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State Agency Databases Activity Report 1/27/2013

This week at the State Agency Databases project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases:

ORPHANS: AND THEN THERE WERE SIX

With the pending adoption of the District of Columbia, we now have six states up for adoption:

  • 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 danielcornwall@gmail.com 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)

Child Care Provider Search – Search for licensed child care providers and ABC and Headstart facilities by name, facility number, location, child age, hours and voucher acceptance.

UTAH (Susanne Caro)

American Indian Collection – Part of a database of Utah publications, this section includes information on the Ute (Uintah and Ouray), Dine’ (Navajo), Paiute, Confederated Tribes of Goshute, Northwestern Band of Shoshone, Skull Valley Goshutes, Ute Mountain Ute (White Mesa).

NEW RESOURCES ON THE “NOT DATABASES” PAGE

As mentioned in some previous activity reports, our project volunteers occasionally find useful materials out of scope for our main project pages. Usually this is either a state produced resource that is not a searchable database or it is a searchable database not produced by a state agency.

These resources live on our Not Databases page. This week Janice Wilson, our Connecticut added Veterans.ct.gov, which contains information about CT and federal services and benefits available to veterans.

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