ACCG PARTNERS WITH GEORGIA HUMANTIES COUNCIL TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON GEORGIA COUNTIES
The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Georgia Humanities Council to make the New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE), www.georgiaencyclopedia.org, its preferred site for information about Georgia counties. NGE is a leading authoritative online resource that presents a comprehensive overview of the people, places, events, and institutions that have shaped Georgia. Profiles of Georgia counties in the NGE include a brief history of the county’s establishment, background on the creation of cities within the county, and information on famous people from the area.
“The New Georgia Encyclopedia is a highly regarded resource, and I am pleased to partner with the Georgia Humanities Council to provide this source of information on Georgia counties,” said ACCG Executive Director, Ross King. “I hope this partnership will further interest in the New Georgia Encyclopedia as well as foster additional support for the outstanding work of the Georgia Humanities Council.”
NGE is the first state encyclopedia to be conceived and designed exclusively for publication on the Internet and receives one-to-two million page views each month. As of January 2011, NGE features more than 2,050 articles and more than 6,200 media objects. More than 800 writers have contributed to the NGE. The website is hosted by GALILEO, the state’s virtual library.
The New Georgia Encyclopedia was developed by the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, The University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor of Georgia. Since its inception, NGE has partnered with numerous other organizations and institutions that have contributed content to its collection. Since 1998, the Council has led the planning and development efforts for NGE.
"We are delighted to be working with one of the premier membership associations in the state," said Georgia Humanities Council President Jamil Zainaldin. "The counties are the heart of Georgia's past and present, and the NGE will help tell that story as few other resources can. This is indeed an ideal 21st century partnership."
ACCG provides leadership enhancement, cost-effective services and public policy development and advocacy on behalf of Georgia's county officials and their local communities. ACCG’s website, www.accg.org, often serves as a source of information on Georgia counties. By clicking on “County Information and Websites” in the middle of the homepage, people can find information on individual counties. The information from the NGE is located under the “County Data” section.