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English language -- Rhetoric, Communication of technical information, Technical writing


This experience report focuses on the impact of Oregon’s evolving methodology for documenting and publishing data and information about damage from natural disasters and other emergencies. In tracing public damage assessment genre sets through organizational levels and user groups, the report (a) outlines the current processes by which data and information are generated and transferred and (b) connects the potential future damage assessment methodology to a larger paradigm shift in the state’s broader data-sharing approach.


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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in SIGDOC ’19. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in SIGDOC ’19: Proceedings of the 37th ACM Conference on the Design of Communication, October, 04–06, 2019, Portland, OR. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages.



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