It’s been a few weeks since the last report for the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project at
http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases, but our volunteers have stayed busy.
VOLUNTEER AND ORPHAN NEWS
Ann Ellis, Metadata Librarian with Stephen F. Austin State University Library, answered the call of Texas and has begun adding databases.
Our last official orphan remains Rhode Island. Will you be the one to take the last “unadopted orphan?”
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 14 days of activity at http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d for a blow by blow description of changes to the page. Here are a few highlights:
CALIFORNIA (Joel Rane)
Recommended Literature for Math and Science – A database of outstanding science and mathematics-related literature for children and adolescents. The recommended titles reflect the quality and the complexity of the types of materials students should be reading at school and outside of class. Searches can be performed by author, title, keyword, grade level span, language, science or mathematics subject area, etc. Extensive explanations of the search indexes are available.
Joel has been extremely busy the past few weeks adding and reorganizing California resources. If you haven’t checked out the page since mid-September, you should.
NEW MEXICO (Adrienne Walker)
Physician Profile Search – The New Mexico Medical Board provides and maintains physician data as part of this official website, and is the primary source for physician and physician assistant profiles and other related information and data.
Information on the website is normally updated weekly, and the date of the most recent update is always provided on the search page.
NORTH DAKOTA (Kathryn Thomas)
North Dakota Courts Records Inquiry – Search criminal, traffic, civil, family, and probate case records; judgments; and court calendar.
This is one of a number of court system databases that Kathryn has added.
OHIO (Audrey Hall)
Treasurer’s Transparency Project Search for state public employee and teacher salaries. – Links to The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions for local, higher education and federal salaries.
TEXAS (ANN ELLIS)
Texas Plant Information Database – Database includes information about native and naturalized plants used for landscape restoration. It lists species that when planted appropriately provide landscapes that are similar to those that naturally
grow in Texas.
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