Tuesday, 10 July 2007
50 state database wiki project
An enterprising govdocs librarian from the Alaska state library has started a wiki project to collect and assemble databases of information that state agencies have created. In his introduction he says "In every US State and the District of Columbia, agencies are creating databases of useful information - information on businesses, licensed professionals, plots of land, even dates of fish stocking" and the wiki has the worthy goal of gathering all this information together by state. The Pennsylvania page doesn't have any information yet, but you can see what the wiki hopes to be by looking at the state of Alaska page. The idea is to list available databases by state agency - and eventually to provide subject access and federated searching.