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State Agency Databases Project Activity Report 1/15/2015

Welcome to the first State Agency Databases Project report of 2015!

ORPHAN – Nebraska

At the start of each new year we click on the “history” tab of each state page and check when it was last updated. If it hasn’t been updated during the previous calendar year, we let that volunteer go and put out the page for adoption.

Historically, I’ve had to fill six or seven pages each year. This year was different — we only had two “orphan pages” and one got adopted before I could get this report out. So I am happy to report that the sole orphan page of 2015 is Nebraska.

If you are interested in being the documents specialist for the Nebraska page, please read through our Volunteer Guide. If you feel you can carry out the listed duties please contact me at danielcornwall AT gmail DOT com.

 

ACTIVITY

The first few weeks of 2015 saw significant activity at the State Agency Databases Project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases . The following pages saw a significant number of changes. (links are to revisions page, click on “page” tab to see regular page):

  • District of Columbia – Susan Paterson
  • Montana – Susanne Caro
  • New Mexico – Susanne Caro
  • Ohio – Kirstin Krumsee
  • Not Databases” – Resources that are either databases of state information NOT produced by state agencies, or resources from state agencies that are not databases.

One other change we made was to our Prisoner Locater page, our most popular subject collection for several years running. Although it was technically outside the scope of our project, we added the Federal Inmate Locator so that regular people using the page to track down a friend, loved one or other person of interest had easy access to both state and federal locator services.

You can always view ALL changes made in the past 14 days by visiting http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d.

As a reminder, all of the links and text in the State Agency Databases Project is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. We strongly encourage the use of our links and annotations in projects of your own.

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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