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State Agency Databases Activity Report: 7/24/2011

VOLUNTEER AND ORPHAN NEWS

This week the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States Project welcomed Julie Huskey as our latest volunteer documents specialist. Julie has adopted Tennessee and has fixed a number of broken links.

That leaves the following pages as orphans waiting for a volunteer government documents specialist:

Connecticut
District of Columbia
Illinois
Indiana
Mississippi
New Jersey
New Mexico
Texas
Vermont
West Virginia
Wisconsin

If you’re interested in one of the above states, check out our volunteer guide and then send me an e-mail if you’d like to adopt one of the above states. If you adopt a state, be prepared to put your name and contact information on the main project page AND your state page within two weeks of receiving your wiki login. See the Volunteer guide for more details.

WIKI ACTIVITY

See our last seven days of activity at http://tinyurl.com/statedbs for a blow by blow description of changes to the page. Here are a few highlights:

SUBJECT PAGES

We have several “subject focused” pages of state agency databases. We moved this list to the front project page. In additon, the Biographical Databases page has been updated. We fixed the Colorado link and added resources from Florida, Indiana, and North Dakota. If you spot problems with any of the other “subject focused” pages, please let me know. Preferably with new links to replace broken ones.

REFORMATTING

The State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States Project simply wouldn’t be viable without our volunteers. So we’ve reformatted all the state pages so that the volunteer name and contact information stands at the top of the page above the table of contents.

DATABASES ADDED

Kentucky (Glen McAninch)

Kentucky Financial Incentives Project Database – From the web site, “is a searchable database of all projects approved for incentives by either the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) or the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC), which are active as of January 1, 2008 through the present.

Missouri (Annie Moots)

Active Missing Persons Map – Click on a county to see a list of missing persons along with details about them.

Tennessee (Julie Huskey)

License Verification – From the website, “The Tennessee Health Related Board’s website verification system is the official licensure verification site of the Health Related Boards. The site contains data obtained from primary (original) sources and is updated daily”

Washington (Marilyn Von Seggern)

Cleanup Site Search – A searchable inventory of sites currently being investigated, cleaned up, or that have already completed the cleanup process. Sites can be searched by ID number, name, and location (address, city, county or zip code).

DATABASES REMOVED

Missouri (Annie Moots)

Uniform Crime Reporting Statistical Analysis – Searchable by time frame, year, type of report, and geographical area.

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