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State Agency Databases Activity Report 5/25/2014

It was a relatively quiet week for the volunteers at the State Agency Databases Project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases.

 

FEATURED DATABASE

Today’s featured database is from Jenn Zuccaro, who maintains the Hawaii page:

Papakilo Database – www.papakilodatabase.com/main/main.php

“The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA’s) Papakilo Database, is the ongoing development of a cutting edge and comprehensive “Database of Databases” consisting of varied collections of data pertaining to historically and culturally significant places, events, and documents in Hawai’i’s history. This online repository of data will greatly increase OHA’s ability to preserve and perpetuate cultural and historical information and practices, thus providing an invaluable resource to educate other regulatory agencies, OHA’s Native Hawaiian beneficiaries, and the general public.”

 

DATABASE CHANGES

See the full story of the last week’s changes by visiting http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Below are some highlights of the week.

 

LINKS UPDATED

Florida (Wilhelmina Randtke)

Ohio (Kirstin Krumsee)

 

DATABASES ADDED

FLORIDA

Department of Education Legal Counsel Opinions / General Counsel Opinions (2000 – present) – Searchable by Google Custom Search or browseable by year. No opinions available from 2007-2012.

VIRGINIA (Louise Buckley)

Fish and Wildlife Information Service – View or print Biota of Virginia (BOVA) booklets for native and naturalized species of Virginia. Each booklet contains species-specific information on taxonomy, status, life history, occurrence and distribution, land management practices, food habits, habitat, and environmental associations as well as citations to scientific literature. Searchable by species information and geography.

 

 

DATABASES REMOVED

OHIO

Rare Plant Species by County – Plants for each county are coded for threatened or endangered status. Formerly at http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/Rare_Plants/RarePlantSpeciesbyCount/tabid/20404/Default.aspx

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