writing about Tracking Stimulus Sites and the the problems of Finding Stimulus Sites and Finding Stimulus Feeds is one thing; doing it is another. as part of our initiative for better Stimulus Feed Guidelines and our general goal to make the information flow for the
http://isd.ischool.berkeley.edu/stimulus/feeds/ is our new page for tracking stimulus sites and feeds. We have yet to fully set up the feed listing (and we have not even started crawling all feeds systematically, but we're close!), but at least we have a list of agency recovery sites and a list of state recovery sites; both are currently identical in content to the agency list and the state list on
the list of agency recovery sites also lists an initial set of stimulus feeds, grouped by the three current feed types
Weekly Reports, and
Formula Block Grant Allocations. our main goal is to collect more of these feeds, to start crawling them, and generally to explore more of the growing ecosystem around the
most importantly, we would like to get some feedback what others would like to see in such a registry of stimulus sites and feeds, and what services (such as export data formats, we already have feeds for new agency sites and new state sites) would be useful. our next project is to publish a feed of stimulus feeds, so that it becomes easier to track what new feeds are made available, and to publish all feeds as OPML, so that they can be easily used in any feed reader. suggestions are very welcome at this point, let us know what you think.
also, additions and corrections for our agency sites, state sites, and stimulus feeds would be highly welcome! please send email with any suggestions, we have not yet set up a web-based form for feedback.