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State Agency Databases Activity Report: 9/25/2011

This has been an exciting week at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases.

On Wednesday, Daniel Cornwall gave a talk as part of the North Carolina Library Association Government Documents section’s Accidental Government Information Librarian series. You can find the recording to his presenation at http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources/grs-past-events along with other webinars that the NCLA’s Lynda Kellam has coordinated.

One of the attendees was Lynn McClelland, who has created our first subject-based list of databases since 2008. Her page on healthcare practioner databases can be found at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Healthcare_practitioners_databases. It currently features a number of resources from three states and will be under heavy construction for the next month or so.


Another attendee of the NCLA webinar is considering adopting Texas. While we let them ponder that choice, our last official orphan is Rhode Island.

If you’re interested in adopting Rhode Island, 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 it. If you adopt Rhode Island, 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:


ALASKA (Daniel Cornwall)

Tobacco Endorsements – Search for licenses to sell tobacco by business license number, business name, street name or number or city.

DELAWARE (John Stevenson)

Vanity Plate Search and Reservation This Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles site helps one visualize and reserve vanity plates.

MICHIGAN (Michael McDonnell)

Bureaus of Health Professions and Health Systems license verification

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