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State Agency Databases Activity Report 12/4/2011

Our volunteers remain active and productive at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project at


Health Practitioner Databases (Lynn McClelland)

With the addition of ID, KY, LA, MA, MN and NH. Lynn now has 44 states plus the District of Columbia represented on this page.

This page has gotten so comprehensive, the wiki made Lynn split the page in two. The original page now covers states A-M and the second page covers states N-Z. This is the kind of problem I love to have as project coordinator.


See our last 14 days of activity at http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d for a blow by blow description of changes to the wiki. Here are a few highlights:


ALASKA (Daniel Cornwall)

Alaska Film Locations Database – Operated by Reel Scout on behalf of the Alaska Film Office. Searchable by keyword or by category/subcategory, location name, region, town or distance with zip code. Records have name of location, nearest community, id code, photos, description and general notes.


California Information File – This database contains more than 50,000 references to California people, places, events, and subjects.

GEORGIA (Chris Sharpe)

Georgia Procurement Registry – Able to search state governments, municipalities, county governments, and K-12 school districts

NORTH CAROLINA (Jennifer Davison)

North Carolina Board of Nursing – Database of North Carolina licensed RNs and LPNs.


Mid-December marks our next mass link check update. This should be less extensive than our link changes in September now that our volunteers have committed to checking pages at least quarterly. Some volunteers link check once a month.

Also, after January 1, 2012, I will be examining pages to see the last time a volunteer touched them. Any pages that haven’t been edited since January 1, 2011 will be reassigned.

New for 2012, we will be changing our practice of permitting state listings where it is simply one link to a page of databases maintained by a state agency such as the case for New York. This change is intended to allow the inclusion of search results for that state in the wiki search. The libraries involved will be individually notified before the end of the year.

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