This week featured continued activity at the State Agency Databases project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases.
Pam Crawford officially adopted the Kansas page this week and immediately got to work on a number of updates.
ORPHANS – THEN THERE WERE THREE
The adoption of Kansas leaves us with just three states waiting for volunteer government information specialists/enthusiasts to adopt them:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement of interest and your favorite database from the page you are adopting.
For a complete picture of activity on our project this week, visit http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Here are some highlights:
FLORIDA (Wilhelmina Randtke)
CHARTS Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set – Includes such health statistics as births, deaths, disease morbidity, behavioral risk factors, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, maternal & child health, environmental health, injury & violence, social & mental health, and population characteristics.
KANSAS (Pam Crawford)
Addiction Treatment Centers – Searchable by zip code, county, or city.
MARYLAND (Siu Min Yu)
Maryland Funding Accountability & Transparency – Search by agency making a payment, by vendor receiving a payment or by zip code of a vendor receiving payment. From the website, “This is a public web site which allows citizens of Maryland and visitors to search and view summary information on payments made to vendors that received $25,000 or more for the respective fiscal year. Information is currently available beginning Fiscal Year 2008.”