government, we would leave feeling hopeful and reminded that no matter what mischief the national politicians have been up to, the folks who work quietly in the county courthouses keep the services we really need working.

The poet Kenneth Rexroth could have had Jim Fielder in mind when he wrote "The mature man lives quietly, does good privately, assumes personal responsibility for his actions, treats others with friendliness and courtesy, finds mischief boring and keeps out of it. Without this hidden conspiracy of good will, society would not endure an hour."

Anyone who has seen Jim's impish smile knows he was part of the conspiracy of good will.

I don't know how long they'll leave the picture up, but this image from the Herald Times captures his spirit well.

It's also worth taking a moment to read this remembrance from Rachel Bunn at the Herald Times. When I went looking for the picture link above, it was comforting to find several articles like this one, eulogizing Jim as a courageous and honest public servant.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

What the document image links do.

We have recently changed the labels on the links you use to get to recorded document images. Here are the new labels, and what they mean:

The View link is only available for counties where you have purchased access to the "unlimited view" feature. It will take you to a full-sized document image that you may view, but not print.

Preview is the link you will use most often. It is available in all counties, and takes you to the "sliding window pane" viewer that allows you to look at any portion of  the document without viewing the entire page. This is also the link you should follow if you want to purchase one or more pages of the document.

The Printable link will appear next to a document if you have already purchased one or more pages through the "preview" link. This link will take you to a printable version of the pages you previously purchased.

As always, if you have any questions, give us a call at 866-369-7671 or eMail if you have any questions. Friendly people are standing by to help!