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State Agency Databases Activity Report 3/26/2012 – We Did It!


Thanks to Alex Burnett publicly claiming the Maine project page and Sabrina I. Pacifici publicly claiming the Maryland page, it is my happy duty to inform you all that the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States Project is now fully staffed. Every state page linked from http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases now has a documents specialist to care for it.

I’m making a big deal of this because this is the first time in the history of our project that all states have been staffed.


As I say nearly every week, our volunteers kept busy. For a full list of our past week’s activity, see http://tinyurl.com/statedbs.


ALABAMA (Paula Webb)

Alabama Inmates on Death Row – a database of current inmates on death row in Alabama correctional facilities.

(Joel Rane)

Weed Identification Key – Use this database of images to identify weed species, especially the most common weeds found in California lawns. Because flowering parts are often mowed and not seen in turf, this key was developed using vegetative characteristics. The key goes from general to specific images of the plants; work through the key until you get to a summary page of your weed. The summary pages include control methods. There are related keys for invasive ants, aphids and other pests.

IOWA (Julie Thomas)

Lobbyist Information – Includes searchable databases of lobbyists, clients, contact information, functions, and declarations on bills.

LOUISIANA (Rita Franks)

Louisiana Office of Tourism Imagebase – This project is designed to make the Office of Tourism’s complete collection of 35 mm slide images available to the Travel and Tourism industry around the world. The collection of over one thousand images have all been digitized and stored as high-resolution Kodak PhotoCD (.pcd) format files. Smaller, lower resolution jpeg (.jpg) images are used within their web site to preview these images. The PhotoCD images average between 3 and 5 Mb in size, and are available for download, provided you provide the Office of Tourism with some information about how these images will be used, and you agree to abide by the Office of Tourism’s Image Use Policy

NORTH CAROLINA (Jennifer Davison)

North Carolina Environmental Education Database – Search for camps, after school programs, University EE courses, grants, educational materials and additional resource types. Limit by distance, audience served, age groups, academic and environmental focus.

OHIO (Audrey Hall)

Ohio Secretary of State DAMs Directives, Advisories, and Memoranda – Scroll over “References” in left side-bar and click on “Ohio SOS DAMs” for DAMs related to election issues from 2002-2008. Coverage by category is uneven.

VERMONT (Paul J McDonough)

Vermont Archives Series Database Search – The Series Database is an index to records in the Vermont State Archives. Series are comprised of file units or documents that are kept together because they relate to a particular subject or function, result from the same activity, document a specific type of transaction, take a particular physical form, or have some other relationship arising out of their creation, receipt, maintenance, or use.



Procedural Risk Database
Former URL – http://www.dhh.state.la.us/offices/page.asp?id=99&detail=3587

This database describes risks and hazards related to medical care and surgical procedures. It was developed by the Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1299.40. Search by the entire database or search for risks by procedure category.

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