SDOTD 7/20/2007 – FL: Public Sector Phone Directory

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Today’s State Agency Database of the Day is from Florida:

411 Online Telephone Directory is searchable by agency, city, community college, county, employee, school, subject, university, and phone number.

It offers a twist on the usual state government phone directory in that it has listings for both state and local jurisdictions and you can search by subject keywords. For example, type in “library” and you’ll get 32 hits that include both county and state library agency listings.

An especially nice feature of Florida’s 411 online telephone directory is that it puts numbers in context. Clicking on a description of a phone number takes to that organization in context. Sticking with our previous example, click on Library – Baker County and you’ll get the full contact information, plus a complete Baker County phone directory with the library’s name highlighted. This could be useful for determining the parent agency of a particular office.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-state agency database registry.

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