Wednesday, July 29, 2020

State Agency Databases Project


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. Some of this content is available on search engines, but much of it is part of the invisible web. Since July 2007, librarians and other government information specialists have been working on identifying and annotating these databases in one place. We've chased across fifty state web sites so you don't have to! ALA RUSA named this site one of its Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2012.

All content on our project pages may be reused or remixed. Permission is not required. Attribution is appreciated.

State Database Orphans
The following states are available for adoption:

New Mexico
New York
If you would like to adopt a page, please contact

I suggested these choices:

LOTS of stuff at Open NY (health, budget, more)
Legislature: Assembly (they have the State Senate)
Office of the Professions: stats, regs for medical-related and other professions
Transportation: Traffic Data Viewer
NYC planning has demographic and zoning info
Cornell Program on Applied Demographics

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