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State Agency Databases Activity Report 7/27/2012

Looks like our last activity report for the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project was 7/1/2012. What’s happened since then?

Well, our project was named one of the Best Free Reference Web Sites 2012 by ALA’s Reference and User Services Association’s Emerging Technologies in Reference Section (MARS). Our group of four dozen volunteers is honored to mentioned on the same page as the FBI Vault, Google’s Art Project and the Encyclopedia of Life.

While honors were being handed out, our volunteer documents specialists kept busy. Many URLs were fixed and a number of databases, particularly for California were added. Here is a sample of what was added in the last month:

CALIFORNIA (Joel Rane)

Online Archive of American Folk Medicine – A searchable database of over a million folk remedies, collected from individuals and books since the 1940s. The remedies are searchable by condition, belief, method of treatment, gender, age and ethnicity of the informant, place, date and region collected, place or region of origin, and the citation name.

OHIO (Audrey Hall)

Ohio Judicial Conference Directory – Directory with information for all Ohio judges. Find contact information for judges by name, county and court.

WISCONSIN (Barbara Bren)

Credential Search Menu – allows consumers to search for individuals and businesses that are credentialed. You can search by name, credential type, credential id or by zip code. These lists certify who has been granted a permit from the state. They may or may not signify a particular level of training or success in passing an examination.

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