Local Government Guide to the Internet
Chapter 14: E-Government
Local Government 
Guide to the Internet 
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State and Local Directories
Wired Communities
Community Website Services
Webcast Software
Developing Your Own Website
Miscellaneous Sites
Listservs

State and Local Directories
Federal Blue Pages
Contact information for federal, state, and local government.
206.129.166.101/spry20/categ/bluefed.html

State and Local Government on the Net, Piper Resources
www.piperinfo.com/state/states.html

State and Local Governments, U.S. Library of Congress
lcweb.loc.gov/global/state/stategov.html

State Departments of Information Technology, National Association of State Information Resource Executives
www.nasire.org/stateSearch/displayCategory.cfm?Category=information

Wired Communities
Official City Sites
A quick reference directory for officially sanctioned city, town, area, county, regional, Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureaus, and related web sites.
www.officialcitysites.com/usa.htm

Blacksburg Electronic Village, Blacksburg, Virginia
www.bev.net

City of Marietta, Georgia
www.city.marietta.ga.us

Clark County, Nevada
www.co.clark.nv.us

Columbia County, Washington
www.palouse.org/columbia.htm

Elk Grove Village ñ The Exceptional Community
www.elkgrove.com

Community Website Services
City of San Carlos, California
Provides an online citizen complaint form to report a wide variety of problems. Also includes a site with webcast presentations.
www.ci.san-carlos.ca.us/forms/scfield.html and
www.ci.san-carlos.ca.us/mmedia/videosound.html

Computer Security Resource Clearinghouse, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Collects and disseminates computer security information and resources to help better protect data and systems. For the novice or the expert.
csrc.nist.gov

Digibuy
One of many companies that provides software to secure websites for transfer of money.
www.digibuy.com

E-Government, Public Technology, Inc.
Information about e-government and Internet taxation, and links to websites using transactions and registrations over the web, citizen input and requests for services, and webcasting and video.
www.pti.org/links/e_government.html

EZ Renewal, Service Arizona, State of Arizona
State website with online renewal of vehicle registration.
servicearizona.ihost.com/renewal/html/renewal.html

Floyd Community Event Calendar
Interactive community calendar for Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia.
www.FloydArt.com/cal.html

Online Services, New York City, New York
City website with a long list of online forms for citizen input and requests for services.
www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/misc/html/online.html

Parking Violation Permits, City of Boston
City website that allows online payment of parking tickets.
www.ci.boston.ma.us/parking/default.asp?nav=xxx

Public Technology, Inc. (PTI)
Nonprofit technology organization for all cities and counties in the United States. PTI is dedicated to furthering the use of technology in both cities and counties, for both elected officials and professional managers.
www.pti.org

Streaming Video Software for Producing Webcasts
Microsoft Media Player, Microsoft Corporation
www.microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/default.asp?RLD=58

QuickTime
www.quicktime.com

RealNetworks
www.realnetworks.com

Developing Your Own Community Website
Center for Civic Networking
Works to build community through use of electronic media. Information about community networking, including Community Technology Review with a special States and Local section.
www.civicnet.org

Center for Government Technology Toolbox, Center for Technology in Government, State University of New York at Albany
A wealth of information for getting government online. Includes a WWW Starter Kit and much more.
www.ctg.albany.edu/resources/toolbox.html

CMAC Website Standards Subcommittee, Connecticut Management Advisory Committee, State of Connecticut
Standards for state webpages. Includes guidelines for a consistent approach to developing websites, website standards evaluation, and official state policies.
www.state.ct.us/cmac/std/cmacstd.htm

Community Information Networks
Information about community networks, including ìhow toî links, papers, associations, and other information resources. Also includes an extensive list of Michigan community information networks.
www.mel.org/internet/INET-cin.html

Community Information Toolkit, Library of Michigan Foundation
Provides information, training materials, and demonstration software to help create a new community information network.
mel.lib.mi.us/toolkit

Democracies Online Newswire
Information for starting your own discussion list, or ìonline public commons,î plus a discussion list on e-government.
www.e-democracy.org/do

Developing and Delivering Government Services on the World Wide Web: Recommended Practices for New York State, Center for Technology in Government, State University of New York at Albany
Principles to help government agencies in New York decide how best to design, manage, and market web services. Useful for any state or local government. Check out the Center for Technology in Government Toolbox.
www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/inettb/recintro.html

eGroups
A free service that allows you to easily create and join e-mail groups.
www.eGroups.com

Electronic Service Delivery Clearinghouse, Public Service Chief Information Officers Council
Initiatives, best practices, contacts, policies, and documents on how to improve government services by using information and communication technologies.
www.policity.com/esd

ezgov.com
Locate online government services in your area, or add local government services to the Web. Also includes information for local and other government officials on elections, taxes, online payment, and more.
www.ezgov.com/portal/index.jsp

Getting Online: A guide to the Internet for small town leaders, National Center for Small Communities
Includes a chapter on how to put local government online with information about partnership alternatives, figuring out your audience, choosing an Internet address, and design and content hints.
www.natat.org/ncsc/Pubs/Getting%20Online/getting_online.htm

Global Information Infrastructure Commission
Works with private and public groups to address e-commerce problems such as privacy, content controls, consumer fraud, authentication, and more. Also includes links to papers, reports, and presentations.
gii.org/focus/ecommerce

GOVPUB
Discussion group about local and state government information on the Internet. Topics include e-mail use policies, copyrighting laws, telecommuting, telecom infrastructure, e-government, interactive forums, e-commerce, and much more.
www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=GOVPUB&H=LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU

govWorks
Company that specializes in helping federal, state, and local governments place their services online.
govWorks.com

Information Technology Links, National Association of Counties
Very useful links related to e-government, including: organizational resources, mailing lists/forums, website planning resources, website planning publications, and website development training and education resources.
www.naco.org/programs/infotech/website/links.cfm

The International GovNews Project
Access over 200 newsgroups related to government. The goal of the project is to stimulate open electronic access to public government information. Information is available for federal, state, and local governments. Instructions are provided for creating your own newsgroup.
www.govnews.org

National Information Consortium
Helps local governments get online.
www.nicusa.com

"One-Stop Shopping for Government Information", Information Policy and Technology Series, National Conference of State Legislatures
Article about five states that have developed ìone-stopî websites for accessing government information and public records.
www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/cip/CIPCOMM/ONESTOP.HTM

Public Technology, Inc. (PTI)
With help from the National Association of Counties, ICMA and the National League of Cities, Public Technology, Inc. helps city, county, and state governments use technology wisely and links them with industry sources that can best meet their specific needs. Site also includes research reports and publications.
pti.nw.dc.us

Seattle Public Access Network ñ A Practical Guide, City of Seattle, Washington
Standards for city webpages, plus other useful links.
www.pan.ci.seattle.wa.us/pan/content.htm

Starting a Village, Blacksburg Electronic Village
Information for starting a community network, and links to related information.
www.bev.net/project/evupstart

Survey of State Portal Initiatives, Electronic Government Task Force, Texas Department of Information Resources
Review of twenty state governmentsí approaches to e-government.
lanner.dir.state.tx.us/egov/state_survey

Miscellaneous Sites
CivicInfoBC: Local Government Information Sharing
Good example of what can be done with the Internet. An innovative web-based information sharing service for local governments in British Columbia. Provides a means for finding and sharing material relevant to the practitioner--all in full text.
www.civicinfo.bc.ca

E-The People
A nonpartisan web service that makes it easy for people to reach over 170,000 officials in the local, state, and federal government.
www.e-thepeople.com

Government Information Technology Services
Federal committee formed to encourage e-government, as well as to make federal government more responsive and efficient.
www.gits.gov/docs/home.html

Government Services on the Web and e-Commerce, Municipal Research and Services Center
Links to e-gov news, examples of e-commerce and online forms, e-commerce resources, e-commerce software, and security issues.
www.mrsc.org/infoserv/govservpg.htm

Government Technology
Publication with information related to e-government. Includes publications, news, online resources, conferences, and more.
www.govtech.net

National Information Infrastructure, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Information about federal e-government.
nii.nist.gov/nii/niiinfo.html

Listservs
communet
Topic Covered: Community computer networks and civic networking.
To subscribe, send e-mail to: listserv@uvmvm.uvm.ed
E-mail subject heading: none
E-mail body message: sub communet FirstName LastName

Democracies Online Newswire
Topic Covered: The convergence of government and the Internet.
To subscribe, visit: www.e-democracy.org/do

GOVPUB
Topic Covered: State and local government information on the Internet. Topics include telecom infrastructure, e-government, interactive forums, e-commerce, and more.
To subscribe, visit: listserv.nodak.edu/archives/govpub.html


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