F.A.Q.

What is eClips?

Think “News Clippings!” State Library eClips provides an environmental scan of news pertaining to the business and operation of Oregon State Government each business day.

What news sources are included?

We currently scan the following news sources daily:

  • Portland Oregonian
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Bend Bulletin
  • Willamette Week
  • Salem Statesman-Journal
  • Eugene Register-Guard
  • Portland Tribune
  • Other Oregon television and media outlets

We also have alerts set covering a broad array of topics relevant to State Government, including other regional & national media outlets.

What types of stories are included and omitted in your eClips service?

Stories and editorials are selected in a balanced and unbiased manner from our news sources based upon their content.

We include stories, editorials, and guest opinions covering:

  • Oregon State Legislature
  • Oregon State agencies
  • Statewide issues
  • Public policy, including initiatives and referendums
  • Federal legislation and policy affecting Oregon
  • Emerging demographic trends & issues that may affect Oregon

We do NOT cover:

  • Letters to the editor
  • Election coverage (candidate announcements, candidate endorsements, poll results)
  • Partisan Blogs

Who can use this service?

Our eClips site is accessible to all. Anyone with a valid email address can subscribe to receive a daily email of the most recent headlines.

State Employees have access to many full-text news stories through our Newspaper Databases.

How is eClips content delivered to me?
eClips is sent to your state e-mail address daily. Additionally, current and archived eClips content can be accessed at:
http://library.state.or.us/blogs/eClips/wordpress/

I’ve just subscribed; when will I receive my first eClips mail?
You will receive your first eClips the next business day after you subscribe.

How do I manage my eClips account?
You may subscribe or unsubscribe to the eClips service at:
ttp://library.state.or.us/services/awareness/eClips/

I’d like to track a specific issue nationally or keep up with a newspaper not included in your eClips service. How can I do that?

The Oregon State Library offers current state employees access to 900+ newspapers throughout the country. Additionally, you can set-up Current Awareness alerts and relevant stories and editorials will be mailed to you full-text as they are published.

Current Oregon coverage includes 11 sources including: Portland Oregonian, Salem Statesman-Journal, Eugene Register-Guard, Coos Bay World, Bend Bulletin, Klamath Falls Herald & News, Daily Astorian, Blue Mountain Eagle, Wallowa County Chieftain, Capitol Press (Salem).

Please contact Jerry Curry, 503-378-5008 or jerry.w.curry@state.or.us if you would be interested in tracking news stories nationwide or in a particular set of newspapers.

I have some additional questions about your eClips product. How can I reach you?
You can obtain additional assistance regarding eClips or any Oregon State Library service by calling our Helpline at (503)378-8800 or by sending an email to: eClips Help.