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State Agency Databases Activity Report 3/4/2012

The volunteers at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases have continued work during the past two weeks.


People have tentatively agreed to take Maryland and Minnesota and will hopefully officially claim their pages in the next two weeks.

If these adoptions hold up, that will leave perpetual wallflower Rhode Island as the only state without a documents specialist to care for it.

If Rhode Island interests you at all, check out our Volunteer Guide. If you can meet the basic responsibilities, send me an e-mail at [email protected]


For a full list of our last two week’s activity, visit http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d. Below are highlights of the work we’ve done together:


MICHIGAN (Michael McDonnell)

Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program Online Database – The Michigan DEQ monitors contaminants in caged fish in order to identify sources of pollutants and areas of contaminant concentrations, edible portions of fish in order to develop fish eating advisories, and whole fish in order to track contaminant trends. You can search for each of these types of studies in various bodies of water in Michigan at this site.

NEW YORK (Michael Tatonetti)

New York State Physician Profile – Information about licensed physicians in New York State. Search by physician’s name. Profiles contain the following information: Education, Practice Info., Legal Actions, Professional Activities, and Personal Statements.

UTAH (Susanne Caro)

Licensee Lookup & Verification System – Searchable by name, license number and profession. Currently, DOPL issues licenses in approximately 60 categories of licensure. Additionally, the majority of these license categories include several individual license classifications. For example, within the nursing profession, licenses can be obtained for an LPN, RN, CRNA, APRN, or CNM.

WASHINGTON (Marilyn Von Seggern)

AG Opinions – Subject and keyword access to the full text of Washington State Attorney General opinions from 1949 to present. A list by date and by topic is also provided.

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