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State Agency Databases Activity Report: October 3, 2011

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

Lynn McClelland continues to expand the healthcare practioner databases page at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Healthcare_practitioners_databases. It now features practioner related databases from 14 states and will be under heavy construction for the next month or so.

ORPHAN NEWS

Our last official orphan remains 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.

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:

DATABASES ADDED

NORTH DAKOTA (Kathryn Thomas)

Cass County, N.D. Divorce and Civil Cases Index – This database indexes over 3,300 civil and divorce case files, spanning from the 1870s to 1942, handled in Cass County District Court. Individual entries include names of the plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, dates of proceedings, and miscellaneous notes.

Kathryn recently completed a major expansion of the North Dakota page. If you haven’t visited in the past week, you ought to now.

SOUTH DAKOTA (Brenda Hemmelman)

Professional Licensing Boards – links may or may not include searchable databases or lists of active/inactive licensees.

WASHINGTON (Marilyn Von Seggern)

Health Systems Quality Assurance Online Search – A credential search system for health care provider, health facility, hotels/motels, and migrant farmworker housing. The search is by credential number or name.

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