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State Agency Databases Activity Report 1/13/2013

This week we added new volunteers to the State Agency Databases project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases. We welcomed Ellen Richardson and Jennifer Ekblaw as the new documents specialists for the Massachusetts project page.

ORPHAN STATES

With Ellen and Jennifer’s adoption of Massachusetts and the pending adoption of Montana, the project is now looking for people to adopt the following pages:

  • Arkansas
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina

If you are interested in one of these pages, please read through our volunteer guide and then contact Daniel Cornwall through the contact link on the main project page.

PAGE ACTIVITY

For a full listing of link repairs and other activity for the past week, see http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Read on for a few highlights:

DATABASES ADDED

COLORADO (Samantha Hager)

Colorado Environmental Public Health Tracking – Search environmental and health data by county, topic, and year.

RESOURCES Added

The original focus of the State Agency Databases project was on searchable databases produced by state agencies. Over the years our volunteers have found a number of use resources that are either not databases or databases not produced by state agencies. For these resources, we established the “not databases” page at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Not_Databases.

This week Connecticut documents specialist Janice Wilson put up a sizable number of CT resources including:

  • Banks in Connecticut – Lists institution, main office addresses, CEO, and regulating authority.
  • Dealers, Licensed Repairers, and Licensed Recyclers only.
    Dept. of Revenue Services, Most Popular Downloadable Forms

  • Directory of Performing & Teaching Artists – This directory provides lists of Connecticut artists (dance, traditional arts, literary arts, music, theater) willing to perform/provide specialized instruction in schools or community settings. Click on the individual discipline links for the listings.
  • DMV Learner’s Permit Test Appointments – Use the online Quick Service Center to schedule, reschedule and pay for the learner’s permit test.
    Infraction Ticket Processing – You may either pay your ticket or plead Not Guilty on this website.
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