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State Agency Databases Activity Report 8/28/2011


This week was relatively quiet at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project.

The list of orphan states in need of adoption is unchanged from last week:

Rhode Island

It would be particularly nice to have Texas adopted out as an accurate annotated list of Texas databases would likely be used by people evaluating Governor Rick Perry’s record now that he’s running for President.

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:


NEW MEXICO (Adrienne Walker)

Licensed Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors – Search for licensed professional engineers and licensed professional surveyors by license number, last name, first name, city, state, zip, license type, branch or status (there is a key available on the search page to assist in the selection of license type, status or branch).

New Mexico Coal Mines Query – This database displays information from the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. This site includes general data and statistics about active mines, notices of violation and water quality samples.

LOUISIANA (Rita Franks)

Restaurant Inspections – This state website provides access to restaurant inspections that include critical and non-critical violations, along with corrective actions that have been taken or are pending.


MISSOURI (Annie Moots)

Local Telephone Exchange Companies – Searchable by town/city.

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