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State Agency Databases Activity Report: 3/18/2012

The volunteers at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases are keeping busy with link checks and new databases.


This week our project welcomes two new volunteers – Beth L. Rowe who has taken on Rhode Island and Richard Wojtowicz who has taken on Minnesota. We’re grateful to them and all of our project volunteers.


Although they are listed as orphans, Maryland and Maine have tentative volunteer documents specialists. If we can get them publicly engaged with their pages, all 50 states will be covered for the first time in the project’s history. An announcement will be made when this happens.


Wiki activity has jumped with our quarterly link check.

For a full list of our last week’s activity, visit http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Below are highlights of the work we’ve done together:


Arizona (Daniel Cornwall)

School of Music MIDI database – Searchable database of public domain MIDI files from the following genres – Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, International Folk and Ethnic, Colonial American, and Pop Standards. Searchable by composer name, file title, nationality, genre, tempo (fast, moderate or slow) and by keywords. Some items also have public domain sheet music.

MISSISSIPPI (Carlos A. Diaz)

Mississippi MarketMaker – This database includes a great deal of market research information by age, household type, race, income, education, foreign born and food preferences. You can also search for farmers/ranchers, fisheries, and businesses near you.

NEVADA (Kathy Edwards)

Showgirls – Drawings and photographs of Las Vegas showgirls.

Kathy added a number of databases of historical significance to the Nevada page.

NEW YORK (Michael Tatonetti)

Historic Markers – Search for historic markers in New York State. Search by county.

NORTH CAROLINA (Jennifer Davison)

North Carolina Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data Tool – Learn about North Carolina police reported bicycle and pedestrian crashes. Information for almost 40,000 bicycle and pedestrian crashes with motor vehicles in North Carolina has been compiled to create an interactive database. Look for standard data tables for certain years or geographic areas, or create custom searches.


MISSOURI (Annie Moots)

Exceedance Monitoring System – Search for E. coli and fecal coliform exceedances in waters of the State of Missouri by keyword, category, or search tag.

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