It was a typical week for the volunteers at the State Agency Databases Project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases.
Today’s featured database is from Louise Buckley, who maintains the Virginia page:
Historical Highway Marker Database – http://dhr.virginia.gov/HistoricMarkers/Account/Logon – Search by keyword, zip code, county or city, route number or name, or marker number. Results include marker name, text, number, route information, photograph (when available), and a “View in Map” link.
See the full story of the last week’s changes by visiting http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Below are some highlights of the week.
MICHIGAN (Michael McDonnell)
Traffic Monitoring Information System – Michigan collects traffic volume counts on its trunklines. On this page you can click on links to find the definition for the various counts. Click on “Search Traffic Data” to find the data by county and year. You need to spend some time with the definitions to understand the data. You also need to know the official name of the roads and highways.
WYOMING (Karen Kitchens)
Wyoming Newspaper Project – Available through this website are newspapers printed in Wyoming beginning with the 1849 Chugg Water Journal, in an easily searchable format. Browse or search the more than 900,000 newspaper pages converted from microfilm to a digital format. All text is searchable, including news articles, news briefs, obituaries and other items of interest.