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State Agency Databases Activity Report 2/2/2014

The last two weeks have been mostly quiet at the State Agency Databases Project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases. I blame ALA Midwinter and the start of the Spring Semester in many places.


Today’s featured database was provided by Jennifer Robble and Ellen Richardson, our volunteers for Massachusetts:

Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP) (http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/researcher/community-health/masschip/)

Provides community level information from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on many topics including the: percentage of mothers receiving adequate prenatal care, number of admissions to substance abuse treatment programs, birth rate for teenagers, percentage of current smokers, public school expenditures per student, and much more. Depending on the data source, you can view an entire range of selectors including geography, year, age, race and ethnicity, gender, or income.


Tentative arrangements have been made for North Dakota and Pennsylvania. Hopefully we’ll be able to announce the new volunteers next week. That leaves four state pages on the State Agency Databases Project are still open for adoption:

If you are interested in being the documents specialist for one of these pages, please read our Volunteer Guide. If you feel like you can meet the requirements, e-mail Daniel Cornwall, project coordinator at danielcornwall AT gmail dot com.



COLORADO (Samantha Hager)

Colorado InSite – from the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Designed for business owners searching for a new site or building location, this database provides detailed information on Colorado communities and businesses in addition to site listings. Searchers can compare multiple sites, view maps overlayed with census data and geographic boundaries (legislative districts, school and water districts, etc.). Business listings can be queried by city, county, industry, and number of employees.

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