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March 14, 2012
GODORT's State Agency Databases Project: Shouldn't AALL contribute?
Started in July 2007, volunteers for GODORT's State Agency Databases have been working on identifying and annotating official state website databases. According to Free Government Information's latest activity report virtually all states are being covered now. Well worth the time to check it out. See also GODART's State Blue Books companion project.
Although focused on state agency databases, I think AALL's efforts to identify state web resources for primary law with annotations about their authentication would dovetail nicely into GODORT's well established wiki destination as a joint companion project to create a more comprehensive resource. [JH]
I'd like to also mention GODORT's Handout Exchange project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Exchange. It already has numerous legal topics in it and I bet the sorts of informatio you talk about posting would be a natural fit. Jennie Burroughs at email@example.com is the coordinator for the Handout Exchange.
Posted by: Daniel Cornwall | Apr 2, 2012 8:21:47 PM
Thank you for the kind mention of our project. I wanted to point out that in addition to our state pages, we've also created a number of subject-based listings of databases including prisoner locators and biographical databases that include legislators and judges.
New law-related subject compilations would be welcome in our project provided they were searchable databases.
Alternatively, any project is welcome to mine resources from our list and add them to their own. That is one of the aims of our project - to share freely reusable blocks of information to be used in projects anywhere on the web.
Posted by: Daniel Cornwall | Apr 2, 2012 8:15:48 PM