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State Agency Databases Activity Report 1/21/2013

New volunteers and ongoing work marked this week at the State Agency Databases project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases.

NEW PROJECT VOLUNTEERS

Our project welcomed four new volunteers this week:

April Sheppard – Arkansas
Stephanie Martin – Indiana
Mary Sauers – Nebraska (A hand off from departing volunteer Beth Goble.)
Ed Sperr – South Carolina

In other volunteer news, Susanne Caro adopted the Montana page. She also maintains the Utah page.

SEVEN REMAINING ORPHANS

With our additional volunteers, our list of orphan pages now stands at seven:

District of Columbia
Florida
Hawaii
Kansas
Maryland
Minnesota
Oklahoma

If you are interested in adopting one of these pages, please read our volunteer guide and make sure you can accept the responsibilities of a project volunteer. Then contact project coordinator Daniel Cornwall at [email protected] with a statement of interest and your favorite database from the page you are adopting.

DATABASE ACTIVITY

For a full listing of activity over the past week, visit http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Here are some highlights:

DATABASES ADDED

ARKANSAS (April Sheppard)

National Register of Historic Places (AR) – Searchable by county, city, name and description.

SOUTH CAROLINA (Ed Sperr)

Most Wanted – is a listing with photographs of the most wanted, absconded criminals.

TEXAS (Ann Ellis)

Texas Higher Education Data – This site contains information organized for policymakers, parents and students, media, institutions and researchers, and educators. It includes forms, maps, charts, graphs and reports. Texas legislative issues related to higher education are included.

WYOMING (Karen Kitchens)

License Types and Fees – Search for current Wyoming fishing and hunting license fees by type (species) and resident or nonresident. Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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