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State Agency Databases Activity Report 8/7/2011


This week the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project welcomed three new volunteers who have publicly claimed their pages:

New Jersey – Qraig de Groot
Vermont – Paul J McDonough
West Virginia – Bala Ganti

We are sad to announce the departure of Rebecca Troy-Horton, the volunteer for both Hawaii and Rhode Island. We really appreciated all of her efforts and wish her well in her new projects.

With the changes above, the current list of orphan states in need of adoption is:

District of Columbia
Rhode Island

If you’re interested in one of the above states, check out our volunteer guide at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/SADATFS_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.


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:



Reports, Publications, Papers, and Presentations of the California Energy Commission – The Energy Commission publishes between 250 and 500 reports, papers, fact sheets, technical briefs, and other publications each year. This database will locate reports that are available to download; all reports since 2005 are available. Reports published from December 1994 to 2005 are mostly available online as well and can be searched through this database.

ILLINOIS (Blaine Redemer)

Electronic Documents of Illinois – Search for full text Illinois state documents that have been deposited into the Illinos State Library’s Electronic Documents of Illinois database. Documents can be searched by subject, issuing agency, or a website search (keyword). For current documents that may have been deposited within the last 30 days, search under “what’s new.”

VERMONT (Paul J McDonough)

Vermont ANR 250 Database – The Act 250 program provides a public, quasi-judicial process for reviewing and managing the environmental, social and fiscal consequences of major subdivisions and developments in Vermont. This database all relevant permit information related to projects, and is searchable by project number, agenda date, project name, project description, and town name.

WASHINGTON ( Marilyn Von Seggern)

HistoryMakers – A biographical database of Washington elected officials and activists. Entries include basic biographical information with a photo and links to other online information. The database covers the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, and representatives of the U.S. House and Senate and will continue to be expanded.

This database was also added to our Biographical Databases.


Joel Rane added an inmate locator for California. The Prisoner Locater Tools page now offers links to 36 State Inmate locaters. If you know of an online inmate locator service not on this list, please let us know!



Counting California – Data by and about California from Federal and state government.

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