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State Agency Databases Activity Report 2/18/2013 – Final Four edition

This week featured a burst of activity at the State Agency Databases project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases. We saw many, many link fixes in addition to the new databases featured below.


Wilhelmina Randtke officially adopted the Florida page this week and immediately got to work on a number of updates.


The adoption of Florida leaves us with just four states waiting for volunteer government information specialists/enthusiasts to adopt them:

  • Hawaii
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Oklahoma

If you are interested in adopting one of these pages, please read our volunteer guide and make sure you can accept the responsibilities of a project volunteer. Then contact project coordinator Daniel Cornwall at danielcornwall@gmail.com with a statement of interest and your favorite database from the page you are adopting.


For a complete picture of activity on our project, visit http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Here are some highlights:


FLORIDA (Wilhelmina Randtke)

Accommodations Finder – makes planning your trip to Florida easy by searching accommodations and activities by category: attractions, birding, boating, campgrounds, cycling, dining, diving & snorkeling, fishing, golf, hiking, historic attractions, historical lodging, museums, natural history, parks, performing arts, romance, shopping, spas, and visitor services.

MONTANA (Susanne Caro)

Montana Place Names – This traveler’s guide, based on the places found on the 2003 Montana highway map, explores the origins of more than 1100 Montana place names, hundreds of geographic features and historical locations.

INDIANA (Stephanie Martin)

Business Entity Name Search – From website, search database to “Get information on Indiana companies, download official Certificates, order Business Entity Documents, and locate Control number.”



Institution Search & Profiles (formally at http://www.facts.org/) – provides details on a particular postsecondary school in Florida such as admissions information, cost, degrees offered, total enrollment, or activities and sports available.

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