Archive for October, 2007

Alaska: Yummy Seafood Database

October 27, 2007

Today’s State Agency Database highlight is from my home state of Alaska:

Alaska Seafood Recipes – Searchable set of recipes utilizing salmon, halibut, crab and other Alaskan seafood. Maybe searched by type of dish (appetizer, salad, entree, etc), Seafood type, and consumer/food service.

Choosing smoked salmon, entree and consumer produced eight recipes, including this one:

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ALASKA SMOKED SALMON FETTUCCINI JARDINIÈRE

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15

Ingredients:
8 oz. dried egg fettuccini

4 oz. asparagus (about 1-1/2 cups), trimmed and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces

2 oz. sliced mushrooms (about 1 cup)

2 Tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cup half-and-half

1 cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup chicken broth

6 to 8 oz. Alaska Smoked Salmon, chunked

Salt and crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

Directions:
Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 3 minutes of cooking time and mushrooms during the last 2 minutes; drain.

While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large pan. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Stir in half-and-half and cheese until melted. Stir in broth and Alaska Smoked Salmon; heat through. Season to taste with salt and red pepper flakes, if desired. Pour sauce over pasta to serve.

Nutrients per serving: 517 calories, 23.5g total fat, 14g saturated fat, 42% calories from fat, 139mg cholesterol, 28.5g protein, 45g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 608mg sodium, 349mg calcium and .3g omega-3 fatty acids.

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For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry

MO: Show me the deadbeats!

October 27, 2007

Today’s state agency database highlight is from Missouri:

Sales Tax License Revocations Search – Search for a business with a revoked sales tax license by county, city, business name, or Missouri Tax ID Number (Sales Tax License Number). Results include business name, owner name and whether the business has multiple locations.

I have to admit that the main reason I’m highlighting this is for the URL, which is http://whoisnotpaying.mo.gov/. Do you know of other fun/odd urls for state databases? Let us know in comments.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry

Alaska State Museum Database

October 20, 2007

Have you wanted to explore Alaskan Art but couldn’t make it to Juneau to visit the Alaska State Museum? Today’s State Agency Database highlight fixes that problem:

Alaska State Museum Collections – Searchable catalog of the Museum’s 32,000 cataloged objects including Alaska Native material, historic artifacts, works of art, and natural history specimens. Alaska Native material, amounting to more than 15,000 objects, is the most outstanding part of the collection. Database may be searched by subject, culture, description, object name, maker, location or history.

Here is a sample record with photo:

Alaska State Museum 2003-16-1: candy dish – glass; printed – steamship; tourism

Object Name: candy dish
Accession Number: 2003-16-1
Description: glass; printed
Descriptive Narrative: Shallow glass dish with silk-screened photograph of the steamship S.S. Denali.
Subject: steamship; tourism
Collection Name: History
Dimensions: L: 4 1/2 in, W: 3 1/2 in

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry.

OR: Christmas Tree Farms

October 18, 2007

‘Tis the season… well, almost. Yes, Christmas is coming around again and those who celebrate this holiday might soon be thinking about buying their tree (while at the same time trying not to notice the ubiquitous mall-wide decorations already showing their sparkly faces). If you live in Oregon, check out http://www.oda.state.or.us/dbs/licenses/search.lasso?&division=nursery: a database that allows you to find licensed Christmas tree farms as well as nurseries of all types. Search by license number, company name, type of nursery or species.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry

Another name change and a new contributor

October 13, 2007

I am happy to announce this blog has another contributor. I will let Jane introduce herself when she posts her first database.

After some good e-mail discussion, Jane and I decided it would be better to not have a set schedule for state agency database highlights. We will post databases produced by state agencies and posted to the 50-state agency database registry when we think we’ve found something really interesting. This might be more than once a week or it might be less. But we’ll spare you the state phone directories unless some state has some compelling content in it!

If you are a project volunteer and want to contribute to this blog, drop me a line and dnlcornwall AT alaska.net. Jane and I would love to have you!

SDOTW 10/1/2007 – CO: Violence Databases

October 1, 2007

Today’s State Database of the Week comes to us from Colorado:

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Databases, University of Colorado at Boulder. – Four databases related to violence prevention research:

  • VioLit(Violence Literature Database) includes journal articles, books, reports and literature reviews on the topics related to juvenile violence
  • VioPro (Violence Program Database), a listing of violence prevention, intervention, and treatment programs
  • VioSource(Violence Resources Database), contains information about violence related curricula, videos and other resources
  • Vio Eval (Violence Evaluation Instruments Database), a compilation of data collection tools for program evaluations.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry

Frequency Change – Now SDOTW

October 1, 2007

Hi All,

I hope you have enjoyed our daily tour through the states highlighting new agency blogs. After some thought I have decided that while it is still good to have a blog highlighting finds from the 50 State Agency Database Registry, daily updates that slavishly follow the states in alphabetical order isn’t working for me. Since I’m the only one updating this blog and I’m doing it on a volunteer basis, I have full control over the publishing schedule.

So, welcome to State Database of the Week! I hope to feature recent additions to the registry that seem particularly interesting or are more than your usual roundup of public records sites. So I’m not going to guarantee that every state will be hit during the next six months. But hopefully, you’ll find interesting stuff.