TranLib Digests Archive (2063-2178) September 26, 2006 - March 14, 2007


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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) HEADS UP: It's TRN Division E-News Time! - - REMINDER!
        by Seyem Petrites 
  2) RE: HEADS UP: It's TRN Division E-News Time! - - REMINDER!
        by "Wood, Heidi" 
  3) Giveaways
        by "Christie, Rebecca" 


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 ******************************REMINDER*******************************


Hello everyone,

This is a reminder message, asking you to come up with some great submissions for the next issue of the TRN Division Kaleidoscope E-News. We welcome interesting news, stories, profiles, or announcements. Please send materials to:

spetrite@library.berkeley.edu

by Wednesday September 27th. If you are attaching a document, please make sure it is in Word
format.

Many thanks,
Seyem

**************************************************
Seyem Deus Petrites
Database Librarian
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California
408 McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9168 Phone
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spetrite@library.berkeley.edu 
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Seyem, thought you might get a laugh from this:
 
 
Sitting on the side of the road waiting to catch speeding drivers, 
a state trooper sees a car puttering along at 22 mph.  
He thinks to himself, "This driver is as dangerous as a speeder!"

So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.  
Approaching the car, he notices that there are five elderly ladies-
two in the front seat and three in the back, wide-eyed and white as ghosts.
The driver, obviously confused, says to him, 
"Officer, I don't understand.  I was going the exact speed limit.
What seems to be the problem?"
The trooper trying to contain a chuckle, explains to her that 
22 was the route number, not the speed limit.

A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for
pointing out her error.  "But before you go, Ma'am, I have to ask, is
everyone in this car OK?  "These women seem awfully shaken."

"Oh, they'll be all right in a minute, officer.
We just got off Route 127."



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Hello everyone,

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Many thanks,
Seyem

**************************************************
Seyem Deus Petrites
Database Librarian
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
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University of California
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Berkeley, CA 94720
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Greetings. Assorted duplicates/donations in need of new homes. Free to any U.S. library, no postage reimbursement necessary. Please reply off-list to chrisre@wsdot.wa.gov with a complete mailing address. The deadline for requests is Monday, October 2.  Thanks.  ~Rebecca
 
AASHTO/AWS D1.5:1995: Bridge Welding Code
 
ACI 201.1R-92: Guide for Making a Condition Survey of Concrete in Service
ACI 213R-87: Guide for Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
ACI 221R-89: Guide for Use of Normal Weight Aggregates in Concrete (2 copies)
ACI 311.5R-97: Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection and Field Testing of Ready-Mixed Concrete
ACI 515.1R-79(86): A Guide to the Use of Waterproofing, Dampproofing, Protective, and Decorative Barrier Systems for Concrete
ACI 546.1R-80: Guide for Repair of Concrete Bridge Superstructures
 
FHWA-HRT-04-021: Computer-Based Guidelines for Concrete Pavements, Volume I: Project Summary
FHWA-HRT-04-022: Computer-Based Guidelines for Concrete Pavements, Volume II: Design and Construction Guidelines...
FHWA-HRT-04-093: A Critical Literature Review of High-Performance Corrosion Reinforcements in Concrete Bridge Applications
FHWA-HRT-05-079: Optimization of Traffic Data Collection for Specific Pavement Design Applications
FHWA-PL-93-020: FHWA International Scanning Tour for Geotechnology...Soil Nailing Summary Report
FHWA-RD-89-211: Development of Performance-Related Specifications for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Construction
FHWA-RD-00-157: Long-Term Durability of Geosynthetics Based on Exhumed Samples from Construction Projects
FHWA-RD-03-094: Estimating Cumulative Traffic Loads, Volume II
FHWA-SA-93-026: Soil Nailing Recommendations 1991
FHWA-SA-94-039: National Quality Improvement Task Force Report on Quality Assurance Procedures for Highway Construction
FHWA-SA-95-003: Background of Superpave Asphalt Mixture Design and Analysis, 1995
FHWA-SA-97-105: Guide to Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, 1997
 
NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NGS-25: Revisions of the Hoacos Height-Controlled Network Adjustment Program, 1980
 
NCHRP Report 284: Evaluation of Procedures Used to Measure Cement and Water Content in Fresh Concrete
NCHRP Report 386: Design and Evaluation of Large-Stone Asphalt Mixes
NCHRP Report 409: Quality Control and Acceptance of Superpave-Designed Hot Mix Asphalt
NCHRP Report 452: Recommended Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in the Superpave Mix Design Method: Technician's Manual
NCHRP Report 455: Recommended Performance-Related Specification for Hot-Mix Asphalt Construction: Results of the WesTrack Project
NCHRP Report 464: The Restricted Zone in the Superpave Aggregate Gradation Specification
TRR 1132: Freeway Management and Operations
TRR 1417: Asphalt Concrete Mixtures
TRR 1437: Aggregates: Waste and Recycled Materials; New Rapid Evaluation Technology
TRR 1438: Research Issues on Bicycling, Pedestrians, and Older Drivers
TRR 1443: Travel Demand Modeling and Network Assignment Models
TRR 1446: High-Occupancy-Vehicle Systems and Freeway Operations
TRR 1449: Design and Rehabilitation of Pavements
TRR 1450: Pricing, Economic Development, Cost Analysis, Transportation Impacts, and Transportation Management Processes
TRR 1457: Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control 
TRR 1458: Concrete Research
TRR 1466: Issues in Land Use and Transportation Planning, Models, and Applications
TRR 1469: Flexible Pavement Construction Issues
TRR 1492: Hot-Mix Asphalt Design, Testing, Evaluation, and Performance
TRR 1574: Advances in Concrete and Construction Pavement
TRR 1583: Aggregate, Filler, and Reutilized Materials in Asphalt Mixtures
TRR 1609: Superpave Binder Specifications, Mixture Design, and Construction
TR News, no. 239, July-August 2005
TR News, no. 241, November-December 2005
TR News, no. 242, January-February 2006
TR News, no. 243, March-April 2006
TR News, no. 244, May-June 2006
TR News, no. 245, July-August 2006
TCRP Report 86: Security Measures for Ferry Systems
Superpave: Performance by Design (TRB, 2005)
 
Superpave Mix Design (Asphalt Institute SP-2, 3rd ed., 2001 printing)
Ready Mixed Concrete Quality Control Guide (NRMCA Quality Control Manual - Section 1), 1985 
Superpave Construction Guidelines (NAPA Special Report 180), 1998
Segregation: Causes and Cures (ASTEC Technical Paper T-117), 1997
Temperature Segregation/Temperature Differential Damage (ASTEC Technical Paper T-134)
 
Applications for Reuse of Lime Sludge from Water Softening (Iowa DOT, 2005)
Evaluation of Elastomeric Concrete in Bridge Expansion Joint Header Repair Applications (Kansas DOT, 2005)
Lateral Distribution in Kansas DOT Steel Girder Bridge with FRP Deck (Kansas DOT, 2005)
Refinement of Measurement Techniques of Road Profile and International Roughness Index... (Kansas DOT, 2005)
Permeability of Base Materials for Maine Roads Report (Maine DOT, 2004)
Evaluation of Koch Materials' Roadarmor Macro-Surfacing (PennDOT, 2004)
Uniaxial Fatigue of Asphalt Mixes: A New Approach (PennDOT, 2005)
Work Zone Traffic Control Guidelines (WSDOT, 2000)
 
Rebecca Christie
Librarian, Materials Laboratory
Washington State Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47365
Olympia, WA 98504-7365
360.709.5404 voice  |  360.709.5588 fax
chrisre@wsdot.wa.gov email
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/library web
http://del.icio.us/WSDOT shared bookmarks
street address: 1655 S. Second Ave., Tumwater, WA 98512-6951

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                            TRANLIB Digest 2064


Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) tranlib archive
        by Paul Hernandez 
  2) PCA Research Exchange
        by "Field, Connie" 


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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 11:51:07 -0700
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From: Paul Hernandez 
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Ever wished for a way to search old TranLib messages?  Well now there is a way:


   http://www.its.berkeley.edu/library/tranlib/index.html


Open up one of these pages and use your browser's search function.  If it doesn't look like the entire text of the message you want is there, you may have to scroll right in your browser window because there's no word-wrap with these pages.  It's rather inelegant, but it works.


Paul


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Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
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From: "Field, Connie" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


 

To Department of Transportation and University Libraries:

 

As part of a research exchange program that Portland Cement Association maintained for many years (and recently, unfortunately, let slide due to time), the PCA Library sent an annual shipment of its research publications to DOT libraries and to selected university libraries at schools with strong civil engineering programs.

 

Since previous distribution lists probably missed some of the DOT’s and universities, I would like to set up a new distribution list, and would appreciate hearing from those of you who are interested in receiving PCA's current research literature on a complimentary basis.  The subject coverage is fairly broad but focuses on concrete construction, cement technology, and materials-related issues that include pavements and bridges.

 

PCA has just issued a new edition of a DVD, Concrete Research Library, which contains over 1,000 concrete-related PCA reports from 1916 through 2005. It is sold for $85.00 in our online Bookstore (www.cement.org/Bookstore), and we would make that available to interested transportation libraries along with a number of other publications issued during 2005. In 2005, we issued a similar collection on DVD for cement-related research (DVD020 – 1,700 reports, $125.00), which we would also include.

 

As for the "exchange" part... if you have literature to supply in exchange, we would be very interested in receiving it. While our primary motivation is to disseminate PCA research, we would value being able to add published research from your organizations to our own collection. 

 

If you would like to be on the distribution, please let me know, and send me the specific contact information and mailing address for your library. We’ll put together a shipment within the next few weeks.

 

Thanks very much! Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Connie 

 

Connie Field 
Manager, Information Services 
Portland Cement Association 
5420 Old Orchard Road 
Skokie, IL 60077-1083 
847.972.9174 
Fax 847.972.9175 
Library Fax: 847.966.6221
Library web site: www.cement.org/library/ 
cfield@cement.org

 
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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) Re: PCA Research Exchange
        by "Tricia Aper" 
  2) Questions for SharePoint users
        by "Avni, Andrea" 


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Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 11:03:39 -0400
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Subject: Re: PCA Research Exchange
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Connie,


The Michigan Dept. of Transportation Library would like to be included
in your research exchange program.  I do get limited copies of PCA
research reports, but I believe they come from individuals within our
department and I don't believe that we are on your list.


Please Send to:


Michigan Department of Transportation
Library B-155
PO Box 30050
425 West Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI  48909


I manage both the Michigan DOT main office library at the above address
and the Construction and Technology Library which is located in the
adjacent county from the main transportation administration building.


Thank you so much.


Tricia Aper
Michigan DOT Library
PH:  517-373-1545
apert@michigan.gov


>>> CField@cement.org 9/26/2006 3:32PM >>>
 


To Department of Transportation and University Libraries:


 


As part of a research exchange program that Portland Cement
Association
maintained for many years (and recently, unfortunately, let slide due
to
time), the PCA Library sent an annual shipment of its research
publications to DOT libraries and to selected university libraries at
schools with strong civil engineering programs.


 


Since previous distribution lists probably missed some of the DOT's
and
universities, I would like to set up a new distribution list, and
would
appreciate hearing from those of you who are interested in receiving
PCA's current research literature on a complimentary basis.  The
subject
coverage is fairly broad but focuses on concrete construction, cement
technology, and materials-related issues that include pavements and
bridges.


 


PCA has just issued a new edition of a DVD, Concrete Research Library,
which contains over 1,000 concrete-related PCA reports from 1916
through
2005. It is sold for $85.00 in our online Bookstore
(www.cement.org/Bookstore), and we would make that available to
interested transportation libraries along with a number of other
publications issued during 2005. In 2005, we issued a similar
collection
on DVD for cement-related research (DVD020 - 1,700 reports, $125.00),
which we would also include.


 


As for the "exchange" part... if you have literature to supply in
exchange, we would be very interested in receiving it. While our
primary
motivation is to disseminate PCA research, we would value being able
to
add published research from your organizations to our own collection. 


 


If you would like to be on the distribution, please let me know, and
send me the specific contact information and mailing address for your
library. We'll put together a shipment within the next few weeks.


 


Thanks very much! Please let me know if you have any questions.


 


Connie 


 


Connie Field 
Manager, Information Services 
Portland Cement Association 
5420 Old Orchard Road 
Skokie, IL 60077-1083 
847.972.9174 
Fax 847.972.9175 
Library Fax: 847.966.6221
Library web site: www.cement.org/library/ 
  
cfield@cement.org  


 


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Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 16:02:28 -0700
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From: "Avni, Andrea" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Hello –

 

Some time ago this agency adopted SharePoint for the agency intranet, but staff have been S L O W to buy in and actually use it. 

 

â—Š      Does anyone have a recommendation for an easy-to-use guide text to SharePoint, preferably with a good index to help users zero in on what they need?

◊      Does anyone have a cheat sheet for SharePoint’s most-used functions?

â—Š      Other suggestions or recommendations?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 
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                            TRANLIB Digest 2066


Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) RE: Questions for SharePoint users
        by "Goins, Jacqueline" 
  2) RFP for NCHRP Project 20-75 available on TRB's Web site
        by "Post, Barbara" 
  3) Re: PCA Research Exchange
        by "Ruth Letson" 
  4) RE: PCA Research Exchange
        by "Matthew Moore" 
  5) RE: PCA Research Exchange
        by "Field, Connie" 


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From: "Goins, Jacqueline" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Andrea,

 

My company is in the process of implementing SharePoint.  I would be interested in the responses you get.  I am certain getting the staff here to adopt the new technology will be a challenge.  Any ideas you could share would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Jacqueline D. Goins

Library Services and Resource Specialist

Asphalt Institute

2696 Research Park Drive

Lexington, KY  40511

Office:  (859)288-4962

Mobile: (859)699-1765 

jgoins@asphaltinstitute.org

We're driven. www.asphaltinstitute.org
Asphalt Institute, Inc. • 2696 Research Park Dr, Lexington, KY 40511-8480
Serving the needs of liquid asphalt manufacturers and suppliers worldwide since 1919.

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Subject: Questions for SharePoint users

 

Hello –

 

Some time ago this agency adopted SharePoint for the agency intranet, but staff have been S L O W to buy in and actually use it. 

 

â—Š    Does anyone have a recommendation for an easy-to-use guide text to SharePoint, preferably with a good index to help users zero in on what they need?

◊    Does anyone have a cheat sheet for SharePoint’s most-used functions?

â—Š    Other suggestions or recommendations?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

 

 

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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


The RFP for NCHRP Project 20-75 Implementing Transportation Knowledge Networks is available on TRB’s Web site.  The URL is http://www4.trb.org/trb/crp.nsf/All+Projects/NCHRP+20-75

 

 

 

Barbara Post

Manager, Information Services

Transportation Research Board

Phone:  (202) 334-2990

E-Mail: bpost@nas.edu

 

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Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 08:48:49 -0500
From: "Ruth Letson" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Re: PCA Research Exchange
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We would be glad to receive these materials.  Send to the address below.
 
Ruth Letson
Library Manager
Library/Map Sales Office
Tennessee Dept. of Transportation
Suite 300, James K. Polk Bldg.
Nashville, TN  37243-0345
615-741-2330
615-741-1791 (Fax)
Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us

>>> "Field, Connie"  09/26/06 2:32 PM >>>

 

To Department of Transportation and University Libraries:

 

As part of a research exchange program that Portland Cement Association maintained for many years (and recently, unfortunately, let slide due to time), the PCA Library sent an annual shipment of its research publications to DOT libraries and to selected university libraries at schools with strong civil engineering programs.

 

Since previous distribution lists probably missed some of the DOT’s and universities, I would like to set up a new distribution list, and would appreciate hearing from those of you who are interested in receiving PCA's current research literature on a complimentary basis.  The subject coverage is fairly broad but focuses on concrete construction, cement technology, and materials-related issues that include pavements and bridges.

 

PCA has just issued a new edition of a DVD, Concrete Research Library, which contains over 1,000 concrete-related PCA reports from 1916 through 2005. It is sold for $85.00 in our online Bookstore (www.cement.org/Bookstore), and we would make that available to interested transportation libraries along with a number of other publications issued during 2005. In 2005, we issued a similar collection on DVD for cement-related research (DVD020 – 1,700 reports, $125.00), which we would also include.

 

As for the "exchange" part... if you have literature to supply in exchange, we would be very interested in receiving it. While our primary motivation is to disseminate PCA research, we would value being able to add published research from your organizations to our own collection. 

 

If you would like to be on the distribution, please let me know, and send me the specific contact information and mailing address for your library. We’ll put together a shipment within the next few weeks.

 

Thanks very much! Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Connie 

 

Connie Field 
Manager, Information Services 
Portland Cement Association 
5420 Old Orchard Road 
Skokie, IL 60077-1083 
847.972.9174 
Fax 847.972.9175 
Library Fax: 847.966.6221
Library web site: www.cement.org/library/ 
cfield@cement.org

 

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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


We would also be interested in receiving free publications.
 
Matthew E. "Matt" Moore, M.A.

Research Program Manager

Idaho Transportation Department

Post Office Box 7129

Boise, ID  83707-1129

 

208.334.8296-Phone

208.334.4432-Facsimile

 

matthew.moore@itd.idaho.gov

 

 



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We would be glad to receive these materials.  Send to the address below.
 
Ruth Letson
Library Manager
Library/Map Sales Office
Tennessee Dept. of Transportation
Suite 300, James K. Polk Bldg.
Nashville, TN  37243-0345
615-741-2330
615-741-1791 (Fax)
Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us

>>> "Field, Connie"  09/26/06 2:32 PM >>>

 

To Department of Transportation and University Libraries:

 

As part of a research exchange program that Portland Cement Association maintained for many years (and recently, unfortunately, let slide due to time), the PCA Library sent an annual shipment of its research publications to DOT libraries and to selected university libraries at schools with strong civil engineering programs.

 

Since previous distribution lists probably missed some of the DOT’s and universities, I would like to set up a new distribution list, and would appreciate hearing from those of you who are interested in receiving PCA's current research literature on a complimentary basis.  The subject coverage is fairly broad but focuses on concrete construction, cement technology, and materials-related issues that include pavements and bridges.

 

PCA has just issued a new edition of a DVD, Concrete Research Library, which contains over 1,000 concrete-related PCA reports from 1916 through 2005. It is sold for $85.00 in our online Bookstore (www.cement.org/Bookstore), and we would make that available to interested transportation libraries along with a number of other publications issued during 2005. In 2005, we issued a similar collection on DVD for cement-related research (DVD020 – 1,700 reports, $125.00), which we would also include.

 

As for the "exchange" part... if you have literature to supply in exchange, we would be very interested in receiving it. While our primary motivation is to disseminate PCA research, we would value being able to add published research from your organizations to our own collection. 

 

If you would like to be on the distribution, please let me know, and send me the specific contact information and mailing address for your library. We’ll put together a shipment within the next few weeks.

 

Thanks very much! Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Connie 

 

Connie Field 
Manager, Information Services 
Portland Cement Association 
5420 Old Orchard Road 
Skokie, IL 60077-1083 
847.972.9174 
Fax 847.972.9175 
Library Fax: 847.966.6221
Library web site: www.cement.org/library/ 
cfield@cement.org

 

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Matt,

 

Good! Glad to know you’re interested.

 

Does Idaho DOT produce reports that you might be able to make available to us as well? We would be interested in anything construction/bridge/pavement/environment-related. If you produce electronic reports and post them on your web site, do you have an email distribution for notification of new reports? If so, I’d be interested!

 

Thanks,

Connie

 

Connie Field 
Manager, Information Services 
Portland Cement Association 
5420 Old Orchard Road 
Skokie, IL 60077-1083 
847.972.9174 
Fax 847.972.9175 
Library Fax: 847.966.6221
Library web site: www.cement.org/library/ 
cfield@cement.org


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Subject: RE: PCA Research Exchange

 

We would also be interested in receiving free publications.

 

Matthew E. "Matt" Moore, M.A.

Research Program Manager

Idaho Transportation Department

Post Office Box 7129

Boise, ID  83707-1129

 

208.334.8296-Phone

208.334.4432-Facsimile

 

matthew.moore@itd.idaho.gov

 

 

 


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We would be glad to receive these materials.  Send to the address below.

 

Ruth Letson
Library Manager
Library/Map Sales Office
Tennessee Dept. of Transportation
Suite 300, James K. Polk Bldg.
Nashville, TN  37243-0345
615-741-2330
615-741-1791 (Fax)
Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us

>>> "Field, Connie"  09/26/06 2:32 PM >>>

 

To Department of Transportation and University Libraries:

 

As part of a research exchange program that Portland Cement Association maintained for many years (and recently, unfortunately, let slide due to time), the PCA Library sent an annual shipment of its research publications to DOT libraries and to selected university libraries at schools with strong civil engineering programs.

 

Since previous distribution lists probably missed some of the DOT’s and universities, I would like to set up a new distribution list, and would appreciate hearing from those of you who are interested in receiving PCA's current research literature on a complimentary basis.  The subject coverage is fairly broad but focuses on concrete construction, cement technology, and materials-related issues that include pavements and bridges.

 

PCA has just issued a new edition of a DVD, Concrete Research Library, which contains over 1,000 concrete-related PCA reports from 1916 through 2005. It is sold for $85.00 in our online Bookstore (www.cement.org/Bookstore), and we would make that available to interested transportation libraries along with a number of other publications issued during 2005. In 2005, we issued a similar collection on DVD for cement-related research (DVD020 – 1,700 reports, $125.00), which we would also include.

 

As for the "exchange" part... if you have literature to supply in exchange, we would be very interested in receiving it. While our primary motivation is to disseminate PCA research, we would value being able to add published research from your organizations to our own collection. 

 

If you would like to be on the distribution, please let me know, and send me the specific contact information and mailing address for your library. We’ll put together a shipment within the next few weeks.

 

Thanks very much! Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Connie 

 

Connie Field 
Manager, Information Services 
Portland Cement Association 
5420 Old Orchard Road 
Skokie, IL 60077-1083 
847.972.9174 
Fax 847.972.9175 
Library Fax: 847.966.6221
Library web site: www.cement.org/library/ 
cfield@cement.org

 
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From: "Jennifer Osther" 
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Subject: Symbol Signs
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 13:58:22 -0400
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Do any of you happen to have in your library:
 
Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, National Endowment for the Arts. Symbol Signs for Recreation Related Facilities: A National System. Donald T. Meeker and Peter Reedijk, et. al., 1987

 
Not found in World Cat, TLCat, Amicus, CISTI, British Library, ...The Society itself does not have a copy...
 
Many thanks,
 
Jenny Osther
IBI Group Librarian
(416) 596-1930 ext. 1300
fax (416) 596-0644
 
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Jenny Osther: I don’t have this but I did note the following on the SEGD website, could that at least be related to the 1987 work? Is it possible whoever you contacted didn’t think of this CD as it’s not a “book”?

 

Recreation Symbols
Camera-ready artwork of 108 symbol signs for recreation-related facilities was developed by SEGD as a national system. Designed to relate to the DOT symbols. One CD in EPS format. 

Member 
 $40 
 
Non-member 
 $60 
 

 

 

 

 

Jan Schueller 

Janette H. Schueller, MLS 
Manager, Library Services 
Battelle Seattle Research Center 
1100 Dexter Avenue North - Suite 400 
Seattle, WA 98109-3598 
(206) 528-3372; FAX (206) 528-3556 
schuelle@battelle.org 


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Do any of you happen to have in your library:

 

Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, National Endowment for the Arts. Symbol Signs for Recreation Related Facilities: A National System. Donald T. Meeker and Peter Reedijk, et. al., 1987

 

Not found in World Cat, TLCat, Amicus, CISTI, British Library, ...The Society itself does not have a copy...

 

Many thanks,

 

Jenny Osther

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(416) 596-1930 ext. 1300

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Good morning- 

I have extra copies of several reports from the New England Transportation Consortium to send out to interested libraries:

1. Formulate aproach for 511 implementation in New England/Paul Shuldiner. 2005.  1 copy 

2. Advanced composite materials for New England's transportation infrastructure : a study for implementation and synthesis of technology and practice/Sergio F. Brena and Scott A. Civjan.  2006.  2 copies

3. Sealing of small movement bridge expansion joints/Ramesh B. Malla.  2006.  4 copies 

4. Establish subgrade support values for typical soils in New England/Ramesh B. Malla.  2006.  4 copies 

You can reply directly to me at Pamela.shofner@maine.gov. 



Pamela D. Shofner, Librarian 
MaineDOT Library 
16 State House Station 
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016 
Phone:     207/624-3230 
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All are taken.  Thanks to everyone who responded. 

Pamela D. Shofner, Librarian 
MaineDOT Library 
16 State House Station 
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016 
Phone:     207/624-3230 
Fax:        207/624-3221 
Pamela.shofner@maine.gov 


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  2) Submitting terms to the TRT
        by "Post, Barbara" 
  3) video for donation: environment
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  4) RE: video for donation: environment
        by "Avni, Andrea" 
  5) six from Berkeley
        by Paul Hernandez 
  6) Re: six from Berkeley
        by "Lisha Li" 


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Subject: Donations
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The following items are available for donation.  
Please respond off-list to jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us



Transportatoin Statistics Annual Report 1998: 
long distance travel and freight
US DOT 


Accessing Transit: design handbook for florida bus passenger facilities
FL DOT




JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
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The TRT Web page on TRB’s Web site (http://trt.trb.org) has added a feature that allows users to submit new terms for possible inclusion in the TRT.  To submit new terms click “Suggest TRT Term” in the right hand column or go to http://trt.trb.org/newterms.asp.  Please let me know any suggestion or comments you have on the TRT Web site.

 

 

 

Barbara Post

Manager, Information Services

Transportation Research Board

Phone:  (202) 334-2990

E-Mail: bpost@nas.edu

 

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The following item is available for donation.  
Please respond off-list to jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us


VHS: Wetlands Mitigation for Transportation Projects
Center for Transportation & the Environment


JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
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Hi JonAnne --


If its recent (since 2000) Sound Transit could use it, if still
available.


Thanks!


Andrea Avni
Information Center Librarian 
(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)
Sound Transit
401 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA   98104
206.398.5344
avnia@soundtransit.org
 
"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"
 
 


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The following item is available for donation.  
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VHS: Wetlands Mitigation for Transportation Projects
Center for Transportation & the Environment


JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
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These are available to any publicly funded libraries or educational institutions:

1.  Acceptability of transport pricing strategies / edited by Jens Schade, Bernhard Schlag. 
      Amsterdam : London : Pergamon, 2003.

2.  Intelligent vehicle technology and trends / Richard Bishop. 
     Boston, Mass. : Artech House, 2005.

3.  Principles of transport economics / Emile Quinet and Roger Vickerman. 
     Cheltenham ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2004.

4.  Urban and regional transportation modeling : essays in honor of David Boyce / edited by Der-Horng Lee. 
     Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : E. Elgar, c2004.

5.  Container port production and economic efficiency / Tengfei Wang ...
     Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

6.  Shipping company strategies : global management under turbulent conditions / Peter Lorange.
    Amsterdam ; Boston, Mass. : Elsevier, 2005.


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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720

ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
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Hi,


We will be interested in the following two items, no. 1 and no. 3, if
still available:


1.  Acceptability of transport pricing strategies / edited by Jens Schade,
Bernhard Schlag.
      Amsterdam : London : Pergamon, 2003.


3.  Principles of transport economics / Emile Quinet and Roger Vickerman.
     Cheltenham ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2004.


Address:


GA Tech Library
704 Cherry St.
Atlanta, GA 30332


Thanks!


Lisha Li
GA Tech Library


> These are available to any publicly funded libraries or educational
> institutions:
>
> 1.  Acceptability of transport pricing strategies / edited by Jens Schade,
> Bernhard Schlag.
>        Amsterdam : London : Pergamon, 2003.
>
> 2.  Intelligent vehicle technology and trends / Richard Bishop.
>       Boston, Mass. : Artech House, 2005.
>
> 3.  Principles of transport economics / Emile Quinet and Roger Vickerman.
>       Cheltenham ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2004.
>
> 4.  Urban and regional transportation modeling : essays in honor of David
> Boyce / edited by Der-Horng Lee.
>       Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : E. Elgar, c2004.
>
> 5.  Container port production and economic efficiency / Tengfei Wang ...
>       Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan,
> 2005.
>
> 6.  Shipping company strategies : global management under turbulent
> conditions / Peter Lorange.
>       Amsterdam ; Boston, Mass. : Elsevier, 2005.
>
>
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> Paul Hernandez
> Operations Manager
> Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
> 409 McLaughlin Hall
> University of California
> Berkeley, CA  94720-1720
>
> ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



Lisha Li
Subject Librarian
GA Tech Library
404-385-7185
lisha.li@library.gatech.edu



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  2) RE: video for donation: environment
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  3) Re: six from Berkeley
        by Paul Hernandez 
  4) Help in locating document
        by "Linda Doerre" 
  5) Looking for a USGS publication
        by "Cherney, John" 
  6) RE: Help in locating document
        by "Cheryl Hansen" 
  7) Re: Looking for a USGS publication
        by Chet Bunnell 
  8) RE: Help in locating document
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  9) Interesting Stuff
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From: "Whitney, Lyn \(DTEI\)" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Hello, 

I haven't been able to source the following two papers within Australia. I would be most appreciative if anyone can help me locate these two papers:

Skalny J, Mindess S, Boyd A, (2006), Test methods and specifications, Proceedings of the Anna Maria Workshops 2003: Testing and standards for concrete durability, in Materials Science of Concrete Special Volumes on Concrete Technology, American Ceramic Society, pp 45-58.

Skalny J, Mindess S, Boyd A, (2006), Materials selection and proportioning for durability, Proceedings of the Anna Maria Workshops 2003: Testing and standards for concrete durability, in Materials Science of Concrete Special Volumes on Concrete Technology, American Ceramic Society, pp 59-64.

Thanks and regards, 
Lyn Whitney
Librarian
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Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure,
Government of South Australia
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: RE: video for donation: environment
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it's 1995 (i didn't see the date until after i posted).


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From: Avni, Andrea [mailto:avnia@soundtransit.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 2:57 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: video for donation: environment



Hi JonAnne --


If its recent (since 2000) Sound Transit could use it, if still
available.


Thanks!


Andrea Avni
Information Center Librarian 
(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)
Sound Transit
401 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA   98104
206.398.5344
avnia@soundtransit.org
 
"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"
 
 


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JonAnne
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Subject: video for donation: environment


The following item is available for donation.  
Please respond off-list to jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us


VHS: Wetlands Mitigation for Transportation Projects
Center for Transportation & the Environment


JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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Sorry, Lisha, all of the books have been claimed.


Paul


At 05:16 PM 10/3/2006, you wrote:
Hi,


We will be interested in the following two items, no. 1 and no. 3, if
still available:


1.  Acceptability of transport pricing strategies / edited by Jens Schade,
Bernhard Schlag.
      Amsterdam : London : Pergamon, 2003.


3.  Principles of transport economics / Emile Quinet and Roger Vickerman.
     Cheltenham ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2004.


Address:


GA Tech Library
704 Cherry St.
Atlanta, GA 30332


Thanks!


Lisha Li
GA Tech Library


> These are available to any publicly funded libraries or educational
> institutions:
>
> 1.  Acceptability of transport pricing strategies / edited by Jens Schade,
> Bernhard Schlag.
>        Amsterdam : London : Pergamon, 2003.
>
> 2.  Intelligent vehicle technology and trends / Richard Bishop.
>       Boston, Mass. : Artech House, 2005.
>
> 3.  Principles of transport economics / Emile Quinet and Roger Vickerman.
>       Cheltenham ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2004.
>
> 4.  Urban and regional transportation modeling : essays in honor of David
> Boyce / edited by Der-Horng Lee.
>       Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : E. Elgar, c2004.
>
> 5.  Container port production and economic efficiency / Tengfei Wang ...
>       Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan,
> 2005.
>
> 6.  Shipping company strategies : global management under turbulent
> conditions / Peter Lorange.
>       Amsterdam ; Boston, Mass. : Elsevier, 2005.
>
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Subject: Help in locating document
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 09:47:15 -0500
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From: "Linda Doerre" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


I am trying to find the following NHTSA document.  I contacted NTIS and they can't seem to locate it.  I am not promising that the title is correct, since they can't seem to find it and I had no luck in WorldCat.  

Howe, G., Kirkbride R., Prasad A., and Monk M. Tests Regarding Alleged Inertial Unlatching of Safety Belt Buckles, NHTSA, Nov. 1992

Thanks for any assistance, 
Linda 



Linda Doerre, MLS 
Librarian 
Biodynamic Research Corporation 
5711 University Heights 
Suite 100 
San Antonio, Texas  78249 

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From: "Cherney, John" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Looking for a USGS publication
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Hello,
I've been stumped looking for the publication below in all of the usual places (WorldCat, TLCat, TRIS, etc...) as well USGS's online catalog.
 
The document we are looking for:
 
Blodgett, J.C. and C.E. McConaughy, 1985. "Evaluation of Design Practices for Rock Riprap Protection of Channels near Highway Structures," U.S. Geological Survey, Prepared in Cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration Preliminary Draft, Sacramento, California.
 
Thanks in advance if anyone can help,
 
Best,
John
John Cherney 
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI  53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: john.cherney@dot.state.wi.us 

 
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Linda,
You need to go to NHTSA's Technical Information Services group to get a copy of this document. 
The title is correct. 
 
Here is the link to the their site with contact info etc. 
 http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/trd/
 
 
Good luck 
 
Cheryl Hansen 
Engineering Systems Inc. 
cahansen@esi-il.com



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Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 9:47 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Help in locating document


I am trying to find the following NHTSA document.  I contacted NTIS and they can't seem to locate it.  I am not promising that the title is correct, since they can't seem to find it and I had no luck in WorldCat.  

Howe, G., Kirkbride R., Prasad A., and Monk M. Tests Regarding Alleged Inertial Unlatching of Safety Belt Buckles, NHTSA, Nov. 1992

Thanks for any assistance, 
Linda 



Linda Doerre, MLS 
Librarian 
Biodynamic Research Corporation 
5711 University Heights 
Suite 100 
San Antonio, Texas  78249 

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Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 12:04:15 -0500
From: Chet Bunnell 
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John,

I don't know if this will help, but I came across the following citation:


Title: Rock riprap design for protection of stream channels near highway structures. 
Author(s): Blodgett, J. C. ; McConaughy, Christopher E.  
Corp Author(s): United States.; Federal Highway Administration. ; Geological Survey (U.S.)  
Publication: Sacramento, Calif. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey ; Denver, CO : Open-File Services Section, Western Distribution Branch, 
Year: 1986 
Description: viii, 95 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. 
Language: English 
Series: U.S. Geological Survey water-resources investigations report ;; 86-4128;  
Contents: v. 2. Evaluation of riprap design procedures / by J.C. Blodget and C.E. McConaughy. 

Chet Bunnell
Pius Library
Saint Louis University

Cherney, John wrote:

Hello,
I've been stumped looking for the publication below in all of the usual places (WorldCat, TLCat, TRIS, etc...) as well USGS's online catalog.
 
The document we are looking for:
 
Blodgett, J.C. and C.E. McConaughy, 1985. "Evaluation of Design Practices for Rock Riprap Protection of Channels near Highway Structures," U.S. Geological Survey, Prepared in Cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration Preliminary Draft, Sacramento, California.
 
Thanks in advance if anyone can help,
 
Best,
John
John Cherney 
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI  53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: john.cherney@dot.state.wi.us 

 


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I tried.  They can't seem to find it.  I even gave the Federal Register information that states they have it.  Neither can NTIS or GPO.  I even checked DTIC, WorldCat, Scholar Google and Google.
 
Thanks for trying to help!
Linda
PS- it sounds like you are getting rain up there.  I use to live in Geneva and work in Chicago.



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Linda,
You need to go to NHTSA's Technical Information Services group to get a copy of this document. 
The title is correct. 
 
Here is the link to the their site with contact info etc. 
 http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/trd/
 
 
Good luck 
 
Cheryl Hansen 
Engineering Systems Inc. 
cahansen@esi-il.com



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From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Linda Doerre
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 9:47 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Help in locating document


I am trying to find the following NHTSA document.  I contacted NTIS and they can't seem to locate it.  I am not promising that the title is correct, since they can't seem to find it and I had no luck in WorldCat.  

Howe, G., Kirkbride R., Prasad A., and Monk M. Tests Regarding Alleged Inertial Unlatching of Safety Belt Buckles, NHTSA, Nov. 1992

Thanks for any assistance, 
Linda 



Linda Doerre, MLS 
Librarian 
Biodynamic Research Corporation 
5711 University Heights 
Suite 100 
San Antonio, Texas  78249 

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Here's some good stuff relating to our efforts to take our first baby steps in creating transportation knowledge networks:


First, from a recent note posted by Clifford Lynch, director of the Coalition for Networked Information:
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The US National Library of Medicine does a fabulous job of mobilizing good thinkers to contribute to its ongoing long-term planning process. I had the good fortune to be able to participate in part of this process, and learned a great deal from it. The report from the planning effort is now available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp06/lrp06_home.html and is well worth reading. It addresses interactions between information technology, biomedical research, large-scale social trends, and the evolving role of the National Library of Medicine.
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A quick review of that document will give you an idea of the gap between our efforts and theirs that benefits from about a 150 year head start.  However, as the following selection from one of the plan's supporting documents at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp06/panel1report.doc shows, amongst more advanced issues, they are also grappling with those we talked about at the recent TLCPFS meeting in Saint Paul http://www.ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog/?cat=12 .
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1.4. Objective 4:  Ensure permanent public access to biomedical literature and data and to associated information.


By 2016 the NLM's "virtual" collections - the information it makes available in electronic form * are expected to dwarf its physical holdings.  The shift from a primarily print world to a primarily digital information world not only is reshaping biomedical communication and information distribution, but also presents formidable challenges to those entrusted with ensuring access to and preservation of health and biomedical information. Long-term solutions must be sought to protect electronic journals, datasets, web documents, interactive publications and other formats on which 21st century research and education depends. Short-term solutions are needed now to prevent valuable digital information from disappearing in the interim.


As more and more publishers produce their journals and other materials only in electronic form, libraries are moving from ownership to licensed access with its concomitant restrictions on use and its lack of assurance that material will be available to future users and the general public. As space constraints become more acute, many libraries are removing lower-use print collections to gain space for collaboratory and individual study and research.  Many hospital libraries are closing; others are experiencing declining budgets that reduce critical frontline health personnel's access prohibit access to electronic resources. As scholarship and research are transformed, universities and medical institutions are producing much new scientific information exclusively in complex digital formats, requiring extensive technical infrastructure to preserve and validate over the long term. 


These trends serve to increase dependence on NLM as the guarantor of future access to biomedical information.  If NLM needed to deal only with preserving, in electronic form, the digital versions of stable journal articles, the problem would be difficult enough.  But in the ephemeral world of electronic scholarship, variant versions of articles exist and are proliferating, along with new formats that do not even fit the traditional concepts of journal articles.  Discoveries from non-traditional health professions and animal health fields are not easily found in the published literature databases or other repositories.  An unknown number of "published" online monographs undergo silent revisions, fallible articles are deleted as if they never existed, and much of the primary work of science is conducted and communicated prior to its documentation in the literature.


The technical, economic and policy issues (licensing, copyright and digital rights management, privacy, and standards) involved in preservation and access are massive and beyond the capability of individual libraries or institutions to resolve.  These issues must not be left solely to institutions or commercial entities that do not have the long-term stability or the commitment to the public good that will be required to sustain the long-term preservation effort needed.  NLM must take a leadership role in partnering with other stakeholders to support technical research, standards-based formats, development of geographically dispersed trusted repositories and other collaborative efforts to ensure preservation of and user-friendly persistent access to important commercial and non-commercial digital content. 


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Another excerpt from that supporting document at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp06/panel1report.doc 
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Although all five objectives are important, the Panel places particular emphasis on Objective 4: Ensure permanent public access to biomedical literature and data and to associated information. Beginning with John Shaw Billings, access to the biomedical literature is the rock on which NLM has built its distinguished record of service. It is the single institution qualified to lead the effort to assure that 21st century users will continue to enjoy such access.
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Let's hope it doesn't take 150 years until a similar statement can be made about transportation literature and the NTL


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Here's a take on the meeting from Mn/DOT's newsletter http://www.newsline.dot.state.mn.us/articles.html#5


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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) Extras: Transportation and Otherwise, All Fabulous!
        by Emily.Glenn@dot.state.oh.us
  2) SUMMARY: Questions for SharePoint users
        by "Avni, Andrea" 
  3) OOOPS: [sla-dsol] SUMMARY: Questions for SharePoint users
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Witness the extras below. Please send requests to me: emily.glenn@dot.state.oh.us, not to the list, thankyou, unless you have something particularly interesting to say. 

Happy Thursday, All! 

Emily Glenn, ODOT Library 

Neat-O! Vintage Ohio Engineering Stuff! 

Soil Mechanics Applied to Highway Engineering in Ohio. Woods, K.B. & Litehiser, R.R. Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin No. 99. July 1938. (2 copies) 

Ohio Stream Flow Part II: Summary of Stream-Flow Records in Ohio 1898-1944. Youngquist, C.V. Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin No. 128. May, 1947. 

Highway Subsoil Investigation in Ohio: Preliminary Report. Eno, F.H. Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin No. 39. 1928. (2 copies) 

Proceedings of the Ohio Highway Engineering Conference 1950. Held at the Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. April 3-6, 1950. 

Proceedings of the Ohio Highway Engineering Conference 1948. Held at the Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. March 23-25, 1948. 

Proceedings of the Ohio Highway Engineering Conference 1947. Held at the Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. March 18-19, 1947. 

Highway Research Board Proceedings, 26th Annual Meeting, 1946. 

Soil Mechanics and Soil Stabilization: Proceedings, Eighteenth Annual Meeting, Highway Research Board. 1938. Part II. 

Procedures for Testing Soils. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D-18 on Soils and Rocks for Engineering Purposes. 4th Ed. Dec, 1964. 

Sixty-fourth Annual Meeting Papers, Symposium on Soil Dynamics. ASTM Special Technical Publication No. 305. 

Field Testing of Soils. ASTM Special Technical Publication No. 322.1963. 

For Your Next Party: Educational Videos! 

All by the fabulous Keystone Learning Systems Corp. 

Quattro Pro 8: Beginning 

Quattro Pro 8: Intermediate. 

Quattro Pro 8: Advanced (2) 

WordPerfect 8: Mail Merge 

WordPerfect 8: Tables & Forms 

WordPerfect 8: Beginning 

WordPerfect 8: Intermediate 

WordPerfect 8: Advanced 

Paradox 8: Beginning (2) 

Paradox 8: Intermediate (2) 

Paradox 8: Advanced (2) 

Windows 95: Beginning 

Windows 95: Intermediate 
  
Windows 95: Advanced 

PageMaker 6.5: Beginning 

PageMaker 6.5: Advanced 

For Dummies Books: Always Visible in a Snowstorm! 

Windows for Dummies (2) 
PCs For Dummies 2nd Ed. (2) 
Developing for Netscape 
The Essential Client/Server Survival Guide 2nd Ed. 
Modems for Dummies 
UNIX for Dummies (2) 
OS/2 for Dummies (2) 

Misc. Transportation Stuff 

TRR: 1944, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Vehicle-Highway Automation 2006 (2) 

AASHTO’s National Transportation Product Evaluation Program: Field Performance Evaluation of Flashing Arrow Panels and Portable Changeable Message Signs. September 2006. 

Local Roads Maintenance Workers’ Manual: June 2006. CTRE: Iowa State University 

Compilation of Regional Ground-Water Divides for Principal Aquifers Corresponding to the Great Lakes Basin, United States. USGS. National Water Availability and Use Program. 

Investigation of a New Generation of FCC Compliant NDT Devices for Pavement Layer Information Collection: Technical Report 0-4820-3. Subsurface Sensing Laboratory Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Houston. July 2006. 

Materials and Mix Optimization Procedures for PCC Pavements. National Concrete Pavement Technology Center. Final Report March 2006. 

The San Pablo Rapid BRT Project Evaluation. Final Report-June 2006. FTA-FL-26-7022-2006.1 

Dear Mr. Sanders: I deeply regret impulsively kissing your Labordoodle, Licky, at the company’s Columbus day party... 

Lifetime Encyclopedia of Letters. Meyer, Harold A. 1983. Business, personal, thank yous, apologies, collections, etc. 

ASCE Annual Combined Indexes from the 1990s Boom Years! 

American Society of Civil Engineers Indexes for 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997. 


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Hello again!

 

I recently posted the question below re SharePoint.  Here’s a summary of replies:

 

Guide books/user manuals:

 

Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services Inside Out   

http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/8191.asp

 

Microsoft SharePoint 2003 For Dummies 

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-SharePoint-Dummies-Computer-Tech/dp/0764579398/sr=1-4/qid=1159398554/ref=sr_1_4/002-3904630-5264018?ie=UTF8&s=books

 

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-SharePoint-Services-Step/dp/073562075X/sr=1-3/qid=1159398554/ref=pd_bbs_3/002-3904630-5264018?ie=UTF8&s=books

 

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-SharePoint-Services-Source/dp/1932104321   (cheat sheet)

 

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

 


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Hello –

 

Some time ago this agency adopted SharePoint for the agency intranet, but staff have been S L O W to buy in and actually use it. 

 

â—Š      Does anyone have a recommendation for an easy-to-use guide text to SharePoint, preferably with a good index to help users zero in on what they need?

◊      Does anyone have a cheat sheet for SharePoint’s most-used functions?

â—Š      Other suggestions or recommendations?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

 

 

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OOOPS: Not ready for prime time – sorry… Will send again when summary is COMPLMPLETE!

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

 


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From: Avni, Andrea [mailto:avnia@soundtransit.org] 
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:43 AM
To: tranlib@listserv.it.northwestern.edu; SLA-DSOL@lists.sla.org
Subject: [sla-dsol] SUMMARY: Questions for SharePoint users

 

Hello again!

 

I recently posted the question below re SharePoint.  Here’s a summary of replies:

 

Guide books/user manuals:

 

Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services Inside Out   

http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/8191.asp

 

Microsoft SharePoint 2003 For Dummies 

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-SharePoint-Dummies-Computer-Tech/dp/0764579398/sr=1-4/qid=1159398554/ref=sr_1_4/002-3904630-5264018?ie=UTF8&s=books

 

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-SharePoint-Services-Step/dp/073562075X/sr=1-3/qid=1159398554/ref=pd_bbs_3/002-3904630-5264018?ie=UTF8&s=books

 

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-SharePoint-Services-Source/dp/1932104321   (cheat sheet)

 

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

 


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Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 4:02 PM
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Subject: Questions for SharePoint users

 

Hello –

 

Some time ago this agency adopted SharePoint for the agency intranet, but staff have been S L O W to buy in and actually use it. 

 

â—Š      Does anyone have a recommendation for an easy-to-use guide text to SharePoint, preferably with a good index to help users zero in on what they need?

◊      Does anyone have a cheat sheet for SharePoint’s most-used functions?

â—Š      Other suggestions or recommendations?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

 

 

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Hello again!

 

I recently posted questions re SharePoint.  Thanks so much to Betsy Aldridge, Beth Autin, Lisa Autio, Jacqueline Goins, Elizabeth Gouwens, Debbie McGinnis and Heidi Wood for their help. Here’s a summary of replies (in no particular order):

 

I am in the process of building our SharePoint page so I bought books! Three of them! It helps to have the manuals, but I am still going through it slowly myself! I bought:

 

◊       Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services Inside Out   

        http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/8191.asp

 

â—Š       Microsoft SharePoint 2003 For Dummies 

        http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-SharePoint-Dummies-Computer-Tech/dp/0764579398/sr=1-4/qid=1159398554/ref=sr_1_4/002-3904630-5264018?ie=UTF8&s=books

 

â—Š       Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Step by Step

        http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-SharePoint-Services-Step/dp/073562075X/sr=1-3/qid=1159398554/ref=pd_bbs_3/002-3904630-5264018?ie=UTF8&s=books

 

â—Š       Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Quick Source Guide

                http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-SharePoint-Services-Source/dp/1932104321   (cheat sheet)

 

 

~*~*~*~*~

I recently bought some books for my library on SharePoint. One thing you may have already discovered is that there aren’t very many, and it can be hard to tell at first glance if they are written for your average SharePoint user or for the technical staff setting up SharePoint. 

 

Books I found that describe how to use SharePoint and don’t really get into the technical part of things like creating Web Parts:

 

â—Š       Microsoft Windows SharePoint services step-by-step ISBN: 073562075X

◊       Sam’s teach yourself Microsoft SharePoint 2003 in 10 minutes ISBN: 0672327236

â—Š       Microsoft SharePoint for dummies ISBN: 0764579398

 

On the more technical side, this book was recommended to me by one of our Analysts:

â—Š       Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies resource kit ISBN: 073561881X

 

But I haven’t had the books long enough to have gotten any feedback from my users on them.

 

~*~*~*~*~

Our people have found this helpful:

Microsoft Windows SharePoint services step-by-step

 

~*~*~*~*~

I found several tutorials on Sharepoint doing a Google search. However, you probably already know this...

 

~*~*~*~*~

SharePoint Office Pocket Guide has gotten good online reviews from users.

 

A pdf of what seems to be a useful cheat sheet:  http://aboutbearshare.berkeley.edu/training/Quick_Tips_for_SharePoint_End_Users.pdf  

 

And here’s a useful tutorial link (from the same source): http://aboutbearshare.berkeley.edu/training/default.htm  (Even tho the url is “Berkeley” it originates with Microsoft.)

 

~*~*~*~*~

 

Thanks again to the kind people who replied. (And again, my apologies for cluttering everyone’s inboxes with an incomplete summary.)

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

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From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Avni, Andrea
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 4:02 PM
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Subject: Questions for SharePoint users

 

Hello –

 

Some time ago this agency adopted SharePoint for the agency intranet, but staff have been S L O W to buy in and actually use it. 

 

â—Š      Does anyone have a recommendation for an easy-to-use guide text to SharePoint, preferably with a good index to help users zero in on what they need?

◊      Does anyone have a cheat sheet for SharePoint’s most-used functions?

â—Š      Other suggestions or recommendations?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 
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  4) RE: Friday Reading
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If, unlike most of Minnesota, you're not going to be tuning in to the Twins trying to redeem themselves in Oakland, you might want to check out "Peter R. Young at the National Agricultural Library:  Managing Knowledge Services at the Macro Level" http://www.smr-knowledge.com/eProfiles/e-Profile_10-03-06_Young_NAL.pdf.  Mr. Young was one of the experts who appeared before the NAS panel that developed "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century" http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf.  BTW, I've already tipped off the author of the piece to the existence of a fifth national library overlooked in his piece.


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I will be out of the Office Friday October 6th.


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I sure you will be glad to know that Guy St. Clair was contacted by the NTL as well.  We discussed a profile of the Head of the NTL when the position is filled.
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


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If, unlike most of Minnesota, you're not going to be tuning in to the Twins trying to redeem themselves in Oakland, you might want to check out "Peter R. Young at the National Agricultural Library:  Managing Knowledge Services at the Macro Level" http://www.smr-knowledge.com/eProfiles/e-Profile_10-03-06_Young_NAL.pdf.  Mr. Young was one of the experts who appeared before the NAS panel that developed "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century" http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf.  BTW, I've already tipped off the author of the piece to the existence of a fifth national library overlooked in his piece.


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Will it be Roman?  I got a note back from Guy saying he heard from someone else at 5:30AM.  Here's my reply."It's good to know Joyce (I assume) is also ever-vigilant."  Who else would be up at that hour?


>>> Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov 10/6/2006 3:03 PM >>>
I sure you will be glad to know that Guy St. Clair was contacted by the NTL as well.  We discussed a profile of the Head of the NTL when the position is filled.
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


________________________________


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If, unlike most of Minnesota, you're not going to be tuning in to the Twins trying to redeem themselves in Oakland, you might want to check out "Peter R. Young at the National Agricultural Library:  Managing Knowledge Services at the Macro Level" http://www.smr-knowledge.com/eProfiles/e-Profile_10-03-06_Young_NAL.pdf.  Mr. Young was one of the experts who appeared before the NAS panel that developed "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century" http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf.  BTW, I've already tipped off the author of the piece to the existence of a fifth national library overlooked in his piece.

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  1) Why are we still using hardcopy? - Survey
        by "Maggie Sacco" 


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        "'Christi A Powers'" 
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This survey looks like one many of you might like to weigh in on. If you’ve received it from another list, please excuse any duplication. I received it from the SLA Central Wisconsin chapter; the sender is from Australia – the distribution and results must be intended to be quite inclusive. I’m looking forward to seeing the results. 

 

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Subject: [sla-cwi] Why are we still using hardcopy? - Survey
To: Wisconsin Chapter 

My name is Katrina Hughes, and I am a librarian in Sydney, Australia.  I2007 I will be presenting a paper titled "Why are we still using hardcopy? , at Information Online 2007 in Sydney Australia. As part paper I will be presenting survey to show why we are still using hardcopy of documents, instead of the electronic versions of documents. I would appreciate it if you could take time to participate in the survey. The last day to do the survey is the 31st October. Below is the address of the survey.
www.kaconsult.com/library

Regards
Katrina Hughes



The Transportation Library Pooled Fund Study is quite interested in the issues, challenges and standards of sound digitization policies and practices. Especially interesting is reconciling the motives behind digital initiatives with coherent standards for stability and access. Our annual meeting last month in St. Paul, MN featured a panel discussion, “Digitization: Creating Stability in Digital Document Collections”. The panel was moderated by Steve Cochran from Washington State DOT, one of our leading voices in the move toward smart digitization. In addition to our study partners at the meeting, we had several participants who logged on via WebEx (tip of the hat to WisDOT, our lead state for providing that), including Joyce Koeneman from NTL and Judy Cobb from OCLC, among many other welcome guests who shared their perspectives. 

 

Cheers!


Maggie Sacco, MLS

Technical Services Librarian / Principal Investigator

Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study

CTC & Associates LLC

Ph: 608-215-0272

Fax: 608-237-2260

Web: http://www.libraryconnectivity.org

 

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        by "Marie Manthe" 


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Good day, everyone – We have the following AASHTO publications available, free-of-charge.  Please respond to me, and not to the list, at marie.manthe@ksdot.org, with your list of requests and mailing address.  Thank you in advance for taking these off my hands!!!  And have a good rest of the day.

 

 

Keeping America Moving: Innovation: A Strategy for Research, Development, and Technology Transfer; October 1989 (2 copies) 
Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets in 1990 (2 copies) 
Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets in 1984 
Interim Specifications and Methods of Sampling and Testing Adopted by the AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials in 1977 
Policy on Arterial Highways in Urban Areas in 1957 
Policy on Design of Urban Highways and Arterial Streets in 1973 (2 copies) 
Guide Specifications for Highway Construction in 1978 
Guide Specifications for Highway Construction in 1967 
New Transportation Concepts for a New Century; October 1989 Final Edition 
New Focus for America’s Highways: Recommendations on the Federal-Aid Highway Program; April 1985 
Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities; August 1991 
Guide to Standardized Highway Lighting Pole Hardware; April 1980 
Informational Guide on Services to Motorists on Interstate Highways; June 28, 1961 
Technical Corrections: Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets in 1990 (2 copies) 
Geometric Design Guide for Local Roads and Streets: Part I and II; Part I October 26, 1969, Part II November 7, 1970 
Informational Guide for Physical Maintenance in 1971 
Informational Guide for Lighting Controlled Access Highways; June 29, 1965 
Informational Guide on Project Procedures; November 26, 1960, Revised March 1963 
Manual for Signing and Pavement Marking; 1970 Edition 
Guide Specifications for Fracture Critical Non-Redundant Steel Bridge Members; September 1978 (2 copies) 
Interim Specifications in 1964 
Guide for Erecting Mailboxes on Highways; May 24, 1984 (2 copies) 
Informational Guide on Occupational Safety on Highway Construction Projects in 1972 
Policy on Geometric Design of Rural Highways in 1965 (3 copies) 
 

 

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717

 
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        by "Jenny Naughton" 
  2) Friday Reading... And a personal note
        by 
  3) Another personal note
        by "Lisa Pogue" 
  4) Looking for industry standard in translation
        by "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 


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Hello,


I am trying to find the current issue of a journal: “EU Transport Report”
(http://transport-report.com).


It was cited in an industry newsletter last week
(http://www.iru.org/EUenlargement/Welcome.E.html), making reference to new
OECD-ECMT research.


Thanks in advance if anyone can help!


Jenny Naughton
buchprojekte.com
85-93 St John St
London EC1V 1PA
UK










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Ever vigilant and an early riser.


And for those who are wondering... I am back in the office after having
my right hip replaced.  I am still walking with a cane, but not for long
I expect.  In fact, I may even try bicycling this weekend.  All went
well, I started driving this past week.  Driving is ok, getting in and
out of the car is the problem.  Also, a water bottle fell into my foot
space and scared me to ....  Because I could not bend over and get it.
I was luckily able to get off the road and handle it.  They tell you not
to drive for good reason.  


Thanks for all your good wishes, cards and letters.  I am happy to be
back.


Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library
RITA, USDOT
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov




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Will it be Roman?  I got a note back from Guy saying he heard from
someone else at 5:30AM.  Here's my reply."It's good to know Joyce (I
assume) is also ever-vigilant."  Who else would be up at that hour?


>>> Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov 10/6/2006 3:03 PM >>>
I sure you will be glad to know that Guy St. Clair was contacted by the
NTL as well.  We discussed a profile of the Head of the NTL when the
position is filled.
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


________________________________


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bittner@engr.wisc.edu; mariem@ksdot.org; christiapowers@mchsi.com;
ssillick@mt.gov; laura.e.wilt@odot.state.or.us; cbodan@state.pa.us;
Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us; CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov; omanl@wsdot.wa.gov 
Subject: Friday Reading




If, unlike most of Minnesota, you're not going to be tuning in to the
Twins trying to redeem themselves in Oakland, you might want to check
out "Peter R. Young at the National Agricultural Library:  Managing
Knowledge Services at the Macro Level"
http://www.smr-knowledge.com/eProfiles/e-Profile_10-03-06_Young_NAL.pdf.
Mr. Young was one of the experts who appeared before the NAS panel that
developed "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for
the 21st Century" http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf.
BTW, I've already tipped off the author of the piece to the existence of
a fifth national library overlooked in his piece.


Message-ID: 
From: "Lisa Pogue" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Another personal note
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 11:51:45 -0400
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I'm glad to hear that Joyce is up and about after the hip replacement
and that she's back responding to Jerry's e-mails 


I'm now in my third week at library school at Drexel. I'm taking Intro
to Information Systems Analysis, Info Resources and Services and
Professional and Social Aspects of Info Services. The Systems Analysis
course is required for both MSIS and MSLIS students so it's about half
of each. This is the course I worry about! In Info Resources we're
learning to search Dialog and it's not as easy as I thought it would be.



Being a virtual student is also something new. It took me the whole
first week to find my way around "campus" - dropping and adding a class,
getting textbooks and figuring out how to use BlackBoard.


Pros: Going to library school has really gotten me out of my comfort
zone. I've also gotten to meet (virtually) some pretty cool students and
professors. There is really more interaction than I thought there would
be.
Cons: No one's invited me to any keggers yet, although in one class we
do have a wine club. --- lisa


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 11:23 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Friday Reading... And a personal note


Ever vigilant and an early riser.


And for those who are wondering... I am back in the office after having
my right hip replaced.  I am still walking with a cane, but not for long
I expect.  In fact, I may even try bicycling this weekend.  All went
well, I started driving this past week.  Driving is ok, getting in and
out of the car is the problem.  Also, a water bottle fell into my foot
space and scared me to ....  Because I could not bend over and get it.
I was luckily able to get off the road and handle it.  They tell you not
to drive for good reason.  


Thanks for all your good wishes, cards and letters.  I am happy to be
back.


Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library
RITA, USDOT
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov




-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 5:35 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: Friday Reading



Will it be Roman?  I got a note back from Guy saying he heard from
someone else at 5:30AM.  Here's my reply."It's good to know Joyce (I
assume) is also ever-vigilant."  Who else would be up at that hour?


>>> Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov 10/6/2006 3:03 PM >>>
I sure you will be glad to know that Guy St. Clair was contacted by the
NTL as well.  We discussed a profile of the Head of the NTL when the
position is filled.
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


________________________________


From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry
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Sent: Fri 10/6/2006 3:54 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Cc: kim.linsenmayer@ctcandassociates.com;
pat.casey@ctcandassociates.com; janet.bix@dot.state.oh.us;
ann.pahnke@dot.state.wi.us; john.cherney@dot.state.wi.us;
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Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us; CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov; omanl@wsdot.wa.gov 
Subject: Friday Reading




If, unlike most of Minnesota, you're not going to be tuning in to the
Twins trying to redeem themselves in Oakland, you might want to check
out "Peter R. Young at the National Agricultural Library:  Managing
Knowledge Services at the Macro Level"
http://www.smr-knowledge.com/eProfiles/e-Profile_10-03-06_Young_NAL.pdf.
Mr. Young was one of the experts who appeared before the NAS panel that
developed "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for
the 21st Century" http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf.
BTW, I've already tipped off the author of the piece to the existence of
a fifth national library overlooked in his piece.


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Subject: Looking for industry standard in translation
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 16:15:13 -0400
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From: "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Can anyone give me some idea as to where to find the following standard in English? 

AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) NF F00-037, Matériel ferroviaire en général : tolérancement des pičces métalliques : écarts admissibles pour cotes sans indication de tolérances : surépaisseur d'usinage.

The English title provided on the French document is: Railway equipment in general : tolerancing of metal pieces : permissible deviations of dimensions with no tolerance indication : allowance for machining.

I ordered the original from AFNOR, which was published only in French.  ILI InfoDisk indicated it was offering a hard copy in French and English, but it turned out to be only in French.  Fortunately, ILI is taking it back.  CISTI, who has a large collection of translations, doesn't have it at all.  

Any suggestions?  Thanks for thinking about this with me. 



Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
215-641-8833 


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        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  2) Job: Reference Librarian 
        by "Boteler, Jennifer" 
  3) Re: Job: Reference Librarian
        by "Betty Lou Hicks" 


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The following items are available for donation.  
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


NCHRP Synthesis


179, 180, 183, 193, 198, 209, 212, 222, 231, 238, 235, 246, 247, 260, 277,
280, 286


NCHRP Report


347, 347 - Part II, 348, 353, 373, 378, 382, 386, 392, 405, 409, 415, 422,
425, 428, 434, 441, 442


NCHRP Research Results Digest
November 1999 no. 244


TRR


885, 1000, 1060, 1171, 1178, 1182, 1186, 1192, 1217, 1234, 1240, 1259, 1269,
1300, 1310, 1317, 1323, 1342, 1344, 1351, 1352, 1353 (2 copies), 1354, 1355,
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1416, 1417, 1418, 1422, 1424, 1425, 1427, 1436, 1440, 1454, 1458, 1462,
1469, 1475, 1478, 1481, 1482, 1486, 1487, 1488, 1492, 1499, 1504, 1505,
1506, 1508, 1513, 1515, 1519, 1525, 1526, 1530, 1535, 1539, 1540, 1543,
1544, 1545, 1546, 1547, 1558, 1563, 1565, 1568, 1570, 1574, 1575, 1577,
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1698, 1699, 1706, 1709, 1712, 1714, 1716, 1719, 1721, 1723,  1728, 1730,
1736


Transportation Research Circular
488


TCRP
107, 108


Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1994
US DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1998
US DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics
 
Transportation Energy Data Book Edition 15
May 1995
Stacy C. Davis
US Dept. of Energy


1999 Oregon Highway Plan: 
an element of the oregon transportation plan
Oregon DOT


VHS: National Teleconference on Wetlands Mitigation for Transportation
Projects
Oct. 26, 1995
Center for Transportation & the Environment






JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:41:19 -0400
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From: "Boteler, Jennifer" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


{Please excuse cross posting.}


MacroSys Research and Technology offers exciting careers for professionals at all levels, a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package, including health, life, and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and education assistance. If you are a hard-working team player and like the challenges and opportunities available at a rapidly growing small company, MacroSys wants to hear from you.



Reference Librarian 


MLS in library and information studies from an accredited school and 3 years progressively responsible work experience (experience in transportation or related fields preferred);


Professional knowledge of all aspects of library principles, concepts, methodology, operation and management to perform the professional and administrative duties of the position; 
 
Experience using specialized controlled vocabularies, standard library records and schemas, OCLC and online resources, and in using an existing specialized thesaurus and related taxonomies;


Knowledge of the policies, procedures, systems, and interrelationships of the library databases, data sources, and customers;
 
Knowledge of marketing and publicity techniques geared to the interests and needs of customers and organizations served to promote library use;
 
Knowledge of online database searching and research techniques and capabilities to meet user requirements;
 
Knowledge of, and experience in information mining in highly technical fields; 


Ability to establish and manage a continual scanning and "scouting" process to identify transformational research or disruptive technologies, which are groundbreaking discoveries that may potentially make fundamental change in current highway transportation systems and policies;


Ability to synthesize information gathered and write reports and monographs;


Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and work cooperatively with other team members to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and information;
 
Ability to provide researchers with training and information on accessing knowledge and services provided by information analysis centers. 


Interested candidates should email resumes with cover letters to information@macrosysrt.com , fax them to 202-955-6021, or send them to MacroSys Research and Technology, 888 17th Street NW, Suite 312, Washington, DC 20006.
We look forward to hearing from you!



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On vacation until Wed. Oct. 11 returning Tuesday Oct. 17.  Help with
storage contact Mike Rodgers at ext 258



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We have the EU Transport Report, vol 4, no 2, 2006, and can send you a paper or fax copy if you still need it. 


Regards
Vera Höstmark
Molde University College
NORWAY


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Sendt: 10. oktober 2006 12:21
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Emne: Looking for "EU Transport Report"


Hello,


I am trying to find the current issue of a journal: "EU Transport Report"
(http://transport-report.com).


It was cited in an industry newsletter last week
(http://www.iru.org/EUenlargement/Welcome.E.html), making reference to new
OECD-ECMT research.


Thanks in advance if anyone can help!


Jenny Naughton
buchprojekte.com
85-93 St John St
London EC1V 1PA
UK

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        by "Christie, Rebecca" 
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        by "Sympson, Penny" 


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Greetings. The following materials are available free (no postage reimbursement required) to any U.S. library. Please respond off-list to Rebecca at chrisre@wsdot.wa.gov before Tuesday, October 24 if you want any of these treasures (and provide a complete mailing address). Thanks.
 
STATE PUBLICATIONS
Harrington Salt Marsh Study, Interim Report. Maine Bureau of Highways, 1982. Technical Paper 82-16.
Full Depth Testing of Frost Susceptible Soils. Massachusetts Dept. of Public Works, 1982. (2 parts, Final Report & Appendices)
Lime Treated Subgrade Soils: An Evaluation. Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation, 1980.
 
FEDERAL PUBLICATIONS
Borehole Deformation Gage for Determining the Stress in Mine Rock. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 5978, 1962.
Deformation of a Borehole in Rock. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 5881, 1961.
Geodetic and Charting Publications: Preprint. NOAA/National Geodetic Survey, 1986.
Geodetic Leveling. NOAA/National Geodetic Survey, 1981. NOAA Manual NOS NGS 3.
 
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS
ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. American Society for Nondestructive Testing, 1991.
Manual of Photogrammetry, 3rd ed. (2 vol.) American Society of Photogrammetry, 1966.
Manual of Remote Sensing, 2nd ed. (2 vol.) American Society of Photogrammetry, 1983.
Standard Practices for Stationary Diesel and Gas Engines, 6th ed. Diesel Engine Manufacturers Association, 1972.
Standards and Specifications for the Foundation Drilling Industry, Revised 1991, Incorporating ACI 336.1-79. International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), 1991.
Welded Wire Fabric Manual of Standard Practice. Wire Reinforcement Institute, 1972 with 1974 revisions.
 
SWEDISH GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Drained Behaviour of Swedish Clays. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Report 12, 1981.
The Landslide at Tuve, November 30, 1977. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Report 18, 1982.
Parameter Study of Solar Heating Systems with Seasonal Ground Storage in Moraine. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Report 51, 1995. 
Piezocone Tests in Clay. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Report 42, 1991.
Thermal Properties of Soils and Rocks. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Report 35, 1988.
Two Stage-Constructed Embankments on Organic Soils. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Report 32, 1988.
 
Influence of Sampler Type and Testing Method on Shear Strength of Clay Samples. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Proceedings 8, 1954.
Mechanical Disturbances in Clay Samples taken with Piston Samplers. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Proceedings 16, 1958.
Studies on Clay Samples taken with Standard Piston Sampler. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Proceedings 21, 1963.
 
Contributions to the 3rd Budapest Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Budapest 1968. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Reprints and Preliminary Reports 32, 1969.
Studies on the Properties and Formation of Quick Clays. Swedish Geotechnical Institute Reprints and Preliminary Reports 8, 1965.
 
OTHER PUBLISHERS
Circuit Design for Electronic Instrumentation: Analog and Digital Devices from Sensor to Display. McGraw-Hill, 1979.
Introduction to Surveying. [Anderson & Mikhail] McGraw-Hill, 1985.
Rechargeable Batteries Applications Handbook. Butterworth-Heinemann, 1992.
Rheological Aspects of Soil Mechanics. [Suklje] Wiley, 1969.
Short Course in Surveying [Davis] McGraw-Hill, 1942.
 
Rebecca Christie
Librarian, Materials Laboratory
Washington State Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47365
Olympia, WA 98504-7365
360.709.5404 voice  |  360.709.5588 fax
chrisre@wsdot.wa.gov email
http://wwwi.wsdot.wa.gov/library web (Intranet)
http://del.icio.us/WSDOT shared bookmarks
street address: 1655 S. Second Ave., Tumwater, WA 98512-6951
 




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From: "Sympson, Penny" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Available to North American libraries for library rate reimbursement (stamps or check made out to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc).  (One or two items can be sent to Transportation libraries at no charge (as a former government employee, I know getting a check cut can be a hassle). 

Please send requests including your shipping address in block format.  Block address format example: 

Penny Sympson 
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. 
330 Pfingsten Road 
Northbrook, IL 60062 

______________________________________________ 

ACI MATERIALS JOURNAL 
2006:  v 103 no. 1-3 
           v 103 no. 2 
           v 103 no. 3 

ACI STRUCTURAL JOURNAL 
2006:  v 103, no. 4 (2 copies) 

CIVIL ENGINEERING 
1982: v 53 no. 3 

CONCRETE REPAIR BULLETIN 
2006: v 19 no. 2 
          v 19 no. 3 

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION 
2006: v 51 no. 5 

CONCRETE INTERNATIONAL 
1987: v 9 no. 9 
2005: v 27 no. 11 
2006: v 28 no. 5 
          v 28 no. 6 
          v 28 no. 7 
          v 28 no. 8 

(ENR) ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD 
2005: v 255 no. 16 

JOURNAL OF THE PRECAST/PRESTRESSED CONCRETE INSTITUTE 
2006: v 51 no. 4 

PROFESSIONAL ROOFING 
1996: v 26 no. 12 
2005: v 35 no. 4 
          v 35 no. 6 
         v 35 no. 8 
          v 35 no. 10 
          v 35 no. 12 

SHOTCRETE MAGAZINE 
2006: v 8 no. 2 
          v 8 no. 3 

STRUCTURE 
2006: July 
         August 



Penny S. Sympson, corporate librarian 
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. 
330 Pfingsten Road 
Northbrook, IL 60062 
tel 847.753.7202 fax 847.498.0358 
psympson@wje.com 

WJE: Celebrating 50 Years, 1956-2006 


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  1) October Kaleidoscope now online  
        by bsweet@umich.edu
  2) extras of older ASCE Structural journals
        by "Marie Manthe" 
  3) Donations
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  4) (Mostly) Transit resources to give away
        by "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 


Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 08:34:25 -0400
From: bsweet@umich.edu
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: October Kaleidoscope now online  
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Greetings:


Thanks to the commendable efforts of Seyem Petrites, Joe Ellison, and all our contributors, the October issue of Kaleidoscope, your electronic Transportation Division newsletter, is now online.


Go to, read, enjoy, and think about what you might like to contribute to the next issue.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu




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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 10:36:10 -0500
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From: "Marie Manthe" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Good day – We have the following extra copies of ASCE’s Journal of the Structural Division / Journal of Structural Engineering, available at no charge.  Please respond directly to me, not to the list, at marie.manthe@ksdot.org, to let me know which issue(s) you’d like and your mailing address.  We have at least one copy of each year/month listed.

 

1970 – all months

1971 – all months

1972 – July through December only

1973 – January, February, and March; July through December

 

1986 – all months

1987 – all months

 

 

Thanks so much!

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717

 

Message-ID: 
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Donations
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The following items are available for donation.  
Please respond off-list to jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us


Video/VHS
·       Child Restraints and Automobiles at Times an Uneasy Union
US DOT NHTSA (no date)


Transporation Research Circular
·       175, 331, 333, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 382, 344, 345, 346, 347,
348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362,
364, 366, 363368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 376, 378, 379, 380, 381,
383, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 397, 398, 399, 401,
403,404,405, 406, 408



US General Accounting Office Pub's
·       Report by the Comptroller General of the United States/
How to Improve the Federal Aviation Administration's Ability to Deal With
Safety Hazards
US General Accounting Office
Feb. 29, 1980
·       Report to the Secretary of Transporation/
Ineffective Management of Ship Maintenance - A Coast Guard Problem
US General Accounting Office
Nov. 25, 1980
·       Report to the Congress of the United States/
Energy Health and Safety Issues Need a Coordinated Approach
US General Accounting Office
July 24, 1980
·       Report to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation,
House of Representatives/
Intermodal Freight Transportation:  rail-truck services offers public
benefits, challenges remain
US General Accounting Office
Dec. 1992
·       Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee On Investigations and
Oversight, Committee on Public Works and Transportation U.S. House of
Representatives/
Types of Work Performed Using Resurfacing Restoration, Rehabilitation, and
Reconstruction Federal Highway Funds
US General Accounting Office
        Feb. 29, 1984
·       Report to the Congressional Requesters
Amtrak/Auto Train Recovers Costs by Law
US General Accounting Office
Oct. 1986
·       Report to Selected Members of Congress
Mass Transit Grants/Improved Management Could Reduce Misuse of Funds in
UMTA's Region IX
US General Accounting Office
Nov. 1991
·       Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Subcommittee on Housing and Urban
Affairs, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate
Mass Transit Grants/Development Time Frames for Selected UMTA Projects
US General Accounting Office
July 1991




















JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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From: "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


The following items are available on a first-come first-served basis from the WSDOT Library.  Please respond directly to me OFF LIST if you are interested.  That means you shouldn't hit the "reply" button on your mail program.  My e-mail address can be found in my signature file, below.

Adopted Draft 1999 Oregon Highway Plan / Oregon Department of Transportation, Planning Section. [1999] 

2.      Portland Mall Revitalization Conceptual Design Report: Public Discussion Draft / Metro, TriMet, and City of Portland. June 2003

3.      Portland Mall Revitalization Conceptual Design Report: Public Discussion Draft / Metro, TriMet, and City of Portland. March 2004

4.      Conference Proceedings: Seventh National Conference on Light Rail Transit, Volume 1 / TRB, APTA.  November 12-15, 1995.

5.      Principles of a Balanced Transportation Network: Implementing the Oregon Transportation Planning Rule / Lennertz, William, and Laurence Qamar. Lennertz & Coyle, undated.

6.      McKinney Avenue Transit Authority (MATA) Draft West End Trolley Extension Feasibility Study / BRW. September, 1998

7.      An Evaluation of the Market Potential for Transit-Oriented Development Using Visual Simulation Techniques / Cervero, Robert, and Peter Bosselmann.  Working Paper UCTC No. 247, September 1994. [Photocopy]

8.      Station Area Urban Design and Context Analysis : Central Florida Light Rail Transit, North/South Corridor / prepared by Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart, Inc.  Lynx, July 1998.

9.      Final Report: Tampa Bay Regional Commuter Rail Feasibility Study / Wilbur Smith Associates.  1993 

10.     New Planning Strategies for Transit-Based Housing in Northern California / Bernick, Michael, et al. Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Working Paper 582. NTrac, August 1992.  

11.     Enabling Station Area Development in Florida: Towards More Cost Effective Rail Transit Investment / Transit Solutions.  Technical Memorandum Number One: Conditions of successful stations area development, November 1998.

12.     Creating Livable Communities: A Transit-friendly Approach / RTD. Undated 

13.     Planning & Design for Transit / TriMet, Portland, Oregon.  March 1993. 

Thanks! 

Steve 

Stephen L. Cochran 
Senior Library Information Specialist 
Phone: 360-705-7751 
Fax:    360-705-6831 
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 
  
WSDOT Library 
Research Office 
310 Maple Park Ave. SE 
P.O. Box 47425 
Olympia WA 98504-7425 
  
  
WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968 

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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) Re: tranlib archive
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  2) Re: tranlib archive
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  3) RE: tranlib archive
        by 
  4) Re: tranlib archive
        by neldabravo@aol.com
  5) Re: tranlib archive
        by bsweet@umich.edu
  6) Re: tranlib archive
        by Paul Hernandez 
  7) Re: tranlib archive
        by Joe Ellison 


Message-Id: <6.2.1.2.2.20061018151744.04ecd898@casbah.it.northwestern.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:19:22 -0500
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
From: "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
Subject: Re: tranlib archive
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Wow, Paul, how did you manage to build this?  Did you save every single posting?  Even the Nelda's?

Roberto


At 11:51 AM 9/26/2006 -0700, you wrote:

Ever wished for a way to search old TranLib messages?  Well now there is a way:

   http://www.its.berkeley.edu/library/tranlib/index.html

Open up one of these pages and use your browser's search function.  If it doesn't look like the entire text of the message you want is there, you may have to scroll right in your browser window because there's no word-wrap with these pages.  It's rather inelegant, but it works.

Paul

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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720

ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:26:25 -0500
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
From: "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
Subject: Re: tranlib archive
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I would like to publicly thank Paul Hernandez and the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, for building and hosting this list archive for the Transportation Division.

For the last several years members have been asking about the availability of the list archives, which unfortunately, are not available through the Northwestern University software used for our list.  We all owe Paul at least one beer for his humanitarian service to the Division.

Roberto

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>

At 11:51 AM 9/26/2006 -0700, you wrote:

Ever wished for a way to search old TranLib messages?  Well now there is a way:

   http://www.its.berkeley.edu/library/tranlib/index.html

Open up one of these pages and use your browser's search function.  If it doesn't look like the entire text of the message you want is there, you may have to scroll right in your browser window because there's no word-wrap with these pages.  It's rather inelegant, but it works.

Paul

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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720

ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
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From: 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Hear Hear
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Roberto A. Sarmiento
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:26 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: tranlib archive


I would like to publicly thank Paul Hernandez and the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, for building and hosting this list archive for the Transportation Division.

For the last several years members have been asking about the availability of the list archives, which unfortunately, are not available through the Northwestern University software used for our list.  We all owe Paul at least one beer for his humanitarian service to the Division.

Roberto

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>

At 11:51 AM 9/26/2006 -0700, you wrote:

Ever wished for a way to search old TranLib messages?  Well now there is a way:

   http://www.its.berkeley.edu/library/tranlib/index.html

Open up one of these pages and use your browser's search function.  If it doesn't look like the entire text of the message you want is there, you may have to scroll right in your browser window because there's no word-wrap with these pages.  It's rather inelegant, but it works.

Paul

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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720

ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Re: tranlib archive
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:31:25 -0400
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 I hope not. Not mine anyway.
 
 
-----Original Message-----
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To: TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Sent: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: tranlib archive


Wow, Paul, how did you manage to build this?  Did you save every single posting?  Even the Nelda's?

Roberto


At 11:51 AM 9/26/2006 -0700, you wrote:

Ever wished for a way to search old TranLib messages?  Well now there is a way:

   http://www.its.berkeley.edu/library/tranlib/index.html

Open up one of these pages and use your browser's search function.  If it doesn't look like the entire text of the message you want is there, you may have to scroll right in your browser window because there's no word-wrap with these pages.  It's rather inelegant, but it works.

Paul

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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720

ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:34:56 -0400
From: bsweet@umich.edu
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Re: tranlib archive
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Nelda's Neldas are the best--the gold standard.


Bob


--On Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:31 PM -0400 neldabravo@aol.com wrote:




 I hope not. Not mine anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu
To: TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Sent: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: tranlib archive



Wow, Paul, how did you manage to build this?  Did you save every single
posting?  Even the Nelda's?


Roberto



At 11:51 AM 9/26/2006 -0700, you wrote:


Ever wished for a way to search old TranLib messages?  Well now there is
a way:


   http://www.its.berkeley.edu/library/tranlib/index.html


Open up one of these pages and use your browser's search function.  If it
doesn't look like the entire text of the message you want is there, you
may have to scroll right in your browser window because there's no
word-wrap with these pages.  It's rather inelegant, but it works.


Paul


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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720


ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:41:35 -0700
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
From: Paul Hernandez 
Subject: Re: tranlib archive
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Yes, I saved each day's Tranlib Digest and had my wonderful student employee, Helen, copy and paste them into html files.  I'm still saving the Digests as I get them and plan to update the archive periodically.


Welcome back, Roberto!


Paul


At 01:19 PM 10/18/2006, you wrote:
Wow, Paul, how did you manage to build this?  Did you save every single posting?  Even the Nelda's?


Roberto



At 11:51 AM 9/26/2006 -0700, you wrote:
Ever wished for a way to search old TranLib messages?  Well now there is a way:


   http://www.its.berkeley.edu/library/tranlib/index.html


Open up one of these pages and use your browser's search function.  If it doesn't look like the entire text of the message you want is there, you may have to scroll right in your browser window because there's no word-wrap with these pages.  It's rather inelegant, but it works.


Paul


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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720


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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:20:10 -0500
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
From: Joe Ellison 
Subject: Re: tranlib archive
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There is also now a link to the archive from the Division website. It's currently featured on the home page , and is also available on the listserv info page .


Joe Ellison


At 01:51 PM 9/26/2006, you wrote:
Ever wished for a way to search old TranLib messages?  Well now there is a way:


   http://www.its.berkeley.edu/library/tranlib/index.html


Open up one of these pages and use your browser's search function.  If it doesn't look like the entire text of the message you want is there, you may have to scroll right in your browser window because there's no word-wrap with these pages.  It's rather inelegant, but it works.


Paul


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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720


ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
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Joe Ellison
*********************************************************************
Document Delivery Assistant, Transportation Library (OCLC symbol JCR)
Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL  60208-2300
phone: (847)491-8600, fax: (847)491-8601
email: j-ellison@northwestern.edu (personal)
ARIEL: 129.105.19.35 or staff019035.library.northwestern.edu
Visit the Transportation Library: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation 

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                            TRANLIB Digest 2081


Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) Donations
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  2) The latest Lj has a couple of interesting articles that
        reinforce most of my prejudices.  Here's an
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
  3) Forwarded from Sololib -  ILL:  AAR Interchange publications
        by "Dot Finn" 
  4) A lot of interesting stuff popping up today...
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
  5) shipping economics
        by Paul Hernandez 
  6) Re: shipping economics
        by "William J. Neill" 


Message-ID: 
From: "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Donations
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:44:23 -0500
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The following items are available for donation. 
Please respond off-list to jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us


NCHRP Reports
        *       279, 327, 338, 511


NCHRP Synthesis
        *       211, 215, 223, 242, 254, 255, 263, 274, 276, 278, 285, 


NCHRP Doc's
        *       NCHRP 2004 Summary of Progress
        *       Asset Manager NT Version 1.0:  Users Guide
                Prepared for NCHRP
                Feb. 2005
        *       Asset Manager PT Version 1.0:  Users Guide
                Prepared for NCHRP
Feb. 2005



NCHRP Research Results Digest
        *       Jan. 2004 no.285
        *       Jan. 2004 no.287



TCRP
        *       TCRP Report 86


TRR's
        *       1262, 1750, 1755, 1757, 1761, 1764, 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769,
1772, 1774, 1775, 1777, 1778, 1780, 


TRB Pub's
        *       Sixth International Conference on Low-Volume roads:  Volume
1
                TRB
                Conference Proceedings 6
        *       Sixth International Conference on Low-Volume roads:  Volume
2
                TRB
        *       Conference Proceedings 6
        *       Research on Women's Issues in Transportation:  Report of a
Conference
                Volume 1:  Conference Overview and Plenary Papers
                TRB 
                Conference Proceedings 35
        *       Performance Measures to Improve Transportation Systems:
summary of the Second National Converence
                TRB
                Conference Proceedings 36
        *       Integrating Sustainability into the Transportation Planning
Process
                TRB
                Conference Proceedings 37







JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library
Room 803
P.O. Box 7957
4802 Sheboygan Ave.
Madison, WI 53707
voice: (608) 266-0724
fax: (608) 261-6306
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us


Message-Id: 
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:45:39 -0500
From: "Jerry Baldwin" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: The latest Lj has a couple of interesting articles that
        reinforce most of my prejudices.  Here's an
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The latest Lj has a couple of interesting articles that reinforce most of my prejudices.  Here's an excerpt from one of them:


"The mere idea that one must be trained to use library services intimidates some patrons, distancing them from the library. Other patrons who (however falsely) feel confident about their usual information behaviors find our insistence on training condescending or even controlling. Still others, intimidated by the inconsistency and complexity of our building and service designs, cling too closely to the specific keystrokes and floor plans we teach them and are left helpless in the face of change. We need to design our training with patron preconceptions and experiences in mind, weaving play and fearless experimentation into the fabric of our training sessions.


These design flaws and mistaken messages are hard to overcome, both for systems librarians trying to develop better-designed systems and for public-service librarians trying to help patrons navigate existing systems. The first step is to recognize the problems. The second and more difficult step is to refuse to defend them; tradition, authority, "the vendor does it this way," none of these excuse bad design."


Source:  http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6375463.html.  You might also want to check out the related article at http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6375469.html.


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From: "Dot Finn" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Cc: 
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This message is forwarded from the Sololib list.  Please respond directly to Caren if you can help.
 
Thanks.
 
Dot Finn
 
GRA, Inc.                                   dotf@gra-inc.com
115 West Avenue, Suite 201   http://www.gra-inc.com
Jenkintown, PA  19046
(215) 884-7500
(215) 884-1385 

 
 


I'm looking for any/all of the following: 
        Freight Claims in Plain English 
        Field Manual of Interchange Rules for Railroad Cars 
        Office Manual of the AAR Interchange Rules 
        Uniform Freight Classification 

If you have any of the above titles, could I borrow it/them, please?  Thanks very much! 



Caren Luckie 
Librarian 
Jackson Walker LLP 
1401 McKinney, Suite 1900 
Houston, Texas  77010 
(713)752-4479 ph 
(713)752-4221 fax 
cluckie@jw.com 

 


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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 12:47:08 -0500
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Subject: A lot of interesting stuff popping up today...
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.. including a paper by R. David Lankes, one of the panelists on the SR284 committee that talks about libraries as facilitators of conversations.  And, an excerpt relating to topics of conversations among members of MTKN and the pooled fund study:


" ...much of library evaluation has been based in numeric counts of tangible outputs; books circulated, collection size, reference transactions, and so on. Yet this quantitative approach has been frustrating to many who feel they are counting outcomes, but not getting at true impact of library service. Which numbers are important*and why?"
Source:  Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation  http://iis.syr.edu/projects/PNOpen/ConversationFirstDraft.pdf


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Would anyone like this?


   Shipping economics / Kevin Cullinane, ed. -- Elsevier, 2005


Paul



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Yeah, I'd like it if no one else asks.


Thank you.


Bill Neill
Railroad Operations Consulting
2411 Coachlight Lane
Conroe, TX  77384-3348


On Oct 19, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Paul Hernandez wrote:


Would anyone like this?


   Shipping economics / Kevin Cullinane, ed. -- Elsevier, 2005


Paul




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ASTM
        *       1994 Annual Book of ASTM Standards
                V. 04.02 Concrete and Aggregates
        *       1994 Annual Book of ASTM Standards
                V. 04.03 Road and Paving Materials; Paving Management
Technologies




Aviation
        *       FAA Stastical Handbook of Aviation
                US DOT FAA
                Calendar Year 1986
        *       Future Development of the U.S. Airport Network:
                Preliminary Report and Recommended Study Plan
        TRB
        1988



AASHTO Pub's
        *       A Policy on Design Standards Interstate System
                AASHTO
                Dec. 1998
        *       Guide for the development of bicycle fatalities
                AASHTO 
                1999
        *       Interim Selected Metric Values for Geometric Design:
                An Addendum to a Policy on Geometric Design of Highways 
                And Streets, 1990
                AASHTO Task Force on Geometric Design
                1993
        *       Guide for the Design of High Occupancy Vehicle Facilities
                AASHTO 
                1991
        *       AASHTO Guidelines for Pavement Management Systems
                AASHTO
                July 1990
        *       Guide for Development of New Bicycle Facilities
                AASHTO
                1981
        *       Guide for the Design of High Occupancy Vehicle and Public
Transfer Facilities
                AASHTO
                1983
        *       Report on the 1990 European Asphalt Study Tour
                AASHTO
                1990
        *       Guidelines on Citizen Participation in Transportation
Planning
                AASHTO
1978
        *       Guide Specifications for Highway Construction
                AASHTO
                1972
        *       Guide Specifications for Highway Construction
                AASHTO
                1993
        *       Offtracking Considerations for Truck Tractor-Trailor
Combinations
                AASHTO
                1983
        *       New Transportation Concepts for a New Century
                AASHTO
                1989
        *       Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway
Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals
                AASHTO
                1975


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Hello.
I am in desperate need of some articles from Circle Track and Automotive
Cooling Journal. The issues the content appears in are listed below.


Circle Track - January 1990
Circle Track - June 1990
Automotive Cooling Journal - vol. 29, no. 1, 1986
Automotive Cooling Journal - September 1991


Does anyone have these issues?


Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Laura Pleva Nielsen



General Motors, Information Research, R&D and Planning
30500 Mound Road, M/C 480-106-322, Warren, MI 48090
phone: 586.986.6010     fax: 586.986.2684      mail: laura.nielsen@gm.com

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Highway Research Board 
        *       Bulletin 167
        *       Bibliography 32/Curing of Concrete 1925-1960 (annotated)
                1963


Safety
        *       Facts
                Institute for Highway Safety
                1995
        *       Safety Effectiveness Evaluation of the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration's Rulemaking Process
Volume 2 - Case History of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety 
Standard 208: Occupant Crash Protection
National Transportation Safety Board
1979 
        *       Priorities for Roadside Hazard Modification: a study of 300
fatal roadside object crashes
                Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 
                1976
        *       Synthesis of Safety Research-Pedestrians
                US DOT/FHWA
                Aug. 1991
        *       Beer and Fast Cars:  How Brewers Target Blue-Collar Youth
through Motor Sport Sponsorship
                David R. Buchanan, Dr. P.H., with Jane Lev, MPH
                AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
                No date



Highway Design/Construction/Traffic Control
(very broad... I know)


        *       Technical Guidelines for the Control of Direct Access to
Arterial Highways
                Vol II.  Detailed Description of Access Control Techniques
        Report No. FHWA-RD-76-87
        Aug. 1975
        *       National Coordinated Program of Highway Research,
Development, and Technology
                US DOT FHWA
                Pub no. FHWA-RD-96-163
                Fiscal year 1993
        *       Social and Economic Effects of Highways
                US DOT FHWA 
                1976
        *       Guide to Highway/Utility Coordinating Issues
                Participant notebook
                National Highway Institute
        Pub no. FHWA HI-95-041
        June 1995
        *       Positive Guidance in Traffic Control
                US DOT FHWA
April 1975
        *       Development of a Construction Engineering Manpower
Management System
                US DOT FHWA
                April 1978
        *       Access Management for Streets and Highways
                US DOT FHWA
                June 1982
        *       Priority Primary Route Cost Study Report to Congress
                US Gov. Printing Office 
                1974
        *       Traffic Controls in Construction and Maintenance Work Zones
                US DOT/FHWA
                May 1977
        *       National Highway Inventory and Performance Study Manual
                US DOT/FHWA
                July 1975
        *       Research and Development Program for Highway Construction
Engineering Management
                US DOT/FHWA
                May 1979
        *       Highway Functional Classification: Concepts, Criteria and
Procedures
                US DOT/FHWA
                July 1974
        *       Development of a statewide traffic counting program based on
the highway performance monitoring system
                US DOT/FHWA
                March 1984
        *       Marketing Highway Technology and Programs
                US DOT/FHWA
                Oct. 1990
        *       Auto Restricted Zones (ARZ): Background and Feasibility
                Volume I.
                US DOT/Urban Mass Transportation Administration
                Dec. 1977
        *       Highway Joint Development and Multiple Use
                US DOT/FHWA
                1979
        *       Highway Planning Technical Report: a grouping procedure
                No. 22
                US DOT/FHWA
                March 1971
        *       Design Guide for Fiber Optic Installation on Freeway
Right-of-Way
                US DOT/FHWA
                Dec. 2002
        *       Social and Economic Effects of Highways
                US DOT FHWA 
                1974
        *       National Transportation Policies through the year 2000
                National Transportation Policy Study Commission
                Executive Summary
                1979
        *       Multimodal Transportation Planning: a bibliography with
abstracts
                NTIS
                1972-June 1980
        *       Low-Cost Methods for Improving Traffic Operations ON
Two-Lane Roads:  Informational Guide
                US DOT/FHWA
                1987
        *       Design of Roadside Channels with Flexible Linings
                NTIS 
                1988
        *       Visibility Requirements of Work Zone Traffic Control Devices
                US DOT/FHWA
                July 1978
        *       Guidelines on the Use of Changeable Message signs
                US DOT/FHWA
July 1991
        *       Sign Fabrication, Installation, and Maintenance - Innovative
Practices
                US DOT FHWA
                Pub. No. FHWA-SA-91-033
May 1992
        *       Traffic Control Systems for Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
                Parts I and VIII of the MUTCD
                US DOT/FHWA
Nov. 1993
        *       Capacity Analysis Techniques for Signalized Intersections
                ITE/Jack E. Leisch
1986    





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I will be out of the Office Tuesday October 24th.

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Urban Planning
        *       Urban System Study
                Report of the Secretary of Transportation to the US Congress
                Pursuant to Section 149, Public Law 94-280,
                Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1976
                Jan. 1977
        *       Urban Transportation Factbook Part 1 & Part 2
                American Institue of Planners 
                1974
        *       The Land Use and Urban Development Impacts of Beltways
                US DOT/US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
                Case Studies 
                June 1980
        *       Commercial Data Sources for Transportation Planning
                Robert C. Stuart
                US DOT FHWA
                June 30, 1979
        *       America's Suburban Centers: a Study of the Land Use
Transportation Link
                US DOT
                Jan. 1988
        *       The Impact of Traffic on Residential Areas:  an Urban
Consortium Information Bulletin
                US DOT/Office of the Secretary of Transportation
                June 1982
        *       School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas
                Vol. I Executive Sumary
                Martin L. Reiss
                US DOT/FHWA
                Nov. 1975
        *       School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas
                Vol. III A Survey of the Characteristics of the Urban Play
Street
                Martin L. Reiss and Allen E. Shinder
                US DOT/FHWA
Nov. 1975       
        *       School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas
                Vol. V Guidelines for the development of safe walking trip
maps
                Martin L. Reiss and Allen E. Shinder
                US DOT/FHWA
Nov. 1975
        *       School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas
                Vol. VI Guidelines planning school bus routing and
scheduling
                Martin L. Reiss and Allen E. Shinder
                US DOT/FHWA
Nov. 1975
        *       School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas
                Vol. VII  Guidelines for the creation and operation of Urban
Play Streets
                Martin L. Reiss and Allen E. Shinder
                US DOT/FHWA
Nov. 1975
        *       Implementing Packages of Congestion-Reducing Techniques:
Strategies for Dealing with the Institutional Problems of Cooperative
Programs
                NCHRP
                March 1978




Environment/Noise Pollution/Energy
        *       Trees and Shrubs for Noise Abatement
                David I. Cook & David F. Van Haverbeke
                Research Bulletin 246
        July 1971
        *       The Effects of Mobile-Source Air and Noise Pollution on
Residential Property Values
                US DOT  Report no. DOT-TST-75-76
                April 1975
        *       Supplement no.8 for Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission
Factors
                Third Ed. (including Supplements 1-7)
        US EPA
        May 1978
        *       Guidelines for the Prevention of Traffic Noise Problems
                Fred F. Rudder Jr. & Simone L. Yaniv
                US Dept. of Commerce
                April 1985
        *       Transportation Energy Management: Fuel Procurement
Strategies and Contract Options
                US DOT 
                Jan. 1985
        *       Information Document on Automobile Emissions Inspection and
Maintenance Programs
                EPA
                1978
        *       Pollutant Loadings and Impacts From Highway Stormwater
Runoff
                Volume I:  Design Procedure
                US DOT FHWA
                Pub. No. FHWA-RD-88-006
                April 1990
        *       Light-Duty Vehicle MPG and Market Shares Report: First Six
Months
                Of Model Year 1988
                Patricia S. Hu & Linda S. Williams
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
                1988
        *       Transportation Energy Contingency Planning:  emergency fuel
storage
                US DOT
                Jan. 1983
        *       Procedure for Estimating Highway User Costs, Fuel
Consumption and Air Pollution
                US DOT/FHWA
                March 1980
        *       Center City Environment and Transporation:
                Transportation Innovations in Five European Cities
                US DOT
                April 1980
        *       Highway Noise
                Noise Barrier Design Handbook
                US DOT/FHWA
                Feb. 1976
        *       Highway Noise Measurements for Verification of Prediction
Models
                US DOT/FHWA
                Jan. 1978
        *       Protecting America's Wetlands: an action agenda the final
report of the national wetlands policy forum
                The Conservation Foundation
                1988
        *       Guide to the Soundproofing of Existing Homes Against
Exterior Noise
                US DOT/FHWA
                Oct. 1977
        *       An Economic Analysis of the Environmental Impact of Highway
Deicing
                US EPA
                1976











JonAnne Hobbs
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4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
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I'm looking for the "Recommended fire safety practices for rail transit materials" as it appeared in the FEDERAL REGISTER, v54n10, 1/17/89 on pp 1837-1840.  Could someone please scan and e-mail these pages? 

Thanks much. 

Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
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Thanks, anyway, Everyone!  I found the text myself on Dialog.  
 
 
Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
215-641-8833 

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I'm looking for the "Recommended fire safety practices for rail transit materials" as it appeared in the FEDERAL REGISTER, v54n10, 1/17/89 on pp 1837-1840.  Could someone please scan and e-mail these pages? 

Thanks much. 

Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
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LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

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Concrete/Pavement
        *       Concrete Pavement: One Answer to Our Dwindling Oil Supply
        American Concrete Pavement Association
        No.25 
        1981
        *       Properties of Portland Cement Concretes Containing
Pozzolanic Admixtures
                US DOT FHWA
                April 1981 
        *       Investigation of Location of Dowel Bars Placed by Mechanical
Implantation
                US DOT FHWA
                Report No. FHWA/RD-82-153
                Interim Report
                May 1983
        *       Effect of Natural Elements and Chemicals on
Bitumen-Aggregate Combinations
                Bibliography 53
                TRB
                1966-1974
        *       Asphalt Plant Manual
                The Asphalt Institute
                Aug. 1983 ed.
        *       Digest of Current Concrete Pavement Research
                US DOT FHWA
                Research Digest
                1998
        *       A Review of Engineering Experiences with Expansive Soils in
Highway Subgrades
                D.R. Snethen and others
                US DOT FHWA
                June 1975
        *       Guidelines and methodologies for the rehabilitation of rigid
highway pavements using asphalt concrete overlays
                Pavement Consultancy Services
                June 1991
        *       Value Engineering Study of Curbs and Drainage
                US DOT FHWA
                Pub no. FHWA-TS-90-040
        Aug. 1990
        *       Direct Substitution of Sulfur for Asphalt in Paving
Materials
                William C. McBee & Thomas A. Sullivan
                US Dept. of the Interior
                1978
        *       Superplasticized Concretes for Rehabilitation of Bridge
Decks and Highway Pavements
                US DOT 
                Jan. 1981
        *       2 copies   Mix design methods for asphalt concrete and other
hot-mix types
                The Asphalt Institute
                Manual Series no. 2
                May 1984 Ed.
        *       Measurement and Prediction of the Dynamic Tire Forces of a
Passenger Vehicle on a Highway
                US DOT FHWA
                Report. No. FHWA-RD-72-26
                Aug. 1972
        *       Augmentation of Earth Heating for Purposes of Roadway
Deicing
                US DOT FHWA
                Report No. FHWA-RD-79-90
                Feb. 1979
        *       Reflective Marker Paint Stripe Skipper Instruments
                US DOT FHWA
                Report No. FHWA-TS-81-205
                Feb. 1981
        *       Field Evaluation of Selected Delineation Treatments on
Two-Lane Rural Highways
                US DOT FHWA
                Report No. FHWA-RD-77-119
                Oct. 1977
        *       Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation: guide for load transfer
restoration
                US DOT FHWA
                Report No. FHWA-SA-97-103
                (no date)
        *       Drainage of Highway Pavements (2 copies)
                US DOT/FHWA
                March 1984
        *       Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 11th ed.
                Portland Cement Association
                July 1968
        *       Design of Roadside Drainage Channels
                US Dept. of Commerce/Bureau of Public Roads
                April 1962
        *       Guide to Nondestructive Testing of Concrete
                US DOT/FHWA
                Sept. 1997
        *       2 copies  Asphalt Cold-Mix Recycling
                The Asphalt Institute
                March 1983 ed.
        *       Soils and Foundations Workshop Manual
                US DOT/Fhwa
                Nov. 1982
        *       Guidelines for Materials, Production, and Placement of Stone
Matrix Asphalt (SMA)
                FHWA/National Asphalt Pavement Association
                1994
        *       Asphalt Overlays on Cracked and Seated Concrete Pavements
                National Asphalt Pavement Association
                1982
        *       Hydrology of a Highway Stream Crossing
Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 3
        US Dept. of Commerce/ Bureau of Public Roads
        Jan. 1961
        *       Asphalt Hot-Mix Recycling
                The Asphalt Institute
                Aug. 1981
        *       2 copies  Principals of Construction of Hot-Mix Asphalt
Pavements
                The Asphalt Institute
                Manual Series no. 22
                Jan. 1983
        *       Drainage of Asphalt Pavement Structures
                The Asphalt Institute
                Manual Series no. 15
                1984 
        *       ACI Manual of Concrete Practice
                Part 2:  Construction Practices and Inspection Pavements
                ACI
                1994









JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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The following are available.  Respond off-list to:  Lori.Fiscus@dot.iowa.gov
 
VHS:      
Danger Signs -- U.S. DOT
Winter Operations Training Program (#1 Introduction to Winter Operations) - Iowa Department of Transportation, Maintenance Division
Winter Operations Training Program (#4 Plowing Techniques) - Iowa Department of Transportation, Maintenance Division
 
The Customer-Centered Enterprise:  How IBM and Other World-Class Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results by Putting Customers First, Harvey Thompson (McGraw-Hill) 2000
 
Gung Ho!  Turn On the People in Any Organization, Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles (William Morrow and Company, Inc.) 1998
 
Investigation of Yard Impact Forces on 286,000 LB Tank Cars, J.Z. Xu and J. Zhang; National Research Council Canada.  Report No. TP 13591E.  2000.
 
Automatic Turning Movement Counter, Dr. Donald Scheck and Ralph Rogers; The Ohio University.  Report No. FHWA/OH-90/003.  1990
 
Prediction of Recreational Traffic Flow - A Time Series Analysis Approach, Osama Mohamed S. Sharaf-Eldien and William W. Wolman; University of Maryland.  Report No. FHWA/MD-84/06.  1983
 
Statewide Pedestrian Study Phase 3 Report -- Correlation and Evaluation of Pedestrian Accident Data, Rollo J. Bush; Maryland Department of Transportation.  Report No. FHWA/MD-86/01.  1986
 
Investigation of the Effects of Scouring Under the Route 50 Bridge in the Sinepuxent Bay, Edward T. Fulford; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Report No. FHWA/MD-85/05.  1985.
 
AssetManager NT (Version 1.0) Users Guide, Prepared for NCHRP by Cambridge Systematics, Inc.  February 2005
 
 
 
 
               
            
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The following are available.  Respond off-list to:  Lori.Fiscus@dot.iowa.gov
 
 
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING
 
    Aug 2004 - Dec 2004  (Vol. 112, No. 8 - 12)
 
 
AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY
 
    Nov. 7, 2005 - Dec. 19/26, 2005  (Vol. 163, No. 18 - 24)
 
 
GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS
 
    Feb, May, June, July, Dec 2002  (Vol. 12, No. 2, 5, 6, 7, 12)
 
 
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
 
    Jan 2005 - Aug 2005   (Vol. 74, No. 1 - 8)
 
 
PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR
 
   Feb 2004 - Mar 2004    (Vol. 24, No. 2,3)
   June 2004 - Dec 2004  (Vol. 24, No. 6 - 12)
 
 
WELDING JOURNAL
 
    Jan 2005 - May 2005    (Vol. 84, No. 1 - Vol. 84, No. 5)              
   
 
 
 
 
 
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 Topics covered in this issue include:
 
 
   1) Friday Item of the Week
         by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
   2) Donations:  Commuting
         by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
   3) the value of journals
         by bsweet@umich.edu
   4) RE: the value of journals
         by "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
   5) RE: the value of journals
         by "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 
   6) RE: the value of journals
         by "Linda Doerre" 
   7) Friday Amusement
         by "Jerry Baldwin" 
 
 
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 From Bill Maher's weird news.
 
 Caution!  Adult language.
 
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/new-rule-we-dont-need-d_b_32463.html 
 
 
 Roberto 
 
 
 Roberto A. Sarmiento
 Head, Transportation Library
 Northwestern University Library
 1970 Campus Drive
 Evanston, IL 60208-2300
 
 Voice 847-491-2913
 Fax 847-491-8601
 
 Visit the Transportation Library at:
 < http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation> 
 
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 The following are available.  Please respond off-list to:
 jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 
 
 
 
 Commuting
 
 
         *       Transit Capital Investment to Reduce Operating Deficits -
                 Alternative Bus Replacement Strategies
                 Report 15
                 TRB
 Jan. 1988
         *       Issues in the Shift from Regional to Local Provision of Bus
 Service
                 14 Synthesis of Transit Practice
                 TRB
                 April 1990
         *       Impacts of Standardized vs. Nonstandardized Bus Fleets
                 Report 17
                 TRB
                 June 1990
         *       Transportation System Management: Evaluation of Carpool
 Demonstration Projects/Phase I Report
                 FHWA Office of Highway Planning
                 Oct. 1978
         *       Carpool Incentives: Analysis of Transportation and Energy
 Impacts
                 Federal Energy Administration, Office of Energy Conservation
                 June 1976
         *       How Developers Benefit From Ridesharing
                 US DOT FHWA
                 June 1983
         *       Multiple Use of Ridesharing Vehicles
                 US DOT FHWA
                 June 1983
         *       Analysis of Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety on One-Way Street
 Networks
                 US DOT 
                 Sept. 1978
         *       Characteristics of Urban Transportation Systems 
                 US DOT
                 Revised Ed.
                 Sept. 1992
         *       Bicycle Transportation for Energy Conservation
                 US DOT
                 April 1980
 
 
 
 
 
 JonAnne Hobbs
 Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
 Room 803 
 P.O. Box 7957 
 4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
 Madison, WI 53707 
 voice: (608) 266-0724 
 fax: (608) 261-6306 
 email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 
 
 
 Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:31:52 -0400
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 This isn't as much fun as Roberto's item about library volunteers and urine samples (actually, that's pretty scary, but it was funny the way it was written).
 
 
 How does one determine the value of a given run of a journal title, for example, Psychological Bulletin 1966-1978?
 
 
 One of our researchers is donating his journals to U-M's industrial and operations engineering department, and he needs a dollar value for his tax statement.
 
 
 I asked the University if Michigan Library gifts office, and they said that it's worth whatever the donor says it's worth. Our researcher and and I didn't like that so much. There must be some way to determine the value of various journal issues (besides the current subscription price).
 
 
 Any ideas anyone?
 
 
 Thanks
 
 
 Bob Sweet
 UMTRI
 bsweet@umich.edu
 
 
 
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 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
 
 
 I usually take a look at values for books and journals as recorded in
 the Bowker annual.
 
 
 Whether you agree with it or not, it's a "disinterested third party"
 analysis, and uses the same criteria year to year.
 
 
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 Subject: the value of journals
 
 
 This isn't as much fun as Roberto's item about library volunteers and
 urine samples (actually, that's pretty scary, but it was funny the way
 it was written).
 
 
 How does one determine the value of a given run of a journal title, for
 example, Psychological Bulletin 1966-1978?
 
 
 One of our researchers is donating his journals to U-M's industrial and
 operations engineering department, and he needs a dollar value for his
 tax statement.
 
 
 I asked the University if Michigan Library gifts office, and they said
 that it's worth whatever the donor says it's worth. Our researcher and
 and I didn't like that so much. There must be some way to determine the
 value of various journal issues (besides the current subscription
 price).
 
 
 Any ideas anyone?
 
 
 Thanks
 
 
 Bob Sweet
 UMTRI
 bsweet@umich.edu
 
 
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 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
 
 
 Call a service that sells back issues.  Price probably depends on what
 the market would bear.  The 2006 Librarian's Yellow Pages names
 Periodicals Service Company in Germantown, NY www.periodials.com.
 "Specialists in the purchase and supply of backsets, back volumes and
 back issues..."  There may be other firms listed, as well, but I don't
 have time right now to check.
 
 
 Sabina D. Tannenbaum
 Librarian
 LTK Engineering Services
 100 W. Butler Avenue
 Ambler, PA 19002
 
 
 stannenbaum@ltk.com
 215-641-8833
 
 
 
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 Subject: the value of journals
 
 
 
 This isn't as much fun as Roberto's item about library volunteers and
 urine 
 samples (actually, that's pretty scary, but it was funny the way it was 
 written).
 
 
 How does one determine the value of a given run of a journal title, for 
 example, Psychological Bulletin 1966-1978?
 
 
 One of our researchers is donating his journals to U-M's industrial and 
 operations engineering department, and he needs a dollar value for his
 tax 
 statement.
 
 
 I asked the University if Michigan Library gifts office, and they said
 that 
 it's worth whatever the donor says it's worth. Our researcher and and I 
 didn't like that so much. There must be some way to determine the value
 of 
 various journal issues (besides the current subscription price).
 
 
 Any ideas anyone?
 
 
 Thanks
 
 
 Bob Sweet
 UMTRI
 bsweet@umich.edu
 
 
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 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
 
 
 Could you come up with a price by the amount of copyright that is
 charged for each article in the journal? 
 
 
 Linda
 
 
 Linda Doerre, MLS
 Librarian
 Biodynamic Research Corporation
 5711 University Heights
 Suite 100
 San Antonio, Texas  78249
 
 
 
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 Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 11:32 AM
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 Subject: the value of journals
 
 
 This isn't as much fun as Roberto's item about library volunteers and
 urine samples (actually, that's pretty scary, but it was funny the way
 it was written).
 
 
 How does one determine the value of a given run of a journal title, for
 example, Psychological Bulletin 1966-1978?
 
 
 One of our researchers is donating his journals to U-M's industrial and
 operations engineering department, and he needs a dollar value for his
 tax statement.
 
 
 I asked the University if Michigan Library gifts office, and they said
 that it's worth whatever the donor says it's worth. Our researcher and
 and I didn't like that so much. There must be some way to determine the
 value of various journal issues (besides the current subscription
 price).
 
 
 Any ideas anyone?
 
 
 Thanks
 
 
 Bob Sweet
 UMTRI
 bsweet@umich.edu
 
 
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The librarian of the future?  Go to http://msdewey.com/ and for best results, don't type anything into the search box.


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You could ask the publisher how much they would charge to supply the
issues now?


Chris Pringle
Publisher - Geography, Planning, Development & Transportation
Elsevier
The Boulevard, Langford Lane
Kidlington
Oxford OX5 1GB
UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 843712
Mobile: +44 (0)791 7781738
Fax: +44 (0)1865 843951
Email: c.pringle@elsevier.com
 
www.elsevier.com/geography
www.elsevier.com/transportation
 
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Subject: the value of journals


This isn't as much fun as Roberto's item about library volunteers and
urine 
samples (actually, that's pretty scary, but it was funny the way it was 
written).


How does one determine the value of a given run of a journal title, for 
example, Psychological Bulletin 1966-1978?


One of our researchers is donating his journals to U-M's industrial and 
operations engineering department, and he needs a dollar value for his
tax 
statement.


I asked the University if Michigan Library gifts office, and they said
that 
it's worth whatever the donor says it's worth. Our researcher and and I 
didn't like that so much. There must be some way to determine the value
of 
various journal issues (besides the current subscription price).


Any ideas anyone?


Thanks


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu


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Freight/Rail
        *       Proceedings Symposium on Economic and Public Policy Factors
Influency Light Density Rail Line Operations
                US DOT/Federal Railroad Admin.
        University of Colorado, Boulder
Jan. 10-11, 1973
        *       Competitive Equity: the Freight Railroads' Stake
                Frank N. Wilner
                Assoc. of American Railroads
                Feb. 1981
        *       Railroads and Productivity: a matter of survival
                Frank N. Wilner
                Assoc. of American Railroads
                Jan. 1985
        *       Mechanics and Applications of the Uniform Rail Costing
System
                Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. 
                1982
        *       Double Stack Container Systems: Implications for U.S.
Railroads and Ports
                Executive Summary
                US DOT FHWA
                June 1990
        *       An Assessment of Impacts on Agriculture of the Staggers Rail
Act and Motor Carrier Act of 1980
                US Dept. of Agriculture 
        Aug. 1982
        *       Effects of the Staggers Rail Act on Grain Marketing
                US Dept. of Agriculture
                1984
        *       The Northeast and Midwest Rail Crisis: a bibliography of
current literature
                The Council of State Governments
                US Dept. of Commerce
                Aug. 1975
        *       Assisting Private Enterprise:  State Constitutional Issues
(a Rail Program Case Study)
                James F. Runke and Margaret H. Kannensohn
                1977
        *       Rail System Investment Analysis Manual for Determining
Return form the Individual Corporate Perspective
                Ernst and Whinney
                Jan. 1980
        *       Safety of High Speed Guided Ground Transportation Systems:
                An overview of Biological Effects and Mechanisms Relevant to
EMF
                Exposures from Mass Transit and Electric Rail Systems
                US DOT
                Aug. 1993
        *       Detection of Low-Current Short Circuits 
                Report 7
                TRB
Dec. 1984
        *       Light Rail Transit:  System Design for Cost-Effectiveness
                TRB
1985
        *       Access Amtrak:  A Guide to Amtrak Services for Elderly and
Handicapped Travelers
                Amtrak
Aug. 1977
        *       Railroads and the Environment - Estimation of Fuel
Consumption in Rail Transportation
                Volume I - Analytical Model
                John B. Hopkins
                US DOT/ Federal Railroad Admin
                1975
        *       Railroads and the Environment - Estimation of Fuel
Consumption in Rail Transportation
                Volume III - Comparison of Computer Simulations with Field
Measurements
                John B. Hopkins
                US DOT/ Federal Railroad Admin
                1978




JonAnne Hobbs
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4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
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  sign on to Boxer-Lautenberg letter
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  3) RE: the value of journals
        by Paul Hernandez 


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The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


Management/Training
        *       Leading Self-Directed Work Teams: a guide to developing new
team leadership skills
                Kimball Fisher
        1993
        *       Primer GASB 34
                US DOT/FHWA
                Nov. 2000
        *       Asset Management Primer
                US DOT/FHWA
                Dec. 1999



Statistics
        *       National Transportation Statistics
                US DOT/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
                Annual report, Sept. 1993
        *       Summary: State Transportation Profile
                US DOT/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
                Dec. 2006
        *       Bicycle and Pedestrian Data: sources, needs and gaps
                US DOT/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
                2000
        *       Household Vehicle Ownership
                1977 Nationwide Personal Transportation Study
                Office of Highway Planning
                Dec. 1980



Waterways/Ports/Harbors
        *       United States Oceanborne Foreign Trade Routes
                US DOT/Maritime Administration
                June 1995
        *       Upper Mississippi River Transportation Economics Study
                Supplement 1: Waterway System Characteristics
                April 1989



Agriculture
        *       Selected Characteristics of the United States Grain
Marketing Industry
                Donald W. Larson and E. Dean Baldwin
                The Ohio State University/Ohio Agricultural Research and
Development Center
                July 1986


Budget/Finance
        *       Measuring State Fiscal Capacity: alternative methods and
their uses
                Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
                Sept. 1986
        *       Highway Taxes and Fees: how they are collected and
distributed
                US DOT FHWA
                1991
        *       Transit Costs, Performance Evaluation and Subsidy
Allocation: Special Bibliography
                TRB
Dec. 1983
        *       Rural Roads and Bridges in the Midwest: Finance and
Administration by Counties
                U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
                1987



ENO Foundation
        *       Commuting in America: a national report on commuting
patterns and trends
                ENO Foundation for Transportation, Inc.
                1987


Water, Bridges
        *       Peak Rates of Runoff From Small Watersheds
                US DOT/Bureau of Public Roads
                1961
        *       Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the US
Geological Survey:
                Methods for Collection and Analysis of Water Samples for
Dissolved Minerals and Gases
                US Dept. of the Interior
                Book 5, Chapter A1
                1970
        *       Manual for Safety Rest Area Water Supply Systems
                US DOT FHWA
                Report no. FHWA-RD-77-113
                Sept. 1977
        *       Guide to Wetland Functional Design
                FHWA/NTIS
                1990




JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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Sorry for the short dateline, but if you have a few minutes today, please do consider contacting your senator to support this on behalf of the EPA libraries.

Roberto




Subject: [sla-leadership] FW: Save EPA Libraries: Ask Senators to sign on to Boxer-Lautenberg letter
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:50:10 -0500
From: "Linda Broussard" 
To: "Leadership" 

Save EPA Libraries: Ask Senators to sign on to Boxer-Lautenberg letter­November 1st Deadline
________________________________

Please ask your Senators to sign onto the Boxer-Lautenberg  "Dear Colleague" letter asking the Senate Appropriations Committee to direct EPA to maintain access and research expertise at ALL of EPA's regional and headquarter libraries until the Agency solicits adequate public and Congressional input. A draft version of the letter follows – the text of the letter may change slightly. 

The deadline for signing the letter is November 1st – so please call today!  Your Senator's Office can arrange to sign-on to the letter by calling Grant Cope (202-224-7931) or Daniel Rosenberg (202-224-7225) and that they must do so before November 1st.

BACKGROUND
 
The government, the business community and the general public depend on EPA's libraries to conduct research critical to protecting public health, enforcing environmental laws, and promoting sound economic, land-use planning and other decisions.   Closure of these facilities will severely limit, and in some cases eliminate, the information resources needed by those investigating issues critical to environmental safety and health. 

Although EPA's FY2007 budget hasn't been passed yet, this year EPA has already eliminated or reduced library service covering 31 states (see list below).

ACTION NEEDED

Please call your Senators and ask them to sign on to the Boxer-Lautenberg "Dear Colleague" letter!  The letter asks the Appropriators to direct EPA to maintain access and research expertise at all of EPA's regional and headquarter libraries until the Agency solicits adequate public and Congressional input.

 Draft letter to Senate Appropriations Committee (this letter is a draft and text may change slightly)

October 26, 2006 

Honorable Thad Cochran, Chair
Appropriations Committee
U.S. Senate 

Honorable Conrad Burns, Chair
Appropriations Committee

Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies U.S. Senate Honorable Robert C. Byrd, Ranking Member Appropriations Committee U.S. Senate 

Honorable Byron Dorgan, Ranking Member
Appropriations Committee

Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies U.S. Senate 

Dear Colleague: 

        We are writing to request that you direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore and maintain public access and onsite library collections and services at EPA’s headquarters, regional, laboratory, and specialized program libraries while the Agency solicits and considers public input on its plan to drastically cut its library budget and services.  Government representatives, businesses and citizens use information in these libraries to protect public health, enforce environmental laws, and promote sound decision-making.  We are concerned that EPA is already dismantling its unique library system without including the public or Members of Congress in the decision-making.  Congress should not allow EPA to gut its library system, which plays a critical role in supporting the Agency’s mission to protect the environment and public health. 

     EPA has already eliminated or reduced library service to the public in seven EPA regions covering 31 states and is planning to close its Headquarters’ library and maintain it only as a repository.  (Attachment)  EPA has also closed its pesticide and toxics program library, reducing access to unique materials needed to assess pesticides and other chemicals’ potential health effects on children.  EPA is implementing these devastating closures on the grounds that they expect to save $2 million.  

        EPA’s libraries provide far more benefits than the minor cost reductions resulting from their closure.  A 2004 EPA report found that “[c]alculated conservatively, the benefit-to-cost ratio for EPA library services ranges between 2:1 and 5.7:1.”  The report noted that libraries saved EPA professional staff $7.5 million and non-EPA personnel $2.8 million, in 2003; and that one-third of the libraries’ work gave EPA $22 million in benefits.  

        The American Library Association, American Association of Law Libraries, and Special Libraries Association strongly oppose the cuts, pointing out that EPA has “unique collections, including an estimated 50,000 one-of-a-kind primary source documents that are available nowhere else.”  Notes provided by the American Library Association that recount a meeting with EPA on the library closures state that their warnings that the Agency should develop a new system before closing libraries “fell on deaf ears.”  Unions representing 10,000 EPA scientists, engineers, and other staff have similar concerns.  They note that “[t]he ability of EPA to respond to emergencies will be reduced because important reference materials may be unavailable or take significant time to receive from storage or another library.”  

        A document from EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) about the library restructuring expresses concern about the Agency’s failure to adequately assess costs and funding needs, maintain critical information, and ensure data accessibility.  OECA notes that the libraries have information important to specific regions, states and locales, and unique data on industrial processes and analytical methods.  OECA has indicated that it fears that dispersal of this material without proper tracking and access could undercut rulemakings and the ability to “substantiate and support findings, determinations, and guidance.”  

We are extremely troubled that EPA is rushing to eliminate or reduce library operations without adequately consulting Congress or the public.  We respectfully request that you direct EPA in the FY 2007 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill to restore and maintain public access and onsite library collections and services at EPA’s headquarters, regional, laboratory, and specialized program libraries to the status they held as of January 1, 2006.  We also ask that you direct EPA to solicit and consider public and Congressional input, in an open process, prior to making any decision to close a library, cut services, or dramatically restructure the Agency’s library system.  


Sincerely, 

 

Barbara Boxer                                           Frank R. Lautenberg 
United States Senator                                United States Senator 

 

 

CC:  Senator Ted Stevens

Senator Arlen Specter

Senator Pete Domenici

Senator Christopher Bond

Senator Mitch McConnell

Senator Richard Shelby

Senator Judd Gregg

Senator Robert Bennett

Senator Larry Craig

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson

Senator Mike DeWine

Senator Sam Brownback

Senator Wayne Allard

Senator Daniel Inouye

Senator Patrick Leahy

Senator Tom Harkin

Senator Barbara Mikulski

Senator Harry Reid

Senator Herb Kohl

Senator Patty Murray

Senator Dianne Feinstein

Senator Richard Durbin

Senator Tim Johnson

Senator Mary Landrieu 

 

 

 

Status of EPA Regional Library Closures and Reductions in Service:

 

(Specialized Libraries Not Included)

 

1.  Closed 

 

      *     Region 5, which served Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  

      *     Regions 6, which serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa. 

      *     Region 7, which serves Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.  

 

2.   Closed to the Public with Reduced Hours to EPA Staff 

 

      *     Region 2 Library, which served New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. 

 

3.  Reduced Access to EPA Staff and the Public 

 

      *     EPA Region 1, which serves Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  

      *     EPA Region 9, which serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and Tribal Nations. 

      *     EPA Region 10, which serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Native Tribes. 

      *     EPA Headquarters 

            

 

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Sorry I'm late.  I just got back from vacation.

Librarians at UC Berkeley do not appraise donations.  According to Frank Carothers, the head of the Gifts & Exchanges Division at our main library, the IRS prohibits the recipients of donations from making appraisals:

US Code is pretty clear about who can and can not make a qualified appraisal for tax purposes.  In effect, CFR 1.170-A13(c)(5)(iv) says we can't:

(iv) Qualified appraiser exclusions. The following persons cannot be qualified appraisers with respect to particular property:

(A) The donor or the taxpayer who claims or reports a deductions under section 170 for the contribution of the property that is being appraised. 
(B) A party to the transaction in which the donor acquired the property being appraised (i.e., the person who sold, exchanged, or gave the property to the donor, or any person who acted as an agent for the transferor or for the donor with respect to such sale, exchange, or gift), unless the property is donated within 2 months of the date of acquisition and its appraised value does not exceed its acquisition price.
(C) The donee of the property.
(D) Any person employed by any of the foregoing persons (e.g., if the donor acquired a painting from an art dealer, neither the art dealer nor persons employed by the dealer can be qualified appraisers with respect to that painting).
(E) Any person related to any of the foregoing persons under section 267(b), or, with respect to appraisals made after June 6, 1988, married to a person who is in a relationship described in section 267(b) with any of the foregoing persons.
(F) An appraiser who is regularly used by any person described in paragraph (c)(5)(iv) (A), (B), or (C) of this section and who does not perform a majority of his or her appraisals made during his or her taxable year for other persons.

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01apr20051500/edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2005/aprqtr/pdf/26cfr1.170A-13.pdf (pp 140-141 in the original document, pages 8-9 in the section represented by this pdf)


You get a shortened version of this on page 2 of IRS Form 8283:

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8283.pdf
Section B, Part III


Paul


At 10:20 AM 10/27/2006, you wrote:

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Subject: the value of journals

This isn't as much fun as Roberto's item about library volunteers and
urine samples (actually, that's pretty scary, but it was funny the way
it was written).

How does one determine the value of a given run of a journal title, for
example, Psychological Bulletin 1966-1978?

One of our researchers is donating his journals to U-M's industrial and
operations engineering department, and he needs a dollar value for his
tax statement.

I asked the University if Michigan Library gifts office, and they said
that it's worth whatever the donor says it's worth. Our researcher and
and I didn't like that so much. There must be some way to determine the
value of various journal issues (besides the current subscription
price).

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks

Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu 
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Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
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  2) RE: TRB meeting 2007
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  3) Re: TRB meeting 2007
        by "Sandra Tucker" 
  4) Donations
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Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 08:46:36 -0500
From: bsweet@umich.edu
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: TRB meeting 2007
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Hi, All:


I'm going to TRB. First time.


I'd like to get info about library events, activities, and meetings so I can plan my trip. Is it too early to inquire, or is the schedule in place?


Specifically, I'd like to know whether there are any library meetings on Thursday, January 25. If not, I won't stick around for Thursday.


People from UMTRI were able to get Northwest tickets to D.C. for $87 yesterday!!! I want to book my flight today to try and get the same deal.


Thanks


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu 


From: "Maggie Sacco" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Cc: "'Christi A Powers'" 
Subject: RE: TRB meeting 2007
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 08:21:39 -0600
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Hi Bob and fellow TRANLIB folks,


The Transportation Library Pooled Fund Study has a session on Monday,
Jan.22, bright and early at 8:00-9:45 - we hope to see you there (and we
hope you will talk it up to your non-librarian colleagues, as this session
has far reaching appeal and relevance in the field of transportation). See
our blog for evolving details on this and other pooled fund news:
http://www.ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog/


SESSION #: 236
SESSION TYPE: Paper or Conference Session
DATE: Monday, January 22, 2007
TIME: 8:00am- 9:45am
LOCATION: Hilton, Georgetown West
TITLE: Transportation Information Revolution: The World at Your Doorstep
SPONSORED BY: Library and Information Science for Transportation
PRESIDING OFFICERS: Christi Powers, Library Connectivity Pooled Fund;
Maggie Sacco, Library Connectivity Pooled Fund


CEO Perspective
Douglas B. MacDonald, Washington State Department of Transportation


Practitioner Perspective
Kirk Beach, Ohio Department of Transportation


Engineer Perspective
John M. Corbin, Wisconsin Department of Transportation


Information Delivery Perspective
Jerome C. Baldwin, Minnesota Department of Transportation


Research Manager Perspective
Leni Oman, Washington State Department of Transportation


Best,


Maggie Sacco, MLS
Technical Services Librarian / Principal Investigator
Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
CTC & Associates LLC
Cell: 608-215-0272
Fax: 608-237-2260
Web: http://www.libraryconnectivity.org



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Hi, All:


I'm going to TRB. First time.


I'd like to get info about library events, activities, and meetings so I 
can plan my trip. Is it too early to inquire, or is the schedule in place?


Specifically, I'd like to know whether there are any library meetings on 
Thursday, January 25. If not, I won't stick around for Thursday.


People from UMTRI were able to get Northwest tickets to D.C. for $87 
yesterday!!! I want to book my flight today to try and get the same deal.


Thanks


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu 


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Bob,  Below are listed the workshops and sessions being sponsored by the LIST committee (http://trblist.tamu.edu/).  Both workshops will be at the same time on Sunday morning.  I don't yet know the date/time of the committee meeting.  Sandy
 
ABG40 - Library and Information Science for Transportation 

 
Paper or Conference Session (S)s 
 236  (TPS07-009) 
Transportation Information Revolution: The World at Your Doorstep 
Christi Powers, Library Connectivity Pooled Fund; Maggie Sacco, Library Connectivity Pooled Fund, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Library and Info rmation Science for Transportation

With the advent of universal access to the Internet, policy makers, administrators, and practioners have come to expect instantaneous access to the latest knowledge on any topic. This session brings you up to date on what's being done in the field of transportation to meet these expectations and some of the practical implications for your organization.


CEO Perspective (P07-0806)
     Douglas B. MacDonald, Washington State Department of Tr ansportation
Practitioner Perspective (P07-0041)
     Kirk Beach, Ohio Department of Transportation
Engineer Perspective (P07-0039)
     John M. Corbin, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Information Delivery Perspective (P07-0040)
     Jerome C. Baldwin, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Research Manager Perspective (P07-0038)
     Leni Oman, Washington State Department of Transportation


Workshop (W)s 
 176  (TPW07-004) 
Tools for Transportation Research 
Sandra L. Tucker, Texas A&M University, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Library and Information Science for Transportation

Become a power searcher of the new TRIS Online. Learn to use other valuable research tools such as the Transportation Libraries Catalog, TRB's Research in Progress, and the Transportation Research Thesaurus. Handouts with specific examples will be p rovided.
TRIS Online (P07-0736)
     Barbara L Post, Transportation Research Board
TRB Research in Progress, TRB Publications Index, and TRB E-Newsletter Items (P07-0738)
     Barbara L Post, Transportation Research Board
Transportation Libraries Catalog (P07-0818)
     Sandra L. Tucker, Texas A&M University
Transportation Research Thesaurus (P07-0819)
     Sandra L. Tucker, Texas A&M University


Published Meeting - Committee (M)s 
TPM07-009
Library and Information Science for Transportation Committee 
Sandra L. Tucker, Texas A&M University, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Library and Information Science for Transportation

 

ABG40 Cosponsored Sessions (only editable by the primary committee sponsor) 

 
 MMW07-011  
Sunday, January 21, 2007, 8:30am-12:00pm, Hilton, State
Knowledge Management: Meeting Organizations' Every Changing Demand 
Maureen L. Hammer, Virginia Department of Transportation, presiding
Sponsored by Comm ittee on Management and Productiv ity; Committee on Technology Transfer; Committee on Library and Information Science for Transportation; Committee on Maintenance and Operations Personnel; Committee on Conduct of Research

This workshop introduces the topic of knowledge management and describes its evolution from record management and information management to its current use as a powerful tool that is important to every transportation agency. The current state of the practice presented will include case studies from states, the federal government, and key findings of an NCHRP synthesis study on this topic. The workshop concludes with a panel of senior officials who will discuss implementation issues, opportunities, and challenges. 


 TPS07-008  
Monday, January 22, 2007, 7:30pm- 9:30pm, Hilton, Lincoln East
Agile Data Standards Development: Pipe Dream or Possibility? 
Jack R. Stickel, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, presiding
< I>
Challenges and Opportunities (P07-0035)
     Frances D. Harrison, Spy Pond Partners
Archived Data User Service (P07-0036)
     Shawn M. Turner, Texas Transportation Institute
Traffic Model Data Dictionary (P07-0037)
     Robert Rausch, TransCore

 TPS07-028  
Monday, January 22, 2007, 3:45pm- 5:30pm, Hilton, Lincoln East
Semantic Data Models: Building a Foundation for Data Sharing 
Frances D. Harrison, Spy Pond Partners, presiding

This session presents the latest research into developing a new ge neration of transportation data models that will provide the future foundation for data sharing across the World Wide Web. Participants will gain an appreciation for how formal semantic modeling can open up new possibilities for improved search and visualization applications. They will also gain an understanding of the critical challenges involved and have the opportunity to discuss future research and application needs. 

Transportation Asset Management and Visualization Using Semantic Models and Google Earth (07-0570)
     Michael T. Darter, University of California, Davis
     Ty A. Lasky, University of California, Davis
     Bahram Ravani, University of California, Davis
Semantically Interoperable Transportation Dat a Model: Methodology and Applicat ion (07-1132)
     Sung-Gheel Jang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
     Tschangho John Kim, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ontology Engineering for Management of Data in the Transportation Domain (07-1549)
     Adolfo Benjamin Matamoros, University of Kansas 



>>
 
Sandy Tucker
Associate Professor
Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian
Texas A&M University Libraries
979-862-1043
s-tucker@tamu.edu
>  11/1/2006 7:46 AM >>>

Hi, All:

I'm going to TRB. First time.

I'd like to get info about library events, activities, and meetings so I 
can plan my trip. Is it too early to inquire, or is the schedule in place?

Specifically, I'd like to know whether there are any library meetings on 
Thursday, January 25. If not, I won't stick around for Thursday.

People from UMTRI were able to get Northwest tickets to D.C. for $87 
yesterday!!! I want to book my flight today to try and get the same deal.

Thanks

Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu 


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The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


Binders
        *       Intelligent Transportation Systems Standards:  Outreach,
Education and Training Student Handbook
                ITE, US DOT
                Version 3.0


        *       American's with Disabilities Act Handbook
                US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Dept. of
Justice
                Large Print version
                1991


        *       Highway Capacity Manual
                Special Report 209
                TRB
                1994


        *       Introduction to Systems Engineering for Advanced
Transportation
                Participant's Workbook
                US DOT/FHWA
                2003


        *       Access Management, Location and Design
                Participant Notebook
                US DOT/FHWA
                1998


        *       Understanding ITS/CVO Technology Applications
                Participant Guide
                Office of Motor Carriers/National Training Center
                Publication no. FHWA-NTC-98-025
                1999








JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
        by "Dale Steele" 
  2) TRB extras / ASCE reminder
        by "Marie Manthe" 
  3) Donations: AASHTO & Asphalt/Pavement
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  4) Available
        by "Fiscus, Lori [DOT]" 
  5) Mark Foley & "The Librarians"
        by neldabravo@aol.com
  6) Question about a reference book
        by "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 
  7) Re: Question about a reference book
        by "William J. Neill" 
  8) RE: Question about a reference book
        by "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 
  9) Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN
        CATALOGED HOLDINGS
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
 10) RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS INCATALOGED HOLDINGS
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 11) Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN     CATALOGED
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I hope this isn't old news.
 
Dale 
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager 
Virginia Transportation Research Council 
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University of Virginia 
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454 
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax) 
Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l www.vtrc.net 


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 NEWS RELEASE

 VirginiaDOT.org

 

 

RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE                                                               RC-0607

CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912                                         Oct. 27, 2006

                        Virginia Transportation Research Council

                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov

 

 

VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS

Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this ranking is measured.

 

With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than 36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library - housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago. VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its employees throughout the Commonwealth. 

 

Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty and students also have direct access to the documents in the research library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.

 

Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.

 

The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in 110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members, including state and federal transportation professionals, research agencies and universities. 

 

The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months because more documents are easier to access.

 

"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000, with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business plan."

 

 

RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:

 

Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated transportation libraries in the nation 
 

TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S. transportation libraries 
 

Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va. faculty and students 
 

Library staff: 
Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434) 293-1959 
Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965 
Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959 
 

 

The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at www.vtrc.net. 

 

 

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Good day – We have the following duplicate TRB / NCHRP / TCRP items available free of charge.  Please respond to me, not to the list, at marie.manthe@ksdot.org, with your requested publication(s) and your mailing address.

 

 

TRR 794, 1106, 1146, 1231, 1291 Vol. 1, 1291 Vol. 2, 1300, 1307, 1317, 1492, 1498, 1532, 1574, 1831, 1834, 1842

 

NCHRP Report 100, 331, 357, 371, 377, 427, 435, 500 Vol. 7, Vol. 10, 513, 525 Vol. 7 CD-ROM (2 copies), 525 Vol. 10 (4 copies)

 

NCHRP Synthesis 238, 346 (2 copies), 348 (3 copies), 356 (2 copies)

 

TCRP Report 86 Vol. 9 (5 copies)

 

TR Circular Number 139, 155, 295, 296, 503

 

TRB Conference Proceedings 21

 

Special Report 61B, 61C, 61F, 73, 93, 131, 214 and executive summary, 264, 277, 278

 

TCRP Research Results Digest 65- Joint Study NCHRP Research Results Digest 288

 

NCHRP Research Results Digest 38, 49, 50, 89, 95, 225, 262, 280, 284, 285, 286, 287, 289

 

 

ALSO, we still have the following ASCE Journal of the Structural Division issues, for which I received no requests when I first sent the list out a couple weeks ago.  I will hold these for about another week, till Wednesday November 8, and then will donate them elsewhere.  So if you are interested, let me know ASAP – again, at marie.manthe@ksdot.org, not to the list.

 

1970 – all months

1971 – all months

1972 – July through December only

1973 – January, February, and March; July through December

 

1986 – all months

1987 – all months

 

 

Thanks for helping me clean up a little!!

 

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717

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Subject: Donations: AASHTO & Asphalt/Pavement
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The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


AASHTO
        *       Value Engineering Getting the Most for Your Money
                1989 AASHTO Value Engineering Conference Proceedings
        *       Laboratory and Field Evaluations of Permanent Non-Plowable
Raised Pavement Markers Georgia Test Deck
                AASHTO
                April 2006
        *       Field Performance and Laboratory Evaluation of Flexible
Delineator Posts
                AASHTO
                May 2006
        *       AASHTO Reference Book
                1998
        *       AASHTO Reference Book
                2000



Asphalt/Pavement
        *       LTPP: The Next Decade
                US DOT/FHWA
        *       Concrete Pavement Repair Manual
                ACPA
                2003
        *       Laboratory Evaluation of Sulphlex-233: Binder Properties and
Mix Design
                FHWA
                Jan. 1981 Interim Report
        *       Specifications for Chip Seals, Slurry Seals, and Crack
Sealing for North Central Region from Development of a Procedure to Rate the
Application of Pavement Maintenance Treatments 
                US DOT/FHWA
                1992
        *       Influence of Asphalt Temperature Susceptibility on Pavement
Construction & Performance
                J.W. Button, et al.
                Prepared for NCHRP
                Oct. 1980




JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


The following are available.  Reply off list to:  Lori.Fiscus@dot.iowa.gov
 
 
ACCESS    Spring 2006    Number 28
 
 
Study of LTPP Distress Data Variability, Volume II:  Appendix A, Appendix B, and Appendix C, G.R. Rada and others.  FHWA-RD-99-075.  1999
 
LTPP Pavement Maintenance Materials:  SPS-4 Supplemental Joint Seal Experiment, Final Report, K.L. Smith and others.  FHWA-RD-99-151.  1999
 
LTPP Pavement Maintenance Materials:  SHRP Joint Reseal Experiment, Final Report, L.D. Evans and others.  FHWA-RD-99-142.  1999
 
LTPP Pavement Maintenance Materials:  PCC Partial-Depth Spall Repair Experiment, Final Report, T.P. Wilson and others.  FHWA-RD-99-153.  1999
 
LTPP Pavement Maintenance Materials:  SHRP Crack Treatment Experiment, Final Report, K.L. Smith and others.  FHWA-RD-99-143.  1999.
 
Identifying Incompatible Combinations of Concrete Materials:  Volume 1 - Final Report, Peter Taylor and others.  FHWA-HRT-06-079.  2006.
 
Identifying Incompatible Combinations of Concrete Materials:  Volume II -- Test Protocol, Peter Taylor and others. FHWA-HRT-06-080.  2006.
 
Achieving a High Level of Smoothness in Concrete Pavements Without Sacrificing Long-Term Performance, R.W. Perera and others.  FHWA-HRT-05-068.  2005
 
Design of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements Using Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Rebars, Jeong-Hoon Choi and Roger H.L. Chen.  FHWA-HRT-05-081.  2005
 
Software Reliability:  A Federal Highway Administration Preliminary Handbook, Rodger Knaus and others.  FHWA-HRT-04-080.  2004
 
Improved Prediction Models for PCC Pavement Performance-Related Specifications, Volume I:  Final Report, T.E. Hoerner and others.  FHWA-RD-00-130.  2000
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Does anyone have a copy of Progressive Railroading's Car & Locomotive Yearbook & Buyers' Guide?  I wondered if you could tell me whether pricing or costs are provided for cars and car parts.  If it does, I'll order a copy.

Also, can you recommend other sources for up-to-date information on pricing?  APTA's "Transit Vehicle Database" does provide some information, I know.

Thanks for your help. 

Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
215-641-8833 

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The subject publication is a directory of vendors and manufacturers of railroad equipment and as such, no pricing information is provided.  Given that locomotives and passenger cars are usually constructed to specifications provided by the purchasing entity, prices are established by the manufacturer based upon the requisites of an individual order.


Accordingly, approximate prices can be obtained directly from such vendors as are shown in both advertising and editorial content.  Here is a URL that will provide superficial information about the yearbooks:  http://www.progressiverailroading.com/yearbooks/


Railway Age magazine also has advertisers who manufacture new or re-manufacturers who rebuild existing equipment to new standards.  Here again, pricing will vary significantly.  Using this URL from Railway Age, perhaps you can contact the various heavy-rail transit operators listed and obtain their historical experiences:  http://www.railwayage.com/links.html


Best wishes,
Bill Neill
Railroad Operations Consulting
Conroe, Texas


On Nov 2, 2006, at 4:44 PM, Tannenbaum, Sabina wrote:


Does anyone have a copy of Progressive Railroading's Car & Locomotive Yearbook & Buyers' Guide?  I wondered if you could tell me whether pricing or costs are provided for cars and car parts.  If it does, I'll order a copy.

Also, can you recommend other sources for up-to-date information on pricing?  APTA's "Transit Vehicle Database" does provide some information, I know.

Thanks for your help. 

Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
215-641-8833 



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Thank you!  I'll research further per your suggestions.
 
 
Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
215-641-8833 

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The subject publication is a directory of vendors and manufacturers of railroad equipment and as such, no pricing information is provided.  Given that locomotives and passenger cars are usually constructed to specifications provided by the purchasing entity, prices are established by the manufacturer based upon the requisites of an individual order. 


Accordingly, approximate prices can be obtained directly from such vendors as are shown in both advertising and editorial content.  Here is a URL that will provide superficial information about the yearbooks:  http://www.progressiverailroading.com/yearbooks/


Railway Age magazine also has advertisers who manufacture new or re-manufacturers who rebuild existing equipment to new standards.  Here again, pricing will vary significantly.  Using this URL from Railway Age, perhaps you can contact the various heavy-rail transit operators listed and obtain their historical experiences:  http://www.railwayage.com/links.html


Best wishes,
Bill Neill
Railroad Operations Consulting
Conroe, Texas


On Nov 2, 2006, at 4:44 PM, Tannenbaum, Sabina wrote:


Does anyone have a copy of Progressive Railroading's Car & Locomotive Yearbook & Buyers' Guide?  I wondered if you could tell me whether pricing or costs are provided for cars and car parts.  If it does, I'll order a copy.

Also, can you recommend other sources for up-to-date information on pricing?  APTA's "Transit Vehicle Database" does provide some information, I know.

Thanks for your help. 

Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
215-641-8833 



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As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!  However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=000001&format=999 
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.
 
Dale 
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager 
Virginia Transportation Research Council 
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University of Virginia 
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454 
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax) 
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l www.vtrc.net 
  _____  


From: VDOT News 
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
 
 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org
 
 
RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE                                                               RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912                                         Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 
 
 
VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this ranking is measured.
 
With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than 36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library - housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago. VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its employees throughout the Commonwealth. 
 
Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty and students also have direct access to the documents in the research library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.
 
Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.
 
The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in 110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members, including state and federal transportation professionals, research agencies and universities. 
 
The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months because more documents are easier to access.
 
"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000, with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business plan."
 
 
RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:
 
*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated transportation libraries in the nation 
 
*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S. transportation libraries 
 
*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va. faculty and students 
 
*       Library staff: 


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434) 293-1959 


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965 


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959 
 
 
The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at www.vtrc.net  . 
 
 
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Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


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As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.
 
Dale 
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager 
Virginia Transportation Research Council 
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
of Virginia 
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454 
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax) 
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net 
  _____  


From: VDOT News 
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
 
 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org
 
 
RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 
 
 
VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.
 
With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth. 
 
Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.
 
Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.
 
The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities. 
 
The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.
 
"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."
 
 
RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:
 
*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation 
 
*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries 
 
*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students 
 
*       Library staff: 


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959 


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965 


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959 
 
 
The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  . 
 
 
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The Caltrans Library also got a call from Holly at the Urban Transportation
Monitor!  We'll all be stars soon, thanks to VDOT!!


Susan
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Susan Haake, Supervising Librarian
California Department of Transportation
Transportation Library and History Center
1120 N St., Room 1430, MS-45
Sacramento, CA  95814
phone  916-657-5006; fax  916-653-4560




                                                                           
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As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to get
the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter working on a
story based on the press release) more power to them!  However, much as I
may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their library, we ain't giving
Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it fair and square at
Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=000001&format=999


http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.


Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
Virginia Transportation Research Council
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University of
Virginia
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net
  _____


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS


 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org



RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov



VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register


CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the Online
Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this ranking is
measured.


With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than 36,000
volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library - housed at
the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's research arm -
began its electronic conversion only three years ago. VDOT joined OCLC in
mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its employees throughout the
Commonwealth.


Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the Research
Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty and
students also have direct access to the documents in the research library.
Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its users can
view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.


Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in Wisconsin,
Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.


The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in 110
countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray costs and
make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries and other
research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own library, but
billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own titles, research
papers and other documents with the other OCLC members, including state and
federal transportation professionals, research agencies and universities.


The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.


"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years in
bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000, with
this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of technology,
research and innovation. "Making this information instantly available to
all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to many other
libraries, is already saving the department time and money as it strives to
meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business plan."



RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:


*            Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation


*            TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and students
and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S. transportation
libraries


*            Full library services available to all VDOT employees and
U.Va. faculty and students


*            Library staff:


*            Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959


*            Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965


*            Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959



The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT and
the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  .



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Resorting to negative stereotyping? Casting aspersions on our collective characters? Jerry, Jerry, Jerry.
Name-calling is so third grade!
 
Congratulations to the staff at VTRC and VDOT!!! What a great example of Southern collaboration,  industriousness, and customer service.  Y'all rock!
 
Regards,
Nelda
 
Nelda Bravo
Senior Program Manager
FHWA TFHRC
202-493-3470
nelda.bravo@fhwa.dot.gov
 
 
 
 
 
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As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of today, 
the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to get the 
attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter working on a story 
based on the press release) more power to them!  However, much as I may be fond 
of VTRC and the esteemed head of their library, we ain't giving Virginia their 
stinkin' flag back.  We won it fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=000001&format=999 

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 


>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.
 
Dale 
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager 
Virginia Transportation Research Council 
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University of 
Virginia 
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454 
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax) 
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l 
www.vtrc.net 
  _____  

From: VDOT News 
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
 
 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org
 
 
RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE                                                               
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912                                         
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 
 
 
VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of 
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state department 
of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the Online Computer Library 
Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this ranking is measured.
 
With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than 36,000 
volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library - housed at the 
Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's research arm - began its 
electronic conversion only three years ago. VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to 
expand its access primarily to all its employees throughout the Commonwealth. 
 
Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the Research 
Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty and students 
also have direct access to the documents in the research library. Because the 
university's library system is an OCLC member, its users can view the holdings 
in the VDOT research library as well.
 
Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in Wisconsin, Ohio, 
Massachusetts and Washington.
 
The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in 110 
countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray costs and make 
interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries and other research 
centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own library, but billions of 
resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own titles, research papers and other 
documents with the other OCLC members, including state and federal 
transportation professionals, research agencies and universities. 
 
The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this catalog 
as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its pre-electronic 
days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months because more documents 
are easier to access.
 
"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years in 
bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000, with this 
electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of technology, research 
and innovation. "Making this information instantly available to all VDOT 
employees, as well as our online access now to many other libraries, is already 
saving the department time and money as it strives to meet the challenges laid 
out in the agency's new business plan."
 
 
RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:
 
*   Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state highway 
department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated transportation 
libraries in the nation 
 
*   TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's main 
"WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and students and other 
OCLC members to search other leading U.S. transportation libraries 
 
*   Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va. faculty and 
students 
 
*   Library staff: 

*   Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434) 293-1959 

*   Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965 

*   Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959 
 
 
The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT and the 
University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in Charlottesville. 
More information about the Research Council is at www.vtrc.net 
 . 
 
 
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Congratulations VDOT.  And congratulations Ken on a job well done.  
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS


 

I hope this isn't old news.
 
Dale 
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager 
Virginia Transportation Research Council 
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University of Virginia 
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454 
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax) 
Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l www.vtrc.net 


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From: VDOT News 
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS

 

 NEWS RELEASE

 VirginiaDOT.org

 

 

RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE                                                               RC-0607

CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912                                         Oct. 27, 2006

                        Virginia Transportation Research Council

                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov

 

 

VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS

Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this ranking is measured.

 

With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than 36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library - housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago. VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its employees throughout the Commonwealth. 

 

Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty and students also have direct access to the documents in the research library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.

 

Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.

 

The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in 110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members, including state and federal transportation professionals, research agencies and universities. 

 

The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months because more documents are easier to access.

 

"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000, with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business plan."

 

 

RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:

 

Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated transportation libraries in the nation 
 

TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S. transportation libraries 
 

Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va. faculty and students 
 

Library staff: 
Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434) 293-1959 
Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965 
Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959 
 

 

The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at www.vtrc.net. 

 

 

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I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


________________________________


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Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


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INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.


Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
Virginia Transportation Research Council
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
of Virginia
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net
  _____ 


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS


 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org



RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov



VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register


CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.


With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth.


Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.


Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.


The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities.


The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.


"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."



RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:


*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation


*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries


*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students


*       Library staff:


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959



The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  .



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Statistics/Facts
        *       Highway Statistics 2004
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        *       Transportation Statistics: Annual Report 1994
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        *       National Urban Mass Transportation Statistics
                1983 Section 15 Annual Report
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We wish we could get our holdings online via WSDOT and WorldCat, too.


Christine Scoggins Granquist
Librarian, Terminal Engineering Library
Washington State Ferries
206 515 3746
granquc@wsdot.wa.gov
 


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Cochran, Stephen L. (HQ Library)
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 4:04 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.
 
Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager Virginia Transportation Research
Council A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation &
University of Virginia 530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA
22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net
  _____  


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
 
 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org
 
 
RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 
 
 
VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.
 
With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth. 
 
Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.
 
Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.
 
The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities. 
 
The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.
 
"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."
 
 
RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:
 
*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation 
 
*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries 
 
*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students 
 
*       Library staff: 


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959 


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965 


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959 
 
 
The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  . 
 
 
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Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 13:00:27 -0600
From: "Jerry Baldwin" 
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        CATALOGED HOLDINGS
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How misunderstood I am, much like a Massachusetts politician.  Here I give 'em a pat on the back (more power to 'em) and I'm accused of all forms of nastiness.  Woe is me... 


>>> neldabravo@aol.com 11/3/2006 5:17 AM >>>
Resorting to negative stereotyping? Casting aspersions on our collective characters? Jerry, Jerry, Jerry.
Name-calling is so third grade!
 
Congratulations to the staff at VTRC and VDOT!!! What a great example of Southern collaboration,  industriousness, and customer service.  Y'all rock!
 
Regards,
Nelda
 
Nelda Bravo
Senior Program Manager
FHWA TFHRC
202-493-3470
nelda.bravo@fhwa.dot.gov 
 
 
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry.Baldwin@dot.state.mn.us 
To: TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu 
Sent: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS



As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of today, 
the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to get the 
attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter working on a story 
based on the press release) more power to them!  However, much as I may be fond 
of VTRC and the esteemed head of their library, we ain't giving Virginia their 
stinkin' flag back.  We won it fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=000001&format=999 


http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.
 
Dale 
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager 
Virginia Transportation Research Council 
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University of 
Virginia 
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454 
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax) 
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l 
www.vtrc.net 
  _____  


From: VDOT News 
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
 
 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org
 
 
RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE                                                               
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912                                         
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 
 
 
VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of 
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state department 
of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the Online Computer Library 
Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this ranking is measured.
 
With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than 36,000 
volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library - housed at the 
Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's research arm - began its 
electronic conversion only three years ago. VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to 
expand its access primarily to all its employees throughout the Commonwealth. 
 
Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the Research 
Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty and students 
also have direct access to the documents in the research library. Because the 
university's library system is an OCLC member, its users can view the holdings 
in the VDOT research library as well.
 
Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in Wisconsin, Ohio, 
Massachusetts and Washington.
 
The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in 110 
countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray costs and make 
interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries and other research 
centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own library, but billions of 
resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own titles, research papers and other 
documents with the other OCLC members, including state and federal 
transportation professionals, research agencies and universities. 
 
The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this catalog 
as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its pre-electronic 
days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months because more documents 
are easier to access.
 
"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years in 
bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000, with this 
electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of technology, research 
and innovation. "Making this information instantly available to all VDOT 
employees, as well as our online access now to many other libraries, is already 
saving the department time and money as it strives to meet the challenges laid 
out in the agency's new business plan."
 
 
RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:
 
*   Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state highway 
department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated transportation 
libraries in the nation 
 
*   TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's main 
"WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and students and other 
OCLC members to search other leading U.S. transportation libraries 
 
*   Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va. faculty and 
students 
 
*   Library staff: 


*   Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434) 293-1959 


*   Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965 


*   Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959 
 
 
The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT and the 
University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in Charlottesville. 
More information about the Research Council is at www.vtrc.net 
 . 
 
 
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Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 13:05:46 -0600
From: "Jerry Baldwin" 
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        INCATALOGED HOLDINGS
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Sounds like a good project for a western or northwestern TKN.


>>> GranquC@WSDOT.WA.GOV 11/3/2006 12:11 PM >>>
We wish we could get our holdings online via WSDOT and WorldCat, too.


Christine Scoggins Granquist
Librarian, Terminal Engineering Library
Washington State Ferries
206 515 3746
granquc@wsdot.wa.gov 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu 
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
Cochran, Stephen L. (HQ Library)
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 4:04 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu 
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry= 
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.
 
Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager Virginia Transportation Research
Council A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation &
University of Virginia 530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA
22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net 
  _____  


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
 
 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org
 
 
RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 
 
 
VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.
 
With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth. 
 
Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.
 
Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.
 
The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities. 
 
The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.
 
"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."
 
 
RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:
 
*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation 
 
*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries 
 
*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students 
 
*       Library staff: 


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959 


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965 


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959 
 
 
The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  . 
 
 
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        ALOGED HOLDINGS
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Well, since the "mine's bigger" game is in full swing - who's got the latest
ranking report of transportation library holdings, and isn't it time to
share?


--Matt


Matthew Barrett 
Library Administrator 
Metro Transportation Library & Research Center 
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
213-922-7444 
http://www.metro.net/library 



-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov [mailto:Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:23 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS



I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


________________________________


From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Cochran,
Stephen L. (HQ Library)
Sent: Thu 11/2/2006 7:03 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS




Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.


Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
Virginia Transportation Research Council
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
of Virginia
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net
  _____ 


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS


 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org



RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov



VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register


CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.


With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth.


Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.


Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.


The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities.


The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.


"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."



RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:


*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation


*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries


*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students


*       Library staff:


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959



The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  .



(END)


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Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 15:57:15 -0500
From: bsweet@umich.edu
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Subject: UMTRI reception at TRB
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Hi:


If you're going to TRB and you'd like to attend an UMTRI reception on Sunday evening at the Omni Shoreham, let me know off list and send me your postal address. We'll send you an invitation.


Joyce K: Come on by for that sip.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu



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        INCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS
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Ask and ye shall receive.  And, now that Matt has brought up the obvious analogy, I will forego my reticence and decorum of yesterday and remark that size doesn't matter and it ain't what you got, but what you do with it.  Please find attached the answer to his question.


>>> BarrettM@metro.net 11/3/2006 1:18 PM >>>
Well, since the "mine's bigger" game is in full swing - who's got the latest
ranking report of transportation library holdings, and isn't it time to
share?


--Matt


Matthew Barrett 
Library Administrator 
Metro Transportation Library & Research Center 
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
213-922-7444 
http://www.metro.net/library 



-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov [mailto:Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov] 
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:23 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS



I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


________________________________


From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Cochran,
Stephen L. (HQ Library)
Sent: Thu 11/2/2006 7:03 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS




Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu 
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry= 
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.


Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
Virginia Transportation Research Council
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
of Virginia
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net 
  _____ 


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS


 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org



RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 



VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register


CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.


With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth.


Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.


Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.


The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities.


The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.


"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."



RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:


*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation


*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries


*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students


*       Library staff:


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959



The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  .



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From: "Marie Manthe" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Yay, Kansas isn't last!!!

 

Can you tell I’m working late on a Friday?  I might show almost the same level of excitement when I get to have supper!   

 

Thanks, Jerry!

 

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717

 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Baldwin
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 5:01 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTSINCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS

 

Ask and ye shall receive.  And, now that Matt has brought up the obvious analogy, I will forego my reticence and decorum of yesterday and remark that size doesn't matter and it ain't what you got, but what you do with it.  Please find attached the answer to his question.

 

>>> BarrettM@metro.net 11/3/2006 1:18 PM >>>

Well, since the "mine's bigger" game is in full swing - who's got the latest

ranking report of transportation library holdings, and isn't it time to

share?

 

--Matt

 

Matthew Barrett 

Library Administrator 

Metro Transportation Library & Research Center 

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 

1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor 

Los Angeles, CA 90012 

213-922-7444 

http://www.metro.net/library 

 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov [mailto:Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov] 

Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:23 AM

To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians

Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS

INCATALOGED HOLDINGS

 

 

I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  

 

Joyce W. Koeneman

Digital Librarian

National Transportation Library

400 7th St. SW

Washington, DC

202.366.4203

joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 

 

________________________________

 

From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Cochran,

Stephen L. (HQ Library)

Sent: Thu 11/2/2006 7:03 PM

To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians

Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS

INCATALOGED HOLDINGS

 

 

 

Jerry:

 

Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.

 

It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd

thoughta that."

 

Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the

holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:

we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the

important thing.

 

Steve

 

Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian

CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 

 

WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968

 

-----Original Message-----

From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu 

[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry

Baldwin

Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM

To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians

Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS

INCATALOGED HOLDINGS

 

As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of

today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to

get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter

working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!

However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their

library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it

fair and square at Gettysburg.

http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry= 

000001&format=999

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 

 

 

>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>

I hope this isn't old news.

 

Dale

Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager

Virginia Transportation Research Council

A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University

of Virginia

530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454

(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)

  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l

www.vtrc.net 

  _____ 

 

From: VDOT News

Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM

Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS

 

 NEWS RELEASE

 VirginiaDOT.org

 

 

RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE

RC-0607

CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912

Oct. 27, 2006

                        Virginia Transportation Research Council

                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 

 

 

VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS

Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of

Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state

department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the

Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this

ranking is measured.

 

With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than

36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -

housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's

research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.

VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its

employees throughout the Commonwealth.

 

Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the

Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty

and students also have direct access to the documents in the research

library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its

users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.

 

Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in

Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.

 

The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in

110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray

costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries

and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own

library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own

titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,

including state and federal transportation professionals, research

agencies and universities.

 

The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this

catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its

pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months

because more documents are easier to access.

 

"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years

in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,

with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of

technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly

available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to

many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as

it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business

plan."

 

 

RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:

 

*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state

highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated

transportation libraries in the nation

 

*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's

main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and

students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.

transportation libraries

 

*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.

faculty and students

 

*       Library staff:

 

*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)

293-1959

 

*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965

 

*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959

 

 

The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT

and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in

Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at

www.vtrc.net  .

 

 

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From: "Cherney, John" 
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Thanks Jerry for the numbers.


Not to be too much of a downer, but ...I think that if we forget about the
individual library numbers for a bit and look at our total number of
resources, we'll see that although we are on the right track and growing, we
still have quite a ways to go in capturing/cataloging resources related to
our discipline.  It would be interesting to compare our totals with those in
medicine and agriculture.


-John


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Baldwin [mailto:Jerry.Baldwin@dot.state.mn.us]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 5:01 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS



Ask and ye shall receive.  And, now that Matt has brought up the obvious
analogy, I will forego my reticence and decorum of yesterday and remark that
size doesn't matter and it ain't what you got, but what you do with it.
Please find attached the answer to his question.


>>> BarrettM@metro.net 11/3/2006 1:18 PM >>>
Well, since the "mine's bigger" game is in full swing - who's got the latest
ranking report of transportation library holdings, and isn't it time to
share?


--Matt


Matthew Barrett 
Library Administrator 
Metro Transportation Library & Research Center 
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
213-922-7444 
http://www.metro.net/library 



-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov [mailto:Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov] 
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:23 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS



I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


________________________________


From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Cochran,
Stephen L. (HQ Library)
Sent: Thu 11/2/2006 7:03 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS




Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu 
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry= 
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.


Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
Virginia Transportation Research Council
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
of Virginia
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net 
  _____ 


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS


 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org



RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 



VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register


CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.


With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth.


Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.


Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.


The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities.


The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.


"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."



RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:


*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation


*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries


*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students


*       Library staff:


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959



The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  .



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Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 17:49:39 -0600
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That all depends on how you define "grow."  We have more libraries participating, but we've got one former 800 pound gorilla that's slimmed down and approaching the size of the average bonobo.  USDOT Library formerly had over 100,000 items in OCLC.  It's now below 50,000 and heading South.  As for  comparisons with other fields, I just took a quick check of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and between MN and WI, they list 154 medical libraries.  If memory serves, that's not far fewer than are listed in a worldwide directory of transportation libraries.  As for holdings, NLM alone has 1,001,973 and NAL, 806,192.


>>> john.cherney@dot.state.wi.us 11/3/2006 5:17 PM >>>
Thanks Jerry for the numbers.


Not to be too much of a downer, but ...I think that if we forget about the
individual library numbers for a bit and look at our total number of
resources, we'll see that although we are on the right track and growing, we
still have quite a ways to go in capturing/cataloging resources related to
our discipline.  It would be interesting to compare our totals with those in
medicine and agriculture.


-John


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Baldwin [mailto:Jerry.Baldwin@dot.state.mn.us] 
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 5:01 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS



Ask and ye shall receive.  And, now that Matt has brought up the obvious
analogy, I will forego my reticence and decorum of yesterday and remark that
size doesn't matter and it ain't what you got, but what you do with it.
Please find attached the answer to his question.


>>> BarrettM@metro.net 11/3/2006 1:18 PM >>>
Well, since the "mine's bigger" game is in full swing - who's got the latest
ranking report of transportation library holdings, and isn't it time to
share?


--Matt


Matthew Barrett 
Library Administrator 
Metro Transportation Library & Research Center 
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
213-922-7444 
http://www.metro.net/library 



-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov [mailto:Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov] 
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:23 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS



I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


________________________________


From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Cochran,
Stephen L. (HQ Library)
Sent: Thu 11/2/2006 7:03 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
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INCATALOGED HOLDINGS




Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


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As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry= 
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.


Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
Virginia Transportation Research Council
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
of Virginia
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net 
  _____ 


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS


 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org



RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 



VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register


CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.


With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth.


Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.


Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.


The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities.


The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.


"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."



RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:


*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation


*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries


*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students


*       Library staff:


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959



The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  .



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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) [Suspected Spam]FYI: News Release: Dutch vision on road safety now
 internationally available
        by "C.D. van den Braak" 
  2) State DOTs Re A+B and A+B+C bidding
        by "Shofner, Pamela" 
  3) Donations 
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  4) Jerry's Collection Numbers - More Thoughts
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  5) RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTSINCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS
        by "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
  6) RE: Jerry's Collection Numbers - More Thoughts
        by 
  7) Request for loan
        by "Cherry, Krystyna L., NMDOT" 
  8) Publication request filled. Thank you.
        by "Cherry, Krystyna L., NMDOT" 
  9) Stumper
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
 10) Games
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 


Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 09:00:16 +0100
From: "C.D. van den Braak" 
Subject: [Suspected Spam]FYI: News Release: Dutch vision on road safety now
 internationally available
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
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Leidschendam 3rd November 2006 

Dutch vision of successful road safety policy, Sustainable Safety, now internationally available 

Launch during EU Road Safety Conference in Verona, Italy 

Sustainable Safety, the vision that has been an important basis for the successful Dutch road safety policy since 1992, has been updated and published under the title Advancing Sustainable Safety. This update is now integrally available in an English edition. On 3rd November the Dutch Minister of Transport Karla Peijs presented the first copies to her European colleagues at the EU Road Safety Conference in Verona, Italy. With this publication, SWOV wants to inspire the international road safety professionals with examples of how they too can improve road safety in their countries. 

The roads in the Netherlands are among the safest in the world. Since mid 1990's the principles of the Sustainable Safety vision have been applied to road traffic in the Netherlands on a large scale. In spite of this top position, SWOV is of the opinion that much can still be done to make traffic even safer. Advancing Sustainable Safety provides ideas for successful future interventions. 

Advancing Sustainable Safety: five principles 
The objective of Sustainable Safety is to prevent road crashes from happening, and where this is not feasible, to reduce the incidence of (severe) injuries whenever possible. This can be achieved by a proactive and integral approach in which human characteristics are used as the point of departure: a useroriented system approach. 
The following five principles are its basis: 

• Functionality of roads • Homogeneity of masses and/or speed and direction • Recognizability of the of the road design and predictability of road course and road user behaviour • Forgivingness of the surroundings and between road users • State awareness of the road user The name Sustainable Safety is inspired by the UN Brundtland Commission on sustainable development: no longer do we wish to hand over a road traffic system to the next generation in which we tolerate that road transport inevitably lead to a the epidemic of road deaths and injuries, as can be observed today. 

Measures and policy 
As well as being a road safety vision, with Advancing Sustainable Safety SWOV also provides leads for concrete road safety measures and road safety policies for the coming 10-15 years. An important aspect of a successful road safety policy is the close cooperation between government, civil society, and the private sector, such as vehicle manufacturers and ITS developers. Cooperation and mutual rapport should lead to unambiguous and uniform road safety measures. SWOV strongly supports the imbedding of the Sustainable Safety vision in all areas of traffic policy such as mobility and infrastructure and, moreover, to actually implement it at all tiers of government. A coordinating quality assurance system for road safety such as already exists in air and railway traffic, industry, and health care etc., should also be introduced. Such a system could, for example, set expertise demands for personnel, procedures for planning preparation and implementation, and guidelines for road design and accident analyses. In order to make Advancing Sustainable Safety available worldwide, SWOV has created a special website: www.sustainablesafety.nl. This complete publication as well as a summary can be consulted at this website free of charge. Printed copies of the book and summary can also be ordered. 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 
About SWOV 
SWOV – Institute for Road Safety Research is an independent, scientific institute. SWOV's knowledge is public information and is made available to anyone who wants it, and is professionally involved in traffic and road safety in the Netherlands. SWOV is a leading institute, both in the Netherlands and abroad, thanks to its knowledge and it's high quality research. SWOV wants to contribute to improving road safety by using knowledge obtained from research. 

More information 
SWOV Information and Communication Department 
Patrick Rugebregt; E: patrick.rugebregt@swov.nl; T: +31 70 3173318 
Jolanda Maas; E: jolanda.maas@swov.nl; T: +31 70 3173315 
General email: info@swov.nl. 


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Researchers, policy-makers, politicians, as well as every professional working in the field of road safety may benefit from our experiences so far. The outlook presented in Advancing Sustainable Safety can be used as a basis for further promotion of road safety. To enable dissemination, a special website has been released: www.sustainablesafety.nl. Here you will find more background information as well as free access to a pdf version of the book. You can also order printed copies of the book.
 
Please feel free to forward this message to anyone you know who might be interested in this publication.
 
Comments of any kind to the publication's content are welcomed. You can send them to info@swov.nl.

Yours sincerely, 

Ms. C.D. van den Braak 
senior librarian / literature information specialist 
SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research 
P.O. Box 1090 
NL-2260 BB Leidschendam 
The Netherlands 
tel.: +31 70 317 33 07 
fax: +31 70 320 12 61 
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Subject: State DOTs Re A+B and A+B+C bidding
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Good morning-


I've been asked to find out what states that use A+B or A+B+C (and/or
some other letter) bidding are designating by the letters C and D or any
other added letters.


In addition, what were the considerations for bid that were included
besides the bid price (i.e. time, quality, lane rental...)?


Any replies can be forwarded to me at Pamela.shofner@maine.gov, and I'll
pass them on to the person who asked for the information.


Thanks for your help


Pamela D. Shofner, Librarian
MaineDOT Library
16 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016
Phone:     207/624-3230
Fax:        207/624-3221
Pamela.shofner@maine.gov



Message-ID: 
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Subject: Donations 
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The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


TRB Research Results Digest
        *       217 July 1997
        *       294 Feb. 2005
        *       296 April 2005
        *       70 May 2005
        *       20 (Legal Research Digest) June 2005
        *       298 July 2005
        *       74 Feb. 2006 (3 copies)
        *       303 April 2006
        *       305 Aug. 2006
        *       78 Sept. 78


TRB Special Reports


        *       Measuring Personal Travel and Goods Movement:  a review of
the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Surveys
                TRB Special Report 277
                2003
        *       Freight capacity for the 21st Century
                TRB Special Report 271
                2003



NCHRP Synthesis
        *       307, 316, 321, 326, 337, 356, 360 (2 copies)


TRR's
        *       1039, 1510, 1551, 1733, 1771, 1777, 1804, 1882, 1894, 1902,
1914, 1923, 1924, 1931 (2 copies), 1932, 1944, 1945 (2 copies), 1949, 1950,
1954


TCRP Report's
        *       Vanpools and Buspools:  Traveler Response to Transportation
System Changes 
                TCRP Report 95 
                Chapter 5
                2003
        *       Road Value Pricing: Traveler Response to Transportation
System Changes
                TCRP Report 95 
                Chapter 14
                2003
        *       Analyzing the Effectiveness of Commuter Benefits Programs
                TCRP Report 107
                2005




JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


Message-Id: <6.2.1.2.2.20061106091800.04e03768@casbah.it.northwestern.edu>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 09:49:40 -0600
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
From: "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
Subject: Jerry's Collection Numbers - More Thoughts
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Jerry--

Thank you for compiling these statistics, I find them both fascinating and misleading.

I understand the need for metrics and believe our society (and business) puts too much emphasis in size.  In my mind, it is not what you have, but how you put in play and how much it is used.  Also consider that most (if not all) of these libraries probably have a percentage of books not included into OCLC...God knows Northwestern has somewhere between 20K to 40K items without holding in OCLC or the fact that Nebraska (because of their catalog) has probably over 99% of their collection outside OCLC...but I am pretty sure the Nebraska engineers are still taking advantage of their collection.

Also consider the fact that Berkeley's OCLC records include all of the indexing they do, both internally and on behalf of TRB for TRIS...their collection as listed on the report is an insurmountable 236K.  However, if Northwestern were to add its separate indexing database (TRANWeb) to our monograph records in OCLC, we would have over 403K records.  Which one is bigger?  

What I think we ought to be doing is looking for other metrics that will represent collection usage, impact, accessibility, patrons reached, etc... rather than historical acquisition budgets, staffing, longevity and managerial decisions made last century.

PLEASE, do not get me wrong, I am VERY happy for Ken and VDot, it is a wonderful thing what they have done and I sincerely applaud their efforts and envy their PR move....but as a group I think it would be more constructive if we were to compile, compare and analyze ILL stats, web pages usage, internal/external circulation, etc, etc....at the library, consortia and national levels and come up with some new models we can use on our behalf when meeting with our masters.  Yes, size does matter, but is only a part of what makes us whole.

Roberto

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>



Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 17:00:53 -0600
From: "Jerry Baldwin" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
        INCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS

Ask and ye shall receive.  And, now that Matt has brought up the obvious analogy, I will forego my reticence and decorum of yesterday and remark that size doesn't matter and it ain't what you got, but what you do with it.  Please find attached the answer to his question.

>>> BarrettM@metro.net 11/3/2006 1:18 PM >>>
Well, since the "mine's bigger" game is in full swing - who's got the latest
ranking report of transportation library holdings, and isn't it time to
share?

--Matt

Matthew Barrett 
Library Administrator 
Metro Transportation Library & Research Center 
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
213-922-7444 
http://www.metro.net/library 


-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov [ mailto:Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov] 
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:23 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 

________________________________

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Stephen L. (HQ Library)
Sent: Thu 11/2/2006 7:03 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS



Jerry:

Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.

It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."

Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.

Steve

Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 

WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu 
[ mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS

As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry = 
000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 


>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.

Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
Virginia Transportation Research Council
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
of Virginia
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
 < mailto:Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov> Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net 
  _____ 

From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS

 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org


RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 


VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.

With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth.

Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.

Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.

The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities.

The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.

"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."


RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:

*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation

*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries

*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students

*       Library staff:

*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959

*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965

*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959


The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net < http://www.vtrc.net/> .


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Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTSINCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 08:29:15 -0800
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From: "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


I was out of the office on Friday and so missed this entire exchange.
Just for the record, my statement about having the biggest number of
holdings being "the important thing" was made with tongue firmly in
cheek.


What's important is how well we serve the needs of our users, and the
coordination and sharing of existing collections is, I feel, the most
economical and expedient way to do this.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:50 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE
DOTSINCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS


That all depends on how you define "grow."  We have more libraries
participating, but we've got one former 800 pound gorilla that's slimmed
down and approaching the size of the average bonobo.  USDOT Library
formerly had over 100,000 items in OCLC.  It's now below 50,000 and
heading South.  As for  comparisons with other fields, I just took a
quick check of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and between
MN and WI, they list 154 medical libraries.  If memory serves, that's
not far fewer than are listed in a worldwide directory of transportation
libraries.  As for holdings, NLM alone has 1,001,973 and NAL, 806,192.


>>> john.cherney@dot.state.wi.us 11/3/2006 5:17 PM >>>
Thanks Jerry for the numbers.


Not to be too much of a downer, but ...I think that if we forget about
the individual library numbers for a bit and look at our total number of
resources, we'll see that although we are on the right track and
growing, we still have quite a ways to go in capturing/cataloging
resources related to our discipline.  It would be interesting to compare
our totals with those in medicine and agriculture.


-John


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Baldwin [mailto:Jerry.Baldwin@dot.state.mn.us]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 5:01 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS



Ask and ye shall receive.  And, now that Matt has brought up the obvious
analogy, I will forego my reticence and decorum of yesterday and remark
that
size doesn't matter and it ain't what you got, but what you do with it.
Please find attached the answer to his question.


>>> BarrettM@metro.net 11/3/2006 1:18 PM >>>
Well, since the "mine's bigger" game is in full swing - who's got the
latest
ranking report of transportation library holdings, and isn't it time to
share?


--Matt


Matthew Barrett 
Library Administrator 
Metro Transportation Library & Research Center 
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
213-922-7444 
http://www.metro.net/library 



-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov [mailto:Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov] 
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:23 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS



I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


________________________________


From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Cochran,
Stephen L. (HQ Library)
Sent: Thu 11/2/2006 7:03 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS




Jerry:


Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.


It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
thoughta that."


Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
important thing.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


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Baldwin
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
INCATALOGED HOLDINGS


As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
fair and square at Gettysburg.
http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry=


000001&format=999
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 



>>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
I hope this isn't old news.


Dale
Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
Virginia Transportation Research Council
A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
of Virginia
530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
(434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
  Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
www.vtrc.net 
  _____ 


From: VDOT News
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS


 NEWS RELEASE
 VirginiaDOT.org



RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
RC-0607
CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
Oct. 27, 2006
                        Virginia Transportation Research Council
                        Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 



VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register


CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
ranking is measured.


With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
employees throughout the Commonwealth.


Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.


Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.


The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
including state and federal transportation professionals, research
agencies and universities.


The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
because more documents are easier to access.


"Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
plan."



RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:


*       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
transportation libraries in the nation


*       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
transportation libraries


*       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
faculty and students


*       Library staff:


*       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
293-1959


*       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965


*       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959



The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
www.vtrc.net  .



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Benchmarks would be very useful.  This is the same issue raised at the MTKN mttg as I recall.  And... it is not different from the isse with other libraries.  How to measure impact.  
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


________________________________


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Sent: Mon 11/6/2006 10:49 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Jerry's Collection Numbers - More Thoughts



Jerry--


Thank you for compiling these statistics, I find them both fascinating and misleading.


I understand the need for metrics and believe our society (and business) puts too much emphasis in size.  In my mind, it is not what you have, but how you put in play and how much it is used.  Also consider that most (if not all) of these libraries probably have a percentage of books not included into OCLC...God knows Northwestern has somewhere between 20K to 40K items without holding in OCLC or the fact that Nebraska (because of their catalog) has probably over 99% of their collection outside OCLC...but I am pretty sure the Nebraska engineers are still taking advantage of their collection.


Also consider the fact that Berkeley's OCLC records include all of the indexing they do, both internally and on behalf of TRB for TRIS...their collection as listed on the report is an insurmountable 236K.  However, if Northwestern were to add its separate indexing database (TRANWeb) to our monograph records in OCLC, we would have over 403K records.  Which one is bigger?  


What I think we ought to be doing is looking for other metrics that will represent collection usage, impact, accessibility, patrons reached, etc... rather than historical acquisition budgets, staffing, longevity and managerial decisions made last century.


PLEASE, do not get me wrong, I am VERY happy for Ken and VDot, it is a wonderful thing what they have done and I sincerely applaud their efforts and envy their PR move....but as a group I think it would be more constructive if we were to compile, compare and analyze ILL stats, web pages usage, internal/external circulation, etc, etc....at the library, consortia and national levels and come up with some new models we can use on our behalf when meeting with our masters.  Yes, size does matter, but is only a part of what makes us whole.


Roberto


Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300


Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601


Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation  >





        Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 17:00:53 -0600
        From: "Jerry Baldwin" 
        To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
        Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
                INCAT ALOGED HOLDINGS
        
        Ask and ye shall receive.  And, now that Matt has brought up the obvious analogy, I will forego my reticence and decorum of yesterday and remark that size doesn't matter and it ain't what you got, but what you do with it.  Please find attached the answer to his question.
        
        >>> BarrettM@metro.net 11/3/2006 1:18 PM >>>
        Well, since the "mine's bigger" game is in full swing - who's got the latest
        ranking report of transportation library holdings, and isn't it time to
        share?
        
        --Matt
        
        Matthew Barrett 
        Library Administrator 
        Metro Transportation Library & Research Center 
        Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
        1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor 
        Los Angeles, CA 90012 
        213-922-7444 
        http://www.metro.net/library 
        
        
        -----Original Message-----
        From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov [ mailto:Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov  ] 
        Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 3:23 AM
        To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
        Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
        INCATALOGED HOLDINGS
        
        
        I love this.  Competition.  Keep it up.  
         
        Joyce W. Koeneman
        Digital Librarian
        National Transportation Library
        400 7th St. SW
        Washington, DC
        202.366.4203
        joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 
        
        ________________________________
        
        From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Cochran,
        Stephen L. (HQ Library)
        Sent: Thu 11/2/2006 7:03 PM
        To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
        Subject: RE: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
        INCATALOGED HOLDINGS
        
        
        
        Jerry:
        
        Yeah, we just got a call from Holly Spiller based on that press release.
        
        It's one of those situations where I found myself saying "I wish I'd
        thoughta that."
        
        Even more, though, I found myself saying "I wish we could get the
        holdings in our Washington State Ferries libraries loaded onto WorldCat:
        we'd have a real shot at being number 1!"  Which is, of course, the
        important thing.
        
        Steve
        
        Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
        CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 
        
        WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968
        
        -----Original Message-----
        From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu 
        [ mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu  ] On Behalf Of Jerry
        Baldwin
        Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:52 PM
        To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
        Subject: Re: News Release: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS
        INCATALOGED HOLDINGS
        
        As with most southerners, they tend to exageration and hyperbole.  As of
        today, the actual count is  25,950.  However, since they found a way to
        get the attention of the press (I just got a call from a reporter
        working on a story based on the press release) more power to them!
        However, much as I may be fond of VTRC and the esteemed head of their
        library, we ain't giving Virginia their stinkin' flag back.  We won it
        fair and square at Gettysburg.
        http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=034394&set_entry = 
        000001&format=999
        http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us%5Ecvcap.html 
        
        
        >>> DSteele@azdot.gov 11/2/2006 8:34 AM >>>
        I hope this isn't old news.
        
        Dale
        Ann M. Overton l Public Affairs Manager
        Virginia Transportation Research Council
        A partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation & University
        of Virginia
        530 Edgemont Road l Charlottesville, VA 22903-2454
        (434) 293-1912 l (434) 293-1990 (fax)
         < mailto:Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov  > Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov l
        www.vtrc.net   
          _____ 
        
        From: VDOT News
        Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:25 AM
        Subject: VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
        
         NEWS RELEASE
         VirginiaDOT.org
        
        
        RELEASE:      IMMEDIATE
        RC-0607
        CONTACT:    Ann Overton, (434) 293-1912
        Oct. 27, 2006
                                Virginia Transportation Research Council
                                Ann.Overton@VDOT.Virginia.gov 
        
        
        VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY TOPS ALL STATE DOTS IN CATALOGED HOLDINGS
        Collection has more than 26,000 records in international online register
        
        CHARLOTTESVILLE - The research library of the Virginia Department of
        Transportation (VDOT) is now the nation's largest library at a state
        department of transportation in terms of holdings catalogued in the
        Online Computer Library Center, or OCLC, the standard by which this
        ranking is measured.
        
        With approximately 26,000 cataloged records, representing more than
        36,000 volumes, in this online cooperative, VDOT's research library -
        housed at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VDOT's
        research arm - began its electronic conversion only three years ago.
        VDOT joined OCLC in mid-2003 to expand its access primarily to all its
        employees throughout the Commonwealth.
        
        Through VDOT's partnership with the University of Virginia in the
        Research Council and VTRC's location on the U.Va. grounds, U.Va. faculty
        and students also have direct access to the documents in the research
        library. Because the university's library system is an OCLC member, its
        users can view the holdings in the VDOT research library as well.
        
        Other top state DOT libraries in terms of OCLC holdings are in
        Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington.
        
        The Online Computer Library Center is comprised of 55,000 libraries in
        110 countries and was created to increase access to materials, defray
        costs and make interlibrary lending easier. This network of libraries
        and other research centers allows VDOT staff to access not only its own
        library, but billions of resources worldwide, while sharing VDOT's own
        titles, research papers and other documents with the other OCLC members,
        including state and federal transportation professionals, research
        agencies and universities.
        
        The research library's staff continues to add new holdings daily to this
        catalog as it reduces the number of documents in its backlog from its
        pre-electronic days. Circulation is up 200 percent in the last 12 months
        because more documents are easier to access.
        
        "Our library's small staff did an outstanding job in three short years
        in bringing VDOT's research collection up to date, from zero to 26,000,
        with this electronic conversion," said Gary R. Allen, VDOT chief of
        technology, research and innovation. "Making this information instantly
        available to all VDOT employees, as well as our online access now to
        many other libraries, is already saving the department time and money as
        it strives to meet the challenges laid out in the agency's new business
        plan."
        
        
        RESEARCH LIBRARY FACTS:
        
        *       Created in 1954 at the Research Council by the former state
        highway department, making it one of the oldest state DOT-affiliated
        transportation libraries in the nation
        
        *       TLCAT, a sub-database of the Online Computer Library Center's
        main "WorldCAT" database, allows VDOT employees, U.Va. faculty and
        students and other OCLC members to search other leading U.S.
        transportation libraries
        
        *       Full library services available to all VDOT employees and U.Va.
        faculty and students
        
        *       Library staff:
        
        *       Ken Winter, director of library and information services (434)
        293-1959
        
        *       Patricia DeSalvo, associate librarian (434) 293-1965
        
        *       Gale Smith, assistant librarian (434) 293-1959
        
        
        The Virginia Transportation Research Council is a partnership of VDOT
        and the University of Virginia and is located on the U.Va. grounds in
        Charlottesville. More information about the Research Council is at
        www.vtrc.net   < http://www.vtrc.net/  > .
        
        
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Good Day everyone:

I am finally back in the saddle again after two months of medical leave. The requests have piled up.
Can anyone assist with an ILL  that does not appear to be on OCLC, and cannot find it at FHWA. 

Harwood and Hoban. FHWA IP-87-2 1987
“Low Cost Methods for improving Traffic Operation on Two-Lane Roads” regarding project value improvements.”




Krystyna Cherry

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Thank you to everyone who volunteered to send me a copy. 
Apparently this citation is on OCLC but I didn’t think to add a hyphen.
Oh, well. By the end of the week it will be as though I never left. 

 

Harwood and Hoban. FHWA IP-87-2 1987

  “Low Cost Methods for improving Traffic Operation on Two-Lane Roads”

  regarding project value improvements.”

Hopefully we will be on OCLC soon. 

 

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I've received a request for information on a device that, according to the inquirer,was in use more than fifty years ago.  The device allegedly was used in rural areas to reduce damage to road signs as a result of motorists and hunters using them for target practice.  It was mounted at the bottom of the sign, shaped something like a skillet or an old RR crcssing wig wag ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigwag_(railroad) ) and made of heavy metal so the shooter would be rewarded with a "ping" if they hit it.


Does anyone have a photo, illustration, or example of such?


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Since last week we played the "mine's bigger" game, I thought we might want to start this week with a "mine's better" game.  Find attached a spreadsheet I developed in order to respond to a note from my boss.  It's a listing of the state DOT libraries participating in OCLC, their collection size (congratulations VA, you're now at the over 26,000 claimed in that new release, with 26,001) and the number of items in each collection not held by any other library in WorldCat.  Have fun.




 DOT Libraries Cataloging.xls 



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        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  2) Donations:  ITS/Tech Brief's/Rail/Ports/Bridges
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  3) RE: Jerry's Collection Numbers - More Thoughts
        by "Post, Barbara" 
  4) Re: Games
        by neldabravo@aol.com
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        by neldabravo@aol.com
  6) Senators call for delay in closing EPA libraries
        by "Ruth Letson" 
  7) Re: Senators call for delay in closing EPA libraries
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 


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OK, Jerry...I'll play.  

The uniqueness of a collection is a highly desirable collection strength indicator.  However, I believe this measurement is just a sign post; it will take us there, but doe not give us much information.  Without an in-depth analysis of the "unique" titles to get a sense of the "worth" of the collection and how it would apply and support your own users and how it would advance the body of transportation knowledge at the national level, there is no way for us to leverage and effectively use this information.

It is a good measuring stick....but we need to learn how to use it better.

BTW, what search parameter did you use in WorldCat to get the numbers?

And congratulations to Nebraska and Arizona!  You guys were busy last week

Roberto

At 05:25 PM 11/6/2006 -0600, you wrote:

Since last week we played the "mine's bigger" game, I thought we might want to start this week with a "mine's better" game.  Find attached a spreadsheet I developed in order to respond to a note from my boss.  It's a listing of the state DOT libraries participating in OCLC, their collection size (congratulations VA, you're now at the over 26,000 claimed in that new release, with 26,001) and the number of items in each collection not held by any other library in WorldCat.  Have fun.



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The following items are available for donation.  
Please respond off-list to jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us


ITS
        *       Intelligent Transportation Systems Awareness
                Version 2.0
                US DOT/FHWA
                CD-ROM
        *       The National Architecture for ITS: a framework for
Integrated Transportation into the 21st Century
                US DOT
                CD-ROM
        *       ITS/Operations Resource Guide
                US DOT/FHWA
                2003


Tech Brief's
        *       Optimization of Concretes and Repair Materials for Corrosion
Resistance
                Aug. 1999
                (14 copies)
        *       Safety Effectiveness of Intersection Left - and Right - Turn
Lanes
                Nov. 2001
                (3 copies)
        *       Help with Converting Pavement Smoothness Specifications
                Dec. 2002


Freight/Rail
        *       Seventh National Conference On Light Rail Transit v.1
                Conference Proceedings 8
                TRB
                1995
        *       Freight Facts and Figures 
                US DOT/FHWA
        2004    


Ports/Harbors
        *       Marine Board
                Annual Report
                TRB
                2005


Bridges
        *       Hydraulic Design of Bridges with Risk Analysis
                US DOT/FHWA
                March 1980
        *       Design of Stable Channels with Flexible Linings
                Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 15
                US DOT/FHWA
                Oct. 1975
        *       Design manual for Bridge Structural Members Under Wind
Induced Excitations
                US DOT/FHWA
                March 1981



JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
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4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
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voice: (608) 266-0724 
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Since everyone is talking about their numbers I can’t resist sending the LIST the latest statistics on TRIS.

 

TRIS currently contains 643,714  records

 

So far in 2006, over 20,000 records have been added to TRIS

 

There are now well over 25,000 records in TRIS that have links to full text.

 

About 66% of the records are articles or papers.  That means there are about 220,000 transportation related monographs in TRIS.

 

Please continue to send your agencies reports and materials to TRIS so it will continue to be a valuable resource.

 

Barbara Post

Manager, Information Services

Transportation Research Board

Phone:  (202) 334-2990

E-Mail: bpost@nas.edu

 


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How about adding to the Jerry List other-than-State-DOT-Libraries that are also in WorldCat? It would be interesting to see how those collections stack up. 
 
 
 
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OK, Jerry...I'll play.  

The uniqueness of a collection is a highly desirable collection strength indicator.  However, I believe this measurement is just a sign post; it will take us there, but doe not give us much information.  Without an in-depth analysis of the "unique" titles to get a sense of the "worth" of the collection and how it would apply and support your own users and how it would advance the body of transportation knowledge at the national level, there is no way for us to leverage and effectively use this information.

It is a good measuring stick....but we need to learn how to use it better.

BTW, what search parameter did you use in WorldCat to get the numbers?

And congratulations to Nebraska and Arizona!  You guys were busy last week

Roberto

At 05:25 PM 11/6/2006 -0600, you wrote:

Since last week we played the "mine's bigger" game, I thought we might want to start this week with a "mine's better" game.  Find attached a spreadsheet I developed in order to respond to a note from my boss.  It's a listing of the state DOT libraries participating in OCLC, their collection size (congratulations VA, you're now at the over 26,000 claimed in that new release, with 26,001) and the number of items in each collection not held by any other library in WorldCat.  Have fun.




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Did you try your LTAP network? 
 
 
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I've received a request for information on a device that, according to the 
inquirer,was in use more than fifty years ago.  The device allegedly was used in 
rural areas to reduce damage to road signs as a result of motorists and hunters 
using them for target practice.  It was mounted at the bottom of the sign, 
shaped something like a skillet or an old RR crcssing wig wag ( 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigwag_(railroad) ) and made of heavy metal so the 
shooter would be rewarded with a "ping" if they hit it.

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Senators call for delay in closing EPA libraries 
By Jenny Mandel
jmandel@govexec.com 

A group of senators has joined the fray over whether the Environmental Protection Agency should slow or stop a campaign to digitize materials in its technical libraries and close the facilities to agency researchers and the public. 

Full story:

http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=35419&dcn=todaysnews 

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I ignored the calls to write my senator on that one.  I knew he didn't need any prodding.  He's on there.  Too bad he's retiring this year.  But, wait until you see who we're sending to replace him.


>>> Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us 11/7/2006 2:32 PM >>>
Senators call for delay in closing EPA libraries By Jenny Mandel
jmandel@govexec.com 


A group of senators has joined the fray over whether the Environmental
Protection Agency should slow or stop a campaign to digitize materials
in its technical libraries and close the facilities to agency
researchers and the public. 


Full story:


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Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 



Truck/Bus Safety
        *       Commercial Truck and Bus Safety:  Alternative Truck and Bus
Inspection Strategies
                Synthesis 10
                TRB
                2006
        *       Future Truck and Bus Safety Research Opportunities
                Conference Proceedings 38
                TRB
                2006


Environment
        *       A Summary:  Air Quality Programs and Provisions of the
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
                US DOT/FHWA
        *       Transportation Energy Management:  Energy Efficiency in
Transit Buildings
                US DOT
                Jan. 1984
        *       Environmental Flow Charts
                US DOT/FHWA
                Jan. 1988


Budget/Finance
        *       Dollars & Sense:  Policy Choices and the Wisconsin Budget
v.3
                Edited by Donald A. Nichols
                1994
        *       1997 Federal Highway Cost Allocation Study Summary Report
                US DOT/FHWA
                Aug. 1997
        *       Federal, State and Local Transportation Financial Statistics
                Fiscal Years 1982-1992
                US DOT/FHWA
                Jan. 1995


Directories
        *       Directory of Transportation Data Sources
                US DOT/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
                1995
        *       APTA 2004 Membership Directory
                American Public Transportation Association


HSIS: Highway Safety Information System (Summary Reports)
        *       Effects of a Towaway Reporting Threshold on Crash Analysis
Resluts
                ITE Journal/Oct. 1998
        *       Evaluation of Lane Reduction "Road Diet" Measures and Their
Effects on Crashes and Injuries
                (no date)



JonAnne Hobbs
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Special Needs Populations
        *       Share a Fare:  A User-Side Subsidy Transportation Program
for Elderly and Handicapped Persons in Kansas City, Missouri
                Final Report
                US DOT
                July 1979
        *       Stories of Changed Lives:  the personal impact of
transportation access
                Easter Seals Project Action
                July 2003
        *       We need to talk... : Family conversations with older drivers
                AARP
                2004



Highway Design/Traffic Control


        *       Fifth National Conference on Transportation Planning Methods
Applications - v.2
                A compendium of Papers Based on a Conference Held in
Seattle, Washington in April 1995
                Lynette J. Engelke, ed.
                1995
        *       Fiscal Year 2004/2005 Performance Plan
                Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
                US DOT/FHWA
                2004-2005
        *       Excellence in Highway Design
                FHWA
                1994 Biennial Awards
        *       Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
                The National Highway System:  the backbone of America's
intermodal transportation network
                US DOT/FHWA
        *       Highway Travel Forecasts
                US DOT/FHWA
                Nov. 1974


        
Mississippi River


        *       Upper Mississippi River Transportation Economics Study:
Final Report
                April 1989
        *       10th Annual Meeting:  Mississippi Valley Conference of State
Highway and Transportation Departments - - Conservation of Transportation
Energy and Resources
                1979
        *       Parkway for the Mississippi
                A report to the Congress by US Dept. of Commerce 
                Bureau of Public Roads & US Dept. of the Interior NPS
        1951
        *       Mississippi River Corridor Study V.1&2: (draft)
                1995



Misc


                *       Proceedings  National Wetland Symposium: Mitigation
of Impacts and Losses
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
1986                            
        *       Increasing Transit's Share of the Regional Shopping Center
Travel Market:  an initial investigation
                Jerry B. Schneider, James L. Heid, et al
                Aug. 1979





JonAnne Hobbs
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Good day, TRANLIB list – Kansas DOT Library has the following extra publications available, free-of-charge.  Please respond to me, not to the list, at marie.manthe@ksdot.org, with your wished-for item(s) and mailing address.  Because some of these are older, if I get more than one request for an item, and one of the requestors is the issuing agency or state, I’ll give preference to the home state over the other requestor(s).  Thanks for understanding.  And, thanks for taking some of these out of my crowded back room.   

 

Have a good weekend, everyone!

 

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717


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Subject: 11-1-06

 

Iowa DOT CD-ROM Volume 5.0, August 2003; HR-370, Pipe Rehabilitation with Polyethylene Pipe Liners: TR-419, Education on Urban Corridor Issues Through Computer Animation: TR-429, Evaluation of Appropriate Maintenance, Repair and Rehabilitation Methods for Iowa Bridges: TR-435, Thin Maintenance Surfaces, Phase II; TR-443, Highway Applications for Rammed Aggregate Piers in Iowa Soils; TR-444, Demonstration Project Using Railroad Flatcars for Low-Volume Road Bridges; TR-445, Development of Bridge Load Testing Process for Road Evaluation; TR-479, Investigation into Improved Pavement Curing Materials and Techniques: Part 2 (Phase III) 
 

Timber Beams Reinforced with Spiral Drive Dowels; West Virginia University; October 1948; Bulletin No. 23; OCLC 11527160 
 

Research Study to Refine Methods and Procedure for Implementing Field Use of Large Scale Pycnometer for Rapid Determination of Asphalt Content of Paving Mixtures; West Virginia Department of Highways; October 1977 
 

California’s Highway Problem; California Legislature; January 13, 1947 
 

Significance of Tests for Asphaltic Materials; College of Texas; July 1, 1950; Bulletin No. 119 
 

Roadway and Runway Soil Mechanics Data; College of Texas; June 1, 1942; Bulletin No. 67 
 

Lime Fly Ash Soil Stabilized Base; State Highway Commission of Kansas; June 17, 1954; OCLC 58042769 (3 copies) 
 

Right of Way Management System; Boothe Management Systems; January 24, 1972 
 

Contract Maintenance Versus Using State Forces: Cost Analysis and Other Factors in Decision Making: a One-Day Seminar; Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council 
 

Mississippi Highway Program Review; Highway Users Federation; June 1, 1986 
 

Mechanistic Empirical Modeling and Design Model Development of Geosynthetic Reinforced Flexible Pavements: Appendix C-DARWin Output; Montana DOT; November 2001; FHWA/MT-01-002/99160-1B 
 

Strength of Large Concrete Pipe; University of Washington; Reprint No. 18 
 

Bikeway Planning Criteria and Guidelines; California Department of Public Works; April 1972; UCLA-ENG-7224 
 

Planning and Design Criteria for Bikeways in California; California DOT; June 30, 1978 
 

The First 5 Years: April 2000 to March 2005; Iowa State University; 2005; OCLC 60458179 (2 copies) 
 

Motor Vehicle Cost Responsibility Study in 1980: Technical Appendum; Oregon DOT; November 1981 
 

Proceedings of 1997 Post Hurricane Highway Recovery Workshop; FHWA, Virginia DOT; September 1997 
 

Historic Highway Bridges in Wisconsin: Historical Survey of Wisconsin Movable Bridges; Wisconsin DOT; 1996; Volume 3, Part 2 Appendix 
 

Iowa’s Bonded Portland Cement Concrete Overlays; Iowa Concrete Paving Association; November 1977 
 

Investigation of Subgrade Moisture Conditions in Connection with the Design of Flexible Pavement Structures; South Carolina State Highway Department; June 1972 
 

Diffusion of Technology in State Mission Oriented Agencies; Pennsylvania State University; October 1974 
 

Guidelines for Field Inventory Procedures: Volume 1; Ohio State University; December 16, 1974; OCLC 55130720 
 

Guidelines for Field Inventory Procedures: Volume 2; Ohio State University; December 16, 1974; OCLC 55130720 
 

Test Procedure for Pavement Crack Fillers; Arizona DOT; June 1988; FHWA-AZ88-216 
 

Safety Performance Evaluation of a Nested W-Beam with Half Post Spacing Over a Low Fill Culvert; University of Nebraska; March 1993; TRP-03-36-92 (3 copies) 
 

Stabilization of Oklahoma Shales: Field Implementation Phases; Oklahoma DOT; September 1984; ORA 158-867 
 

Strategies for Improving the Safety of Elderly Drivers: Second Year Report of a Two Year Study; University of Nebraska; June 1992 


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Bob,  
 
I'd like to be invited.  My home address is 
 
1019 Muirfield Village
College Station, TX 77845
 
Sandy

>>>  11/3/2006 2:57 PM >>>

Hi:

If you're going to TRB and you'd like to attend an UMTRI reception on 
Sunday evening at the Omni Shoreham, let me know off list and send me your 
postal address. We'll send you an invitation.

Joyce K: Come on by for that sip.

Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu



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I will be out of the office on Friday, Nov. 10 after 11:30 A.M. I will
return at 7:30 A.M. on Monday, Nov. 13.  Please hold storage request
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  1) Request for old UK standard TR 2136
        by "Jenny Osther" 
  2) Donations
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  3) Donations: Guardrail's
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  4) Re: Donations: Guardrail's
        by Paul Hernandez 
  5) RE: Donations: Guardrail's
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  6) RE: Request for old UK standard TR 2136
        by "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 
  7) RE: Request for old UK standard TR 2136
        by "Jenny Osther" 
  8) RE: Request for old UK standard TR 2136
        by "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 


From: "Jenny Osther" 
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I am trying to track down a copy of an old UK Highways Agency standard: TR
2136 Issue A (1990) entitled "Optical Performance Functional Specification
for Discontinuous Variable Message Signs".


We have some later editions of Issue A and of Issue B, but are trying to
track the use of luminance ratios vs contrast ratios. The later editions use
luminance and we want to find out whether the earlier ones used contrast. If
any of you have a pre 1995 edition it would be very helpful.


Thank you


Jenny Osther
IBI Group Librarian
5th floor, 230 Richmond St. West.
Toronto, ON
M5V 1V6 Canada
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Illinois


        *       Proposed Improvements for Illinois Highways FY 1999
                Illinois DOT
                1999
        *       Proposed Improvements for Illinois Highways FY 1998
                Illinois DOT
1998
        *       Proposed Improvements for Illinois Highways FY 1997
                Illinois DOT
                1997
        *       Maglev Vehicles and SuperConducter Technology:  Integration
of High-Speed Ground Transportation Into the Air Travel System
                Argonne National Laboratory
                US Dept. of Commerce
                NTIS
                1989
        *       Evaluation of Patching of Continuously Reinforced Concrete
Pavement in Illinois
                Darrell J. Maxey, et al
                IL DOT
                1979
        *       Traffic Characteristics on Illinois Highways
                IL DOT
                1983
        *       Performance of Original and Resurfaced Pavements on the
Illinois Freeway System
                Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
                Research Sereis - 7
                Nasir G. Gharabeh, et al
                IL DOT/US DOT/FHWA
                1999



JonAnne Hobbs
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Guardrail's / Midwest States Regional Pooled Fund Program Report's


        *       Development and Evaluation of a Tie-Down System for the
Redesigned F-Shape Concrete Temporary Barrier
                Draft Report
                MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-134-03
                June 6, 2003
        *       Dynamic Testing of Wooden Guardrail Posts - White and Red
Pine Species Equivalency Study
                MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-154-04
                Sept. 21, 2004
        *       Guidelines for Attachments to Bridge Rails and Median
Barriers
                MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-98-03
                Feb. 26, 2003
        *       Phase III Development of a Bullnose Guardrail System for
Median Applications
                MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-95-00
                June 1, 2000
        *       Phase II Development of a Short-Radius Guardrail for
Intersecting Roadways
                MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-137-03
                Sept. 9, 2003
        *       Guidelines for Attachments to Bridge Rails and Median
Barriers
                MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-98-03
                Feb. 26, 2003
        *       Evaluation of Alternate Cable Anchor Designs and Three-Cable
Guardrail Adjacent to Steep Slope
                MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-155-05
                Feb. 3, 2005
        *       TL-5 Development of a 42- and 51-in. Tall, Single Faced,
F-Shape Concrete Barriers
                MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-149-04
                April 30, 2004
        (2 copies)
        *       TL-5 Development of a 42- and 51-in. Tall, Single Faced,
F-Shape Concrete Barriers
MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-149-04
Draft Report
Feb. 18, 2004
(2 copies)
        *       Analysis of Sign Attachments to Breakaway Luminaire Supports
                MwRSF Research Report. No. TRP - 03-122-02
                Oct. 23, 2002


JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
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4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
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While I have no need for "Guardrail's"


Guardrail's / Midwest States Regional Pooled Fund Program Report's


I am curious -- do those apostrophes really appear on the item?


Paul


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probably not.  that would most likely be my grammar mistake.


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While I have no need for "Guardrail's"


>Guardrail's / Midwest States Regional Pooled Fund Program Report's


I am curious -- do those apostrophes really appear on the item?


Paul


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


I don't have the standard.  However, it might help you to know that TR
2136 has been superseded by ISO 6361-2, according to the ILI Info-Disk
database.  The current edition is the second, 1990.


Sabina D. Tannenbaum
Librarian
LTK Engineering Services
100 W. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002


stannenbaum@ltk.com
215-641-8833



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Subject: Request for old UK standard TR 2136



I am trying to track down a copy of an old UK Highways Agency standard:
TR 2136 Issue A (1990) entitled "Optical Performance Functional
Specification for Discontinuous Variable Message Signs".


We have some later editions of Issue A and of Issue B, but are trying to
track the use of luminance ratios vs contrast ratios. The later editions
use luminance and we want to find out whether the earlier ones used
contrast. If any of you have a pre 1995 edition it would be very
helpful.


Thank you


Jenny Osther
IBI Group Librarian
5th floor, 230 Richmond St. West.
Toronto, ON
M5V 1V6 Canada
1 416 596-1930 ext. 1300
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Thanks. I know it's not current but I need to see part of the old one for
comparison.


Jenny Osther
IBI Group Librarian
(416) 596-1930 ext. 1300
fax (416) 596-0644


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Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 2:41 PM
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I don't have the standard.  However, it might help you to know that TR
2136 has been superseded by ISO 6361-2, according to the ILI Info-Disk
database.  The current edition is the second, 1990.


Sabina D. Tannenbaum
Librarian
LTK Engineering Services
100 W. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002


stannenbaum@ltk.com
215-641-8833



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Osther
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 9:59 AM
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Subject: Request for old UK standard TR 2136



I am trying to track down a copy of an old UK Highways Agency standard:
TR 2136 Issue A (1990) entitled "Optical Performance Functional
Specification for Discontinuous Variable Message Signs".


We have some later editions of Issue A and of Issue B, but are trying to
track the use of luminance ratios vs contrast ratios. The later editions
use luminance and we want to find out whether the earlier ones used
contrast. If any of you have a pre 1995 edition it would be very
helpful.


Thank you


Jenny Osther
IBI Group Librarian
5th floor, 230 Richmond St. West.
Toronto, ON
M5V 1V6 Canada
1 416 596-1930 ext. 1300
Fax: 416 596-0644
josther@ibigroup.com 


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Cleveland Public Library and Linda Hall are good places for superseded
and canceled standards.


Sabina D. Tannenbaum
Librarian
LTK Engineering Services
100 W. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002


stannenbaum@ltk.com
215-641-8833



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Thanks. I know it's not current but I need to see part of the old one
for comparison.


Jenny Osther
IBI Group Librarian
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fax (416) 596-0644


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Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 2:41 PM
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I don't have the standard.  However, it might help you to know that TR
2136 has been superseded by ISO 6361-2, according to the ILI Info-Disk
database.  The current edition is the second, 1990.


Sabina D. Tannenbaum
Librarian
LTK Engineering Services
100 W. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002


stannenbaum@ltk.com
215-641-8833



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Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 9:59 AM
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Subject: Request for old UK standard TR 2136



I am trying to track down a copy of an old UK Highways Agency standard:
TR 2136 Issue A (1990) entitled "Optical Performance Functional
Specification for Discontinuous Variable Message Signs".


We have some later editions of Issue A and of Issue B, but are trying to
track the use of luminance ratios vs contrast ratios. The later editions
use luminance and we want to find out whether the earlier ones used
contrast. If any of you have a pre 1995 edition it would be very
helpful.


Thank you


Jenny Osther
IBI Group Librarian
5th floor, 230 Richmond St. West.
Toronto, ON
M5V 1V6 Canada
1 416 596-1930 ext. 1300
Fax: 416 596-0644
josther@ibigroup.com 


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  2) RE: five freebies from Berkeley
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Available to publicly funded libraries:


1.  Street smart : competition, entrepreneurship, and the future of roads / edited by Gabriel Roth
   New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction, c2006.


2.  Building type basics for transit facilities / Kenneth Griffin, Stephen A. Kliment
   Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004


3.  Improving transport accessibility for all [electronic resource] : guide to good practice
   Paris : ECMT Publications : Distributed by OECD Publications Service, 2006


4.  Managing the fundamental drivers of transport demand : proceedings of the international seminar December 2002 / European Conference of Ministers of Transport.
   Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2003.


5.  Spanning Washington : historic highway bridges of the Evergreen State / Craig Holstine and Richard Hobbs ; afterword by Eric DeLony.
   Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, 2005.



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Hi Paul --

If still available, Sound Transit would like:

â—Š       Building type basics for transit facilities / Kenneth Griffin, Stephen 

        Kliment. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004

â—Š       Improving transport accessibility for all [electronic resource] : guide 

        to good practice. Paris : ECMT Publications : Distributed by OECD Publications  Service, 2006

â—Š       Spanning Washington : historic highway bridges of the Evergreen State / 

        Craig Holstine and Richard Hobbs ; afterword by Eric DeLony.

        Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, 2005.

Thanks!

Andrea Avni
Information Center Librarian 
(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)
Sound Transit
401 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA   98104
206.398.5344
avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

 

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Subject: five freebies from Berkeley

Available to publicly funded libraries:

1.  Street smart : competition, entrepreneurship, and the future of roads / 

edited by Gabriel Roth

    New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction, c2006.

2.  Building type basics for transit facilities / Kenneth Griffin, Stephen 

A. Kliment

    Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004

3.  Improving transport accessibility for all [electronic resource] : guide 

to good practice

    Paris : ECMT Publications : Distributed by OECD Publications Service, 2006

4.  Managing the fundamental drivers of transport demand : proceedings of 

the international seminar December 2002 / European Conference of Ministers 

of Transport.

    Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2003.

5.  Spanning Washington : historic highway bridges of the Evergreen State / 

Craig Holstine and Richard Hobbs ; afterword by Eric DeLony.

    Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, 2005.


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Hi, Andrea--

I'll send you Improving Transport and Spanning Washington.  The other has been taken, unfortunately.

Paul

At 02:03 PM 11/15/2006, you wrote:


Hi Paul --

If still available, Sound Transit would like:

â—Š      Building type basics for transit facilities / Kenneth Griffin, Stephen 
        Kliment. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004 

â—Š      Improving transport accessibility for all [electronic resource] : guide 
        to good practice. Paris : ECMT Publications : Distributed by OECD Publications  Service, 2006 

â—Š      Spanning Washington : historic highway bridges of the Evergreen State / 
        Craig Holstine and Richard Hobbs ; afterword by Eric DeLony.         Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, 2005. 

Thanks!
Andrea Avni
Information Center Librarian 
(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)
Sound Transit
401 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA   98104
206.398.5344
avnia@soundtransit.org
 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 
 
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Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:28 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: five freebies from Berkeley

Available to publicly funded libraries:
1.  Street smart : competition, entrepreneurship, and the future of roads / 
edited by Gabriel Roth
    New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction, c2006.
2.  Building type basics for transit facilities / Kenneth Griffin, Stephen 
A. Kliment
    Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004
3.  Improving transport accessibility for all [electronic resource] : guide 
to good practice
    Paris : ECMT Publications : Distributed by OECD Publications Service, 2006
4.  Managing the fundamental drivers of transport demand : proceedings of 
the international seminar December 2002 / European Conference of Ministers 
of Transport.
    Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2003.
5.  Spanning Washington : historic highway bridges of the Evergreen State / 
Craig Holstine and Richard Hobbs ; afterword by Eric DeLony.
   Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, 2005.

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The following are available for donation.  
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NCHRP Reports


        *       558


AASHTO


        *       Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and
Methods of Sampling and Testing 
                Part 1A: Specifications
                Part 2B: Tests
                AASHTO
                24th ed. 2004


Highway Safety


        *       Interactive Highway Safety Design Model Training Course
                Participant Workbook/Presented to WisDOT
                US DOT/FHWA
                Sept. 24-25, 2003
                (2 copies)




JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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        *       Interstate 50:  50 Years of the Dwight D. Eisenhower
National System of Interstate and Defense Highways
                Paperback
                2006
            (2 copies)



JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
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fax: (608) 261-6306 
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  2) Donations: Interstate History
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  3) Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  4) Re: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
        by bsweet@umich.edu
  5) RE: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
        by "Wood, Heidi" 
  6) RE: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
        by 
  7) Re: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
        by Paul Burley 
  8) TL Cat and how it's grown!
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
  9) Well, maybe not!
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
 10) RE: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
 11) RE: TL Cat and how it's grown!
        by "Maggie Sacco" 


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From today's Library Journal Academic Newswire....  Enjoy, Roberto.

Charleston Advisor Names its Awards Winners...and Loser 
The Charleston Advisor has announced winners of its sixth annual awards for the "best and worst electronic services and databases of interest to libraries"­with some deserving winners, and in the case of the dubious Vaporware award, a surprise loser. Leading the charge Google's recently launched News Archive landed the Best New Product award for its "extensive coverage in searching and exploring historical news archives and timelines." Video hosting service You Tube, recently acquired by Google and the target of recent infringement lawsuits, took home honors for Best New End-User Product. 
Our friends at the Institute for the Future of the Book, took home a "special award" for their work on the "The Networked Book," which the Charleston Advisor called "a creative new paradigm for monographic production as books move from print to the screen." LJ profiled IfBook's efforts in 2006, in a conversation with Ben Vershbow, The Social Life of Books. 
The big loser in 2006? The library OPAC. In taking the award for best Vaporware/Lemon, the Charleston Advisor noted that the "traditional library catalog has never seemed so constrained and old fashioned" and called it the "the most expensive piece of software typically licensed by a library and yet is shackled in its frequent limitations." For a complete list of winners in all ten categories, visit the Charleston Advisor.


Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation> 

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Interstate History


        *       Interstate 50:  50 Years of the Dwight D. Eisenhower
National System of Interstate and Defense Highways
                Paperback
                2006
            (2 copies)


JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 13:25:34 -0600
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
From: "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
Subject: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
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http://www.txla.org/temp/TLAmen.html

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation> 

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:33:22 -0500
From: bsweet@umich.edu
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Re: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
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Uh. . . OK, Roberto. You first. I will if you will.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu


--On Friday, November 17, 2006 1:25 PM -0600 "Roberto A. Sarmiento"  wrote:


http://www.txla.org/temp/TLAmen.html


Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300


Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601


Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>





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C'mon guys! It would boost morale!


You've got me smiling already!


        Heidi


Heidi M. Wood
Research Librarian
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 S. Stewart St.
Carson City,  NV 89712
(775) 888-7895
 
 


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Uh. . . OK, Roberto. You first. I will if you will.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu


--On Friday, November 17, 2006 1:25 PM -0600 "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
 wrote:


> http://www.txla.org/temp/TLAmen.html
>
> Roberto A. Sarmiento
> Head, Transportation Library
> Northwestern University Library
> 1970 Campus Drive
> Evanston, IL 60208-2300
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> < http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>




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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:50:12 -0500
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I think I like Roberto's Friday afternoon contributions better than Jerry's.
 
Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 

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From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Roberto A. Sarmiento
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 2:26 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)


http://www.txla.org/temp/TLAmen.html

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation> 

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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:37:45 -0600
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I'm SO ready to do "The Men of SLA Transportation Division" -- just give me six more months with my trainer and the right photographer.


If we divide up the modes of transportation... I get dibs now with a red F-350 or my dream vehicle, a lime-green Volkswagon Vanagon.


PRB


At 01:25 PM 11/17/2006, you wrote:
http://www.txla.org/temp/TLAmen.html


Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300


Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601


Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>


Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
p-burley@northwestern.edu 


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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:31:39 -0600
From: "Jerry Baldwin" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: TL Cat and how it's grown!
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I just received from Joyce Koeneman an updated listing of libraries participating in TL Cat.  Using that list, TL Cat now contains 3,312,335 records.  Of those records, 273,194 are for items held by a single library in WorldCat and 79,608 link to online resources.



Here's the list Joyce sent me (minus the UofMN that was included, in error).  Let me know if you see any additional errors or omissions.


TLCat Participants              
Symbol  Institution Name        Network and Status
CBT     UNIV OF CALIFORNIA, INST OF TRANS       OCLC Western -Cataloging
CDT     CALIFORNIA DEPT OF TRANS        OCLC Western -Cataloging
CRD     LOS ANGELES CNTY METROP TRANS AUTH LIBR OCLC Western -Cataloging
DMY     MONTANA DEPT OF TRANS RES LIBR  OCLC Western -Cataloging
EEV     MICHIGAN DEPT OF TRANS INFO SERV        MLC -Cataloging
FAA     US FAA TECH CTR LIBR    Independent - Cataloging
FHATR   FHWA RESEARCH   FEDLINK -Cataloging
IZA     ILLINOIS DEPT OF TRANS  ILLINET - Tapeloading
JCR     NORTHWESTERN UNIV, TRANS LIBR   ILLINET -Cataloging
KSDOT   KANSAS DEPT OF TRANS    Independent -Partial
MDT     MINNESOTA DEPT OF TRANS LIBR    Minitex -Cataloging
MODOT   MISSOURI DEPT OF TRANS  Independent -Partial
NATTR   NATIONAL TRANSP LIBR    FEDLINK -Cataloging
NHTSA   NATIONAL HWY TRAFFIC SFTY ADMIN FEDLINK -Cataloging
OHDOT   OHIO DEPT OF TRANSP*    OHIONET -Cataloging
OTT     OREGON DEPT OF TRANS    OCLC Western -Cataloging
OUR     US FAA, AERONAUTICAL CTR LIBR   Independent - Cataloging
OUT     US FAA CIVIL AEROSPACE MED INST LIBR    FEDLINK -Cataloging
P3T     PENNSYLVANIA DEPT OF TRANS KNOWLEDGE CTR        Palinet
-Cataloging
RHT     CONNECTICUT DEPT OF TRANS       Nelinet -Cataloging
SDDOT   SOUTH DAKOTA DEPT OF TRANS LIBR Minitex -Partial
TDG     VIRGINIA TRANS RES COUN Independent -Cataloging
TLB     STATE TRANS LIBR        Nelinet -Cataloging
TNTDT   TENNESSEE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION        Solinet -Cataloging
TPO     TRANSPORTATION RES BRD LIBR     FEDLINK -Cataloging
TRS     US DEPT OF TRANS, TRANS SYST CTR        FEDLINK -Cataloging
U2T     UNIV OF MICHIGAN, TRANS RES INST        MLC -Partial
UIG     IOWA DEPT OF TRANS LIBR BCR -Cataloging
VYM     US MERCHANT MARINE ACAD NYLINK -Cataloging
WDT     WASHINGTON STATE DEPT OF TRANS LIBR     OCLC Western -Cataloging
WIRUT   REGIONAL UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CTR  WiLS -FirstSearch Only
WOY     WISCONSIN DEPT OF TRANS LIBR    WiLS -Cataloging



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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:47:11 -0600
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Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:


TL Cat records - 549,930
Held by a single library - 179,636
Links to online resources - 8,650


Sorry 'bout that!


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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 17:12:16 -0600
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Subject: RE: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to Do;)
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You always did like Roberto better.  I just can't compete with that Latino Soul.  But, What?  They got no special librarians in TX?


>>> Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov 11/17/2006 1:50 PM >>>
 
I think I like Roberto's Friday afternoon contributions better than
Jerry's.
 


Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


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        Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 2:26 PM
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        Subject: Something for the Transportation Division or MTKN to
Do;)
        
        
        http://www.txla.org/temp/TLAmen.html 
        


        Roberto A. Sarmiento
        Head, Transportation Library
        Northwestern University Library
        1970 Campus Drive
        Evanston, IL 60208-2300
        
        Voice 847-491-2913
        Fax 847-491-8601
        
        Visit the Transportation Library at:
        < http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation 
 > 



From: "Maggie Sacco" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: RE: TL Cat and how it's grown!
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 18:24:14 -0600
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One correction to the list - Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Knowledge Center (P3T) is now an Independent member (no longer with Palinet
as of Aug. '06)


Many thanks to Joyce and Jerry for providing the current list and numbers.
Have a great weekend!


Maggie



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Baldwin
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 4:32 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: TL Cat and how it's grown!


I just received from Joyce Koeneman an updated listing of libraries
participating in TL Cat.  Using that list, TL Cat now contains 3,312,335
records.  Of those records, 273,194 are for items held by a single library
in WorldCat and 79,608 link to online resources.



Here's the list Joyce sent me (minus the UofMN that was included, in error).
Let me know if you see any additional errors or omissions.


TLCat Participants              
Symbol  Institution Name        Network and Status
CBT     UNIV OF CALIFORNIA, INST OF TRANS       OCLC Western -Cataloging
CDT     CALIFORNIA DEPT OF TRANS        OCLC Western -Cataloging
CRD     LOS ANGELES CNTY METROP TRANS AUTH LIBR OCLC Western -Cataloging
DMY     MONTANA DEPT OF TRANS RES LIBR  OCLC Western -Cataloging
EEV     MICHIGAN DEPT OF TRANS INFO SERV        MLC -Cataloging
FAA     US FAA TECH CTR LIBR    Independent - Cataloging
FHATR   FHWA RESEARCH   FEDLINK -Cataloging
IZA     ILLINOIS DEPT OF TRANS  ILLINET - Tapeloading
JCR     NORTHWESTERN UNIV, TRANS LIBR   ILLINET -Cataloging
KSDOT   KANSAS DEPT OF TRANS    Independent -Partial
MDT     MINNESOTA DEPT OF TRANS LIBR    Minitex -Cataloging
MODOT   MISSOURI DEPT OF TRANS  Independent -Partial
NATTR   NATIONAL TRANSP LIBR    FEDLINK -Cataloging
NHTSA   NATIONAL HWY TRAFFIC SFTY ADMIN FEDLINK -Cataloging
OHDOT   OHIO DEPT OF TRANSP*    OHIONET -Cataloging
OTT     OREGON DEPT OF TRANS    OCLC Western -Cataloging
OUR     US FAA, AERONAUTICAL CTR LIBR   Independent - Cataloging
OUT     US FAA CIVIL AEROSPACE MED INST LIBR    FEDLINK -Cataloging
P3T     PENNSYLVANIA DEPT OF TRANS KNOWLEDGE CTR        Palinet
-Cataloging
RHT     CONNECTICUT DEPT OF TRANS       Nelinet -Cataloging
SDDOT   SOUTH DAKOTA DEPT OF TRANS LIBR Minitex -Partial
TDG     VIRGINIA TRANS RES COUN Independent -Cataloging
TLB     STATE TRANS LIBR        Nelinet -Cataloging
TNTDT   TENNESSEE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION        Solinet -Cataloging
TPO     TRANSPORTATION RES BRD LIBR     FEDLINK -Cataloging
TRS     US DEPT OF TRANS, TRANS SYST CTR        FEDLINK -Cataloging
U2T     UNIV OF MICHIGAN, TRANS RES INST        MLC -Partial
UIG     IOWA DEPT OF TRANS LIBR BCR -Cataloging
VYM     US MERCHANT MARINE ACAD NYLINK -Cataloging
WDT     WASHINGTON STATE DEPT OF TRANS LIBR     OCLC Western -Cataloging
WIRUT   REGIONAL UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CTR  WiLS -FirstSearch Only
WOY     WISCONSIN DEPT OF TRANS LIBR    WiLS -Cataloging

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The list I sent Jerry is not an updated list. It is the only list I have from OCLC and it is the list from last May.  I have requested an update from OCLC, but this is the list they sent me the last time I asked.  I have not added anyone to the list, nor ben notified of any additions or deletions from OCLC. 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


________________________________


From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
Sent: Fri 11/17/2006 5:47 PM
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Subject: Well, maybe not!




Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:


TL Cat records - 549,930
Held by a single library - 179,636
Links to online resources - 8,650


Sorry 'bout that!


From: "Maggie Sacco" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 13:57:09 -0600
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I received the attached TLCat libraries list yesterday (11/17/06) from Kate
Vincent at OCLC. 


Maggie Sacco
CTC & Associates LLC
Lead Investigator 
Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
Tel.: 608.215.0272
Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
Website: http://libraryconnectivity.com
Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog





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Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!


The list I sent Jerry is not an updated list. It is the only list I have
from OCLC and it is the list from last May.  I have requested an update from
OCLC, but this is the list they sent me the last time I asked.  I have not
added anyone to the list, nor ben notified of any additions or deletions
from OCLC. 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


________________________________


From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
Sent: Fri 11/17/2006 5:47 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Well, maybe not!




Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN
from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:


TL Cat records - 549,930
Held by a single library - 179,636
Links to online resources - 8,650


Sorry 'bout that!




 TLCAT_Library_List_111506xls.xls 
 
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 Maggie – I have one comment and one question about the list.  First, I noticed that Minnesota DOT is on there twice, at # 18 and again in the yellow pooled fund section, at # 29.
 
  
 
 And my question is, do all of these libraries have records in TLCat, or do some of them only subscribe to access the database through their FirstSearch service, but don’t actually have their own holdings in TLCat?  For example, when I search through the guest view for my library, KSDOT, I get 4655 total items.  But when I search for WIRUT, the Midwest Regional UTC Library at University of Wisconsin, I don’t get anything.  I think we need to have a clear distinction between who is subscribing to the database, and which libraries actually have records in there – or WILL have records in there as soon as they’re able, and I’m thinking here of Pennsylvania and Tennessee (there may be others).  This e-mail thread began with Jerry’s note about “TLCat and how it’s grown,” but it only GROWS if we add new records and copy catalog our backlogs, not just if libraries are paying to search it.  The latter is a measure of the catalog’s usefulness and value to the library and research world, and that’s great, but it’s not the same as libraries having their holdings in there.
 
  
 
 Thanks for the list, Maggie, and to Jerry and Joyce for their prior comments on this important topic.  And thank heavens it’s a short week!  Hope it starts out well for us all.
 
  
 
  
 
 Marie Manthe
 
 Librarian, Kansas DOT Library
 
 700 SW Harrison St.
 
 Topeka, KS 66603-3754
 
 (785) 291-3854
 
 FAX: (785) 291-3717
 
  
 
  
 
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 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:57 PM
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 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 I received the attached TLCat libraries list yesterday (11/17/06) from Kate
 
 Vincent at OCLC. 
 
  
 
 Maggie Sacco
 
 CTC & Associates LLC
 
 Lead Investigator 
 
 Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
 
 Tel.: 608.215.0272
 
 Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
 
 Website: http://libraryconnectivity.com
 
 Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
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 [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
 
 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
 
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:44 AM
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 The list I sent Jerry is not an updated list. It is the only list I have
 
 from OCLC and it is the list from last May.  I have requested an update from
 
 OCLC, but this is the list they sent me the last time I asked.  I have not
 
 added anyone to the list, nor ben notified of any additions or deletions
 
 from OCLC. 
 
  
 
 Joyce W. Koeneman
 
 Digital Librarian
 
 National Transportation Library
 
 400 7th St. SW
 
 Washington, DC
 
 202.366.4203
 
 joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
 
  
 
 ________________________________
 
  
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
 
 Sent: Fri 11/17/2006 5:47 PM
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 Subject: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN
 
 from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:
 
  
 
 TL Cat records - 549,930
 
 Held by a single library - 179,636
 
 Links to online resources - 8,650
 
  
 
 Sorry 'bout that!
 
  
 
 
 
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 The list Jerry distributed was premature as it was an old list and as I said to him, we need more current information.  I will  provide the best information available when I hear from OCLC.  Sorry for the delay.  I am sure you have all had more experience with OCLC than I have are familiar with the complexity of the organization.
  
  
  
 Joyce W. Koeneman
 Digital Librarian
 National Transportation Library
 400 7th St. SW
 Washington, DC
 202.366.4203
 joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
 
 
 ________________________________
 
 
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 Sent: Mon 11/20/2006 10:02 AM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: FW: Well, maybe not!
 
 
 
 
 Maggie - I have one comment and one question about the list.  First, I noticed that Minnesota DOT is on there twice, at # 18 and again in the yellow pooled fund section, at # 29.
 
 
  
 
 
 And my question is, do all of these libraries have records in TLCat, or do some of them only subscribe to access the database through their FirstSearch service, but don't actually have their own holdings in TLCat?  For example, when I search through the guest view for my library, KSDOT, I get 4655 total items.  But when I search for WIRUT, the Midwest Regional UTC Library at University of Wisconsin, I don't get anything.  I think we need to have a clear distinction between who is subscribing to the database, and which libraries actually have records in there - or WILL have records in there as soon as they're able, and I'm thinking here of Pennsylvania and Tennessee (there may be others).  This e-mail thread began with Jerry's note about "TLCat and how it's grown," but it only GROWS if we add new records and copy catalog our backlogs, not just if libraries are paying to search it.  The latter is a measure of the catalog's usefulness and value to the library and research world,
   and that's great, but it's not t
 he same as libraries having their holdings in there.
 
 
  
 
 
 Thanks for the list, Maggie, and to Jerry and Joyce for their prior comments on this important topic.  And thank heavens it's a short week!  Hope it starts out well for us all.
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 Marie Manthe
 
 
 Librarian, Kansas DOT Library
 
 
 700 SW Harrison St.
 
 
 Topeka, KS 66603-3754
 
 
 (785) 291-3854
 
 
 FAX: (785) 291-3717
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
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 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:57 PM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
 
  
 
 
 I received the attached TLCat libraries list yesterday (11/17/06) from Kate
 
 
 Vincent at OCLC. 
 
 
  
 
 
 Maggie Sacco
 
 
 CTC & Associates LLC
 
 
 Lead Investigator 
 
 
 Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
 
 
 Tel.: 608.215.0272
 
 
 Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
 
 
 Website: http://libraryconnectivity.com
 
 
 Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 -----Original Message-----
 
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
 
 
 [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
 
 
 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
 
 
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:44 AM
 
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
 
  
 
 
 The list I sent Jerry is not an updated list. It is the only list I have
 
 
 from OCLC and it is the list from last May.  I have requested an update from
 
 
 OCLC, but this is the list they sent me the last time I asked.  I have not
 
 
 added anyone to the list, nor ben notified of any additions or deletions
 
 
 from OCLC. 
 
 
  
 
 
 Joyce W. Koeneman
 
 
 Digital Librarian
 
 
 National Transportation Library
 
 
 400 7th St. SW
 
 
 Washington, DC
 
 
 202.366.4203
 
 
 joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
 
 
  
 
 
 ________________________________
 
 
  
 
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
 
 
 Sent: Fri 11/17/2006 5:47 PM
 
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 
 Subject: Well, maybe not!
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN
 
 
 from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:
 
 
  
 
 
 TL Cat records - 549,930
 
 
 Held by a single library - 179,636
 
 
 Links to online resources - 8,650
 
 
  
 
 
 Sorry 'bout that!
 
 
  
 
 
 From: "Maggie Sacco" 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:21:31 -0600
 Message-ID: <005201c70cbf$f3fdc590$6401a8c0@MONKEY>
 MIME-Version: 1.0
 Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
         boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0053_01C70C8D.A964DC30"
 
 
 There were a couple of other errors on the list that I corrected, but Mn/DOT being there twice slipped by me. Sorry about that!  The list was provided by our new OCLC representative Kate Vincent, and doesn’t contain the details we’re interested outside of who subscribes to TLCat. I’ve asked for regular updates with holdings by library going forward (quarterly or even better – monthly). I will of course, share them with the list and post them on the pooled fund blog.
 
  
 
 For all on the list who aren’t familiar with WIRUT, the Midwest Regional UTC at University of Wisconsin (MRUTC), the reason Marie got no holdings when she searched them is that they are not a library, but they are a member of the Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study. They are a UTC and as its part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, TLCat membership was possible due to the University’s existing WorldCat subscription. TLCat is available University-wide and we were happy to be able to offer such a valuable tool to the Wendt Engineering Library in particular. MRUTC deputy director Jason Bittner and I met with the Wendt library director Deb Helman to encourage them to make use of TLCat and explore cataloging their large collection of transportation reports and government documents. Ms. Helman was very interested but it seems that the required staff and time just isn’t available at the moment to take on the project. That’s a very long-winded explanation for why WIRUT has no holdings, and its important for us to know who’s subscribing and who’s contributing to TLCat’s growth. I don’t want to over emphasize the distinction between users and contributors, as I feel awareness and use is also very important to TLCat’s value in attracting transportation information providers as potential subscribers and future TKN members. Some of these may be private sector KM folks, research & synthesis groups, other UTCs, LTAPs, DOT libraries establishing or rebuilding themselves  - any of whom may not have librarians or the ability to add holdings, at least in the short term. 
 
  
 
 Thanks to Marie for reminding us that we still have Tennessee and Pennsylvania DOT’s holdings to look forward to once they get their internal catalog issues resolved. 
 
  
 
 Maggie Sacco
 
 CTC & Associates LLC
 
 Lead Investigator
 
 Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
 
 Web: http://www.libraryconnectivity.org
 
 Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog
 
 Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
 
 Tel.: 608.215.0272
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 -----Original Message-----
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Marie Manthe
 Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 9:02 AM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: FW: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 Maggie – I have one comment and one question about the list.  First, I noticed that Minnesota DOT is on there twice, at # 18 and again in the yellow pooled fund section, at # 29.
 
  
 
 And my question is, do all of these libraries have records in TLCat, or do some of them only subscribe to access the database through their FirstSearch service, but don’t actually have their own holdings in TLCat?  For example, when I search through the guest view for my library, KSDOT, I get 4655 total items.  But when I search for WIRUT, the Midwest Regional UTC Library at University of Wisconsin, I don’t get anything.  I think we need to have a clear distinction between who is subscribing to the database, and which libraries actually have records in there – or WILL have records in there as soon as they’re able, and I’m thinking here of Pennsylvania and Tennessee (there may be others).  This e-mail thread began with Jerry’s note about “TLCat and how it’s grown,” but it only GROWS if we add new records and copy catalog our backlogs, not just if libraries are paying to search it.  The latter is a measure of the catalog’s usefulness and value to the library and research world, and that’s great, but it’s not the same as libraries having their holdings in there.
 
  
 
 Thanks for the list, Maggie, and to Jerry and Joyce for their prior comments on this important topic.  And thank heavens it’s a short week!  Hope it starts out well for us all.
 
  
 
  
 
 Marie Manthe
 
 Librarian, Kansas DOT Library
 
 700 SW Harrison St.
 
 Topeka, KS 66603-3754
 
 (785) 291-3854
 
 FAX: (785) 291-3717
 
  
 
  
 
 -----Original Message-----
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Maggie Sacco
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:57 PM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 I received the attached TLCat libraries list yesterday (11/17/06) from Kate
 
 Vincent at OCLC. 
 
  
 
 Maggie Sacco
 
 CTC & Associates LLC
 
 Lead Investigator 
 
 Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
 
 Tel.: 608.215.0272
 
 Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
 
 Website: http://libraryconnectivity.com
 
 Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 -----Original Message-----
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
 
 [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
 
 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
 
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:44 AM
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 The list I sent Jerry is not an updated list. It is the only list I have
 
 from OCLC and it is the list from last May.  I have requested an update from
 
 OCLC, but this is the list they sent me the last time I asked.  I have not
 
 added anyone to the list, nor ben notified of any additions or deletions
 
 from OCLC. 
 
  
 
 Joyce W. Koeneman
 
 Digital Librarian
 
 National Transportation Library
 
 400 7th St. SW
 
 Washington, DC
 
 202.366.4203
 
 joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
 
  
 
 ________________________________
 
  
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
 
 Sent: Fri 11/17/2006 5:47 PM
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 Subject: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN
 
 from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:
 
  
 
 TL Cat records - 549,930
 
 Held by a single library - 179,636
 
 Links to online resources - 8,650
 
  
 
 Sorry 'bout that!
 
  
 
 Message-Id: <456182A4020000F200008B71@ag03ng02.nash.tenn>
 Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:25:40 -0600
 From: "Ruth Letson" 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
 Subject: Re: FW: Well, maybe not!
 Mime-Version: 1.0
 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="=__Part8FABA614.0__="
 
 
 You're correct.  Tennessee does not yet have any holdings in TLCat.  Hopefully, someday....
  
 Ruth Letson
 Library Manager
 Library/Map Sales Office
 Tennessee Dept. of Transportation
 Suite 300, James K. Polk Bldg.
 Nashville, TN  37243-0345
 615-741-2330
 615-741-1791 (Fax)
 Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us
 
 >>> "Marie Manthe"  11/20/06 9:02 AM >>>
 
 Maggie – I have one comment and one question about the list.  First, I noticed that Minnesota DOT is on there twice, at # 18 and again in the yellow pooled fund section, at # 29.
 
  
 
 And my question is, do all of these libraries have records in TLCat, or do some of them only subscribe to access the database through their FirstSearch service, but don’t actually have their own holdings in TLCat?  For example, when I search through the guest view for my library, KSDOT, I get 4655 total items.  But when I search for WIRUT, the Midwest Regional UTC Library at University of Wisconsin, I don’t get anything.  I think we need to have a clear distinction between who is subscribing to the database, and which libraries actually have records in there – or WILL have records in there as soon as they’re able, and I’m thinking here of Pennsylvania and Tennessee (there may be others).  This e-mail thread began with Jerry’s note about “TLCat and how it’s grown,” but it only GROWS if we add new records and copy catalog our backlogs, not just if libraries are paying to search it.  The latter is a measure of the catalog’s usefulness and value to the library and research world, and that’s great, but it’s not the same as libraries having their holdings in there.
 
  
 
 Thanks for the list, Maggie, and to Jerry and Joyce for their prior comments on this important topic.  And thank heavens it’s a short week!  Hope it starts out well for us all.
 
  
 
  
 
 Marie Manthe
 
 Librarian, Kansas DOT Library
 
 700 SW Harrison St.
 
 Topeka, KS 66603-3754
 
 (785) 291-3854
 
 FAX: (785) 291-3717
 
  
 
  
 
 -----Original Message-----
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Maggie Sacco
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:57 PM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 I received the attached TLCat libraries list yesterday (11/17/06) from Kate
 
 Vincent at OCLC. 
 
  
 
 Maggie Sacco
 
 CTC & Associates LLC
 
 Lead Investigator 
 
 Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
 
 Tel.: 608.215.0272
 
 Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
 
 Website: http://libraryconnectivity.com
 
 Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 -----Original Message-----
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
 
 [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
 
 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
 
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:44 AM
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 The list I sent Jerry is not an updated list. It is the only list I have
 
 from OCLC and it is the list from last May.  I have requested an update from
 
 OCLC, but this is the list they sent me the last time I asked.  I have not
 
 added anyone to the list, nor ben notified of any additions or deletions
 
 from OCLC. 
 
  
 
 Joyce W. Koeneman
 
 Digital Librarian
 
 National Transportation Library
 
 400 7th St. SW
 
 Washington, DC
 
 202.366.4203
 
 joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
 
  
 
 ________________________________
 
  
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
 
 Sent: Fri 11/17/2006 5:47 PM
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 Subject: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN
 
 from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:
 
  
 
 TL Cat records - 549,930
 
 Held by a single library - 179,636
 
 Links to online resources - 8,650
 
  
 
 Sorry 'bout that!
 
  
 
 From: "Maggie Sacco" 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
 Subject: RE: TLCat participation
 Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:33:42 -0600
 Message-ID: <005b01c70cc1$a7a8fdc0$6401a8c0@MONKEY>
 MIME-Version: 1.0
 Content-Type: text/plain;
         charset="us-ascii"
 
 
 OCLC is a very complex organization, but I've had pretty good direct
 communication with them over the years, depending on who you can recruit to
 your cause...our new representative is Kate Vincent, Senior Library Services
 Consultant for Major Programs and Federal Libraries. She is new in her
 position and is very accessible. I'm working on keeping us - not just the
 Transportation Library Connectivity pooled fund, but the TLCat group as a
 whole - front and center with her. Kate is very interested in the pooled
 fund and TLCat, so I'm hoping that my request for more frequent and regular
 reports on the status of TLCat will materialize. That way we don't have to
 run the numbers, we can get it direct from OCLC. So far I've suggested the
 following to be included in the reports: participating libraries, their
 holdings, total holdings, and number of items held in a single library. Is
 there anything else you would like to see?
 
 
 Maggie Sacco
 CTC & Associates LLC
 Lead Investigator
 Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
 Web: http://www.libraryconnectivity.org
 Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog
 Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
 Tel.: 608.215.0272
 
 
 
 -----Original Message-----
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
 [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
 Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 10:10 AM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: TLCat participation
 
 
 The list Jerry distributed was premature as it was an old list and as I said
 to him, we need more current information.  I will  provide the best
 information available when I hear from OCLC.  Sorry for the delay.  I am
 sure you have all had more experience with OCLC than I have are familiar
 with the complexity of the organization.
  
  
  
 Joyce W. Koeneman
 Digital Librarian
 National Transportation Library
 400 7th St. SW
 Washington, DC
 202.366.4203
 joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
 
 
 ________________________________
 
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Marie Manthe
 Sent: Mon 11/20/2006 10:02 AM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: FW: Well, maybe not!
 
 
 
 
 Maggie - I have one comment and one question about the list.  First, I
 noticed that Minnesota DOT is on there twice, at # 18 and again in the
 yellow pooled fund section, at # 29.
 
 
  
 
 
 And my question is, do all of these libraries have records in TLCat, or do
 some of them only subscribe to access the database through their FirstSearch
 service, but don't actually have their own holdings in TLCat?  For example,
 when I search through the guest view for my library, KSDOT, I get 4655 total
 items.  But when I search for WIRUT, the Midwest Regional UTC Library at
 University of Wisconsin, I don't get anything.  I think we need to have a
 clear distinction between who is subscribing to the database, and which
 libraries actually have records in there - or WILL have records in there as
 soon as they're able, and I'm thinking here of Pennsylvania and Tennessee
 (there may be others).  This e-mail thread began with Jerry's note about
 "TLCat and how it's grown," but it only GROWS if we add new records and copy
 catalog our backlogs, not just if libraries are paying to search it.  The
 latter is a measure of the catalog's usefulness and value to the library and
 research world,
   and that's great, but it's not t
 he same as libraries having their holdings in there.
 
 
  
 
 
 Thanks for the list, Maggie, and to Jerry and Joyce for their prior comments
 on this important topic.  And thank heavens it's a short week!  Hope it
 starts out well for us all.
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 Marie Manthe
 
 
 Librarian, Kansas DOT Library
 
 
 700 SW Harrison St.
 
 
 Topeka, KS 66603-3754
 
 
 (785) 291-3854
 
 
 FAX: (785) 291-3717
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 -----Original Message-----
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
 [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Maggie
 Sacco
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:57 PM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
 
  
 
 
 I received the attached TLCat libraries list yesterday (11/17/06) from Kate
 
 
 Vincent at OCLC. 
 
 
  
 
 
 Maggie Sacco
 
 
 CTC & Associates LLC
 
 
 Lead Investigator 
 
 
 Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
 
 
 Tel.: 608.215.0272
 
 
 Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
 
 
 Website: http://libraryconnectivity.com
 
 
 Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 -----Original Message-----
 
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
 
 
 [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
 
 
 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
 
 
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:44 AM
 
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
 
  
 
 
 The list I sent Jerry is not an updated list. It is the only list I have
 
 
 from OCLC and it is the list from last May.  I have requested an update from
 
 
 OCLC, but this is the list they sent me the last time I asked.  I have not
 
 
 added anyone to the list, nor ben notified of any additions or deletions
 
 
 from OCLC. 
 
 
  
 
 
 Joyce W. Koeneman
 
 
 Digital Librarian
 
 
 National Transportation Library
 
 
 400 7th St. SW
 
 
 Washington, DC
 
 
 202.366.4203
 
 
 joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
 
 
  
 
 
 ________________________________
 
 
  
 
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
 
 
 Sent: Fri 11/17/2006 5:47 PM
 
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 
 Subject: Well, maybe not!
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN
 
 
 from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:
 
 
  
 
 
 TL Cat records - 549,930
 
 
 Held by a single library - 179,636
 
 
 Links to online resources - 8,650
 
 
  
 
 
 Sorry 'bout that!
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 From: "Maggie Sacco" 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
 Subject: RE: FW: Well, maybe not!
 Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:34:37 -0600
 Message-ID: <005c01c70cc1$c881f510$6401a8c0@MONKEY>
 MIME-Version: 1.0
 Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
         boundary="----=_NextPart_000_005D_01C70C8F.7DE78510"
 
 
 We will get there, Ruth! --Maggie
 
  
 
 -----Original Message-----
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Ruth Letson
 Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 10:26 AM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: Re: FW: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 You're correct.  Tennessee does not yet have any holdings in TLCat.  Hopefully, someday....
 
  
 
 Ruth Letson
 Library Manager
 Library/Map Sales Office
 Tennessee Dept. of Transportation
 Suite 300, James K. Polk Bldg.
 Nashville, TN  37243-0345
 615-741-2330
 615-741-1791 (Fax)
 Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us
 
 >>> "Marie Manthe"  11/20/06 9:02 AM >>>
 
 Maggie – I have one comment and one question about the list.  First, I noticed that Minnesota DOT is on there twice, at # 18 and again in the yellow pooled fund section, at # 29.
 
  
 
 And my question is, do all of these libraries have records in TLCat, or do some of them only subscribe to access the database through their FirstSearch service, but don’t actually have their own holdings in TLCat?  For example, when I search through the guest view for my library, KSDOT, I get 4655 total items.  But when I search for WIRUT, the Midwest Regional UTC Library at University of Wisconsin, I don’t get anything.  I think we need to have a clear distinction between who is subscribing to the database, and which libraries actually have records in there – or WILL have records in there as soon as they’re able, and I’m thinking here of Pennsylvania and Tennessee (there may be others).  This e-mail thread began with Jerry’s note about “TLCat and how it’s grown,” but it only GROWS if we add new records and copy catalog our backlogs, not just if libraries are paying to search it.  The latter is a measure of the catalog’s usefulness and value to the library and research world, and that’s great, but it’s not the same as libraries having their holdings in there.
 
  
 
 Thanks for the list, Maggie, and to Jerry and Joyce for their prior comments on this important topic.  And thank heavens it’s a short week!  Hope it starts out well for us all.
 
  
 
  
 
 Marie Manthe
 
 Librarian, Kansas DOT Library
 
 700 SW Harrison St.
 
 Topeka, KS 66603-3754
 
 (785) 291-3854
 
 FAX: (785) 291-3717
 
  
 
  
 
 -----Original Message-----
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Maggie Sacco
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:57 PM
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 I received the attached TLCat libraries list yesterday (11/17/06) from Kate
 
 Vincent at OCLC. 
 
  
 
 Maggie Sacco
 
 CTC & Associates LLC
 
 Lead Investigator 
 
 Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund Study
 
 Tel.: 608.215.0272
 
 Email: msacco@ctcandassociates.com
 
 Website: http://libraryconnectivity.com
 
 Blog: http://ctcandassociates.com/lpfblog
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 -----Original Message-----
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
 
 [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
 
 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
 
 Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:44 AM
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 Subject: RE: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
 The list I sent Jerry is not an updated list. It is the only list I have
 
 from OCLC and it is the list from last May.  I have requested an update from
 
 OCLC, but this is the list they sent me the last time I asked.  I have not
 
 added anyone to the list, nor ben notified of any additions or deletions
 
 from OCLC. 
 
  
 
 Joyce W. Koeneman
 
 Digital Librarian
 
 National Transportation Library
 
 400 7th St. SW
 
 Washington, DC
 
 202.366.4203
 
 joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
 
  
 
 ________________________________
 
  
 
 From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
 
 Sent: Fri 11/17/2006 5:47 PM
 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
 
 Subject: Well, maybe not!
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 Before I ran those TL Cat numbers, I forgot to remove the code from UofMN
 
 from the list.  The more accurate numbers are:
 
  
 
 TL Cat records - 549,930
 
 Held by a single library - 179,636
 
 Links to online resources - 8,650
 
  
 
 Sorry 'bout that!
 
  
 
 Message-Id: 
 Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 17:33:15 -0600
 From: "Jerry Baldwin" 
 To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
 Subject: Say what?
 Mime-Version: 1.0
 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
 Content-Disposition: inline
 
 
 So, you think it's all on the Internet.  Here's a stunner from Lj.  In a listing of reference works done in 1997, 75% of the items were available only in print versus electronic formats.  In a new listing, more than 10 years into the Internet era, it's now 80%.
Source:  http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6391518.html


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The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to:  jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us



Research Results Digest


        *       Design of Track Transitions
                No. 79
                TRB
                Oct. 2006
                (2 copies)


Transportation Research Record


        *       1523, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960


NCHRP Report


        *       Manual on Service Life of Corrosion-Damaged Reinforced
Concrete Bridge Superstructure Elements
                558


NCHRP Synthesis


        *       Visualization for Project Development:  a synthesis of
highway practice
                361




JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


JonAnne:  I'd be interested in TRB 79 and any of the TRR reports still
left.  Thanks for your constant offers!


Sabina D. Tannenbaum
Librarian
LTK Engineering Services
100 W. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002


stannenbaum@ltk.com
215-641-8833



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JonAnne
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Donations



The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to:  jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us



Research Results Digest


        *       Design of Track Transitions
                No. 79
                TRB
                Oct. 2006
                (2 copies)


Transportation Research Record


        *       1523, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960


NCHRP Report


        *       Manual on Service Life of Corrosion-Damaged Reinforced
Concrete Bridge Superstructure Elements
                558


NCHRP Synthesis


        *       Visualization for Project Development:  a synthesis of
highway practice
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The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


Guardrails / Midwest States Regional Pooled Fund Program Reports


Development and Evaluation of a Tie-Down System for the 
Redesigned F-Shape Concrete Temporary Barrier
Midwest States Regional Pooled Fund Program
MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-134-03


Guidelines for Attachments to Bridge Rails and Median Barriers
Midwest States Regional Pooled Fund Program
MwRSF Research Report No. TRP-03-98-03


Research Results Digest
306


Nevada


                *       1992 Nevada Rail Plan
                        State of Nevada DOT
                        1992


Pennsylvania


        *       Manual for Inspecting Bridge for Fatigue Damage Conditions
                Ben T. Yen, et al
                Commonwealth of Pennsylvania DOT
                Jan. 1990
        *       The Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
                        1990-91 Annual Report




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I will be out of the Office Wednesday November 22nd.


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A few years back, I attempted to compare access to transportation information resources via the Internet, TRIS and TL Cat (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html).  I was just reading the pooled fund blog and saw the following information that was sent out a while back by Barbara Post:


*TRIS currently contains 643,714 records.
*So far in 2006, over 20,000 records have been added to TRIS.
*There are now well over 25,000 records in TRIS that have links to full text.
*About 66% of the records are articles or papers.
*There are about 220,000 transportation related monographs in TRIS.


It prompted me to compare that 220,000 number with monographs in TL Cat.  It's slightly more than one-half of TL Cat's 417,146 monographs.


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TRIS and TLCat are in my mind totally different products.  TRIS is an indexing and abstracting service of transportation related material generally providing an abstract.  TLCat is a union library catalog.  Being a catalog of holdings of the various library it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related or are not included in TRIS  - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories.  Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools.  TRIS is a source to find what has been published in transportation and TLCat is source to find what libraries might own that resource.  To me TRIS and TLCat  compliment each other.

 

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Subject: Interesting Numbers


A few years back, I attempted to compare access to transportation information resources via the Internet, TRIS and TL Cat (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html).  I was just reading the pooled fund blog and saw the following information that was sent out a while back by Barbara Post:

*TRIS currently contains 643,714 records.
*So far in 2006, over 20,000 records have been added to TRIS.
*There are now well over 25,000 records in TRIS that have links to full text.
*About 66% of the records are articles or papers.
*There are about 220,000 transportation related monographs in TRIS.

It prompted me to compare that 220,000 number with monographs in TL Cat.  It's slightly more than one-half of TL Cat's 417,146 monographs.


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You are correct Barbara, TRIS and TLCAT are complementary tools for information users that are used for different types of queries. Together they help provide more complete access to information needed by the transportation community. And what Joyce and Tracey have done at the NTL in providing a portal to other websites is also helpful. And Birgitta in Sweden, and.... there are a lot of tools and some of these things are not like the others. And TRIS is similar to, but not the same as.
 
Jerry didn't say in his last email if those monographs were from all libraries in TLCAT or only the 23 State DOT libraries he generally isolates from TLCAT.
 
Happy Thanksgiving y'all.
 
I am certainly grateful for transportation librarians because you make information easier to find, you are the greatest of friends, and you make the world a more interesting place.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Nelda
 
 
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TRIS and TLCat are in my mind totally different products.  TRIS is an indexing and abstracting service of transportation related material generally providing an abstract.  TLCat is a union library catalog.  Being a catalog of holdings of the various library it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related or are not included in TRIS  - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories.  Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools.  TRIS is a source to find what has been published in transportation and TLCat is source to find what libraries might own that resource.  To me TRIS and TLCat  compliment each other.

 

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Subject: Interesting Numbers


A few years back, I attempted to compare access to transportation information resources via the Internet, TRIS and TL Cat (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html).  I was just reading the pooled fund blog and saw the following information that was sent out a while back by Barbara Post:

*TRIS currently contains 643,714 records.
*So far in 2006, over 20,000 records have been added to TRIS.
*There are now well over 25,000 records in TRIS that have links to full text.
*About 66% of the records are articles or papers.
*There are about 220,000 transportation related monographs in TRIS.

It prompted me to compare that 220,000 number with monographs in TL Cat.  It's slightly more than one-half of TL Cat's 417,146 monographs.


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Well no wonder you were busy on Thanksgiving day -- you were building up your Jerry-zingers!  I'm still full....



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You are correct Barbara, TRIS and TLCAT are complementary tools for information users that are used for different types of queries. Together they help provide more complete access to information needed by the transportation community. And what Joyce and Tracey have done at the NTL in providing a portal to other websites is also helpful. And Birgitta in Sweden, and.... there are a lot of tools and some of these things are not like the others. And TRIS is similar to, but not the same as.
 
Jerry didn't say in his last email if those monographs were from all libraries in TLCAT or only the 23 State DOT libraries he generally isolates from TLCAT.
 
Happy Thanksgiving y'all.
 
I am certainly grateful for transportation librarians because you make information easier to find, you are the greatest of friends, and you make the world a more interesting place.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Nelda
 
 
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TRIS and TLCat are in my mind totally different products.  TRIS is an indexing and abstracting service of transportation related material generally providing an abstract.  TLCat is a union library catalog.  Being a catalog of holdings of the various library it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related or are not included in TRIS  - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories.  Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools.  TRIS is a source to find what has been published in transportation and TLCat is source to find what libraries might own that resource.  To me TRIS and TLCat  compliment each other.

 

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From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu on behalf of Jerry Baldwin
Sent: Wed 11/22/2006 1:31 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Interesting Numbers


A few years back, I attempted to compare access to transportation information resources via the Internet, TRIS and TL Cat (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html).  I was just reading the pooled fund blog and saw the following information that was sent out a while back by Barbara Post:

*TRIS currently contains 643,714 records.
*So far in 2006, over 20,000 records have been added to TRIS.
*There are now well over 25,000 records in TRIS that have links to full text.
*About 66% of the records are articles or papers.
*There are about 220,000 transportation related monographs in TRIS.

It prompted me to compare that 220,000 number with monographs in TL Cat.  It's slightly more than one-half of TL Cat's 417,146 monographs.


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Soneira, Martha would like to recall the message, "Interesting Numbers".


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The following issues of Erosion Control are available.  Respond off-list to:  Lori.Fiscus@dot.iowa.gov
 
 
EROSION CONTROL
 
Vol 10 -- No 4    Products and Services Directory 2004
 
Vol 10 -- No 5    July/Aug 2003
 
Vol 10 -- No 6    Sept/Oct 2003
 
Vol 10 -- No 7    Nov/Dec 2003
 
Vol 11 -- No 1    Jan/Feb 2004    (2 copies)
 
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Available to North American libraries in return for library rate postage reimbursement in stamps or check (made out to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc).
 


CONCRETE REPAIR BULLETIN 
2006:   v 19 no. 2,3, 
2004:   v 17 no. 1,2,3,5,6 
2003:   v 16 no. 5,6 
2001:   v 14 no. 3 

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION 
2006:   v 51 no. 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 
2005:   v 50 no. 1-11 
2004:   v 49 no. 7-12 

CONCRETE INTERNATIONAL 
2006:   v 28 no. 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10, 
2005:   v 27 no. 1-12 
2004:   v 26 no. 1-12 
2003:   v 25 no. 7,,8,9,10,11,12, 

GLASS MAGAZINE 
2006:   v 56 no. 1-5 
2005:   v 55 no. 3,4, 6-12 

MATERIALS PERFORMANCE 
2006:   v 45 no. 1-5 
2005:   v 44 no. 1-6, 9-12 
2004:   v 43 no. 1,2, 4-12 
2003:   v 42 no. 8-12 

MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION 
2006:   v 46 no. 4,8 
2004:   v 44 no. 1 

PCI JOURNAL 
2006:   v 51 no. 4 
2005:   v 50 no. 2-6 

PLASTICS ENGINEERING 
2006:   v 62 no. 11  

SHOTCRETE MAGAZINE 
2006:   v 8 no. 2 
                v 8 no. 3, 

STRUCTURE 
2006:   June 
July, July 
                August, August 
                September 

STONE WORLD 
2006:   v 23 no.10 

WELDING JOURNAL 
2006:   v 85 no. 11 


Penny S. Sympson, corporate librarian 
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. 
330 Pfingsten Road 
Northbrook, IL 60062 
tel 847.753.7202 fax 847.498.0358 
psympson@wje.com 

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Hello Mr Sympson:

If there are no takers still, we would be more than happy to have them. Please let us know the postage charges that we have to make for these.

MATERIALS PERFORMANCE 
2006:   v 45 no. 1-5 
2005:   v 44 no. 1-6, 9-12 
2004:   v 43 no. 1,2, 4-12 
2003:   v 42 no. 8-12 

MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION 
2006:   v 46 no. 4,8 
2004:   v 44 no. 1 

PLASTICS ENGINEERING 
2006:   v 62 no. 11  

STRUCTURE 
2006:   June 
July, July 
August, August 
                September 
WELDING JOURNAL 
2006:   v 85 no. 11 
 
Warm regards,
 
Suresh D Nair
Technical Librarian - R&D
Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited
Hozur Gardens, Sembiam
Chennai 600 011
INDIA
 
 

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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:06 AM
Subject: duplicate engineering related journals available


Available to North American libraries in return for library rate postage reimbursement in stamps or check (made out to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc).
 


CONCRETE REPAIR BULLETIN 
2006:   v 19 no. 2,3, 
2004:   v 17 no. 1,2,3,5,6 
2003:   v 16 no. 5,6 
2001:   v 14 no. 3 

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION 
2006:   v 51 no. 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 
2005:   v 50 no. 1-11 
2004:   v 49 no. 7-12 

CONCRETE INTERNATIONAL 
2006:   v 28 no. 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10, 
2005:   v 27 no. 1-12 
2004:   v 26 no. 1-12 
2003:   v 25 no. 7,,8,9,10,11,12, 

GLASS MAGAZINE 
2006:   v 56 no. 1-5 
2005:   v 55 no. 3,4, 6-12 

MATERIALS PERFORMANCE 
2006:   v 45 no. 1-5 
2005:   v 44 no. 1-6, 9-12 
2004:   v 43 no. 1,2, 4-12 
2003:   v 42 no. 8-12 

MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION 
2006:   v 46 no. 4,8 
2004:   v 44 no. 1 

PCI JOURNAL 
2006:   v 51 no. 4 
2005:   v 50 no. 2-6 

PLASTICS ENGINEERING 
2006:   v 62 no. 11  

SHOTCRETE MAGAZINE 
2006:   v 8 no. 2 
                v 8 no. 3, 

STRUCTURE 
2006:   June 
July, July 
                August, August 
                September 

STONE WORLD 
2006:   v 23 no.10 

WELDING JOURNAL 
2006:   v 85 no. 11 


Penny S. Sympson, corporate librarian 
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. 
330 Pfingsten Road 
Northbrook, IL 60062 
tel 847.753.7202 fax 847.498.0358 
psympson@wje.com 

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                            TRANLIB Digest 2110


Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) How to treat a collection of road maps
        by "Shofner, Pamela" 
  2) RE: How to treat a collection of road maps
        by "Zaletel, Hank [DOT]" 
  3) Re: How to treat a collection of road maps
        by Laura Whayne 
  4) Urgent Request
        by "Barbara Adkins" 
  5) RE: Urgent Request
        by "Marie Manthe" 
  6) RE: Urgent Request
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  7) RE: Urgent Request
        by "Betty Lou Hicks" 
  8) Re: How to treat a collection of road maps
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
  9) TD-professional achievement award
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Hello, everyone- 

The Maine DOT has a collection of road maps that it produced from the late 1920s up to 1979.  At present they're stored in our mapping and media unit office, but every now and then someone mentions that we need to find a better way to take care of them.  The suggestion usually is to have them brought in to the library, cataloged, and made available, at least on a limited basis.  

Does anyone else have a collection like this?  How about suggestions for their storage?  I'm looking at acid-free storage envelopes, but wonder if anyone else has suggestions, tips, etc.  I would like a balance between a big expense, which we can't afford, and just letting them deteriorate where they are.  

Thanks for anything you can tell me. 

Pamela D. Shofner, Librarian 
MaineDOT Library 
16 State House Station 
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016 
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From: "Zaletel, Hank [DOT]" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Pamela
 
We had the same problem at the Iowa DOT.  Every time you used them they would begin to
rip and tear along the seams.  We had professional photos made of the originals and then
used the copies which were made at about 50% of the normal size.  The originals were
now not being damaged and the copies were used extensively.
 
We have a historical archive committee now that has hired a consultant to examine our
historical collections.  Her report suggests that we hire an archivist who, among others
things, would catalog our extensive map collections.  The funding for the consultant came
from transportation enhancement funds.  
 
Feel free to contact me if you want more info.
 
Hank Zaletel
Iowa DOT Library
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa  50010
1/800-262-0003 x 1200



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Subject: How to treat a collection of road maps




Hello, everyone- 

The Maine DOT has a collection of road maps that it produced from the late 1920s up to 1979.  At present they're stored in our mapping and media unit office, but every now and then someone mentions that we need to find a better way to take care of them.  The suggestion usually is to have them brought in to the library, cataloged, and made available, at least on a limited basis.  

Does anyone else have a collection like this?  How about suggestions for their storage?  I'm looking at acid-free storage envelopes, but wonder if anyone else has suggestions, tips, etc.  I would like a balance between a big expense, which we can't afford, and just letting them deteriorate where they are.  

Thanks for anything you can tell me. 

Pamela D. Shofner, Librarian 
MaineDOT Library 
16 State House Station 
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016 
Phone:     207/624-3230 
Fax:        207/624-3221 
Pamela.shofner@maine.gov 



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As far as inexpensive storage, there are acid free large storage boxes
available that would allow you to at least store the maps opened out and
flat.  This would help preserve them.  One of the 'library supply' vendors
that I use for such boxes is DEMCO at http://demco.com  Look under
Supplies. I use these for a some of my older maps.


Do you have a State Library or a university library close by that has a
preservation department or a map collection, with whom you could talk about
this?  They could probably offer suggestions too.


      Laura Whayne


Laura Whayne, Librarian
Kentucky Transportation Center
University of Kentucky
176 Raymond Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0281


Phone: 859-257-2155 or 800-432-0719
Fax: 859-257-1815
E-mail: lwhayne@engr.uky.edu
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Hello, everyone-



The Maine DOT has a collection of road maps that it produced from the late
1920s up to 1979.  At present they're stored in our mapping and media unit
office, but every now and then someone mentions that we need to find a
better way to take care of them.  The suggestion usually is to have them
brought in to the library, cataloged, and made available, at least on a
limited basis.



Does anyone else have a collection like this?  How about suggestions for
their storage?  I'm looking at acid-free storage envelopes, but wonder if
anyone else has suggestions, tips, etc.  I would like a balance between a
big expense, which we can't afford, and just letting them deteriorate where
they are.



Thanks for anything you can tell me.



Pamela D. Shofner, Librarian
MaineDOT Library
16 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016
Phone:     207/624-3230
Fax:        207/624-3221
Pamela.shofner@maine.gov






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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:29:58 -0500
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


My older references are packed in boxes in a temporary storage facility while I await bookshelves. As such, I can not access them easily and I've got an urgent request for copies of several references. Electronic access would work best. Can anyone help?
 
Dilley, Marti, and Tom Gallagher 1999.  Designing an Effective Approach to the Public: Alaska's Experience.  Transportation Research Record, 1685: Pp; 113-119.  ISSN:0361-1981.
 
Frantz, P., and G. Gould Jan. 1998. Public Involvement. Routes/Roads, 297: Pp 57-64. ISSN: 0004-556X.
 
Graves, Scott and Sean Casey (2000). Public Involvement in Transportation Planning in Washing, D.C. Region: Report on an Assessment.  Transportation Research Record. No. 1706: 100-107.
 
Kaufman, Ronald L., and Christy Cain. Kansas Department of Transportation. 2000.  Public Involvement: Paving the Way to Success.  Transportation Research Board, 79th Annual Meeting. Jan. 9-13, 2000.  Washington DC. Pp 15. Transportation Research Council. Available on preprint CD-ROM.
 
Keever, D., G. Frankoski, and J. Lynott. 1999.  In the Possibilities are the Solution: Assessment and Implications of the Public-Involvement Process During the Environmental Impact Study of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.  Transportation Research Record, 1685:  Pp 135-143. ISSN: 0361-1981.
 
Khisty, C.J. (2000).  Citizen Involvement in the Transportation Planning Process:  What is and What Ought to Be? Journal of Advanced Transportation 34(1):125-142.
 
Lynott, Janna, and David B. Keever.  Science Applications International Corporation, Vienna, VA. 2000. Public Involvement in Transportation Design Projects.  Transportation Research, 79th Annual Meeting.  Jan. 9-13, 2000.  Washington, DC. Pp 18. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, National Research Council.  Available on preprint CD-ROM.
 
Miller, D.R. A. Rodriguez, and W. Fernandez. 1996.  Design Alternatives Via the MIS Public Participation Process. Proceedings of the 1996 Rapid Transit Conference of the American Public Transit Association.  June 2-6, 1996.  Atlanta, Georgia.  Washington, DC: American Public Transit Association, Pp 22-24.
 
Tanishita, M. (Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan) 1997. Public Involvement in Transportation Planning.  IATSS Research 21, 2: Pp 19-23, ISSN:0386-1104.
 
The Matrix Group, LLC. (Undated).  Executive Summary- Considering Equity in Regional Transportation Systems: Concepts, Current Practices, and Strategic Options.  The MATRIX Group, LLC. Baltimore, MD.
 
Webber, M.M. (1971).  Alternative Styles for Citizen Participation in Transportation Planning.  Highway Research Record 356, Washington, DC, pp. 6-11.
 
Thanks,
 
Barbara
Barbara H. Adkins
Research Division
Maryland State Highway Administration
707 N. Calvert Street, MS 412
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: 410-545-5551 or toll free 1-888-204-0157
Fax: 410-209-5015
Email: badkins@sha.state.md.us
 
 



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Subject: RE: Urgent Request
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 11:43:45 -0600
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Barbara – I can send you the Graves & Casey article and the Webber article electronically – unless someone else has already sent them by e-mail or fax.  I probably have the Kaufman & Cain article and the Lynott & Keever one as well, if you don’t get them from someone else.  Please let me know if you still need the latter two.

 

Sorry to write to everyone, but my own belief is that if helpful list members know that items X and Y are already being supplied to the requestor, they don’t need to look for those anymore.

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717


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Subject: Urgent Request

 

My older references are packed in boxes in a temporary storage facility while I await bookshelves. As such, I can not access them easily and I've got an urgent request for copies of several references. Electronic access would work best. Can anyone help?

 

Dilley, Marti, and Tom Gallagher 1999.  Designing an Effective Approach to the Public: Alaska's Experience.  Transportation Research Record, 1685: Pp; 113-119.  ISSN:0361-1981.

 

Frantz, P., and G. Gould Jan. 1998. Public Involvement. Routes/Roads, 297: Pp 57-64. ISSN: 0004-556X.

 

Graves, Scott and Sean Casey (2000). Public Involvement in Transportation Planning in Washing, D.C. Region: Report on an Assessment.  Transportation Research Record. No. 1706: 100-107.

 

Kaufman, Ronald L., and Christy Cain. Kansas Department of Transportation. 2000.  Public Involvement: Paving the Way to Success.  Transportation Research Board, 79th Annual Meeting. Jan. 9-13, 2000.  Washington DC. Pp 15. Transportation Research Council. Available on preprint CD-ROM.

 

Keever, D., G. Frankoski, and J. Lynott. 1999.  In the Possibilities are the Solution: Assessment and Implications of the Public-Involvement Process During the Environmental Impact Study of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.  Transportation Research Record, 1685:  Pp 135-143. ISSN: 0361-1981.

 

Khisty, C.J. (2000).  Citizen Involvement in the Transportation Planning Process:  What is and What Ought to Be? Journal of Advanced Transportation 34(1):125-142.

 

Lynott, Janna, and David B. Keever.  Science Applications International Corporation, Vienna, VA. 2000. Public Involvement in Transportation Design Projects.  Transportation Research, 79th Annual Meeting.  Jan. 9-13, 2000.  Washington, DC. Pp 18. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, National Research Council.  Available on preprint CD-ROM.

 

Miller, D.R. A. Rodriguez, and W. Fernandez. 1996.  Design Alternatives Via the MIS Public Participation Process. Proceedings of the 1996 Rapid Transit Conference of the American Public Transit Association.  June 2-6, 1996.  Atlanta, Georgia.  Washington, DC: American Public Transit Association, Pp 22-24.

 

Tanishita, M. (Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan) 1997. Public Involvement in Transportation Planning.  IATSS Research 21, 2: Pp 19-23, ISSN:0386-1104.

 

The Matrix Group, LLC. (Undated).  Executive Summary- Considering Equity in Regional Transportation Systems: Concepts, Current Practices, and Strategic Options.  The MATRIX Group, LLC. Baltimore, MD.

 

Webber, M.M. (1971).  Alternative Styles for Citizen Participation in Transportation Planning.  Highway Research Record 356, Washington, DC, pp. 6-11.

 

Thanks,

 

Barbara

Barbara H. Adkins

Research Division

Maryland State Highway Administration

707 N. Calvert Street, MS 412

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: 410-545-5551 or toll free 1-888-204-0157

Fax: 410-209-5015

Email: badkins@sha.state.md.us

 

 


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I have everything so far except these 3
 
Miller, D.R. A. Rodriguez, and W. Fernandez. 1996.  Design Alternatives Via the MIS Public Participation Process. Proceedings of the 1996 Rapid Transit Conference of the American Public Transit Association.  June 2-6, 1996.  Atlanta, Georgia.  Washington, DC: American Public Transit Association, Pp 22-24.

 

Tanishita, M. (Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan) 1997. Public Involvement in Transportation Planning.  IATSS Research 21, 2: Pp 19-23, ISSN:0386-1104.

 

The Matrix Group, LLC. (Undated).  Executive Summary- Considering Equity in Regional Transportation Systems: Concepts, Current Practices, and Strategic Options.  The MATRIX Group, LLC. Baltimore, MD.

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Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:44 AM
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Barbara - I can send you the Graves & Casey article and the Webber article electronically - unless someone else has already sent them by e-mail or fax.  I probably have the Kaufman & Cain article and the Lynott & Keever one as well, if you don't get them from someone else.  Please let me know if you still need the latter two.

 

Sorry to write to everyone, but my own belief is that if helpful list members know that items X and Y are already being supplied to the requestor, they don't need to look for those anymore.

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717


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Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:30 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Urgent Request

 

My older references are packed in boxes in a temporary storage facility while I await bookshelves. As such, I can not access them easily and I've got an urgent request for copies of several references. Electronic access would work best. Can anyone help?

 

Dilley, Marti, and Tom Gallagher 1999.  Designing an Effective Approach to the Public: Alaska's Experience.  Transportation Research Record, 1685: Pp; 113-119.  ISSN:0361-1981.

 

Frantz, P., and G. Gould Jan. 1998. Public Involvement. Routes/Roads, 297: Pp 57-64. ISSN: 0004-556X.

 

Graves, Scott and Sean Casey (2000). Public Involvement in Transportation Planning in Washing, D.C. Region: Report on an Assessment.  Transportation Research Record. No. 1706: 100-107.

 

Kaufman, Ronald L., and Christy Cain. Kansas Department of Transportation. 2000.  Public Involvement: Paving the Way to Success.  Transportation Research Board, 79th Annual Meeting. Jan. 9-13, 2000.  Washington DC. Pp 15. Transportation Research Council. Available on preprint CD-ROM.

 

Keever, D., G. Frankoski, and J. Lynott. 1999.  In the Possibilities are the Solution: Assessment and Implications of the Public-Involvement Process During the Environmental Impact Study of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.  Transportation Research Record, 1685:  Pp 135-143. ISSN: 0361-1981.

 

Khisty, C.J. (2000).  Citizen Involvement in the Transportation Planning Process:  What is and What Ought to Be? Journal of Advanced Transportation 34(1):125-142.

 

Lynott, Janna, and David B. Keever.  Science Applications International Corporation, Vienna, VA. 2000. Public Involvement in Transportation Design Projects.  Transportation Research, 79th Annual Meeting.  Jan. 9-13, 2000.  Washington, DC. Pp 18. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, National Research Council.  Available on preprint CD-ROM.

 

Miller, D.R. A. Rodriguez, and W. Fernandez. 1996.  Design Alternatives Via the MIS Public Participation Process. Proceedings of the 1996 Rapid Transit Conference of the American Public Transit Association.  June 2-6, 1996.  Atlanta, Georgia.  Washington, DC: American Public Transit Association, Pp 22-24.

 

Tanishita, M. (Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan) 1997. Public Involvement in Transportation Planning.  IATSS Research 21, 2: Pp 19-23, ISSN:0386-1104.

 

The Matrix Group, LLC. (Undated).  Executive Summary- Considering Equity in Regional Transportation Systems: Concepts, Current Practices, and Strategic Options.  The MATRIX Group, LLC. Baltimore, MD.

 

Webber, M.M. (1971).  Alternative Styles for Citizen Participation in Transportation Planning.  Highway Research Record 356, Washington, DC, pp. 6-11.

 

Thanks,

 

Barbara

Barbara H. Adkins

Research Division

Maryland State Highway Administration

707 N. Calvert Street, MS 412

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: 410-545-5551 or toll free 1-888-204-0157

Fax: 410-209-5015

Email: badkins@sha.state.md.us

 

 


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Mn/DOT Library has a collection of MN official highways maps, 1919-present, as does the Minnesota Historical Society Library.  We consider the collection at the historical society, due to their function as the official state archives, to be the archival collection and our collection to be an easily accessible collection for every day use.  The two libraries are currently working with the MN Digital Library to digitize the maps dated 1919-1949, the latter year being the cutoff date for a project named Minnesota Reflections (http://reflections.mndigital.org).  The historical society copies will be used for digitizing those from Mn/DOT's collection that are too deteriorated to be useful.  BTW, if you visit the Reflections site, you'll see Mn/DOT Library's previous contribution to the project, "Minnesota Auto Trails," featured in their "Spotlight." 


>>> Pamela.Shofner@maine.gov 11/28/2006 9:35 AM >>>


Hello, everyone-


The Maine DOT has a collection of road maps that it produced from the
late 1920s up to 1979.  At present they're stored in our mapping and
media unit office, but every now and then someone mentions that we need
to find a better way to take care of them.  The suggestion usually is to
have them brought in to the library, cataloged, and made available, at
least on a limited basis.  


Does anyone else have a collection like this?  How about suggestions for
their storage?  I'm looking at acid-free storage envelopes, but wonder
if anyone else has suggestions, tips, etc.  I would like a balance
between a big expense, which we can't afford, and just letting them
deteriorate where they are.  


Thanks for anything you can tell me.


Pamela D. Shofner, Librarian
MaineDOT Library
16 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016
Phone:     207/624-3230
Fax:        207/624-3221
Pamela.shofner@maine.gov 




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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 14:58:19 -0600
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All Transportation Division Colleagues:


It is time again to nominate a worthy member of  the SLA's Transportation Division for this year's Professional Achievement Award. Please complete the attached nomination form and return it to me by January 1, 2007.


Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.




Mary Kathleen Geary
Public Services Librarian
Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208-2300


Voice (847) 467-5325


Fax (847) 491-8601


email m-geary@northwestern.edu


Visit the Transportation Library at:
 


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Libraries [should] never fire anyone because of funding cutbacks. That's why we have an acquisitions budget. Cut your materials budget to the bone, but keep your librarians. As long as we have Google, we need good librarians more than we need new books.* David Barton, Dean, Library & Information Services, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul 
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Now, if it was on the nightly news or some forum where someone other than librarians would see it perhaps people would get a clue.


Some people just don't get it.  Minneapolis Public Library appears to be one that doesn't.  They chose to to fire people rather than close buildings and cut back on materials.


Then again, it's run by someone who isn't a librarian so what do they care about customer service.  It's all about fund raising for big shiny buildings.  


There I go again.  Spouting my opinion like it matters.


Jim


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>>> Jerry Baldwin 11/28/2006 3:12 PM >>>
Libraries [should] never fire anyone because of funding cutbacks. That's why we have an acquisitions budget. Cut your materials budget to the bone, but keep your librarians. As long as we have Google, we need good librarians more than we need new books.- David Barton, Dean, Library & Information Services, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul 
Source:  LjExpress Nov. 28, 2006 http://www.libraryjournal.com/clear/CA6395026.html 




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Since some things I've posted to these lists drew unexpected comments, I thought I'd post something about which I'd like to hear some comments, especially in light of the goings on in relation to EPA libraries.  See attached.




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                 1994
         *       Microsoft FrontPage 98 At a Glance
                 Nelson, Stephen L.
                 1997
         *       More Internet for Dummies
                 Levine, John R. & Margaret Levine Young
                 1994
         *       Adobe PageMaker 6.5: user guide
                 Adobe
                 1996
 
 
 
 
 JonAnne Hobbs
 Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
 Room 803 
 P.O. Box 7957 
 4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
 Madison, WI 53707 
 voice: (608) 266-0724 
 fax: (608) 261-6306 
 email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 
 
 
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 The following are available for donations.
 Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 
 
 
 
 Reference
 
 
         *       The American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac
 Dept. of the Navy
 1980
 
 
 Geography Textbooks
 
 
         *       Geography: Regions and Concepts 3rd ed.
 Harm J. de Blij
 1971
         *       Asia's Land and Peoples 2nd ed.
 Cressey, George B.
 1951
         *       A Geography of Mankind
                 Broek and Webb
                 1968
 
 
 US Geological Surveys
 
 
         *       1986, 1987, 1989
 
 
 Engineering
 
 
         *       Engineering Contracts and Specifications 4th ed.
                 Abbett, Robert W.
                 1967
 
 
 Business Management
 
 
         *       Danger in the Comfort Zone: from boardroom
                 to mailroom the entitlement habit that's killing American
 business
                 Bardwick, Judith M.
                 1991
 
 
 
 
 
 JonAnne Hobbs
 Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
 Room 803 
 P.O. Box 7957 
 4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
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 voice: (608) 266-0724 
 fax: (608) 261-6306 
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 Good afternoon – We have the following duplicate copies of NCHRP Reports and TRRs available, free-of-charge.  If you’d like to obtain any of these items, please respond to me *off-list* at marie.manthe@ksdot.org with your request and your mailing address.  Thanks so much!
 
  
 
  
 
 Marie Manthe
 
 Librarian, Kansas DOT Library
 
 700 SW Harrison St.
 
 Topeka, KS 66603-3754
 
 (785) 291-3854
 
 FAX: (785) 291-3717
 
 
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 From: Krystal Blick 
 Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 1:22 PM
 To: Marie Manthe
 Subject: 11-29-06 extra list
 
  
 
 NCHRP Reports: 
 
 65, 66, 98, 100, 103, 125, 135, 164, 166, 168, 172, 192, 195, 204, 207, 213, 225, 237, 252, 258, 259, 292, 296, 304, 313
 
  
 
 Transportation Research Record:
 
 885, 1000, 1060, 1171, 1178, 1192, 1217, 1259, 1300, 1310, 1317, 1351, 1353, 1382, 1392, 1417, 1424, 1469, 1478, 1481, 1482, 1486, 1487, 1488, 1492, 1499
 
  
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Thanks to all who replied to my question about caring for a collection of road maps owned by the Maine DOT. 

Pamela D. Shofner, Librarian 
MaineDOT Library 
16 State House Station 
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016 
Phone:     207/624-3230 
Fax:        207/624-3221 
Pamela.shofner@maine.gov 



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The November 10, 2006 issue of _Urban Transportation Monitor_ features, on page 3, an article entitled, "Virginia DOT Library Claims Largest OCLC Holdings in U.S." Alas, there's no online version of this article.


The article has been indexed for TRAN.


Ron Carrier



Ronald M. Carrier, Cataloging Assistant
Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
847-491-2914/847-491-8601 (fax)
r-carrier@northwestern.edu 


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  4) RE: Directory of Transportation Libraries
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  5) RE: Directory of Transportation Libraries
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Dear colleagues, 

We would be most grateful for any help with an information query, which deals with the following: 

We have heard that in the United States, local elections run concurrently with general elections, giving citizens the opportunity to vote on municipal issues, such as matters pertaining to roads. 

The question is whether this means they may vote, for example, on the alternative positioning of stretches of road, or do these local elections only concern financial issues? Who initiates the focus of such local elections? Is this up to the local road administration to decide?

We are working on a project relating to infringement questions, the effects of barriers, noise disturbances, visual obstructions, etc. Therefore, it could be of interest to study ways of taking account of local opinion on the formation of roads. 

Many thanks, 

Best regards 

Anna Hultqvist 
Librarian 
Library 

Direct: +46 243 750 49 

Swedish Road Administration 
SE-781 87 Borlänge 
Sweden 
Röda vägen 1 
www.vv.se 
Phone: +46 771 119 119 
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Happy Friday, everyone – We have the following duplicate TRRs available, free-of-charge, all from the 2005 (dark green) series.  Please reply to me *off-list* at marie.manthe@ksdot.org, with your request and your mailing address.  Thanks so much, and have a good weekend.

 

1907

1908

1910

1911

1912

1913 (2 copies)

1914 (3 copies)

1917

1918

1931 (2 copies)

1932 (4 copies)

1934

1935 (3 copies)

1936 (2 copies)

1937

 

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717

 

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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Hello,

It's been a while since I last updated the Directory of Transportation Libraries and Information Centers.  If your library is listed in the Directory, please review for accuracy and forward to me the changes.  If you want to drop or know of a library that closed, I would appreciate an update.  If there are new libraries, not currently listed, let me know and I will forward a form.  

The Directory can be found here:

http://ntl.bts.gov/tldir/

PLEASE RESPOND TO ME!!!  dresley@volpe.dot.gov

Thanks and have a great weekend!!

Susan C. Dresley
Librarian, RTV-9L
Volpe Center/U.S. DOT 
55 Broadway 
Cambridge, MA  02142
617-494-2117
617-494-3125 (f)
email: dresley@volpe.dot.gov
 

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Susan:

We are not listed on your catalog. By March of 2007 our catalog should be up and running. I will be batching our collection this month.

Regards,

 

Krystyna Cherry

Research Librarian

NMDOT Research Bureau

PO Box 94690

Albuquerque, NM 87199-4690

Tel: 505-841-9150
Fax: 505-841-9158
krystyna.cherry@state.nm.us

 


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Hello,

It's been a while since I last updated the Directory of Transportation Libraries and Information Centers.  If your library is listed in the Directory, please review for accuracy and forward to me the changes.  If you want to drop or know of a library that closed, I would appreciate an update.  If there are new libraries, not currently listed, let me know and I will forward a form.  

The Directory can be found here:

http://ntl.bts.gov/tldir/

PLEASE RESPOND TO ME!!!  dresley@volpe.dot.gov

Thanks and have a great weekend!!

Susan C. Dresley

Librarian, RTV-9L

Volpe Center/U.S. DOT 

55 Broadway 

Cambridge, MA  02142

617-494-2117

617-494-3125 (f)

email: dresley@volpe.dot.gov

 



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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Whoops@ sorry I pressed the wrong button.

 

Krystyna Cherry

Research Librarian

NMDOT Research Bureau

PO Box 94690

Albuquerque, NM 87199-4690

Tel: 505-841-9150
Fax: 505-841-9158
krystyna.cherry@state.nm.us

 


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Subject: Directory of Transportation Libraries

 

Hello,

It's been a while since I last updated the Directory of Transportation Libraries and Information Centers.  If your library is listed in the Directory, please review for accuracy and forward to me the changes.  If you want to drop or know of a library that closed, I would appreciate an update.  If there are new libraries, not currently listed, let me know and I will forward a form.  

The Directory can be found here:

http://ntl.bts.gov/tldir/

PLEASE RESPOND TO ME!!!  dresley@volpe.dot.gov

Thanks and have a great weekend!!

Susan C. Dresley

Librarian, RTV-9L

Volpe Center/U.S. DOT 

55 Broadway 

Cambridge, MA  02142

617-494-2117

617-494-3125 (f)

email: dresley@volpe.dot.gov

 



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Our friends at the Portland Cement Association and other cement-oriented organizations will, I'm sure, appreciate this:


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2480751,00.html


Paul


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Paul Hernandez
Operations Manager
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-1720


ph: 510-643-8924 ; fax: 510-642-9180
phernand@library.berkeley.edu
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Hello everyone,


Yes, you're right, it's that time once again to submit your interesting news, articles, or announcements for the TRN Division Kaleidoscope E-News. This will be a "farewell to the outgoing & welcome to the incoming Division officers" issue, so let's make the most of it & include lots of good material.


Please send materials to:


spetrite@library.berkeley.edu


by December 22nd. If you are attaching a document, please make sure it is in Word
format.


Many thanks,
Seyem


**************************************************
Seyem Deus Petrites
Database Librarian
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California
408 McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9168 Phone
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        by "Christie, Rebecca" 
  4) For State DOTs - Question re Use of WSDOT Test Method 
        by "Christie, Rebecca" 
  5) REFQ -- Number of maintenance worker 
        by "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 
  6) Interesting Numbers
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
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We refer to that as a Nelda.  We all do it.  Congratulations on your progress
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


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Whoops@ sorry I pressed the wrong button.


 


Krystyna Cherry


Research Librarian


NMDOT Research Bureau


PO Box 94690


Albuquerque, NM 87199-4690


Tel: 505-841-9150
Fax: 505-841-9158
krystyna.cherry@state.nm.us


 


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Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 10:04 AM
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Subject: Directory of Transportation Libraries


 


Hello,


It's been a while since I last updated the Directory of Transportation Libraries and Information Centers.  If your library is listed in the Directory, please review for accuracy and forward to me the changes.  If you want to drop or know of a library that closed, I would appreciate an update.  If there are new libraries, not currently listed, let me know and I will forward a form.  


The Directory can be found here:


http://ntl.bts.gov/tldir/  


PLEASE RESPOND TO ME!!!  dresley@volpe.dot.gov


Thanks and have a great weekend!!


Susan C. Dresley


Librarian, RTV-9L


Volpe Center/U.S. DOT 


55 Broadway 


Cambridge, MA  02142


617-494-2117


617-494-3125 (f)


email: dresley@volpe.dot.gov


 




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From: "Fiscus, Lori [DOT]" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


The following are available.  Respond off-list to:   Lori.Fiscus@dot.iowa.gov
 
The Trucking Industry's Dream, A Motorist's Nightmare:  An Analysis of Impacts of the "Pinwheel Amendment", Fred Millar and Peter Carlson (January 1986)
 
The Effects of Motorcycle Helmets Upon Seeing and Hearing, A. James McKnight and A. Scott McKnight.  DOT HS 808 399.  1994
 
Database of Ground-Based Anemometer Measurements of Wake Vortices at Kennedy Airport, David Burnham and Steve Abramson.  DOT-VNTSC-FAA-97-10.  1997.
 
Wake Vortex Separation Standards:  Analysis Methods, David Burnham and James Hallock.  DOT-VNTSC-FAA-97-4.  1997.
 
General Aviation Accidents, 1983-1994:  Identification of Factors Related to Controlled-Flight-Into-Terrain (CFIT) Accidents, Melissa J. Bud and others.  DOT-VNTSC-FAA-97-8.  1997.
 
Human Factors and Operations Issues in GPS and WAAS Sensor Approvals:  A Review and Comparison of FAA and RTCA Documents, M. Wright.  DOT-VNTSC-FAA-97-7.  1997.
 
IVHS Countermeasures for Rear-End Collisions, Task 1 - Volume IV:  1992 NASS CDS Case Analysis, Terry Wilson.  DOT HS 808 564.  1994.
 
IVHS Countermeasures for Rear-End Collisions, Task 1 - Volume V:  1985 NASS Case Analysis, Terry Wilson.  DOT HS 808 565.  1994.
 
IVHS Countermeasures for Rear-End Collisions, Task 1 - Volume III:  1991 NASS CDS Case Analysis, Terry Wilson.  DOT HS 808 563.  1994.
 
National Transportation Statistics 2002 - Bureau of Transportation Statistics
 
AASHTO 1914-1989 Moving America Into the Future, 1990.
 
1993 AASHTO Annual Meeting Proceedings
 
Model Year 2007 Fuel Economy Guide, U.S. Department of Energy.
 
 
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Subject: Seeking MathCad templates for geotechnical calculations
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 10:00:15 -0800
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Colleagues - Here's an interesting (and rather obscure) question.
 
The Washington State Department of Transportation's Geotechnical Services Division recently purchased MathCad
(http://www.ptc.com/products/mathcad/detailed_information.htm), software that performs complex engineering calculations. Their current calculation sheets are in Excel, and the intent is to transition to MathCad. 
 
Rather than reinvent the wheel, they'd like to locate any existing templates for geotechnical calculations (such as wall design, bearing capacity, pile design, drilled shaft design, settlement, etc.). We've found some templates for structural engineering, but fewer for geotechnical engineering.
 
The best source found thus far is http://collab.mathsoft.com/~Mathcad2000/guests. I also posted a query to Eng-Tips Forum. I've done literature searches in WorldCat, Transport, Compendex, GeoRef, and GeoBase. I've found a few citations to articles that may have relevant content. I'm still scouring the Internet. What we're really seeking, according to the requestor, is "state of the practice, not state of the art."
 
If your agency/firm has created templates for geotechnical calculations in MathCad, or if you know of other sources for such applications, are you willing to share them with us?
 
Thank you in advance for any and all assistance.
 
Rebecca Christie
Librarian, Materials Laboratory
Washington State Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47365
Olympia, WA 98504-7365
360.709.5404 voice  |  360.709.5588 fax
chrisre@wsdot.wa.gov email
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Hello. This question is only pertinent to State DOTs. 
 
I've been asked to find out the following: How many state DOTs use the Washington Degradation test (WSDOT Test Method 113: Method of Test for Determination of Degradation Value) for determining the quality of their aggregate sources?
 
Please forward within your agency as appropriate, and respond to me off-list. Many thanks!
 
Rebecca Christie
Librarian, Materials Laboratory
Washington State Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47365
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Can someone direct me to the approriate source?  I'm looking for a statement that illustrates how many maintenance workers there are, by agency or a national average figure, per car in a fleet.  For example, agency A has .5 mtce workers per car, agency B has 1.  Or, the national average is .75 per car in a fleet.  

The requester would like the information today, of course.  Thanks for any leads. 

Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
215-641-8833 

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In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words (not keywords):
road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.


I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also includes) and got 
221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in TRIS.  However, as my paper at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on more than 100,000 items not available from the other.


However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic bibliographic information not likely to be included in library catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical and electronic instances of the indexed materials?


My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can ill afford it.


This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911 items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available transportation-related information suggests that neither those producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation 
 libraries.






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Thank you Jerry.  Your analysis is clear and thourough as always.  We have long said what we needed was cooperative collecting and collection analysis.  I hope we can do as you say, use our scant resources more efficiently. 
 
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov


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In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words (not keywords):
road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.


I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also includes) and got
221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in TRIS.  However, as my paper at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on more than 100,000 items not available from the other.


However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic bibliographic information not likely to be included in library catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical and electronic instances of the indexed materials?


My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can ill afford it.


This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911 items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available transportation-related information suggests that neither those producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
 libraries.






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Jerry:


"My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can ill afford it."


Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is Northwestern following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what resources are you referring to here?


Thanks!
Paul Burley



At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words (not keywords):
road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.


I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also includes) and got
221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in TRIS.  However, as my paper at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on more than 100,000 items not available from the other.


However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic bibliographic information not likely to be included in library catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical and electronic instances of the indexed materials?


My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can ill afford it.


This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911 items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available transportation-related information suggests that neither those producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
 libraries.


Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
p-burley@northwestern.edu 


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Jerry, I will like to take this opportunity to correct your perception of Northwestern University Transportation Library (NUTL) contributions to TRIS, our own internal catalogs and our contributions to TLCAT.   I will let Berkeley and TRB address their own responses to your comments.

Northwestern University Transportation Library provides TRB with journal articles, and to a much lesser extent, with conference proceedings, analytics of titles purchased by NUTL.  Our submissions to TRIS do not duplicate those from Berkeley's nor TRB's (although in the past there was some duplication).  The indexed records we submit to TRB are a subset of our own TranWeb database http://tran.library.northwestern.edu/ which just last week reached 300,000 records.  According to TRB, as of last month, we had submitted to TRIS 117, 880 records.  This large number of records speaks for Northwestern’s historical commitment in support of TRIS.  BTW, TranWeb not only covers transportation, but also law enforcement.

More important is the fact that our TranWeb records are NOT included into our online "book" catalog: NUCAT http://nucat.library.northwestern.edu/ which covers monographs, mono-series, electronic resources, websites, maps, etc... We have always kept both databases separate and distinct.   I want to be very clear about this: we do NOT share, nor have we ever shared, nor do we have any plans (except for Environmental Impact Statements) to share our monographic records with TRB.  Thus, there is NO duplication of our NUTL monographic catalog into TRIS.

By extension then, the Northwestern records in TLCAT are NOT duplicated in TRIS, since we only submit to OCLC records from our "book" catalog.  We do not have any plans of ever submitting our indexed records into OCLC.

I hope this clears up your "redundancy" comments regarding Northwestern in your comment: "mixing both monographic and analytic entries, along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can ill afford it."

Roberto

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>

At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:

In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words (not keywords):
road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.

I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also includes) and got 
221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in TRIS.  However, as my paper at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on more than 100,000 items not available from the other.

However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic bibliographic information not likely to be included in library catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical and electronic instances of the indexed materials?

My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can ill afford it.

This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911 items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available transportation-related information suggests that neither those producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation 
 libraries.
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I, however, may start referring to it as a "Martha."  But only for the really good ones. 


>>> Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov 12/4/2006 7:46 AM >>>
We refer to that as a Nelda.  We all do it.  Congratulations on your progress
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 


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Sent: Fri 12/1/2006 1:09 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
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Whoops@ sorry I pressed the wrong button.


 


Krystyna Cherry


Research Librarian


NMDOT Research Bureau


PO Box 94690


Albuquerque, NM 87199-4690


Tel: 505-841-9150
Fax: 505-841-9158
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Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 10:04 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Directory of Transportation Libraries


 


Hello,


It's been a while since I last updated the Directory of Transportation Libraries and Information Centers.  If your library is listed in the Directory, please review for accuracy and forward to me the changes.  If you want to drop or know of a library that closed, I would appreciate an update.  If there are new libraries, not currently listed, let me know and I will forward a form.  


The Directory can be found here:


http://ntl.bts.gov/tldir/  


PLEASE RESPOND TO ME!!!  dresley@volpe.dot.gov 


Thanks and have a great weekend!!


Susan C. Dresley


Librarian, RTV-9L


Volpe Center/U.S. DOT 


55 Broadway 


Cambridge, MA  02142


617-494-2117


617-494-3125 (f)


email: dresley@volpe.dot.gov 


 




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TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles.  In the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC.  At NWU, they're in the TRAN file.  Entries for both the UCB analytics and portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS.  A couple of years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing what titles each would handle.  I'm not sure whether or not that agreement is still functioning.  The resources I'm referring to are the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S. transporation libraries and TRB.


>>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>>
Jerry:


"My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, 
along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC 
Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including 
analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much 
needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can 
ill afford it."


Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is Northwestern 
following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what resources 
are you referring to here?


Thanks!
Paul Burley



At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
>In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated 
>that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] 
>it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation 
>related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, 
>Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, 
>encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I 
>thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched 
>TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words 
>(not keywords):
>road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR 
>transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR 
>freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR 
>buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR 
>pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR 
>bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
>
>I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the 
>"maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also 
>includes) and got
>221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in 
>TRIS.  However, as my paper at 
>http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an 
>estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original 
>eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded 
>considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the 
>overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has 
>grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on 
>more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
>
>However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention 
>in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is 
>better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara 
>says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and 
>TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way 
>should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% 
>overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a 
>library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS 
>becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic 
>bibliographic information not likely to be included in library 
>catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical 
>and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
>
>My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
>neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, 
>along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at 
>UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including 
>analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much 
>needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can 
>ill afford it.
>
>This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the 
>same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911 
>items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 
>transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That 
>the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, 
>combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available 
>transportation-related information suggests that neither those 
>producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library 
>collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and 
>collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right 
>direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, 
>we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with 
>TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how 
>it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs 
>to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
>  libraries.


Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
p-burley@northwestern.edu 


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Thanks for your clarification, Roberto.  Every now and then, it's good to go over these things to remind those of us tending to senility as well as to inform the newbies.


>>> r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 4:37 PM >>>
Jerry, I will like to take this opportunity to correct your 
perception of Northwestern University Transportation Library (NUTL) 
contributions to TRIS, our own internal catalogs and our 
contributions to TLCAT.   I will let Berkeley and TRB address their 
own responses to your comments.


Northwestern University Transportation Library provides TRB with 
journal articles, and to a much lesser extent, with conference 
proceedings, analytics of titles purchased by NUTL.  Our submissions 
to TRIS do not duplicate those from Berkeley's nor TRB's (although in 
the past there was some duplication).  The indexed records we submit 
to TRB are a subset of our own TranWeb database 
http://tran.library.northwestern.edu/ which just last week reached 
300,000 records.  According to TRB, as of last month, we had 
submitted to TRIS 117, 880 records.  This large number of records 
speaks for Northwestern's historical commitment in support of 
TRIS.  BTW, TranWeb not only covers transportation, but also law enforcement.


More important is the fact that our TranWeb records are NOT included 
into our online "book" catalog: NUCAT 
http://nucat.library.northwestern.edu/  which covers monographs, 
mono-series, electronic resources, websites, maps, etc... We have 
always kept both databases separate and distinct.   I want to be very 
clear about this: we do NOT share, nor have we ever shared, nor do we 
have any plans (except for Environmental Impact Statements) to share 
our monographic records with TRB.  Thus, there is NO duplication of 
our NUTL monographic catalog into TRIS.


By extension then, the Northwestern records in TLCAT are NOT 
duplicated in TRIS, since we only submit to OCLC records from our 
"book" catalog.  We do not have any plans of ever submitting our 
indexed records into OCLC.


I hope this clears up your "redundancy" comments regarding 
Northwestern in your comment: "mixing both monographic and analytic 
entries, along with the catalogs of the leading transportation 
libraries at UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, 
including analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there 
is much needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant 
resources, can ill afford it."


Roberto


Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300


Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601


Visit the Transportation Library at:



At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:
>In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated 
>that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] 
>it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation 
>related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, 
>Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, 
>encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I 
>thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched 
>TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words 
>(not keywords):
>road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR 
>transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR 
>freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR 
>buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR 
>pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR 
>bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
>
>I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the 
>"maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also 
>includes) and got
>221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in 
>TRIS.  However, as my paper at 
>http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an 
>estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original 
>eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded 
>considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the 
>overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has 
>grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on 
>more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
>
>However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention 
>in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is 
>better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara 
>says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and 
>TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way 
>should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% 
>overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a 
>library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS 
>becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic 
>bibliographic information not likely to be included in library 
>catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical 
>and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
>
>My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
>neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, 
>along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at 
>UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including 
>analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much 
>needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can 
>ill afford it.
>
>This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the 
>same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911 
>items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 
>transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That 
>the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, 
>combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available 
>transportation-related information suggests that neither those 
>producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library 
>collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and 
>collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right 
>direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, 
>we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with 
>TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how 
>it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs 
>to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
>  libraries.


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Joyce, et al.

Northwestern Transportation Library have used its scant human resources and time in the last few years to analyze its collection against other transportation collection in the US.  We have used the latest OCLC collection analysis tools, as well as, other now defunct analysis tools and in the process spent a bit of Northwestern's money and I can tell you for a fact that the information world needs much better and new tools than what we have currently available and a ton of money to analyze collections at a national level.  It is very difficult and expensive to analyze a couple of libraries, I can not even begin to imagine going national!  Who is going to pay for this and who is going to do the work?

Regarding cooperative collecting.... that's another tough one!  In order to do it at the national level we are going to have to create an infrastructure that will support it and a change in acquisition philosophy at the library level.  Yeah, I am talking networks and strong reliance on ILL.  Plus, the libraries will have to have money to diversify and explore acquisition niches; something that will fly in very few places outside academia.

Just saying that it ought to be done ain't going to make it happen!  Neither the MTKN nor the Pool Fund will make it happen at the regional, let alone at the national level...the NTL spoke about doing this a few years ago, nothing happened...to accomplish both, we will need a strong NTL with a lot of money, staff to coordinate it and the commitment of all libraries and librarians to make it happen.  Since I do not see the NTL coming back from the abyss any time soon, nor do I expect the federal/state libraries to do this any time soon, I think it will continue to be up to a few isolated libraries to move this forward at a snail pace with scant resources and staff.

BTW, TRB's LIST committee talked about working on collection analysis a couple of years ago, sadly it did not move either.  So, if anyone out there has also worked in collection analyses, please contact me off list.

Roberto

At 03:52 PM 12/4/2006 -0500, you wrote:

Thank you Jerry.  Your analysis is clear and thourough as always.  We have long said what we needed was cooperative collecting and collection analysis.  I hope we can do as you say, use our scant resources more efficiently. 
 
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
400 7th St. SW
Washington, DC
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov

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Sent: Mon 12/4/2006 3:18 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Interesting Numbers



In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words (not keywords):
road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.

I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also includes) and got
221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in TRIS.  However, as my paper at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on more than 100,000 items not available from the other.

However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic bibliographic information not likely to be included in library catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical and electronic instances of the indexed materials?

My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can ill afford it.

This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911 items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available transportation-related information suggests that neither those producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
 libraries.
Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation> 


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                            TRANLIB Digest 2115


Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) RE: Interesting Numbers
        by "Fomalont, Jessica" 
  2) Re: Interesting Numbers
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  3) RE: Interesting Numbers - Take Two
        by "Post, Barbara" 
  4) Re: Interesting Numbers
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
  5) FAA budget numbers from 1989
        by "Dot Finn" 
  6) Re: Interesting Numbers
        by Rita Evans 
  7) Re: Interesting Numbers
        by bsweet@umich.edu
  8) Re: Interesting Numbers
        by "Ruth Letson" 
  9) Re: Interesting Numbers
        by "Tricia Aper" 
 10) Bonnie Osif's Comments On Collection Development
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
 11) RE: Interesting Numbers
        by "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
 12) Re: Interesting Numbers
        by neldabravo@aol.com
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        by Andi Markley 


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TRIS's function is to be a subject specific bibliographic database
similar to Medline, PsycInfo, ERIC, or Agricola.  


All of these databases focus on a certain subject and mix both
monographic and analytic entries.  Like TRIS, all of these other
databases do have subdatabases.


Whereas, TLCat, a subset of OCLC's function is to catalog books and for
interlibrary loan.  Of course, there is going to be some overlap.


Jessica Fomalont
Associate Librarian
Transportation Research Board
500 Fifth St., NW
Washington, DC  20001
202-334-2989
202-334-2527 (fax)
jfomalont@nas.edu


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Baldwin
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 3:18 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Interesting Numbers


In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated that
TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] it
contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation related
or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, Web pages and
reference books like general dictionaries, encyclopedias and
directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I thought I'd go back
and try a different tack.  This time, I searched TL Cat using the
following statement as a search for subject words (not keywords):
road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR transport
OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR freight* OR
airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR buses OR ship OR
shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR pavement* OR paving OR port
OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.


I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the
"maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also includes)
and got 
221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in TRIS.
However, as my paper at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html
shows, there is only an estimated overlap of 22% of items in the
catalogs of the original eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL
Cat has expanded considerably from those original libraries, it's safe
to assume the overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that
overlap has grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide
information on more than 100,000 items not available from the other.


However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention in
posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is better
than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara says, that
"Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and TLCat  compliment
each other."  That begs the question, in what way should they complement
each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% overlap so that anything
found in TRIS can be located in a library.  Or, should we strive to
reduce the overlap so that TRIS becomes more an index to periodical
literature and other analytic bibliographic information not likely to be
included in library catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating
the physical and electronic instances of the indexed materials?


My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being neither
fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, along with
the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC Berkeley and
Northwestern following the same course, including analytic indexing of
periodicals in their catalogs, there is much needless redundancy in a
field that, with its scant resources, can ill afford it.


This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the
same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911
items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000
transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That the
best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies,
combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available
transportation-related information suggests that neither those producing
TRIS nor those developing transportation library collections are doing
an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and collaboration between the
two groups would be a step in the right direction.  As I said at last
year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, we sit around discussing how to
tweak this or that problem with TRIS.  What we need to do is take a
fresh look at what TRIS is, how it is developed and how to make it a
better tool."  The same needs to be done in relation to the collections
of our transportation 
 libraries.




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Well, if you do not know, perhaps you should ask before spreading mis-information.

For several year, UCB, TRB and NUTL have worked on several fronts to decrease and eliminate duplication of records.  Even before I came to Northwestern 8 years ago, the TLIB group of libraries were already working on communication, exchanging lists of journals indexing and agreeing not submit duplicates....we meet periodically to discuss and update the list...we inform each other of all new journals we are subscribing to and indexing in order to assure whether TRB wants then and to assure non-duplication.  We do all this in an ongoing basis as part of our internal procedures...so if there is any duplication it is very rare.

In addition, I believe TRB has gotten much better at catching duplicates thanks to the new software, but since I do not really know, I will let TRB respond to this.

Regarding staff and collections, NUTL is a private, research institution tasked in acquiring and developing a broad and deep collection of excellence in transportation, as well as, maintaining and developing new sources of access to our collections.  We use our staff and resources to accomplish this in the way we have seen historically fit.  One of these resources and goals is supporting TRIS....if NUTL were to bail out of TRIS tomorrow, who in this country would be able to provide them with ca. 6-8K citations a year?  We do this willingly and although NUTL and TRB have had differences and serious disagreements in the past, NUTL recognizes that we have to do this as a service to the community and the nation.  In fact 4-5 years ago we had to choose between internal functions and maintaining TRIS and we chose to continue our support of TRIS.

It is our choice alone and we choose to allocate our resources to support the University and the Library's goals.  If you think our support of TRIS is the wrong thing, then perhaps the DOT's should acquire and index all the journals we do.

Roberto 
 

At 05:15 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:

TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles.  In the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC.  At NWU, they're in the TRAN file.  Entries for both the UCB analytics and portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS.  A couple of years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing what titles each would handle.  I'm not sure whether or not that agreement is still functioning.  The resources I'm referring to are the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S. transporation libraries and TRB.

>>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>>
Jerry:

"My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, 
along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC 
Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including 
analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much 
needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can 
ill afford it."

Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is Northwestern 
following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what resources 
are you referring to here?

Thanks!
Paul Burley


At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
>In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated 
>that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] 
>it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation 
>related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, 
>Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, 
>encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I 
>thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched 
>TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words 
>(not keywords):
>road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR 
>transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR 
>freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR 
>buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR 
>pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR 
>bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
>
>I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the 
>"maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also 
>includes) and got
>221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in 
>TRIS.  However, as my paper at 
> http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an 
>estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original 
>eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded 
>considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the 
>overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has 
>grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on 
>more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
>
>However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention 
>in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is 
>better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara 
>says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and 
>TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way 
>should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100% 
>overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a 
>library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS 
>becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic 
>bibliographic information not likely to be included in library 
>catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical 
>and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
>
>My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
>neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, 
>along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at 
>UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including 
>analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much 
>needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can 
>ill afford it.
>
>This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the 
>same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911 
>items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 
>transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That 
>the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, 
>combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available 
>transportation-related information suggests that neither those 
>producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library 
>collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and 
>collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right 
>direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, 
>we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with 
>TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how 
>it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs 
>to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
>  libraries.

Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
p-burley@northwestern.edu 
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I don’t want to fan any flames but wanted to clarify some thoughts on TRIS.   TRIS is a bibliographic database not a catalog.  TRIS is not perfect nor as comprehensive as I would like even though we are working on it.  TRIS is service to allow users to find published information on transportation research. As Roberto already mentioned there is now coordination in the coverage of the TLIB and TRIS and efforts are made to prevent duplication.  TRIS’ content is very different from TLCat. I redid Jerry’s search road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR bridge* OR ferry OR ferries in the subject field and click on books so I would retrieve just monographs. Below are the first ten titles retrieved from TLCat.  Yes, there will be duplication but TRIS but to me that is positive.

 

1.
 
 Nothing like it in the world :
the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 / 
Author: Ambrose, Stephen E. 

Publication: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 3 Worldwide: 2954  (TLCat) 
 

 

2.
 
 The satanic verses / 
Author: Rushdie, Salman. 

Publication: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1989, 1988

Document: English : Book : Fiction 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2934  (TLCat) 
 

 

3.
 
 Exodus. 
Author: Uris, Leon, 1924-2003. 

Publication: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1958

Document: English : Book : Fiction 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2853  (TLCat) 
 

 

4.
 
 The Spirit of St. Louis. 
Author: Lindbergh, Charles A. 1902-1974. 

Publication: New York, Scribner, 1953

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 2 Worldwide: 2801  (TLCat) 
 

 

5.
 
 Airport. 
Author: Hailey, Arthur. 

Publication: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1968

Document: English : Book : Fiction 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 2 Worldwide: 2455  (TLCat) 
 

 

6.
 
 Riding the iron rooster :
by train through China / 
Author: Theroux, Paul. 

Publication: New York : Putnam's, 1988

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2222  (TLCat) 
 

 

7.
 
 The wayward bus 
Author: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. 

Publication: New York, The Viking Press, 1947

Document: English : Book : Fiction 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2201  (TLCat) 
 

 

8.
 
 The railroaders. 
Author: Wheeler, Keith. Corp Author: Time-Life Books. 

Publication: New York, Time-Life Books 1973

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 2 Worldwide: 2194  (TLCat) 
 

 

9.
 
 In the wake of the Exxon Valdez :
the devastating impact of the Alaska oil spill / 
Author: Davidson, Art, 1943- 

Publication: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, 1990

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2027  (TLCat) 
 

 

10.
 
 The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition / 
Author: Alexander, Caroline, 1956- Publication: New York : Knopf, 1998 

Document: English : Book  Internet Resource 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 2 Worldwide: 2022  (TLCat) 
 

 

1.
 
 Nothing like it in the world :
the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 / 
Author: Ambrose, Stephen E. 

Publication: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 3 Worldwide: 2954  (TLCat) 
 

 

2.
 
 The satanic verses / 
Author: Rushdie, Salman. 

Publication: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1989, 1988

Document: English : Book : Fiction 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2934  (TLCat) 
 

 

3.
 
 Exodus. 
Author: Uris, Leon, 1924-2003. 

Publication: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1958

Document: English : Book : Fiction 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2853  (TLCat) 
 

 

4.
 
 The Spirit of St. Louis. 
Author: Lindbergh, Charles A. 1902-1974. 

Publication: New York, Scribner, 1953

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 2 Worldwide: 2801  (TLCat) 
 

 

5.
 
 Airport. 
Author: Hailey, Arthur. 

Publication: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1968

Document: English : Book : Fiction 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 2 Worldwide: 2455  (TLCat) 
 

 

6.
 
 Riding the iron rooster :
by train through China / 
Author: Theroux, Paul. 

Publication: New York : Putnam's, 1988

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2222  (TLCat) 
 

 

7.
 
 The wayward bus 
Author: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. 

Publication: New York, The Viking Press, 1947

Document: English : Book : Fiction 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2201  (TLCat) 
 

 

8.
 
 The railroaders. 
Author: Wheeler, Keith. Corp Author: Time-Life Books. 

Publication: New York, Time-Life Books 1973

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 2 Worldwide: 2194  (TLCat) 
 

 

9.
 
 In the wake of the Exxon Valdez :
the devastating impact of the Alaska oil spill / 
Author: Davidson, Art, 1943- 

Publication: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, 1990

Document: English : Book 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 1 Worldwide: 2027  (TLCat) 
 

 

10.
 
 The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition / 
Author: Alexander, Caroline, 1956- Publication: New York : Knopf, 1998 

Document: English : Book  Internet Resource 

Libraries: All Transportation Libraries: 2 Worldwide: 2022  (TLCat) 
 

Obviously these are not the typical document in TRIS.  Below is a search of Jerry’s strategy run on TRIS again limited to monographs.  I think the difference in coverage is obvious.  (Again first monographs are displayed)

 

Accession Number: 1036959

Title: Securing Global Transportation Networks. A Total Security Management Approach

Corporate Authors: McGraw-Hill Companies

Date: 2007

 

Accession Number: 1037661

Title: Follow-Up Review: Performance Of U.S. Airlines In Implementing Selected Provisions Of The Airline Customer Service Commitment

Corporate Authors: Department of Transportation

Date: November 21, 2006

 

Accession Number: 1037654

Title: FAA’s Proposed Plan for Implementing a Reliability Centered Maintenance Process for Air Traffic Control Equipment

Corporate Authors: Government Accountability Office

Date: November 09, 2006

 

Accession Number: 1037653

Title: Federal Transit Administration: Progress Made in Implementing Changes to the Job Access Program, but Evaluation and Oversight Processes Need Improvement

Corporate Authors: Government Accountability Office

Date: November 2006

 

Accession Number: 1037670

Title: Transport Statistics Great Britain: 2006 Edition

Corporate Authors: Department for Transport

Date: November 2006

 

Accession Number: 1037659

Title: International Convention For The Control And Management Of Ships. Ballast Water And Sediments, 2004: Interim Survey Guidelines for the Purpose of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships. Ballast Water and Sediments under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (resolution A.948(23))

Corporate Authors: International Maritime Organization/Organisation Maritime International

Date: October 27, 2006

 

Accession Number: 1037450

Title: National Transportation Safety Board Safety Recommendation R-06-18

Corporate Authors: National Transportation Safety Board

Date: October 26, 2006

 

Accession Number: 1036793

Title: Report to Congress on Costs Associated with the Environmental Process: Impacts of Federal Environmental Requirements on Federal-aid Highway Project Costs

Corporate Authors: Federal Highway Administration

Date: October 25, 2006

 

Accession Number: 1036382

Title: Smart Transportation Investments: Reevaluating The Role Of Highway Expansion For Improving Urban Transportation

Corporate Authors: Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Date: October 01, 2006

 

Accession Number: 1037634

Title: A Review of Recent Laser Illumination Events in the Aviation Environment

Corporate Authors: Federal Aviation Administration; Federal Aviation Administration

Date: October 2006

 

Accession Number: 1037642

Title: Young Drivers: The Road to Safety

Corporate Authors: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Date: October 2006

 

 

I do agree with Jerry that transportation libraries need to network and work on collaboration in their collections.  When I worked on at the NTL in 1998, one of the recommendations was to develop a transportation union catalog (TLCat) and to develop a consortium of transportation libraries – the knowledge networks.

 

Barbara Post

Manager, Information Services

Transportation Research Board

Phone:  (202) 334-2990

E-Mail: bpost@nas.edu

 




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Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 11:54:13 -0600
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My intention was not to spread misinformation.  I did fully intend to get a discussion going about the current state of library services to the nation's transportation community.  My first attempt at this was a note providing data regarding the U.S. DOT Library showing that in its current downsizing every single unique item had been eliminated from its collections.  I requested comments on those data, especially in light of what is currently happening with the EPA libraries that has been referred to as "a slow-motion lobotomy of the organization."  To my mind, one of the great handicaps in the field of transportation libraries is that we each are overly satisfied with doing the best we can with the niggardly (please look it up in your dictionary before jumping to assumptions) resources provided by our individual institutions.  Although it is admittedly difficult to eke out the time to do so, we all need to consider what we can do to work together to improve TRIS, TL Cat, and 
 the available resources we all ha
ve access to.  We seemed to be headed in the right direction a while back, but the wind seems to have fallen from the sails..


>>> r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu 12/5/2006 8:34 AM >>>
Well, if you do not know, perhaps you should ask before spreading 
mis-information.


For several year, UCB, TRB and NUTL have worked on several fronts to 
decrease and eliminate duplication of records.  Even before I came to 
Northwestern 8 years ago, the TLIB group of libraries were already 
working on communication, exchanging lists of journals indexing and 
agreeing not submit duplicates....we meet periodically to discuss and 
update the list...we inform each other of all new journals we are 
subscribing to and indexing in order to assure whether TRB wants then 
and to assure non-duplication.  We do all this in an ongoing basis as 
part of our internal procedures...so if there is any duplication it 
is very rare.


In addition, I believe TRB has gotten much better at catching 
duplicates thanks to the new software, but since I do not really 
know, I will let TRB respond to this.


Regarding staff and collections, NUTL is a private, research 
institution tasked in acquiring and developing a broad and deep 
collection of excellence in transportation, as well as, maintaining 
and developing new sources of access to our collections.  We use our 
staff and resources to accomplish this in the way we have seen 
historically fit.  One of these resources and goals is supporting 
TRIS....if NUTL were to bail out of TRIS tomorrow, who in this 
country would be able to provide them with ca. 6-8K citations a 
year?  We do this willingly and although NUTL and TRB have had 
differences and serious disagreements in the past, NUTL recognizes 
that we have to do this as a service to the community and the 
nation.  In fact 4-5 years ago we had to choose between internal 
functions and maintaining TRIS and we chose to continue our support of TRIS.


It is our choice alone and we choose to allocate our resources to 
support the University and the Library's goals.  If you think our 
support of TRIS is the wrong thing, then perhaps the DOT's should 
acquire and index all the journals we do.


Roberto



At 05:15 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:
>TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles.  In 
>the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC.  At NWU, 
>they're in the TRAN file.  Entries for both the UCB analytics and 
>portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS.  A couple of 
>years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing what 
>titles each would handle.  I'm not sure whether or not that 
>agreement is still functioning.  The resources I'm referring to are 
>the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S. 
>transporation libraries and TRB.
>
> >>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>>
>Jerry:
>
>"My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
>neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries,
>along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC
>Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
>analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
>needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can
>ill afford it."
>
>Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is Northwestern
>following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what resources
>are you referring to here?
>
>Thanks!
>Paul Burley
>
>
>At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
> >In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated
> >that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;]
> >it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation
> >related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos,
> >Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries,
> >encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I
> >thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched
> >TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words
> >(not keywords):
> >road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR
> >transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR
> >freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR
> >buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR
> >pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR
> >bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
> >
> >I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the
> >"maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also
> >includes) and got
> >221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in
> >TRIS.  However, as my paper at
> >http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an
> >estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original
> >eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded
> >considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the
> >overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has
> >grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on
> >more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
> >
> >However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention
> >in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is
> >better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara
> >says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and
> >TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way
> >should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100%
> >overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a
> >library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS
> >becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic
> >bibliographic information not likely to be included in library
> >catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical
> >and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
> >
> >My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
> >neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries,
> >along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at
> >UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
> >analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
> >needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can
> >ill afford it.
> >
> >This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the
> >same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911
> >items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000
> >transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That
> >the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies,
> >combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available
> >transportation-related information suggests that neither those
> >producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library
> >collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and
> >collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right
> >direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year,
> >we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with
> >TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how
> >it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs
> >to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
> >  libraries.
>
>Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
>Transportation Library
>Northwestern University Library
>1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
>847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
>p-burley@northwestern.edu


Message-ID: <002801c71897$959e3410$1e00a8c0@DOT>
From: "Dot Finn" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: FAA budget numbers from 1989
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 13:02:53 -0500
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Please excuse cross-posting        
 
We need some numbers from the FAA budget from 1989 - 1993.  From 1994 to date are on the Budget Office web site. The specific numbers we need are in the appendix.  Does anyone have any suggestions for where to get these?  I have a call in to the Congressional Budget Office, but thought I'd also poll your collective wisdom.
 
Thanks to all.
 
Dot Finn
 
GRA, Inc.                                   dotf@gra-inc.com
115 West Avenue, Suite 201   http://www.gra-inc.com
Jenkintown, PA  19046
(215) 884-7500
(215) 884-1385 

 
 

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Jerry,


Let's skip over your high-sounding intentions.


It is highly inappropriate for you or any of us to use a public forum such as this discussion list to make inaccurate, misleading comments about the collection decisions, actions or policies of other institutions. It is particularly galling to read your remarks when you did not even bother to verify whether your statements were accurate before sending them out.


You may think it's OK to gloss over your actions with the flippant statement, "Every now and then, it's good to go over these things to remind those of us tending to senility as well as to inform the newbies," but it's not.


Roberto and I, along with our staffs, have devoted considerable time, energy and resources to improving TRIS over the past few years; this isn't something we've just "considered" or talked about. We ARE working together.


Your comments are completely out of line.


Rita Evans
Director
Institute of Transportation Studies Library
University of California, Berkeley




At 09:54 AM 12/5/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
My intention was not to spread misinformation.  I did fully intend to get a discussion going about the current state of library services to the nation's transportation community.  My first attempt at this was a note providing data regarding the U.S. DOT Library showing that in its current downsizing every single unique item had been eliminated from its collections.  I requested comments on those data, especially in light of what is currently happening with the EPA libraries that has been referred to as "a slow-motion lobotomy of the organization."  To my mind, one of the great handicaps in the field of transportation libraries is that we each are overly satisfied with doing the best we can with the niggardly (please look it up in your dictionary before jumping to assumptions) resources provided by our individual institutions.  Although it is admittedly difficult to eke out the time to do so, we all need to consider what we can do to work together to improve TRIS, TL Cat, and
 the available resources we all ha
ve access to.  We seemed to be headed in the right direction a while back, but the wind seems to have fallen from the sails..


>>> r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu 12/5/2006 8:34 AM >>>
Well, if you do not know, perhaps you should ask before spreading
mis-information.


For several year, UCB, TRB and NUTL have worked on several fronts to
decrease and eliminate duplication of records.  Even before I came to
Northwestern 8 years ago, the TLIB group of libraries were already
working on communication, exchanging lists of journals indexing and
agreeing not submit duplicates....we meet periodically to discuss and
update the list...we inform each other of all new journals we are
subscribing to and indexing in order to assure whether TRB wants then
and to assure non-duplication.  We do all this in an ongoing basis as
part of our internal procedures...so if there is any duplication it
is very rare.


In addition, I believe TRB has gotten much better at catching
duplicates thanks to the new software, but since I do not really
know, I will let TRB respond to this.


Regarding staff and collections, NUTL is a private, research
institution tasked in acquiring and developing a broad and deep
collection of excellence in transportation, as well as, maintaining
and developing new sources of access to our collections.  We use our
staff and resources to accomplish this in the way we have seen
historically fit.  One of these resources and goals is supporting
TRIS....if NUTL were to bail out of TRIS tomorrow, who in this
country would be able to provide them with ca. 6-8K citations a
year?  We do this willingly and although NUTL and TRB have had
differences and serious disagreements in the past, NUTL recognizes
that we have to do this as a service to the community and the
nation.  In fact 4-5 years ago we had to choose between internal
functions and maintaining TRIS and we chose to continue our support of TRIS.


It is our choice alone and we choose to allocate our resources to
support the University and the Library's goals.  If you think our
support of TRIS is the wrong thing, then perhaps the DOT's should
acquire and index all the journals we do.


Roberto



At 05:15 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:
>TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles.  In
>the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC.  At NWU,
>they're in the TRAN file.  Entries for both the UCB analytics and
>portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS.  A couple of
>years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing what
>titles each would handle.  I'm not sure whether or not that
>agreement is still functioning.  The resources I'm referring to are
>the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S.
>transporation libraries and TRB.
>
> >>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>>
>Jerry:
>
>"My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
>neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries,
>along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC
>Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
>analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
>needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can
>ill afford it."
>
>Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is Northwestern
>following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what resources
>are you referring to here?
>
>Thanks!
>Paul Burley
>
>
>At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
> >In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated
> >that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;]
> >it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation
> >related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos,
> >Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries,
> >encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I
> >thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched
> >TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words
> >(not keywords):
> >road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR
> >transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR
> >freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR
> >buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR
> >pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR
> >bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
> >
> >I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the
> >"maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also
> >includes) and got
> >221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in
> >TRIS.  However, as my paper at
> >http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an
> >estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original
> >eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded
> >considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the
> >overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has
> >grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on
> >more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
> >
> >However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention
> >in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is
> >better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara
> >says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and
> >TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way
> >should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100%
> >overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a
> >library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS
> >becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic
> >bibliographic information not likely to be included in library
> >catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical
> >and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
> >
> >My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
> >neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries,
> >along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at
> >UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
> >analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
> >needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can
> >ill afford it.
> >
> >This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the
> >same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911
> >items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000
> >transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That
> >the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies,
> >combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available
> >transportation-related information suggests that neither those
> >producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library
> >collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and
> >collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right
> >direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year,
> >we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with
> >TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how
> >it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs
> >to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
> >  libraries.
>
>Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
>Transportation Library
>Northwestern University Library
>1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
>847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
>p-burley@northwestern.edu



Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:21:28 -0500
From: bsweet@umich.edu
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Subject: Re: Interesting Numbers
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I'm sorry this has become a contentious discussion. It need not be.


I must step in in Jerry's defense.


This discussion is absolutely vital. Who else is making these inquiries? Who else is at least trying to analyze statistics from various sources outside of their own libraries and present the rest of TRAN-LIB with a big picture? If Jerry didn't stir the pot, we probably wouldn't have the discussion.


Let's calm down. Cool out. Peace.


Jerry might have made some erroneous assumptions, jumped to some conclusions, but he's doing us all a service by causing us to look at these numbers and getting this discussion on the table.


TRIS is not the answer, TLCAT is not the answer, nor is the NTL or any current or future regional network. But we'll have no answer if we don't examine how all of these add up and work together to provide better access to transportation information.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu




--On Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:52 AM -0800 Rita Evans  wrote:


Jerry,


Let's skip over your high-sounding intentions.


It is highly inappropriate for you or any of us to use a public forum
such as this discussion list to make inaccurate, misleading comments
about the collection decisions, actions or policies of other
institutions. It is particularly galling to read your remarks when you
did not even bother to verify whether your statements were accurate
before sending them out.


You may think it's OK to gloss over your actions with the flippant
statement, "Every now and then, it's good to go over these things to
remind those of us tending to senility as well as to inform the newbies,"
but it's not.


Roberto and I, along with our staffs, have devoted considerable time,
energy and resources to improving TRIS over the past few years; this
isn't something we've just "considered" or talked about. We ARE working
together.


Your comments are completely out of line.


Rita Evans
Director
Institute of Transportation Studies Library
University of California, Berkeley




At 09:54 AM 12/5/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
My intention was not to spread misinformation.  I did fully intend to
get  a discussion going about the current state of library services to
the  nation's transportation community.  My first attempt at this was a
note  providing data regarding the U.S. DOT Library showing that in its
current  downsizing every single unique item had been eliminated from
its  collections.  I requested comments on those data, especially in
light of  what is currently happening with the EPA libraries that has
been referred  to as "a slow-motion lobotomy of the organization."  To
my mind, one of  the great handicaps in the field of transportation
libraries is that we  each are overly satisfied with doing the best we
can with the niggardly  (please look it up in your dictionary before
jumping to assumptions)  resources provided by our individual
institutions.  Although it is  admittedly difficult to eke out the time
to do so, we all need to consider  what we can do to work together to
improve TRIS, TL Cat, and
 the available resources we all ha
ve access to.  We seemed to be headed in the right direction a while
back,  but the wind seems to have fallen from the sails..


>>> r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu 12/5/2006 8:34 AM >>>
Well, if you do not know, perhaps you should ask before spreading
mis-information.


For several year, UCB, TRB and NUTL have worked on several fronts to
decrease and eliminate duplication of records.  Even before I came to
Northwestern 8 years ago, the TLIB group of libraries were already
working on communication, exchanging lists of journals indexing and
agreeing not submit duplicates....we meet periodically to discuss and
update the list...we inform each other of all new journals we are
subscribing to and indexing in order to assure whether TRB wants then
and to assure non-duplication.  We do all this in an ongoing basis as
part of our internal procedures...so if there is any duplication it
is very rare.


In addition, I believe TRB has gotten much better at catching
duplicates thanks to the new software, but since I do not really
know, I will let TRB respond to this.


Regarding staff and collections, NUTL is a private, research
institution tasked in acquiring and developing a broad and deep
collection of excellence in transportation, as well as, maintaining
and developing new sources of access to our collections.  We use our
staff and resources to accomplish this in the way we have seen
historically fit.  One of these resources and goals is supporting
TRIS....if NUTL were to bail out of TRIS tomorrow, who in this
country would be able to provide them with ca. 6-8K citations a
year?  We do this willingly and although NUTL and TRB have had
differences and serious disagreements in the past, NUTL recognizes
that we have to do this as a service to the community and the
nation.  In fact 4-5 years ago we had to choose between internal
functions and maintaining TRIS and we chose to continue our support of
TRIS.


It is our choice alone and we choose to allocate our resources to
support the University and the Library's goals.  If you think our
support of TRIS is the wrong thing, then perhaps the DOT's should
acquire and index all the journals we do.


Roberto



At 05:15 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:
> TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles.  In
> the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC.  At NWU,
> they're in the TRAN file.  Entries for both the UCB analytics and
> portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS.  A couple of
> years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing what
> titles each would handle.  I'm not sure whether or not that
> agreement is still functioning.  The resources I'm referring to are
> the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S.
> transporation libraries and TRB.
>
> >>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>>
> Jerry:
>
> "My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
> neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries,
> along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC
> Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
> analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
> needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can
> ill afford it."
>
> Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is Northwestern
> following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what resources
> are you referring to here?
>
> Thanks!
> Paul Burley
>
>
> At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
> > In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated
> > that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;]
> > it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation
> > related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos,
> > Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries,
> > encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I
> > thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched
> > TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words
> > (not keywords):
> > road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR
> > transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR
> > freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR
> > buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR
> > pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR
> > bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
> >
> > I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the
> > "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also
> > includes) and got
> > 221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in
> > TRIS.  However, as my paper at
> > http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an
> > estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original
> > eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded
> > considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the
> > overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has
> > grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on
> > more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
> >
> > However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention
> > in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is
> > better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara
> > says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and
> > TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way
> > should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach 100%
> > overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a
> > library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS
> > becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic
> > bibliographic information not likely to be included in library
> > catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical
> > and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
> >
> > My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
> > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries,
> > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at
> > UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
> > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
> > needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can
> > ill afford it.
> >
> > This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the
> > same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911
> > items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000
> > transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That
> > the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies,
> > combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available
> > transportation-related information suggests that neither those
> > producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library
> > collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and
> > collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right
> > direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year,
> > we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with
> > TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how
> > it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs
> > to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
> >  libraries.
>
> Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
> Transportation Library
> Northwestern University Library
> 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
> 847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
> p-burley@northwestern.edu









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Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:26:00 -0600
From: "Ruth Letson" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Re: Interesting Numbers
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Amen, Bob!

>>>  12/05/06 2:21 PM >>>

I'm sorry this has become a contentious discussion. It need not be.

I must step in in Jerry's defense.

This discussion is absolutely vital. Who else is making these inquiries? 
Who else is at least trying to analyze statistics from various sources 
outside of their own libraries and present the rest of TRAN-LIB with a big 
picture? If Jerry didn't stir the pot, we probably wouldn't have the 
discussion.

Let's calm down. Cool out. Peace.

Jerry might have made some erroneous assumptions, jumped to some 
conclusions, but he's doing us all a service by causing us to look at these 
numbers and getting this discussion on the table.

TRIS is not the answer, TLCAT is not the answer, nor is the NTL or any 
current or future regional network. But we'll have no answer if we don't 
examine how all of these add up and work together to provide better access 
to transportation information.

Bob Sw eet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu< BR>


--On Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:52 AM -0800 Rita Evans 
 wrote:

> Jerry,
>
> Let's skip over your high-sounding intentions.
>
> It is highly inappropriate for you or any of us to use a public forum
> such as this discussion list to make inaccurate, misleading comments
> about the collection decisions, actions or policies of other
> institutions. It is particularly galling to read your remarks when you
> did not even bother to verify whether your statements were accurate
> before sending them out.
>
> You may think it's OK to gloss over your actions with the flippant
> statement, "Every now and then, it's good to go over these things to
> remind those of us tending to senility as well as to inform the newbies,"
> but it's not.
>
> Roberto and I, along with our staffs, have devoted considerable time,
> energy and resources to improving TRIS over the past few years; this
> isn't something we've just "considered" or talked about. We ARE working
> together.
>
> Your comments are completely out of line.
>
> Rita Evans
> Director
> Institute of Transportation Studies Library
> University of California, Berkeley
>
>
>
> At 09:54 AM 12/5/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
>> My intention was not to spread misinformation.  I did fully intend to
>> get  a discussion going about the current state of library services to
>> the  nation's transportation community.  My first attempt at this was a
>> note  providing data regarding the U.S. DOT Library showing that in its
>> current  downsizing every single unique item had been eliminated from
>> its  collections.  I requested comments on those data, especially in
>> light of  what is currently happening wi th the EPA libraries that has
>> been referred  to as "a slow-motion lobotomy of the organization."  To
>> my mind, one of  the great handicaps in the field of transportation
>> libraries is that we  each are overly satisfied with doing the best we
>> can with the niggardly  (please look it up in your dictionary before
>> jumping to assumptions)  resources provided by our individual
>> institutions.  Although it is  admittedly difficult to eke out the time
>> to do so, we all need to consider  what we can do to work together to
>> improve TRIS, TL Cat, and
>>  the available resources we all ha
>> ve access to.  We seemed to be headed in the right direction a while
>> back,  but the wind seems to have fallen from the sails..
>>
>> >>> r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu 12/5/2006 8:34 AM >>>
>> Well, if you do not k now, perhaps you should ask befor e spreading
>> mis-information.
>>
>> For several year, UCB, TRB and NUTL have worked on several fronts to
>> decrease and eliminate duplication of records.  Even before I came to
>> Northwestern 8 years ago, the TLIB group of libraries were already
>> working on communication, exchanging lists of journals indexing and
>> agreeing not submit duplicates....we meet periodically to discuss and
>> update the list...we inform each other of all new journals we are
>> subscribing to and indexing in order to assure whether TRB wants then
>> and to assure non-duplication.  We do all this in an ongoing basis as
>> part of our internal procedures...so if there is any duplication it
>> is very rare.
>>
>> In addition, I believe TRB has gotten much better at catching
>> duplicates thanks to the new software, but since I do not really
>> know, I will let TRB respond to t his.
>>
>> Regarding staff and collections, NUTL is a private, research
>> institution tasked in acquiring and developing a broad and deep
>> collection of excellence in transportation, as well as, maintaining
>> and developing new sources of access to our collections.  We use our
>> staff and resources to accomplish this in the way we have seen
>> historically fit.  One of these resources and goals is supporting
>> TRIS....if NUTL were to bail out of TRIS tomorrow, who in this
>> country would be able to provide them with ca. 6-8K citations a
>> year?  We do this willingly and although NUTL and TRB have had
>> differences and serious disagreements in the past, NUTL recognizes
>> that we have to do this as a service to the community and the
>> nation.  In fact 4-5 years ago we had to choose between internal
>> functions and maintain ing TRIS and we chose to continue our support of
>> TRIS.
>>
>> It is our choice alone and we choose to allocate our resources to
>> support the University and the Library's goals.  If you think our
>> support of TRIS is the wrong thing, then perhaps the DOT's should
>> acquire and index all the journals we do.
>>
>> Roberto
>>
>>
>> At 05:15 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:
>> > TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles.  In
>> > the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC.  At NWU,
>> > they're in the TRAN file.  Entries for both the UCB analytics and
>> > portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS.  A couple of
>> > years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing what
>> > titles each would handle.  I'm not sure whether or not that
>> > agre ement is still functioning.  The resources I'm referring to are
>> > the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S.
>> > transporation libraries and TRB.
>> >
>> > >>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>>
>> > Jerry:
>> >
>> > "My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
>> > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries,
>> > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC
>> > Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
>> > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
>> > needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can
>> > ill afford it."
>> >
>> > Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is Northwestern
>> > following, and where? Redundanc y in which field? And what resour ces
>> > are you referring to here?
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> > Paul Burley
>> >
>> >
>> > At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
>> > > In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated
>> > > that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;]
>> > > it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation
>> > > related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos,
>> > > Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries,
>> > > encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid statement, I
>> > > thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I searched
>> > > TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words
>> > > (not keywords):
>> > > roa d OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR
>> > > transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR
>> > > freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR
>> > > buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR
>> > > pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR
>> > > bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
>> > >
>> > > I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the
>> > > "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also
>> > > includes) and got
>> > > 221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in
>> > > TRIS.  However, as my paper at
>> > > http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an
>> > > estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original
>> > > eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded
>> > > considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the
>> > > overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap has
>> > > grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on
>> > > more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
>> > >
>> > > However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention
>> > > in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is
>> > > better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara
>> > > says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and
>> > > TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what way
>> > > should they complement each other?"&nb sp; Should we strive to reach 100 %
>> > > overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a
>> > > library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS
>> > > becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic
>> > > bibliographic information not likely to be included in library
>> > > catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical
>> > > and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
>> > >
>> > > My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
>> > > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries,
>> > > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at
>> > > UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
>> > > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
>> > & gt; needless redundancy in a fiel d that, with its scant resources, can
>> > > ill afford it.
>> > >
>> > > This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the
>> > > same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns 1,103,911
>> > > items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000
>> > > transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined.  That
>> > > the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies,
>> > > combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available
>> > > transportation-related information suggests that neither those
>> > > producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library
>> > > collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation and
>> > > collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right
>> > > direc tion.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year,
>> > > we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with
>> > > TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how
>> > > it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same needs
>> > > to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
>> > >  libraries.
>> >
>> > Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
>> > Transportation Library
>> > Northwestern University Library
>> > 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
>> > 847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
>> > p-burley@northwestern.edu
>
>
>




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Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:55:59 -0500
From: "Tricia Aper" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Re: Interesting Numbers
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I second Ruth's Amen.   Jerry you are doing what needs to be done and
this discussion is vital to our existence as information professionals
in transportation.   I for one appreciate the dialog.


Tricia Aper
Michigan DOT library


>>> Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us 12/5/2006 3:26PM >>>
Amen, Bob!


>>>  12/05/06 2:21 PM >>>
I'm sorry this has become a contentious discussion. It need not be.


I must step in in Jerry's defense.


This discussion is absolutely vital. Who else is making these
inquiries? 
Who else is at least trying to analyze statistics from various sources


outside of their own libraries and present the rest of TRAN-LIB with a
big 
picture? If Jerry didn't stir the pot, we probably wouldn't have the 
discussion.


Let's calm down. Cool out. Peace.


Jerry might have made some erroneous assumptions, jumped to some 
conclusions, but he's doing us all a service by causing us to look at
these 
numbers and getting this discussion on the table.


TRIS is not the answer, TLCAT is not the answer, nor is the NTL or any


current or future regional network. But we'll have no answer if we
don't 
examine how all of these add up and work together to provide better
access 
to transportation information.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu 




--On Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:52 AM -0800 Rita Evans 
 wrote:


> Jerry,
>
> Let's skip over your high-sounding intentions.
>
> It is highly inappropriate for you or any of us to use a public
forum
> such as this discussion list to make inaccurate, misleading comments
> about the collection decisions, actions or policies of other
> institutions. It is particularly galling to read your remarks when
you
> did not even bother to verify whether your statements were accurate
> before sending them out.
>
> You may think it's OK to gloss over your actions with the flippant
> statement, "Every now and then, it's good to go over these things to
> remind those of us tending to senility as well as to inform the
newbies,"
> but it's not.
>
> Roberto and I, along with our staffs, have devoted considerable
time,
> energy and resources to improving TRIS over the past few years; this
> isn't something we've just "considered" or talked about. We ARE
working
> together.
>
> Your comments are completely out of line.
>
> Rita Evans
> Director
> Institute of Transportation Studies Library
> University of California, Berkeley
>
>
>
> At 09:54 AM 12/5/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
>> My intention was not to spread misinformation.  I did fully intend
to
>> get  a discussion going about the current state of library services
to
>> the  nation's transportation community.  My first attempt at this
was a
>> note  providing data regarding the U.S. DOT Library showing that in
its
>> current  downsizing every single unique item had been eliminated
from
>> its  collections.  I requested comments on those data, especially
in
>> light of  what is currently happening with the EPA libraries that
has
>> been referred  to as "a slow-motion lobotomy of the organization." 
To
>> my mind, one of  the great handicaps in the field of transportation
>> libraries is that we  each are overly satisfied with doing the best
we
>> can with the niggardly  (please look it up in your dictionary
before
>> jumping to assumptions)  resources provided by our individual
>> institutions.  Although it is  admittedly difficult to eke out the
time
>> to do so, we all need to consider  what we can do to work together
to
>> improve TRIS, TL Cat, and
>>  the available resources we all ha
>> ve access to.  We seemed to be headed in the right direction a
while
>> back,  but the wind seems to have fallen from the sails..
>>
>> >>> r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu 12/5/2006 8:34 AM >>>
>> Well, if you do not know, perhaps you should ask before spreading
>> mis-information.
>>
>> For several year, UCB, TRB and NUTL have worked on several fronts
to
>> decrease and eliminate duplication of records.  Even before I came
to
>> Northwestern 8 years ago, the TLIB group of libraries were already
>> working on communication, exchanging lists of journals indexing and
>> agreeing not submit duplicates....we meet periodically to discuss
and
>> update the list...we inform each other of all new journals we are
>> subscribing to and indexing in order to assure whether TRB wants
then
>> and to assure non-duplication.  We do all this in an ongoing basis
as
>> part of our internal procedures...so if there is any duplication it
>> is very rare.
>>
>> In addition, I believe TRB has gotten much better at catching
>> duplicates thanks to the new software, but since I do not really
>> know, I will let TRB respond to this.
>>
>> Regarding staff and collections, NUTL is a private, research
>> institution tasked in acquiring and developing a broad and deep
>> collection of excellence in transportation, as well as, maintaining
>> and developing new sources of access to our collections.  We use
our
>> staff and resources to accomplish this in the way we have seen
>> historically fit.  One of these resources and goals is supporting
>> TRIS....if NUTL were to bail out of TRIS tomorrow, who in this
>> country would be able to provide them with ca. 6-8K citations a
>> year?  We do this willingly and although NUTL and TRB have had
>> differences and serious disagreements in the past, NUTL recognizes
>> that we have to do this as a service to the community and the
>> nation.  In fact 4-5 years ago we had to choose between internal
>> functions and maintaining TRIS and we chose to continue our support
of
>> TRIS.
>>
>> It is our choice alone and we choose to allocate our resources to
>> support the University and the Library's goals.  If you think our
>> support of TRIS is the wrong thing, then perhaps the DOT's should
>> acquire and index all the journals we do.
>>
>> Roberto
>>
>>
>> At 05:15 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:
>> > TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles. 
In
>> > the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC.  At NWU,
>> > they're in the TRAN file.  Entries for both the UCB analytics and
>> > portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS.  A couple
of
>> > years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing
what
>> > titles each would handle.  I'm not sure whether or not that
>> > agreement is still functioning.  The resources I'm referring to
are
>> > the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S.
>> > transporation libraries and TRB.
>> >
>> > >>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>>
>> > Jerry:
>> >
>> > "My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
>> > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic
entries,
>> > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries
at
UC
>> > Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including
>> > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much
>> > needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources,
can
>> > ill afford it."
>> >
>> > Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is
Northwestern
>> > following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what
resources
>> > are you referring to here?
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> > Paul Burley
>> >
>> >
>> > At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
>> > > In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post
stated
>> > > that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various
librar[ies;]
>> > > it contains a great deal of resources that are not
transportation
>> > > related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps,
videos,
>> > > Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries,
>> > > encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid
statement, I
>> > > thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I
searched
>> > > TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject
words
>> > > (not keywords):
>> > > road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR
>> > > transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR
>> > > freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR
bus
OR
>> > > buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR
>> > > pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline*
OR
>> > > bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
>> > >
>> > > I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude
the
>> > > "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also
>> > > includes) and got
>> > > 221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in
>> > > TRIS.  However, as my paper at
>> > > http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is
only an
>> > > estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the
original
>> > > eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded
>> > > considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume
the
>> > > overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap
has
>> > > grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information
on
>> > > more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
>> > >
>> > > However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my
intention
>> > > in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source
is
>> > > better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as
Barbara
>> > > says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and
>> > > TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what
way
>> > > should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach
100%
>> > > overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a
>> > > library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that
TRIS
>> > > becomes more an index to periodical literature and other
analytic
>> > > bibliographic information not likely to be included in library
>> > > catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the
physical
>> > > and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
>> > >
>> > > My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being
>> > > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic
entries,
>> > > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries
at
>> > > UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course,
including
>> > > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is
much
>> > > needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources,
can
>> > > ill afford it.
>> > >
>> > > This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat,
using
the
>> > > same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns
1,103,911
>> > > items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated
400,000
>> > > transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined. 
That
>> > > the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation
agencies,
>> > > combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available
>> > > transportation-related information suggests that neither those
>> > > producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library
>> > > collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation
and
>> > > collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the
right
>> > > direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after
year,
>> > > we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with
>> > > TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is,
how
>> > > it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same
needs
>> > > to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation
>> > >  libraries.
>> >
>> > Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian
>> > Transportation Library
>> > Northwestern University Library
>> > 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300
>> > 847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
>> > p-burley@northwestern.edu 
>
>
>




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Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:37:05 -0600
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
From: "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
Subject: Bonnie Osif's Comments On Collection Development
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Bonnie is having technical difficulties posting to the list and asked to post this on her behalf.

Message follows:

I've been reading the discussions on TLCat, etc. I’d like
to take the collections discussion in a slightly different
direction. On assignment from the LIST committee I worked
with a small group of librarians to pull together
information on holdings in the US and Canada of ITRD
serials. That list has been located at

http://ntl.bts.gov/ref/North_American_Holdings_of_Series_Indexed_by_ITRD1.html

for some time now. We had asked that any library with
additional information could send it to me. I would collate
it and periodically send it to the NTL for updating. 

While this is only addressing one small segment of the
collections issue, it is one piece of the puzzle. I
haven’t received one comment and would appreciate input so
the list could be more complete and accurate.  We could then
use it as a collection development and ILL resource.  

I have a decent collections development budget and I always
consider gaps in the collections (at Penn State and in OCLC
listings) when selecting. I just bought a series of reports
that we couldn’t borrow and once they are cataloged they
will be available to the transportation community at large.
I’ve always thought that lists such as the ITRD one could
help us make decisions in purchasing items of peripheral
interest/need. I can make a case for a title or series if I
can show we are filling an important, if niche, need for a
research community.

So, I agree we need to take a very serious look at
collections. With limited resources to analyze collections
we may need to take it one step at a time. Why don’t we
use this forum to discuss other projects like the ITRD one
and then take the suggestions to LIST? Each small step
forward is an advancement.

Bonnie 

Bonnie Osif
Engineering Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State


Bonnie Osif
Engineering Reference and Instruction Librarian
325 Hammond
University Park, PA 16802
814 865 3697
fax 814 863 5989
bao2@psu.edu


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Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 14:25:45 -0800
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From: "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


And I'll add my "amen" too.


I don't always agree with what Jerry says, but I'm always glad that he's
gone ahead and said it.  If this is not the place to make comments -
uninformed, misleading, ignorant, brilliant, stupid, or otherwise -
"about the collection decisions, actions or policies of other
institutions," then I'd like to know what place is.


I applaud the fact that NUTL and UCB are working together.  It's too bad
the work they're doing together is so unheralded, unremarked, and
unpromoted that veteran DOT librarians like Jerry, as well as relative
"newbies" like me, know next to nothing about it, and risk vilification
if we ask uninformed questions.


We need to know about the cooperative/collaborative work being done by
the larger academic transportation libraries; what we don't need is the
dudgeon of those inadvertently offended.


Steve


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Tricia
Aper
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 12:56 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: Interesting Numbers


I second Ruth's Amen.   Jerry you are doing what needs to be done and
this discussion is vital to our existence as information professionals
in transportation.   I for one appreciate the dialog.


Tricia Aper
Michigan DOT library


>>> Ruth.Letson@state.tn.us 12/5/2006 3:26PM >>>
Amen, Bob!


>>>  12/05/06 2:21 PM >>>
I'm sorry this has become a contentious discussion. It need not be.


I must step in in Jerry's defense.


This discussion is absolutely vital. Who else is making these inquiries?


Who else is at least trying to analyze statistics from various sources


outside of their own libraries and present the rest of TRAN-LIB with a
big picture? If Jerry didn't stir the pot, we probably wouldn't have the
discussion.


Let's calm down. Cool out. Peace.


Jerry might have made some erroneous assumptions, jumped to some
conclusions, but he's doing us all a service by causing us to look at
these numbers and getting this discussion on the table.


TRIS is not the answer, TLCAT is not the answer, nor is the NTL or any


current or future regional network. But we'll have no answer if we don't
examine how all of these add up and work together to provide better
access to transportation information.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu 




--On Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:52 AM -0800 Rita Evans
 wrote:


> Jerry,
>
> Let's skip over your high-sounding intentions.
>
> It is highly inappropriate for you or any of us to use a public
forum
> such as this discussion list to make inaccurate, misleading comments 
> about the collection decisions, actions or policies of other 
> institutions. It is particularly galling to read your remarks when
you
> did not even bother to verify whether your statements were accurate 
> before sending them out.
>
> You may think it's OK to gloss over your actions with the flippant 
> statement, "Every now and then, it's good to go over these things to 
> remind those of us tending to senility as well as to inform the
newbies,"
> but it's not.
>
> Roberto and I, along with our staffs, have devoted considerable
time,
> energy and resources to improving TRIS over the past few years; this 
> isn't something we've just "considered" or talked about. We ARE
working
> together.
>
> Your comments are completely out of line.
>
> Rita Evans
> Director
> Institute of Transportation Studies Library University of California, 
> Berkeley
>
>
>
> At 09:54 AM 12/5/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
>> My intention was not to spread misinformation.  I did fully intend
to
>> get  a discussion going about the current state of library services
to
>> the  nation's transportation community.  My first attempt at this
was a
>> note  providing data regarding the U.S. DOT Library showing that in
its
>> current  downsizing every single unique item had been eliminated
from
>> its  collections.  I requested comments on those data, especially
in
>> light of  what is currently happening with the EPA libraries that
has
>> been referred  to as "a slow-motion lobotomy of the organization." 
To
>> my mind, one of  the great handicaps in the field of transportation 
>> libraries is that we  each are overly satisfied with doing the best
we
>> can with the niggardly  (please look it up in your dictionary
before
>> jumping to assumptions)  resources provided by our individual 
>> institutions.  Although it is  admittedly difficult to eke out the
time
>> to do so, we all need to consider  what we can do to work together
to
>> improve TRIS, TL Cat, and
>>  the available resources we all ha
>> ve access to.  We seemed to be headed in the right direction a
while
>> back,  but the wind seems to have fallen from the sails..
>>
>> >>> r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu 12/5/2006 8:34 AM >>>
>> Well, if you do not know, perhaps you should ask before spreading 
>> mis-information.
>>
>> For several year, UCB, TRB and NUTL have worked on several fronts
to
>> decrease and eliminate duplication of records.  Even before I came
to
>> Northwestern 8 years ago, the TLIB group of libraries were already 
>> working on communication, exchanging lists of journals indexing and 
>> agreeing not submit duplicates....we meet periodically to discuss
and
>> update the list...we inform each other of all new journals we are 
>> subscribing to and indexing in order to assure whether TRB wants
then
>> and to assure non-duplication.  We do all this in an ongoing basis
as
>> part of our internal procedures...so if there is any duplication it 
>> is very rare.
>>
>> In addition, I believe TRB has gotten much better at catching 
>> duplicates thanks to the new software, but since I do not really 
>> know, I will let TRB respond to this.
>>
>> Regarding staff and collections, NUTL is a private, research 
>> institution tasked in acquiring and developing a broad and deep 
>> collection of excellence in transportation, as well as, maintaining 
>> and developing new sources of access to our collections.  We use
our
>> staff and resources to accomplish this in the way we have seen 
>> historically fit.  One of these resources and goals is supporting 
>> TRIS....if NUTL were to bail out of TRIS tomorrow, who in this 
>> country would be able to provide them with ca. 6-8K citations a year?


>> We do this willingly and although NUTL and TRB have had differences 
>> and serious disagreements in the past, NUTL recognizes that we have 
>> to do this as a service to the community and the nation.  In fact 4-5


>> years ago we had to choose between internal functions and maintaining


>> TRIS and we chose to continue our support
of
>> TRIS.
>>
>> It is our choice alone and we choose to allocate our resources to 
>> support the University and the Library's goals.  If you think our 
>> support of TRIS is the wrong thing, then perhaps the DOT's should 
>> acquire and index all the journals we do.
>>
>> Roberto
>>
>>
>> At 05:15 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote:
>> > TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles. 
In
>> > the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC.  At NWU, 
>> > they're in the TRAN file.  Entries for both the UCB analytics and 
>> > portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS.  A couple
of
>> > years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing
what
>> > titles each would handle.  I'm not sure whether or not that 
>> > agreement is still functioning.  The resources I'm referring to
are
>> > the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S.
>> > transporation libraries and TRB.
>> >
>> > >>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>>
>> > Jerry:
>> >
>> > "My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
>> > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic
entries,
>> > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries
at
UC
>> > Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including 
>> > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much 
>> > needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources,
can
>> > ill afford it."
>> >
>> > Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is
Northwestern
>> > following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what
resources
>> > are you referring to here?
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> > Paul Burley
>> >
>> >
>> > At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote:
>> > > In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post
stated
>> > > that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various
librar[ies;]
>> > > it contains a great deal of resources that are not
transportation
>> > > related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps,
videos,
>> > > Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, 
>> > > encyclopedias and directories."  Since this is a valid
statement, I
>> > > thought I'd go back and try a different tack.  This time, I
searched
>> > > TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject
words
>> > > (not keywords):
>> > > road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR 
>> > > transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR
>> > > freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR
bus
OR
>> > > buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR
>> > > pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline*
OR
>> > > bridge* OR ferry OR ferries.
>> > >
>> > > I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude
the
>> > > "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also
>> > > includes) and got
>> > > 221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in 
>> > > TRIS.  However, as my paper at 
>> > > http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is
only an
>> > > estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the
original
>> > > eight MTKN libraries and TRIS.  Since the TL Cat has expanded 
>> > > considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume
the
>> > > overlap in coverage is now greater.  But, even if that overlap
has
>> > > grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information
on
>> > > more than 100,000 items not available from the other.
>> > >
>> > > However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my
intention
>> > > in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source
is
>> > > better than the other.  Rather, it is to demonstrate, as
Barbara
>> > > says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and 
>> > > TLCat  compliment each other."  That begs the question, in what
way
>> > > should they complement each other?"  Should we strive to reach
100%
>> > > overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a 
>> > > library.  Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that
TRIS
>> > > becomes more an index to periodical literature and other
analytic
>> > > bibliographic information not likely to be included in library 
>> > > catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the
physical
>> > > and electronic instances of the indexed materials?
>> > >
>> > > My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
>> > > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic
entries,
>> > > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries
at
>> > > UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course,
including
>> > > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is
much
>> > > needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources,
can
>> > > ill afford it.
>> > >
>> > > This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat,
using
the
>> > > same criteria as above, for TL Cat.  That search returns
1,103,911
>> > > items.  Or, in other words, more than double the estimated
400,000
>> > > transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined. 
That
>> > > the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation
agencies,
>> > > combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available 
>> > > transportation-related information suggests that neither those 
>> > > producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library 
>> > > collections are doing an adequate job.  Increasing cooperation
and
>> > > collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the
right
>> > > direction.  As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after
year,
>> > > we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with 
>> > > TRIS.  What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is,
how
>> > > it is developed and how to make it a better tool."  The same
needs
>> > > to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation  
>> > > libraries.
>> >
>> > Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian Transportation Library


>> > Northwestern University Library 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 
>> > 60208-2300
>> > 847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax)
>> > p-burley@northwestern.edu
>
>
>




To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Re: Interesting Numbers
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 19:49:22 -0500
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Thanks to SLA Transportation Division and the folks at Northwestern and Berkeley for making it possible for these "discussions" to take place through TRANLIB. It's through forums such as SLA and TRB where talk walks. There was a proposal submitted by LIST to NCHRP to undertake an inventory of collections. It's fine to write an email, but when the bread needs baking, who's going to help do it? Get involved. Attending a meeting once in a while, writing a provocative email, what is that doing for your library? for your customers? What are you doing to raise the bar? to improve customer satisfaction, to strengthen collaboration among your peers? Are you involved in SLA, TRB, ALA other professional organizations? 
 
Peace,
Nelda
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: bsweet@umich.edu
To: TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Sent: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: Interesting Numbers


I'm sorry this has become a contentious discussion. It need not be. 
 
I must step in in Jerry's defense. 
 
This discussion is absolutely vital. Who else is making these inquiries? Who else is at least trying to analyze statistics from various sources outside of their own libraries and present the rest of TRAN-LIB with a big picture? If Jerry didn't stir the pot, we probably wouldn't have the discussion. 
 
Let's calm down. Cool out. Peace. 
 
Jerry might have made some erroneous assumptions, jumped to some conclusions, but he's doing us all a service by causing us to look at these numbers and getting this discussion on the table. 
 
TRIS is not the answer, TLCAT is not the answer, nor is the NTL or any current or future regional network. But we'll have no answer if we don't examine how all of these add up and work together to provide better access to transportation information. 
 
Bob Sweet 
UMTRI 
bsweet@umich.edu 
 
 
--On Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:52 AM -0800 Rita Evans  wrote: 
 
> Jerry, 
> 
> Let's skip over your high-sounding intentions. 
> 
> It is highly inappropriate for you or any of us to use a public forum 
> such as this discussion list to make inaccurate, misleading comments 
> about the collection decisions, actions or policies of other 
> institutions. It is particularly galling to read your remarks when you 
> did not even bother to verify whether your statements were accurate 
> before sending them out. 
> 
> You may think it's OK to gloss over your actions with the flippant 
> statement, "Every now and then, it's good to go over these things to 
> remind those of us tending to senility as well as to inform the newbies," 
> but it's not. 
> 
> Roberto and I, along with our staffs, have devoted considerable time, 
> energy and resources to improving TRIS over the past few years; this 
> isn't something we've just "considered" or talked about. We ARE working 
> together. 
> 
> Your comments are completely out of line. 
> 
> Rita Evans 
> Director 
> Institute of Transportation Studies Library 
> University of California, Berkeley 
> 
> 
> 
> At 09:54 AM 12/5/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote: 
>> My intention was not to spread misinformation. I did fully intend to 
>> get a discussion going about the current state of library services to 
>> the nation's transportation community. My first attempt at this was a 
>> note providing data regarding the U.S. DOT Library showing that in its 
>> current downsizing every single unique item had been eliminated from 
>> its collections. I requested comments on those data, especially in 
>> light of what is currently happening with the EPA libraries that has 
>> been referred to as "a slow-motion lobotomy of the organization." To 
>> my mind, one of the great handicaps in the field of transportation 
>> libraries is that we each are overly satisfied with doing the best we 
>> can with the niggardly (please look it up in your dictionary before 
>> jumping to assumptions) resources provided by our individual 
>> institutions. Although it is admittedly difficult to eke out the time 
>> to do so, we all need to consider what we can do to work together to 
>> improve TRIS, TL Cat, and 
>> the available resources we all ha 
>> ve access to. We seemed to be headed in the right direction a while 
>> back, but the wind seems to have fallen from the sails.. 
>> 
>> >>> r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu 12/5/2006 8:34 AM >>> 
>> Well, if you do not know, perhaps you should ask before spreading 
>> mis-information. 
>> 
>> For several year, UCB, TRB and NUTL have worked on several fronts to 
>> decrease and eliminate duplication of records. Even before I came to 
>> Northwestern 8 years ago, the TLIB group of libraries were already 
>> working on communication, exchanging lists of journals indexing and 
>> agreeing not submit duplicates....we meet periodically to discuss and 
>> update the list...we inform each other of all new journals we are 
>> subscribing to and indexing in order to assure whether TRB wants then 
>> and to assure non-duplication. We do all this in an ongoing basis as 
>> part of our internal procedures...so if there is any duplication it 
>> is very rare. 
>> 
>> In addition, I believe TRB has gotten much better at catching 
>> duplicates thanks to the new software, but since I do not really 
>> know, I will let TRB respond to this. 
>> 
>> Regarding staff and collections, NUTL is a private, research 
>> institution tasked in acquiring and developing a broad and deep 
>> collection of excellence in transportation, as well as, maintaining 
>> and developing new sources of access to our collections. We use our 
>> staff and resources to accomplish this in the way we have seen 
>> historically fit. One of these resources and goals is supporting 
>> TRIS....if NUTL were to bail out of TRIS tomorrow, who in this 
>> country would be able to provide them with ca. 6-8K citations a 
>> year? We do this willingly and although NUTL and TRB have had 
>> differences and serious disagreements in the past, NUTL recognizes 
>> that we have to do this as a service to the community and the 
>> nation. In fact 4-5 years ago we had to choose between internal 
>> functions and maintaining TRIS and we chose to continue our support of 
>> TRIS. 
>> 
>> It is our choice alone and we choose to allocate our resources to 
>> support the University and the Library's goals. If you think our 
>> support of TRIS is the wrong thing, then perhaps the DOT's should 
>> acquire and index all the journals we do. 
>> 
>> Roberto 
>> 
>> 
>> At 05:15 PM 12/4/2006 -0600, you wrote: 
>> > TRB, UC Berkeley and Northwestern all index periodical articles. In 
>> > the case of UCB, these analytics are included in OCLC. At NWU, 
>> > they're in the TRAN file. Entries for both the UCB analytics and 
>> > portions of TRAN are submitted for inclusion in TRIS. A couple of 
>> > years ago, the three attempted to reduce redundancy by agreeing what 
>> > titles each would handle. I'm not sure whether or not that 
>> > agreement is still functioning. The resources I'm referring to are 
>> > the combined resources, both staff and collections, of U.S. 
>> > transporation libraries and TRB. 
>> > 
>> > >>> p-burley@northwestern.edu 12/4/2006 3:24 PM >>> 
>> > Jerry: 
>> > 
>> > "My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
>> > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, 
>> > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at UC 
>> > Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including 
>> > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much 
>> > needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can 
>> > ill afford it." 
>> > 
>> > Can you expand on this paragraph? What same course is Northwestern 
>> > following, and where? Redundancy in which field? And what resources 
>> > are you referring to here? 
>> > 
>> > Thanks! 
>> > Paul Burley 
>> > 
>> > 
>> > At 02:18 PM 12/4/2006, Jerry Baldwin wrote: 
>> > > In response to an item I posted a while back, Barbara Post stated 
>> > > that TL Cat is, "a catalog of holdings of the various librar[ies;] 
>> > > it contains a great deal of resources that are not transportation 
>> > > related or are not included in TRIS - TLCat includes maps, videos, 
>> > > Web pages and reference books like general dictionaries, 
>> > > encyclopedias and directories." Since this is a valid statement, I 
>> > > thought I'd go back and try a different tack. This time, I searched 
>> > > TL Cat using the following statement as a search for subject words 
>> > > (not keywords): 
>> > > road OR roads OR highway OR highways OR street OR streets OR 
>> > > transport OR transportation OR truck OR trucks OR trucking OR 
>> > > freight* OR airplane* OR aircraft* OR airport* OR transit OR bus OR 
>> > > buses OR ship OR shipping OR rail OR railroad OR railroads OR 
>> > > pavement* OR paving OR port OR ports OR waterway* OR pipeline* OR 
>> > > bridge* OR ferry OR ferries. 
>> > > 
>> > > I then restricted the search results to monographs (to exclude the 
>> > > "maps, videos, Web pages" Barbara rightly claimed TL Cat also 
>> > > includes) and got 
>> > > 221,952 monographs, nearly identical to the 220,000 included in 
>> > > TRIS. However, as my paper at 
>> > > http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mtkn.html shows, there is only an 
>> > > estimated overlap of 22% of items in the catalogs of the original 
>> > > eight MTKN libraries and TRIS. Since the TL Cat has expanded 
>> > > considerably from those original libraries, it's safe to assume the 
>> > > overlap in coverage is now greater. But, even if that overlap has 
>> > > grown to a generous 50%, each source would provide information on 
>> > > more than 100,000 items not available from the other. 
>> > > 
>> > > However, contrary to what seems to be assumed by some, my intention 
>> > > in posting these numbers is not to demonstrate that one source is 
>> > > better than the other. Rather, it is to demonstrate, as Barbara 
>> > > says, that "Both TLCat and TRIS are valuable tools... TRIS and 
>> > > TLCat compliment each other." That begs the question, in what way 
>> > > should they complement each other?" Should we strive to reach 100% 
>> > > overlap so that anything found in TRIS can be located in a 
>> > > library. Or, should we strive to reduce the overlap so that TRIS 
>> > > becomes more an index to periodical literature and other analytic 
>> > > bibliographic information not likely to be included in library 
>> > > catalogs and TL Cat becomes more a tool for locating the physical 
>> > > and electronic instances of the indexed materials? 
>> > > 
>> > > My contention is, that with TRIS, since its beginnings, being 
>> > > neither fish nor fowl, mixing both monographic and analytic entries, 
>> > > along with the catalogs of the leading transportation libraries at 
>> > > UC Berkeley and Northwestern following the same course, including 
>> > > analytic indexing of periodicals in their catalogs, there is much 
>> > > needless redundancy in a field that, with its scant resources, can 
>> > > ill afford it. 
>> > > 
>> > > This is reinforced by the results of a search of WorldCat, using the 
>> > > same criteria as above, for TL Cat. That search returns 1,103,911 
>> > > items. Or, in other words, more than double the estimated 400,000 
>> > > transportation-related monographs in TRIS and TL Cat combined. That 
>> > > the best efforts of TRB and our other major transporation agencies, 
>> > > combined, provide information on less than 50% of the available 
>> > > transportation-related information suggests that neither those 
>> > > producing TRIS nor those developing transportation library 
>> > > collections are doing an adequate job. Increasing cooperation and 
>> > > collaboration between the two groups would be a step in the right 
>> > > direction. As I said at last year's TRB meeting, "Year after year, 
>> > > we sit around discussing how to tweak this or that problem with 
>> > > TRIS. What we need to do is take a fresh look at what TRIS is, how 
>> > > it is developed and how to make it a better tool." The same needs 
>> > > to be done in relation to the collections of our transportation 
>> > > libraries. 
>> > 
>> > Paul R. Burley, Technical Services Librarian 
>> > Transportation Library 
>> > Northwestern University Library 
>> > 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300 
>> > 847-491-5274/847-491-8601 (fax) 
>> > p-burley@northwestern.edu 
> 
> 
> 
 
 


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Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 16:55:20 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: Dealing with electronic reports
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
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Hello, Tranlibbers!



We are seeing more and more of our agency’s reports come out in electronic formats – especially as spreadsheets – instead of in the traditional print format.  
I think we would be wise to treat these new formats the same way we do print: create records for them and put them in the catalog.   I am also urging our planners to have some sort of title page in the spreadsheet that includes basic information about the data (i.e., date, name of person responsible for it, abstract, etc.) AND to help us create PDFs of those spreadsheets so that we can print them out easily.
I had a meeting with several planners today about these issues and seemed to get a very positive response, but they were wondering if they could see samples of what other folks had done.
 So, my question is…would anybody on Tranlib be willing to share:
1) Whether your agency has a standard list of information included in all “reports” that are produced as spreadsheets (or just some good examples)?  So far, my wish list of items to include are: Date, Title, Name of person responsible for it, the agency’s name, research methodology, background, and an abstract.
2) If you are using your regular library catalog to keep a record of these electronic files, what fields do you feel are necessary?
Thanks for any assitance you can give.
Andi Markley
Research Librarian
Puget Sound Regional Council
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA   98104-1035
(206) 464-7532   amarkley@psrc.org




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  2) truck weight classifications
        by bsweet@umich.edu
  3) Donations
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  4) ODOT duplicates available - list 1
        by Caitlin.Murphy@dot.state.oh.us
  5) Thanks - Old FAA budgets
        by "Dot Finn" 
  6) Donation: Winter Highway Maintenance 
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  7) Re: Donation: Winter Highway Maintenance
        by "Carol Paszamant" 
  8) RE: Donation: Winter Highway Maintenance
        by "Hobbs, JonAnne" 
  9) RE: Dealing with electronic reports
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Take a look at the basic Dublin Core with the transportation refinements.  You should use the TRT of course, and while we distinguish corporate from personal names in the creator and publisher fields, it is not necessary.  Using a standard, such as Dublin Core means you are being consistent with others as well as for your own future development.  Setting a standard up front will save lots of problems later.  
 
I recommend a classification scheme or taxonomy that is specific to your organization and needs as well.  Look at the NTL's, but you need your own.  
 
http://ntl.bts.gov/about_ntl.html
Don't forget the KISS principle.  The more complex it is, the less you will be able to maintain it.

 

 

Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 

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Hello, Tranlibbers!



We are seeing more and more of our agency’s reports come out in electronic formats – especially as spreadsheets – instead of in the traditional print format.  
I think we would be wise to treat these new formats the same way we do print: create records for them and put them in the catalog.   I am also urging our planners to have some sort of title page in the spreadsheet that includes basic information about the data (i.e., date, name of person responsible for it, abstract, etc.) AND to help us create PDFs of those spreadsheets so that we can print them out easily.
I had a meeting with several planners today about these issues and seemed to get a very positive response, but they were wondering if they could see samples of what other folks had done.
 So, my question is…would anybody on Tranlib be willing to share:
1) Whether your agency has a standard list of information included in all “reports” that are produced as spreadsheets (or just some good examples)?  So far, my wish list of items to include are: Date, Title, Name of person responsible for it, the agency’s name, research methodology, background, and an abstract.
2) If you are using your regular library catalog to keep a record of these electronic files, what fields do you feel are necessary?
Thanks for any assitance you can give.
Andi Markley
Research Librarian
Puget Sound Regional Council
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA   98104-1035
(206) 464-7532   amarkley@psrc.org 




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Does anyone know anything about the origin of truck classifications based on gross vehicle weight ratings (class 1 through class 8)?


It seems to have been an arbitrary system agreed upon by truck manufacturers long ago. But nobody seems to know for sure the specifics of the origin.


Thanks


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu



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The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 



Guide book


        *       Handbook of Commercial Sound Installations
                Audel Guides
                No date but I'm guessing 1950's


TRRs


        *       1945, 1959


TCRP Report


        *       95 (2 copies)


Research Results Digest


        *       308 (2 copies)



JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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The Ohio Dept. of Transportation Library has the following available. Please reply directly to me at: 
 Caitlin.Murphy@dot.state.oh.us  with your request and your mailing address.  Thank you, 

Caitlin Murphy McKee 

LIST ONE 

TITLE        BENEFITS OF ACCESS MANAGEMENT 
 IMPRINT      FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 


(2 copies available) 
TITLE        CHARACTERISTICS OF EMERGING ROAD AND TRAIL USERS AND THEIR SAFETY 
 IMPRINT      FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 


TITLE        Common native roadside wildflowers : a roadside field guide for 
              the western region / [Vera Ming Wong ... et al., botanical 
              illustrations] 
 EDITION      Western ed 
 IMPRINT      Washington, D.C. : Federal Highway Administration, [2005] 


(2 copies available) 
TITLE        CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN CANADA AND     EUROPE 
 IMPRINT      FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 


AUTHOR       Choi, Jeong-Hoon 
 TITLE        Design of continuously reinforced concrete pavements using glass 
              fiber reinforced polymer rebars / [Jeong-Hoon Choi and Roger H. 
              L. Chen] 
 IMPRINT      McLean, VA : U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway 
              Administration, Research, Development, and Technology, Turner- 
              Fairbank Highway Research Center ; [Springfield, VA : Available 
              through the National Technical Information Service, 2005] 


TITLE        EVALUATION OF LANE REDUCTION "ROAD DIET" MEASURES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON CRASHES AND INJURIES 
 IMPRINT      FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 


TITLE        Evaluation of LS-DYNA soil material model 147 / [J.D. Reid ... et 
              al.] 
 IMPRINT      McLean, Va. : Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center ; 
              [Springfield, Va. : Available through the National Technical 
              Information Service, 2004] 


TITLE        Evaluation of LS-DYNA wood material model 143 / [Y. D. Murray ... 
              et al.] 
 IMPRINT      McLean, Va : Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center ; 
              [Springfield, Va. : Available through the National Technical 
              Information Service, 2005] 


TITLE        AN EXAMINATION OF FAULT, UNSAFE DRIVING ACTS, AND TOTAL HARM IN CAR-TRUCK COLLISIONS 
 IMPRINT      FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 


TITLE        Foundry sand facts for civil engineers / [Foundry Industry 
              Recycling Starts Today (FIRST)] 
 IMPRINT      Washington, D.C. : Federal Highway Administration ; [Springfield, 
              Va. : Available through the National Technical Information 
              Service, 2004] 


TITLE        HYDRAULICS LABORATORY FACT SHEET 
 IMPRINT      FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 


TITLE        ITS/operations resource guide 
 IMPRINT      [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal 
              Highway Administration 
VOLUME       2004 


TITLE        THE LABORATORY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM 
 IMPRINT      FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 
(2003-2004) 


TITLE        Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology : 
              the Concrete Pavement Road Map. Volume II, Tracks / [Theodore R. 
              Farragut ... et al.] 
 IMPRINT      McLean, VA : Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center ; 
              [Springfield, Va. : Available through the National Technical 
              Information Service, 2005] 


TITLE        Report of laboratory evaluations of rolled erosion control 
              products : December 2002-April 2005 product submissions / testing 
              & reporting hosted for NTPEP by Wisconsin Department of 
              Transportation in cooperation with TRI Environmental, Inc 
 IMPRINT      Washington, DC : American Association of State Highway and 
              Transportation Officials, AASHTO, c2005 


TITLE        Retrofit railings for truss bridges / by C. Eugene Buth ... [et 
              al.] 
 IMPRINT      College Station, Tex. : Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M 
              University System ; [Springfield, Va. : Available through the 
              National Technical Information Service, 2005] 


(2 copies available) 
AUTHOR       Hensing, David J 
 TITLE        Roadway safety hardware asset management systems case 
              studies  / [David J. Hensing, Shahed Rowshan] 
 IMPRINT      McLean, VA : Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center ; 
              [Springfield, Va. : Available through the National Technical 
              Information Service, 2005] 


TITLE        Transportation asset management in Australia, Canada, England, 
              and New Zealand / prepared by the International Scanning Study 
              Team ... and American Trade Initiatives, Inc. for the Federal 
              Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 
              American Association of State Highway and Transportation 
              Officials [and] National Cooperative Highway Research Program 
 IMPRINT      Washington, DC : Office of International Programs, FHWA/US DOT 
              (HPIP), [2005] 


TITLE        Transit safety & security statistics & analysis ... annual report 
              / U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special 
              Programs Administration, John A. Volpe National Transportation 
              Systems Center 
 IMPRINT      [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Transportation, FTA Office of 
              Safety and Security, 2001- 
VOLUME       2001 



Caitlin McKee, Library
Ohio Department of Transportation
Library 2nd Floor
1980 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH  43223
Phone (614) 466-2882 FAX (614) 728-6694
ODOT Library Web Site
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/library 
ODOT Library Online Catalog http://slonet.state.oh.us 
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Subject: Thanks - Old FAA budgets
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Thanks to Terry Dempsey in the FAA Law Library who faxed me the pages I needed.
 
Dot Finn
 
GRA, Inc.                                   dotf@gra-inc.com
115 West Avenue, Suite 201   http://www.gra-inc.com
Jenkintown, PA  19046
(215) 884-7500
(215) 884-1385 

 
 

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Subject: Donation: Winter Highway Maintenance 
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The following is available for donation.  
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Synthesis of Best Practices for Eliminationg Fogging and Icing on Winter
Maintenance Vehicles
Clear Roads: research for winter highway maintenance
CTC & Associates
Pooled Fund #TPF-5(092)
Aug. 2006





JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 15:21:02 -0500
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JonAnne,


We'll be happy to take it if still available -



Carol


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
Carol Paszamant, Librarian
NJ Dept. of Transportation
Research Library
PO Box 600 - MOB 3rd Fl.
Trenton, NJ  08625-0600
609-530-5289  fax: 609-530-2052
carol.paszamant@dot.state.nj.us



>>> "Hobbs, JonAnne"  12/6/2006 2:39 PM
>>>
The following is available for donation.  
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 



Synthesis of Best Practices for Eliminationg Fogging and Icing on
Winter
Maintenance Vehicles
Clear Roads: research for winter highway maintenance
CTC & Associates
Pooled Fund #TPF-5(092)
Aug. 2006





JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


Message-ID: 
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: RE: Donation: Winter Highway Maintenance
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 14:22:30 -0600 
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Sorry, it's been claimed!


-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Paszamant [mailto:Carol.Paszamant@dot.state.nj.us]
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 2:21 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Re: Donation: Winter Highway Maintenance



JonAnne,


We'll be happy to take it if still available -



Carol


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
Carol Paszamant, Librarian
NJ Dept. of Transportation
Research Library
PO Box 600 - MOB 3rd Fl.
Trenton, NJ  08625-0600
609-530-5289  fax: 609-530-2052
carol.paszamant@dot.state.nj.us



>>> "Hobbs, JonAnne"  12/6/2006 2:39 PM
>>>
The following is available for donation.  
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 



Synthesis of Best Practices for Eliminationg Fogging and Icing on
Winter
Maintenance Vehicles
Clear Roads: research for winter highway maintenance
CTC & Associates
Pooled Fund #TPF-5(092)
Aug. 2006





JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 15:20:54 -0800 (PST)
From: Andi Markley 
Subject: RE: Dealing with electronic reports
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
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Thank you, Joyce!

Setting a standard up front is exactly what we want to try to do.  Your refined Dublin Core will be very helpful.

Andi Markley
Research Librarian
Puget Sound Regional Council
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA   98104-1035
(206) 464-7532   amarkley@psrc.org 

Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov wrote:
Take a look at the basic Dublin Core with the transportation refinements.  You should use the TRT of course, and while we distinguish corporate from personal names in the creator and publisher fields, it is not necessary.  Using a standard, such as Dublin Core means you are being consistent with others as well as for your own future development.  Setting a standard up front will save lots of problems later.  
 
I recommend a classification scheme or taxonomy that is specific to your organization and needs as well.  Look at the NTL's, but you need your own.  
 
http://ntl.bts.gov/about_ntl.html
Don't forget the KISS principle.  The more complex it is, the less you will be able to maintain it.
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 
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Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 7:55 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Dealing with electronic reports


Hello, Tranlibbers!



We are seeing more and more of our agency’s reports come out in electronic formats – especially as spreadsheets – instead of in the traditional print format.  
I think we would be wise to treat these new formats the same way we do print: create records for them and put them in the catalog.   I am also urging our planners to have some sort of title page in the spreadsheet that includes basic information about the data (i.e., date, name of person responsible for it, abstract, etc.) AND to help us create PDFs of those spreadsheets so that we can print them out easily.
I had a meeting with several planners today about these issues and seemed to get a very positive response, but they were wondering if they could see samples of what other folks had done.
 So, my question is…would anybody on Tranlib be willing to share:
1) Whether your agency has a standard list of information included in all “reports” that are produced as spreadsheets (or just some good examples)?  So far, my wish list of items to include are: Date, Title, Name of person responsible for it, the agency’s name, research methodology, background, and an abstract.
2) If you are using your regular library catalog to keep a record of these electronic files, what fields do you feel are necessary?
Thanks for any assitance you can give.
Andi Markley
Research Librarian
Puget Sound Regional Council
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA   98104-1035
(206) 464-7532   amarkley@psrc.org 



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The Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the USDOT and The National Transportation Library are  pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda J. Wilson to Head of the National Transportation Library.  

Ms Wilson comes to the NTL from The Ohio State University Libraries where she was Metadata Librarian and had experience working with digital collections and statewide networking.  Ms Wilson managed projects for the OSU Knowledge Bank, coordinated the OSU Libraries Encoded Archival Description (EAD) 
Program and served as co-chair on statewide EAD Task Force to develop content guidelines, best practices, tools and training for the Ohio archival community.  Currently, Ms Wilson is a doctoral candidate at George Washington University.  She is a published author and accomplished speaker.  

Amanda comes to us very highly recommended and we welcome her to Washington DC, to the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, to the Bureau of Transportation Statics, to the National Transportation Library and to the Community of Transportation Librarians.

From Ms Wilson:  "I am excited to have the opportunity build on the successes of the National Transportation Library into the future. The next stage of the NTL presents a unique challenge to create and sustain innovative services and an opportunity to further collaborations and partnerships within the community. I look forward to working with and through the community toward ever greater successes and increasing the quality of life for all citizens."

Ms Wilson will arrive at NTL on December 11.  

Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 



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Congratulations to Ms. Wilson. I'm delighted to hear that there's a new director of the NTL. This is great news for all of us. I look forward to meeting Amanda once she gets settled in at RITA.
 
Best regards,
 
Nelda Bravo
Senior Program Manager
FHWA TFHRC
202-493-3470
nelda.bravo@fhwa.dot.gov
 
 
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Subject: Head of the National Transportation Library Appointed





The Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the USDOT and The National Transportation Library are  pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda J. Wilson to Head of the National Transportation Library.  
Ms Wilson comes to the NTL from The Ohio State University Libraries where she was Metadata Librarian and had experience working with digital collections and statewide networking.  Ms Wilson managed projects for the OSU Knowledge Bank, coordinated the OSU Libraries Encoded Archival Description (EAD) 
Program and served as co-chair on statewide EAD Task Force to develop content guidelines, best practices, tools and training for the Ohio archival community.  Currently, Ms Wilson is a doctoral candidate at George Washington University.  She is a published author and accomplished speaker.  
Amanda comes to us very highly recommended and we welcome her to Washington DC, to the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, to the Bureau of Transportation Statics, to the National Transportation Library and to the Community of Transportation Librarians.
From Ms Wilson:  "I am excited to have the opportunity build on the successes of the National Transportation Library into the future. The next stage of the NTL presents a unique challenge to create and sustain innovative services and an opportunity to further collaborations and partnerships within the community. I look forward to working with and through the community toward ever greater successes and increasing the quality of life for all citizens."

Ms Wilson will arrive at NTL on December 11.  
Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 



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Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 19:51:18 -0500
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Joyce:


Thank you for this exciting news. Please convey to Ms. Wilson a very warm welcome on behalf of SLA's Transportation Division. I'm sure I speak for all of our Division members in saying that we look forward to meeting her and we are eager to have her join us in our little TRANLIB community.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu


--On Thursday, December 07, 2006 1:28 PM -0500 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov wrote:






The Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the USDOT and
The National Transportation Library are  pleased to announce the
appointment of Amanda J. Wilson to Head of the National Transportation
Library.


Ms Wilson comes to the NTL from The Ohio State University Libraries where
she was Metadata Librarian and had experience working with digital
collections and statewide networking.  Ms Wilson managed projects for the
OSU Knowledge Bank,
coordinated the OSU Libraries Encoded Archival Description (EAD) 
Program and
served as co-chair on statewide EAD Task Force to develop content guideli
nes, best practices, tools and training for the Ohio archival community.
Currently, Ms Wilson is a doctoral candidate at George Washington
University.  She is a published author and accomplished speaker.


Amanda comes to us very highly recommended and we welcome her to
Washington DC, to the Research and Innovative Technology Administration,
to the Bureau of Transportation Statics, to the National Transportation
Library and to the Community of Transportation Librarians.


From Ms Wilson:  "I am excited to have the opportunity build on the
successes of the National Transportation Library into the future. The
next stage of the NTL presents a unique challenge to create and sustain
innovative services and an opportunity to further collaborations and
partnerships within the community. I look forward to working with and
through the community toward ever greater successes and increasing the
quality of life for all citizens."


Ms Wilson will arrive at NTL on December 11.


Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
RITA, USDOT
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov





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                            TRANLIB Digest 2118


Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) RE: Head of the National Transportation Library Appointed
        by 
  2) New York Times Editorial on Closing the EPA Libraries (fwd)
        by bsweet@umich.edu
  3) TLCat info
        by 
  4) RE: TLCat info
        by "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
  5) RE: TLCat info
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
  6) FW: ASME Capitol Update-December 8 (more on EPA)
        by "Marie Manthe" 
  7) TLCat info - Another Perspective
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  8) RE: TLCat info - Another Perspective
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  9) Re: TLCat info - Another Perspective
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Thank you Bob.  I will relay this message.  Trust me she will be hearing all about you next week.  Her office is ready.  Her email will be turned on on Mondy and I have provide her instructions on how to join the list, so I expect you will hear a greeting as soon as she is online.  I have already put TRB on her personal calender.




Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library
RITA, USDOT
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov




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Joyce:


Thank you for this exciting news. Please convey to Ms. Wilson a very warm 
welcome on behalf of SLA's Transportation Division. I'm sure I speak for 
all of our Division members in saying that we look forward to meeting her 
and we are eager to have her join us in our little TRANLIB community.


Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu


--On Thursday, December 07, 2006 1:28 PM -0500 Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov wrote:


>
>
>
> The Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the USDOT and 
> The National Transportation Library are  pleased to announce the 
> appointment of Amanda J. Wilson to Head of the National Transportation 
> Library.
>
> Ms Wilson comes to the NTL from The Ohio State University Libraries 
> where she was Metadata Librarian and had experience working with 
> digital collections and statewide networking.  Ms Wilson managed 
> projects for the OSU Knowledge Bank, coordinated the OSU Libraries 
> Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Program and
> served as co-chair on statewide EAD Task Force to develop content guideli
> nes, best practices, tools and training for the Ohio archival community.
> Currently, Ms Wilson is a doctoral candidate at George Washington
> University.  She is a published author and accomplished speaker.
>
> Amanda comes to us very highly recommended and we welcome her to 
> Washington DC, to the Research and Innovative Technology 
> Administration, to the Bureau of Transportation Statics, to the 
> National Transportation Library and to the Community of Transportation 
> Librarians.
>
> From Ms Wilson:  "I am excited to have the opportunity build on the 
> successes of the National Transportation Library into the future. The 
> next stage of the NTL presents a unique challenge to create and 
> sustain innovative services and an opportunity to further 
> collaborations and partnerships within the community. I look forward 
> to working with and through the community toward ever greater 
> successes and increasing the quality of life for all citizens."
>
> Ms Wilson will arrive at NTL on December 11.
>
> Joyce W. Koeneman
> Digital Librarian
> National Transportation Library
> RITA, USDOT
> 202.366.4203
> joyce.koeneman@dot.gov



Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 10:58:06 -0500
From: bsweet@umich.edu
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: New York Times Editorial on Closing the EPA Libraries (fwd)
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Good Morning:


This was posted on the BUSLIB-L list:


Today's (December 8) New York Times has an editorial on closing the EPA Libraries.


Here's the link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/08/opinion/08burger.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin.



Bob Sweet
UMTRI
bsweet@umich.edu



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<> <> 

With the significant help of Matthew Barrett and Ken Winter I have sorted through the TLCat participation list and come up with the attached.  I hipe this is helpful.  There are some blanks to fill in, but I think clarifying Alaska and Minnesota CTS are the most useful differences. Alaska DOT will supercede the Geophisical Institute and their holdings are in progress.  Minnesota CTS does not have a separate collection and appear as MNU, but their holdings are not MNU, but rather within MinnDot.  There are currently 36 participants.  I hope this is useful.  I complied it to provide clarity for Amanda Wilson and for our budget process.  We will post these on the NTL About page next week.  

Ken has been monitoring participation for some time and his Timeline captures the development very well.  Mattherw provided the spreadsheet and ranking.  I appreciate the contribution very much.



  

Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 




 TLCat Participation Timeline20061207.pdf 


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Joyce (and Matt and Ken too):
 
Thanks VERY much for assembling this information.  It not only charts the quick growth of TLCat, it make clear how important the TKNs and the Pooled Fund Project have been to this growth.
 
Rest assured, it is very useful, at least to this librarian.
Steve 

Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian 
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 

WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968 

 



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<> <> 

With the significant help of Matthew Barrett and Ken Winter I have sorted through the TLCat participation list and come up with the attached.  I hipe this is helpful.  There are some blanks to fill in, but I think clarifying Alaska and Minnesota CTS are the most useful differences. Alaska DOT will supercede the Geophisical Institute and their holdings are in progress.  Minnesota CTS does not have a separate collection and appear as MNU, but their holdings are not MNU, but rather within MinnDot.  There are currently 36 participants.  I hope this is useful.  I complied it to provide clarity for Amanda Wilson and for our budget process.  We will post these on the NTL About page next week.  

Ken has been monitoring participation for some time and his Timeline captures the development very well.  Mattherw provided the spreadsheet and ranking.  I appreciate the contribution very much.




Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 



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I second that emotion.  Based on these numbers, I went back and checked the info that I sent out on USDOT Library recently.  I was way off.  Instead of having 0 unique items, as I reported, they're down only about 7,000 unique items from 2002 - almost as bleak, but they're not there yet.  Sorry 'bout that.  I forgot they're not IN TL Cat.  Why do I keep expecting the world to be logical?


>>> CochraSt@WSDOT.WA.GOV 12/8/2006 12:40 PM >>>
Joyce (and Matt and Ken too):
 
Thanks VERY much for assembling this information.  It not only charts
the quick growth of TLCat, it make clear how important the TKNs and the
Pooled Fund Project have been to this growth.
 
Rest assured, it is very useful, at least to this librarian.


Steve 


Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian 
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov   


WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968 


 


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<> <> 


With the significant help of Matthew Barrett and Ken Winter I have
sorted through the TLCat participation list and come up with the
attached.  I hipe this is helpful.  There are some blanks to fill in,
but I think clarifying Alaska and Minnesota CTS are the most useful
differences. Alaska DOT will supercede the Geophisical Institute and
their holdings are in progress.  Minnesota CTS does not have a separate
collection and appear as MNU, but their holdings are not MNU, but rather
within MinnDot.  There are currently 36 participants.  I hope this is
useful.  I complied it to provide clarity for Amanda Wilson and for our
budget process.  We will post these on the NTL About page next week.  


Ken has been monitoring participation for some time and his Timeline
captures the development very well.  Mattherw provided the spreadsheet
and ranking.  I appreciate the contribution very much.



Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 



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Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 14:25:36 -0600
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Good afternoon – Here’s another note on the EPA Libraries situation, from today’s ASME Capitol Update.

 

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717


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From: Cliff Hobson 
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 1:38 PM
To: Marie Manthe
Subject: FW: ASME Capitol Update - December 8, 2006

 

Marie –

 

Partial of the original message that I thought you would be interested in.

Cliff

 

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Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 1:12 PM
To: Cliff Hobson
Subject: ASME Capitol Update - December 8, 2006

 

*****************************************************

CAPITOL UPDATE

December 8, 2006

ASME News and Public Policy Updates

Online version and archive:

http://www.asme.org/NewsPublicPolicy/GovRelations/ 

***************************************************

 

 

HOUSE DEMOCRATS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER EPA'S LIBRARY REORGANIZATION

Four high-ranking House Democrats have sent a letter to Environmental

Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) Stephen Johnson to express concern

over the reorganization of the EPA library system that involves the

closure of several libraries as well as the dispersal and destruction of

materials. The four House members - Bart Gordon (D-TN), John Dingell

(D-MI), Henry Waxman (D-CA) and James Oberstar (D-MN) - will chair the

House Committees on Science, Energy and Commerce, Government Reform and

Transportation and Infrastructure, respectively, when the 110th Congress

convenes next year.

 

"It is imperative that the valuable government information maintained by

EPA's libraries be preserved," wrote the Members. "Over the past 36 years,

EPA's libraries have accumulated a vast and invaluable trove of public

health and environmental information . . . It now appears that EPA

officials are dismantling what is likely one of our country's most

comprehensive and accessible collections of environmental materials."

 

The letter requests that Administrator Johnson provide a written plan to

Congress that includes the schedule and procedures that EPA intends to use

to govern the disposition of documents, the consolidation of library

services, and the transfer of paper and microfiche documents to electronic

forms that will be publicly available.

 

To read the entire letter, go to

http://sciencedems.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=1218 

 

Josh Craft covers public policy-related environmental issues for ASME.  He

can be reached at craftj@asme.org.

***********************************************

 

 

THE ARTICLES CONTAINED IN CAPITOL UPDATE ARE NOT POSITIONS OF ASME OR ANY

OF ITS SUB-ENTITIES, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED AS SUCH. THIS PUBLICATION

IS DESIGNED TO INFORM ASME MEMBERS ABOUT ISSUES OF CONCERN BEING DEBATED

AND DISCUSSED IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS, IN THE STATES, AND IN THE FEDERAL

AGENCIES.

 

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EDITOR: Mary James Legatski, ASME Government Relations, 1828 L Street, NW,

Suite 906, Washington, DC 20036-5104.

 

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From: "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
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Thank you Ken, Matt and Joyce for putting this together.

Form my perspective, there are interesting take a ways when combining both documents:

1) TLCAT, as originally conceived in 2001/2002, achieved its original goal:  It is offering researchers a one stop location for monographs.

2)  It has surpassed its goals growing from 18 institutions to 60.

3) In almost 3 years the collections from the original 18 institutions grew from 421K to 554K items; an increase of 31%  This is remarkable...and would be interesting to find out whether the collections grow at this pace normally or are there other reasons, specifically for DOT libraries.

4) However, I feel that there are still a couple of big unknowns out there:  a) I am not aware of anyone gathering access statistics to TLCat; it would be good to know who is using it, how much, etc... and b) Is TLCat  increasing the number of ILL's across transportation libraries?  Is people taking advantage of the tool?

And finally, one of the selling points for the MTKN was that belonging to it would help the state DOT's; TLCAT is helping transportation researchers (or it ought to be)  -- I think we have (specially the DOT's) a very good opportunity to do some PR and show the value of this resource to management using these numbers.  We should publicize this at all levels: state, regional, national, international.

Roberto

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>

At 01:30 PM 12/8/2006 -0500, you wrote:


<> <> 

With the significant help of Matthew Barrett and Ken Winter I have sorted through the TLCat participation list and come up with the attached.  I hipe this is helpful.  There are some blanks to fill in, but I think clarifying Alaska and Minnesota CTS are the most useful differences. Alaska DOT will supercede the Geophisical Institute and their holdings are in progress.  Minnesota CTS does not have a separate collection and appear as MNU, but their holdings are not MNU, but rather within MinnDot.  There are currently 36 participants.  I hope this is useful.  I complied it to provide clarity for Amanda Wilson and for our budget process.  We will post these on the NTL About page next week.  

Ken has been monitoring participation for some time and his Timeline captures the development very well.  Mattherw provided the spreadsheet and ranking.  I appreciate the contribution very much.

  

Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 



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I do have some access stats, but they are not clear to me, and do not appear to be complete.  I have to spend some more time trying to evalute them to make them meaningful (to me).  I will work on it next week between holiday parties and answering Amanda's many questions.
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 

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Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 4:13 PM
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Subject: TLCat info - Another Perspective


Thank you Ken, Matt and Joyce for putting this together.

Form my perspective, there are interesting take a ways when combining both documents:

1) TLCAT, as originally conceived in 2001/2002, achieved its original goal:  It is offering researchers a one stop location for monographs.

2)  It has surpassed its goals growing from 18 institutions to 60.

3) In almost 3 years the collections from the original 18 institutions grew from 421K to 554K items; an increase of 31%  This is remarkable...and would be interesting to find out whether the collections grow at this pace normally or are there other reasons, specifically for DOT libraries.

4) However, I feel that there are still a couple of big unknowns out there:  a) I am not aware of anyone gathering access statistics to TLCat; it would be good to know who is using it, how much, etc... and b) Is TLCat  increasing the number of ILL's across transportation libraries?  Is people taking advantage of the tool?

And finally, one of the selling points for the MTKN was that belonging to it would help the state DOT's; TLCAT is helping transportation researchers (or it ought to be)  -- I think we have (specially the DOT's) a very good opportunity to do some PR and show the value of this resource to management using these numbers.  We should publicize this at all levels: state, regional, national, international.

Roberto

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>

At 01:30 PM 12/8/2006 -0500, you wrote:


<> <> 

With the significant help of Matthew Barrett and Ken Winter I have sorted through the TLCat participation list and come up with the attached.  I hipe this is helpful.  There are some blanks to fill in, but I think clarifying Alaska and Minnesota CTS are the most useful differences. Alaska DOT will supercede the Geophisical Institute and their holdings are in progress.  Minnesota CTS does not have a separate collection and appear as MNU, but their holdings are not MNU, but rather within MinnDot.  There are currently 36 participants.  I hope this is useful.  I complied it to provide clarity for Amanda Wilson and for our budget process.  We will post these on the NTL About page next week.  

Ken has been monitoring participation for some time and his Timeline captures the development very well.  Mattherw provided the spreadsheet and ranking.  I appreciate the contribution very much.

  

Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 



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Some of the questions Roberto asks under number 4a can be answered in the aggregate by looking at the OCLC monthly usage statistics. Any member library can access their stats at . Logon using either your OCLC authorization and password. On the tab for FirstSearch stats look at the TLCat subgroup. You can get information on, for instance, number of times accessed by library type, searches used (which database) by library type, and an institution summary (number of searches by particular institution). These are not particularly detailed stats, but looking at them over the several years for which they are available (October 2004 to the last full month) may at least provide a starting point. Under the COUNTER tab, there are reports on number of searches, sessions, turnaways, etc. again within TLcat by library type. All these stats can be exported as spreadsheets for further analysis.


It will be more difficult to tell if it is helping drive ILL use. We'd have to look at individual requests and see if the referring database is listed as WorldCat or TLCat. TLCat doesn't show up as a separate statistical group for purposes of ILL (at least it doesn't show up as one in the resource sharing stats I see). If it's possible to get OCLC to post separate ILL reports for TLCat, that would be useful.


Joe Ellison
Document Delivery Assistant, Transportation Library (OCLC symbol JCR)
Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL  60208-2300
phone: (847)491-8600, fax: (847)491-8601
email: j-ellison@northwestern.edu
ARIEL: 129.105.19.35 or staff019035.library.northwestern.edu


At 03:13 PM 12/8/2006, Roberto wrote:

4) However, I feel that there are still a couple of big unknowns out there:  a) I am not aware of anyone gathering access statistics to TLCat; it would be good to know who is using it, how much, etc... and b) Is TLCat  increasing the number of ILL's across transportation libraries?  Is people taking advantage of the tool?


And finally, one of the selling points for the MTKN was that belonging to it would help the state DOT's; TLCAT is helping transportation researchers (or it ought to be)  -- I think we have (specially the DOT's) a very good opportunity to do some PR and show the value of this resource to management using these numbers.  We should publicize this at all levels: state, regional, national, international.


Roberto


Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300


Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601


Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>


At 01:30 PM 12/8/2006 -0500, you wrote:


<> <>


With the significant help of Matthew Barrett and Ken Winter I have sorted through the TLCat participation list and come up with the attached.  I hipe this is helpful.  There are some blanks to fill in, but I think clarifying Alaska and Minnesota CTS are the most useful differences. Alaska DOT will supercede the Geophisical Institute and their holdings are in progress.  Minnesota CTS does not have a separate collection and appear as MNU, but their holdings are not MNU, but rather within MinnDot.  There are currently 36 participants.  I hope this is useful.  I complied it to provide clarity for Amanda Wilson and for our budget process.  We will post these on the NTL About page next week.


Ken has been monitoring participation for some time and his Timeline captures the development very well.  Mattherw provided the spreadsheet and ranking.  I appreciate the contribution very much.




Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian
National Transportation Library
RITA, USDOT
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov





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Thank you Joe.


Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library
RITA, USDOT
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov




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Some of the questions Roberto asks under number 4a can be answered in 
the aggregate by looking at the OCLC monthly usage statistics. Any 
member library can access their stats at . 
Logon using either your OCLC authorization and password. On the tab 
for FirstSearch stats look at the TLCat subgroup. You can get 
information on, for instance, number of times accessed by library 
type, searches used (which database) by library type, and an 
institution summary (number of searches by particular institution). 
These are not particularly detailed stats, but looking at them over 
the several years for which they are available (October 2004 to the 
last full month) may at least provide a starting point. Under the 
COUNTER tab, there are reports on number of searches, sessions, 
turnaways, etc. again within TLcat by library type. All these stats 
can be exported as spreadsheets for further analysis.


It will be more difficult to tell if it is helping drive ILL use. 
We'd have to look at individual requests and see if the referring 
database is listed as WorldCat or TLCat. TLCat doesn't show up as a 
separate statistical group for purposes of ILL (at least it doesn't 
show up as one in the resource sharing stats I see). If it's possible 
to get OCLC to post separate ILL reports for TLCat, that would be
useful.


Joe Ellison
Document Delivery Assistant, Transportation Library (OCLC symbol JCR)
Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Dr. Evanston, IL
60208-2300
phone: (847)491-8600, fax: (847)491-8601
email: j-ellison@northwestern.edu
ARIEL: 129.105.19.35 or staff019035.library.northwestern.edu


At 03:13 PM 12/8/2006, Roberto wrote:
>
>4) However, I feel that there are still a couple of big unknowns out
>there:  a) I am not aware of anyone gathering access statistics to 
>TLCat; it would be good to know who is using it, how much, etc... 
>and b) Is TLCat  increasing the number of ILL's across 
>transportation libraries?  Is people taking advantage of the tool?
>
>And finally, one of the selling points for the MTKN was that
>belonging to it would help the state DOT's; TLCAT is helping 
>transportation researchers (or it ought to be)  -- I think we have 
>(specially the DOT's) a very good opportunity to do some PR and show 
>the value of this resource to management using these numbers.  We 
>should publicize this at all levels: state, regional, national,
international.
>
>Roberto
>
>Roberto A. Sarmiento
>Head, Transportation Library
>Northwestern University Library
>1970 Campus Drive
>Evanston, IL 60208-2300
>
>Voice 847-491-2913
>Fax 847-491-8601
>
>Visit the Transportation Library at:
>< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>
>
>At 01:30 PM 12/8/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>
>><> <>
>>
>>With the significant help of Matthew Barrett and Ken Winter I have
>>sorted through the TLCat participation list and come up with the 
>>attached.  I hipe this is helpful.  There are some blanks to fill 
>>in, but I think clarifying Alaska and Minnesota CTS are the most 
>>useful differences. Alaska DOT will supercede the Geophisical 
>>Institute and their holdings are in progress.  Minnesota CTS does 
>>not have a separate collection and appear as MNU, but their 
>>holdings are not MNU, but rather within MinnDot.  There are 
>>currently 36 participants.  I hope this is useful.  I complied it 
>>to provide clarity for Amanda Wilson and for our budget 
>>process.  We will post these on the NTL About page next week.
>>
>>Ken has been monitoring participation for some time and his
>>Timeline captures the development very well.  Mattherw provided the 
>>spreadsheet and ranking.  I appreciate the contribution very much.
>>
>>
>>
>>Joyce W. Koeneman
>>Digital Librarian
>>National Transportation Library
>>RITA, USDOT
>>202.366.4203
>>joyce.koeneman@dot.gov
>>

>>>>>


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        by "Laila Zvejnieks" 
  3) First the EPA, now NASA
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  4) Available
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  5) Northwestern University Transportation Library document
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  6) New TRB Transportation Info Report
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The following are available.  Respond off-list to:  Lori.Fiscus@dot.iowa.gov
 
Iowa Department of Transportation Standard Specifications For Highway and Bridge Construction (Series 1992)
 
Iowa Department of Transportation Metric Standard Specifications For Highway and Bridge Construction (Series 1995)
 
Iowa Department of Transportation English Standard Specifications For Highway and Bridge Construction (Series 1997)
 
Transportation Research Board Special Report 285:  The Fuel Tax and Alternatives For Transportation Funding
 
Transportation Research Board Special Report 287:  Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries (Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement) - Workshop Summary
 
A Passion For Excellence:  The Leadership Difference, Tom Peters and Nancy Austin (1985)
 
Use of Data from Continuous Monitoring Sites, Prepared for Federal Highway Administration (August 8, 1994) Final Report Volume I:  Recommendations
 
Use of Data from Continuous Monitoring Sites, Submitted to Federal Highway Administration (August 8, 1994) Final Report Volume II:  Documentation
 
Revised Catalog of Types of CODES Applications Implemented Using Linked State Data (Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System CODES), DOT HS 809 058.  National Center for Statistics and Analysis NHTSA.  June 2000
 
Hazardous Waste:  Impacts on Highway Project Development, Construction, and Maintenance (NHI Course #14229)  Student Course Manual.  FHWA-HI-93-012.  March 26, 1990 (Revised November 20, 1992)
 
 
From: "Laila Zvejnieks" 
Subject: News Article - FYI - EPA to Discuss Updates on Library Status
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This might be of interest if anyone has a chance to listen in.



Laila Zvejnieks
MTO Reference Librarian
H.G. Thode Library
McMaster University
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4P5
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FYI - worth listening

Beata

 

Good Afternoon all,

Those of us who are following the potential closure/reduction of the US EPA government Libraries might find this News Advisory interesting in light of the New York Times article of this week.  

Traceyann

Traceyann Crawford, Information Resources Specialist

Laboratory Library, Ontario Ministry of the Environment

125 Resources Road, Etobicoke, ON   M9P 3V6

(416) 235-5751

 

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EPA to Discuss Updates on Library Status 

Release date: December 8, 2006 

Contact Information: Jennifer Wood, (202) 564-4355 / wood.jennifer@epa.gov 

(Washington, D.C. - Dec. 8, 2006)

WHO: Marcus C. Peacock, Deputy Administrator, U. S. EPA 

Linda Travers, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Environmental Information

WHAT: Teleconference to discuss updates on the status of EPA's libraries 

 
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. ET

Call In: Reporters should begin calling in at 12:45 p.m. ET The call-in number is: (800) 811-6040, use Conference ID# 4175051 

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Pardon duplication.....


The Los Angeles Times today ran this article on the closure of 6 federal libraries.



Closure of 6 federal libraries angers scientists




Cost-cutting moves at the EPA and elsewhere deny researchers and the public access to vital data, critics say.
By Tim Reiterman, Times Staff Writer
December 8, 2006 
 
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-libraries8dec08,0,242958.story?coll=la-headlines-nation 
 
Roberto A. Sarmiento
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Northwestern University Library
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Visit the Transportation Library at:
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The following are available.  Respond off-list to:  Lori.Fiscus@dot.iowa.gov
 
Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation, Standing Committee on Rail Transportation (AASHTO) 2002   (3 copies)
 
Performance of Highway Bridge Abutments on Spread Footings, Albert F. DiMillio.  Report No. FHWA/RD-81/184.  1982
 
Performance Evaluation of KDOT W-Beam Systems - Volume I:  Full-Scale Crash Testing.  TRP-03-39-96.  1996.
 
Performance Level 2 Tests on a 29-in. Open Concrete Bridge Rail, J.C. Holloway and others.  TRP-03-51-95.  1996.
 
Test Level 4 Evaluation of the Minnesota Combination Bridge Rail, B.G. Pfeifer and others.  MN/RC-96/08.  1996.
 
Environmental Geology Notes:  September 1971, Number 50.  Petrographic Properties of Carbonate Rocks Related to Their Sorption of Sulfur Dioxide, Richard Harvey and John C. Steinmetz. 
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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 16:16:11 -0600
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  delivery holiday closure
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The Transportation Library, Northwestern University Document Delivery Service (JCR) will be going to nonsupplier status in Worldcat Resource Sharing from Dec 22 through Jan 1. The library will be closed December 25, 26, 29, and January 1. The library will be open December 27 and 28, but there will be no one in the document delivery office to handle requests. We'll also be quite short of staff on the reference desk on those two days. This means we'll be unable to fill requests sent by phone, fax, or email, as well as those that would otherwise have been sent through Worldcat Resource Sharing, until after January 1.


I hope everyone has a happy holiday, whichever one you celebrate, and a peaceful new year.



Joe Ellison
*********************************************************************
Document Delivery Assistant, Transportation Library (OCLC symbol JCR)
Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL  60208-2300
phone: (847)491-8600, fax: (847)491-8601
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Visit the Transportation Library: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation 


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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 16:29:09 -0600
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I just found out about this recently (12/04/06) published TRB report Transportation Information Assets and Impacts: An Assessment of Needs http://gulliver.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7071  

Happy reading,

Roberto


Roberto A. Sarmiento
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Visit the Transportation Library at:
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  2) Interesting Responses
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
  3) RE: Interesting Responses
        by "Fomalont, Jessica" 
  4) Re: Interesting Responses
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  5) RE: Interesting Responses
        by "Post, Barbara" 
  6) Giveaways
        by "Christie, Rebecca" 
  7) RE: Interesting Responses
        by 
  8) RE: Interesting Responses
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 


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Colleagues, I am forwarding an email that was sent out through FHWA. This is a potential donee for duplicates, etc. 
 
I am not sending this out to engage in a discussion of any sort.  This is merely an FYI.
 
Nelda
PS: I removed the FHWA specific language from the following text, so it is lightly paraphrased:
 
"Auburn University in Alabama is currently constructing a new College of Transportation which is due to begin operation in the fall of 2007. Eventually, there will be seven buildings in the complex, but the college does not have a transportation library. If you have materials that need a new home you can send them to:
 
Prof. Robert L. Vecellio, P.E.
Auburn University
Department of Civil Engineering
238 Harbert Engineering Center
Auburn, AL 36849
 
If you are not sure they would be of use to the University, you could call Dr. Vecellio at 334-844-6286. He is particularly interested in older publications as well as newer ones."

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First, I'd like to apologize for taking so long to get back to the list on this topic.


Second, I'd like to apologize to those I seem to have offended.  I am truly sorry that what I had intended as self-deprecating humor ("tending toward senility") was perceived as flippancy regarding Roberto's comments.


Third, I'd like to apologize to those who felt it necessary to speak up in support of my right to make the comments I made, or chastise those who took me to task for making them.  For someone with my notorious tact and charm, the support, though appreciated, isn't necessary.  I have a great deal of experience defending myself from unintended perceptions and hope I can still count Roberto and Rita among my friends.


Getting back to the first item, it's taken me a while to get back to the list since I've been busy responding to those who commented directly to me, off list.  Although those responses to my notes have ranged from amusing to vitriolic, I have appreciated all of them.  They have all served to remind me that perception is everything and perception is exclusively in the eye of the beholder.  Although I intended neither to offend anyone nor deprecate the work or contributions of any library or librarian, that was obviously not what many perceived.


The whole episode served to remind me of one of my favorite quotes, "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."  Those who seem to have been offended seem to be those who do something and I was the one who said something.  Although I have been using that quotation for many years, I never knew who said it.  It turns out he provided many more of my favorite quotes including, "Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive," and one I hadn't heard before but intend to adopt, "The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."


The quotations all belong to a gentleman named Elbert Hubbard (http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Elbert_Hubbard}.  In the category of strange coincidences, the street I live on is Hubbard Avenue.  And, relevant to nothing except for those who enjoy good stories and romance, are the details of his demise (http://www.selway.org/garcia/hubbard.htm).  But, I digress.


Now, getting back to the second item, one of the off-list respondees suggested that discussing the topics covered in my notes should be reserved for meetings held at our various professional conferences.  Unfortunately, not everyone on this list has the luxury of attending these meetings.  That should not preclude them from knowing about the issues and participating in discussions on these topics.  


The correspondent also suggested that discussing the shortcomings of our efforts makes us look bad when discussed in public.  I can only contend that such open and frank discussions are the only thing that will lead to developing improvements and overcoming these shortcomings.  We can not expect others to assist us in our efforts or provide additional resources if we pretend everything is hunky dory.


Things are not hunky dory.  TL Cat includes less than half of the transportation-related resources cataloged in WorldCat.  The USDOT Library has, over the last thirty years, declined from the world's largest transportation library, leading attempts at networking amongst all transportation libraries, to a near irrelevancy, one-fifth its former size.  In spite of more than forty years of development, TRIS is not a comprehensive transportation database as it is often advertised, but is, instead, an index of a portion of transportation research related materials, indexing, today, no more materials than it did two decades ago in spite of enormous increases in the amount of published information.


These statements are statements of fact and not intended to denigrate any of the participants on this list nor deprecate the contributions of NWU, UCB, TRB or any other library or group actively trying to provide services to our customers or improve the tools we create to do so.


As some of the comments to the list have demonstrated, not everyone, including myself, is aware of all of the issues discussed nor fully knowledgeable on the issues, in spite of the fact I have had the luxury of attending more professional meeting on these topics than most.  However, as I have amply demonstrated, I am not as knowledgeable as those directly involved and, even worse, I sometimes make mistakes regarding what I believe to be fact.


At the risk of further offense, I thought I'd go over what I now believe to be the case regarding contributions to TRIS and a couple of opinions.  If I am in error, or you have opinions to the contrary, please let me and other list subscribers know.


NWU, I believe, has contributed approximately 178,800 of the 300,000 items in the TRAN (or TranWeb) database for inclusion in TRIS.  It would seem to me to be preferable if the remaining 112,000+ items were also included, as i had always assumed they were.


UCB contributes all of its analytic entries to both WorldCat and TRIS.  With the advent of TL Cat, is this still needed?  However minimal the effort needed to add these items, could that effort be better expended on adding additional items not available elsewhere?  For my part, when I do a comprehensive literature search, culling the results to eliminate duplicates requires considerable effort.  Having index entries appear in only TL Cat or only TRIS would reduce but not eliminate the need.


As always, I'd be interested in hearing what others think, believe or know about these issues.


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Jerry,


The first time I heard the quote "Don't take life too seriously. You'll
never get out of it alive" was from Bugs Bunny.  I thought that's where
it originated.


You did help in clearing up one of my misconceptions.


Jessica Fomalont
Associate Librarian
Transportation Research Board
500 Fifth St., NW
Washington, DC  20001
202-334-2989
202-334-2527 (fax)
jfomalont@nas.edu


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Interesting Responses


First, I'd like to apologize for taking so long to get back to the list
on this topic.


Second, I'd like to apologize to those I seem to have offended.  I am
truly sorry that what I had intended as self-deprecating humor ("tending
toward senility") was perceived as flippancy regarding Roberto's
comments.


Third, I'd like to apologize to those who felt it necessary to speak up
in support of my right to make the comments I made, or chastise those
who took me to task for making them.  For someone with my notorious tact
and charm, the support, though appreciated, isn't necessary.  I have a
great deal of experience defending myself from unintended perceptions
and hope I can still count Roberto and Rita among my friends.


Getting back to the first item, it's taken me a while to get back to the
list since I've been busy responding to those who commented directly to
me, off list.  Although those responses to my notes have ranged from
amusing to vitriolic, I have appreciated all of them.  They have all
served to remind me that perception is everything and perception is
exclusively in the eye of the beholder.  Although I intended neither to
offend anyone nor deprecate the work or contributions of any library or
librarian, that was obviously not what many perceived.


The whole episode served to remind me of one of my favorite quotes, "To
avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."  Those who seem
to have been offended seem to be those who do something and I was the
one who said something.  Although I have been using that quotation for
many years, I never knew who said it.  It turns out he provided many
more of my favorite quotes including, "Don't take life too seriously.
You'll never get out of it alive," and one I hadn't heard before but
intend to adopt, "The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied
with your opinions and content with your knowledge."


The quotations all belong to a gentleman named Elbert Hubbard
(http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Elbert_Hubbard}.  In the category
of strange coincidences, the street I live on is Hubbard Avenue.  And,
relevant to nothing except for those who enjoy good stories and romance,
are the details of his demise
(http://www.selway.org/garcia/hubbard.htm).  But, I digress.


Now, getting back to the second item, one of the off-list respondees
suggested that discussing the topics covered in my notes should be
reserved for meetings held at our various professional conferences.
Unfortunately, not everyone on this list has the luxury of attending
these meetings.  That should not preclude them from knowing about the
issues and participating in discussions on these topics.  


The correspondent also suggested that discussing the shortcomings of our
efforts makes us look bad when discussed in public.  I can only contend
that such open and frank discussions are the only thing that will lead
to developing improvements and overcoming these shortcomings.  We can
not expect others to assist us in our efforts or provide additional
resources if we pretend everything is hunky dory.


Things are not hunky dory.  TL Cat includes less than half of the
transportation-related resources cataloged in WorldCat.  The USDOT
Library has, over the last thirty years, declined from the world's
largest transportation library, leading attempts at networking amongst
all transportation libraries, to a near irrelevancy, one-fifth its
former size.  In spite of more than forty years of development, TRIS is
not a comprehensive transportation database as it is often advertised,
but is, instead, an index of a portion of transportation research
related materials, indexing, today, no more materials than it did two
decades ago in spite of enormous increases in the amount of published
information.


These statements are statements of fact and not intended to denigrate
any of the participants on this list nor deprecate the contributions of
NWU, UCB, TRB or any other library or group actively trying to provide
services to our customers or improve the tools we create to do so.


As some of the comments to the list have demonstrated, not everyone,
including myself, is aware of all of the issues discussed nor fully
knowledgeable on the issues, in spite of the fact I have had the luxury
of attending more professional meeting on these topics than most.
However, as I have amply demonstrated, I am not as knowledgeable as
those directly involved and, even worse, I sometimes make mistakes
regarding what I believe to be fact.


At the risk of further offense, I thought I'd go over what I now believe
to be the case regarding contributions to TRIS and a couple of opinions.
If I am in error, or you have opinions to the contrary, please let me
and other list subscribers know.


NWU, I believe, has contributed approximately 178,800 of the 300,000
items in the TRAN (or TranWeb) database for inclusion in TRIS.  It would
seem to me to be preferable if the remaining 112,000+ items were also
included, as i had always assumed they were.


UCB contributes all of its analytic entries to both WorldCat and TRIS.
With the advent of TL Cat, is this still needed?  However minimal the
effort needed to add these items, could that effort be better expended
on adding additional items not available elsewhere?  For my part, when I
do a comprehensive literature search, culling the results to eliminate
duplicates requires considerable effort.  Having index entries appear in
only TL Cat or only TRIS would reduce but not eliminate the need.


As always, I'd be interested in hearing what others think, believe or
know about these issues.


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From: "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
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Jerry, being passionate about our work is not a bad thing; doing nothing is.

Regarding your comment: "NWU, I believe, has contributed approximately 178,800 of the 300,000 items in the TRAN (or TranWeb) database for inclusion in TRIS.  It would seem to me to be preferable if the remaining 112,000+ items were also included, as i had always assumed they were."

You are correct about the figures, but I can inform you that there are a couple of very good reasons and an unknown, why NUTL would not contribute these records into TRIS:
1) The records may be already in the database, which would create additional duplication.  Examples include: TRB publications (indexed by TRB) and/or journals index by UCB or TRB
2) Out of scope: we index a lot of police/law enforcement journals, as well as, other journals that are not research oriented (trade) and thus, not wanted by TRB
A) I got here in 1998, so I am assuming that whatever we did not send before '98 was not wanted because of the reasons above or some other good reasons.

More interesting to us is the possible sharing of NUTL environmental impact statement (EIS) records, ca. 20,000, with TRB.  As some of you may know, NUTL and TRB were negotiating to do this earlier this year, but things did not quite worked out; perhaps at a later time.

Regarding your comment about TRIS:  "...indexing, today, no more materials than it did two decades ago in spite of enormous increases in the amount of published information."  

This is a BIG problem UCB and NUTL have been discussing with TRB for the last 3-4 years.  We recognize that we *desperately* need other TLib contributors to pick up the indexing of journals none of us receive, additional modes, more internal/foreign languages, niche historic collections, stuff that we simply do not have, etc... but our efforts have not been too fruitful so far.  

From the TRB side, we have discussed decentralizing the input of records and the use of web forms to make it easier for libraries to contribute; inviting two other libraries to contribute records; met last year and looks like we will meet again this year to discuss again how to position TRIS for the future.  Unfortunately, things do not move as fast as we wished.

From the institutional side, NUTL in the early 2000's lost FTE's and was given the choice of either giving up indexing or streamline other operations....we chose streamlining....this is how far our commitment to TRIS goes.  We have also suffered from staff shortages for the last 5 years and funds for new (expensive) journals are specially tight.  In addition, we are very specific about what we index for ourselves and what we provide to TRB, so it hasn't been that easy for us to increase production.  I am pretty sure UCB had their own reasons, although please do not forget that they have also contributed heavily to the PATH database as well as providing abstracts to TRIS records -- something NUTL can not do.

So to conclude, I would urge everyone who reads this and wants to do something, to contact TRB and offer to become a TRIS contributor....lets see some hands now!  Perhaps this would be a good item for the TRB B-0002 committee meeting next January.

Ciao,

Roberto

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation>

At 09:00 AM 12/12/2006 -0600, you wrote:

First, I'd like to apologize for taking so long to get back to the list on this topic.

Second, I'd like to apologize to those I seem to have offended.  I am truly sorry that what I had intended as self-deprecating humor ("tending toward senility") was perceived as flippancy regarding Roberto's comments.

Third, I'd like to apologize to those who felt it necessary to speak up in support of my right to make the comments I made, or chastise those who took me to task for making them.  For someone with my notorious tact and charm, the support, though appreciated, isn't necessary.  I have a great deal of experience defending myself from unintended perceptions and hope I can still count Roberto and Rita among my friends.

Getting back to the first item, it's taken me a while to get back to the list since I've been busy responding to those who commented directly to me, off list.  Although those responses to my notes have ranged from amusing to vitriolic, I have appreciated all of them.  They have all served to remind me that perception is everything and perception is exclusively in the eye of the beholder.  Although I intended neither to offend anyone nor deprecate the work or contributions of any library or librarian, that was obviously not what many perceived.

The whole episode served to remind me of one of my favorite quotes, "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."  Those who seem to have been offended seem to be those who do something and I was the one who said something.  Although I have been using that quotation for many years, I never knew who said it.  It turns out he provided many more of my favorite quotes including, "Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive," and one I hadn't heard before but intend to adopt, "The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."

The quotations all belong to a gentleman named Elbert Hubbard ( http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Elbert_Hubbard}. In the category of strange coincidences, the street I live on is Hubbard Avenue.  And, relevant to nothing except for those who enjoy good stories and romance, are the details of his demise ( http://www.selway.org/garcia/hubbard.htm).  But, I digress.

Now, getting back to the second item, one of the off-list respondees suggested that discussing the topics covered in my notes should be reserved for meetings held at our various professional conferences.  Unfortunately, not everyone on this list has the luxury of attending these meetings.  That should not preclude them from knowing about the issues and participating in discussions on these topics.  

The correspondent also suggested that discussing the shortcomings of our efforts makes us look bad when discussed in public.  I can only contend that such open and frank discussions are the only thing that will lead to developing improvements and overcoming these shortcomings.  We can not expect others to assist us in our efforts or provide additional resources if we pretend everything is hunky dory.

Things are not hunky dory.  TL Cat includes less than half of the transportation-related resources cataloged in WorldCat.  The USDOT Library has, over the last thirty years, declined from the world's largest transportation library, leading attempts at networking amongst all transportation libraries, to a near irrelevancy, one-fifth its former size.  In spite of more than forty years of development, TRIS is not a comprehensive transportation database as it is often advertised, but is, instead, an index of a portion of transportation research related materials, indexing, today, no more materials than it did two decades ago in spite of enormous increases in the amount of published information.

These statements are statements of fact and not intended to denigrate any of the participants on this list nor deprecate the contributions of NWU, UCB, TRB or any other library or group actively trying to provide services to our customers or improve the tools we create to do so.

As some of the comments to the list have demonstrated, not everyone, including myself, is aware of all of the issues discussed nor fully knowledgeable on the issues, in spite of the fact I have had the luxury of attending more professional meeting on these topics than most.  However, as I have amply demonstrated, I am not as knowledgeable as those directly involved and, even worse, I sometimes make mistakes regarding what I believe to be fact.

At the risk of further offense, I thought I'd go over what I now believe to be the case regarding contributions to TRIS and a couple of opinions.  If I am in error, or you have opinions to the contrary, please let me and other list subscribers know.

NWU, I believe, has contributed approximately 178,800 of the 300,000 items in the TRAN (or TranWeb) database for inclusion in TRIS.  It would seem to me to be preferable if the remaining 112,000+ items were also included, as i had always assumed they were.

UCB contributes all of its analytic entries to both WorldCat and TRIS.  With the advent of TL Cat, is this still needed?  However minimal the effort needed to add these items, could that effort be better expended on adding additional items not available elsewhere?  For my part, when I do a comprehensive literature search, culling the results to eliminate duplicates requires considerable effort.  Having index entries appear in only TL Cat or only TRIS would reduce but not eliminate the need.

As always, I'd be interested in hearing what others think, believe or know about these issues.
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I don't want to add fuel to the fire but clarify a couple of points
about TRIS.  Twenty years ago in 1986 TRIS added 14,887 records and had
an onsite staff of 10; in 1996, TRIS added 18,589 and had an onsite
staff of 5 plus contractors; sofar in 2006 TRIS has added over 22,000
(we currently have an onsite staff of less than 3 1/2). Coverage has
increased maybe not as dramatically as it should but there is definitely
an increase. Jerry is right we not comprehensive.  We are definitely
trying to improve productivity and it is lower for a lot of reasons this
year than I would like but we are working on it.  One of the big
complaints I received when I became manager of TRIS was the duplicates
in TRIS. To improve quality and help with duplicates, the TLIB files
have changed.  There is now coordinated coverage between what Berkeley,
Northwestern, and TRIS include in TRIS.  These three sources now
regularly cover 500 serial titles and a list is maintained and available
on who covers which journals. TLIB records have improved with the
conversion to the new systems.  Thanks to Michael Kleiber there are
indexing conversion tables to convert the indexing to TRT Terms or
uniform format for geographic terms.  We have added information for the
serial including publisher, ISSN, and in many cases OCLC number.  Until
TRIS became operational in its new production system in May 2005, it was
not possible to add additional TLIB libraries or electronic files.  Now
it is possible for TRIS to expand by adding electronic collections.  I
have had conversations with two libraries and one organization about
adding material to TRIS. I am open to suggestions of other sources of
material for TRIS and would be happy to talk to any library or
organization interested in contributing records or material.


Barbara Post
Manager, Information Services
Transportation Research Board
Phone:  (202) 334-2990
E-Mail: bpost@nas.edu



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[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:01 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Interesting Responses


First, I'd like to apologize for taking so long to get back to the list
on this topic.


Second, I'd like to apologize to those I seem to have offended.  I am
truly sorry that what I had intended as self-deprecating humor ("tending
toward senility") was perceived as flippancy regarding Roberto's
comments.


Third, I'd like to apologize to those who felt it necessary to speak up
in support of my right to make the comments I made, or chastise those
who took me to task for making them.  For someone with my notorious tact
and charm, the support, though appreciated, isn't necessary.  I have a
great deal of experience defending myself from unintended perceptions
and hope I can still count Roberto and Rita among my friends.


Getting back to the first item, it's taken me a while to get back to the
list since I've been busy responding to those who commented directly to
me, off list.  Although those responses to my notes have ranged from
amusing to vitriolic, I have appreciated all of them.  They have all
served to remind me that perception is everything and perception is
exclusively in the eye of the beholder.  Although I intended neither to
offend anyone nor deprecate the work or contributions of any library or
librarian, that was obviously not what many perceived.


The whole episode served to remind me of one of my favorite quotes, "To
avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."  Those who seem
to have been offended seem to be those who do something and I was the
one who said something.  Although I have been using that quotation for
many years, I never knew who said it.  It turns out he provided many
more of my favorite quotes including, "Don't take life too seriously.
You'll never get out of it alive," and one I hadn't heard before but
intend to adopt, "The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied
with your opinions and content with your knowledge."


The quotations all belong to a gentleman named Elbert Hubbard
(http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Elbert_Hubbard}.  In the category
of strange coincidences, the street I live on is Hubbard Avenue.  And,
relevant to nothing except for those who enjoy good stories and romance,
are the details of his demise
(http://www.selway.org/garcia/hubbard.htm).  But, I digress.


Now, getting back to the second item, one of the off-list respondees
suggested that discussing the topics covered in my notes should be
reserved for meetings held at our various professional conferences.
Unfortunately, not everyone on this list has the luxury of attending
these meetings.  That should not preclude them from knowing about the
issues and participating in discussions on these topics.  


The correspondent also suggested that discussing the shortcomings of our
efforts makes us look bad when discussed in public.  I can only contend
that such open and frank discussions are the only thing that will lead
to developing improvements and overcoming these shortcomings.  We can
not expect others to assist us in our efforts or provide additional
resources if we pretend everything is hunky dory.


Things are not hunky dory.  TL Cat includes less than half of the
transportation-related resources cataloged in WorldCat.  The USDOT
Library has, over the last thirty years, declined from the world's
largest transportation library, leading attempts at networking amongst
all transportation libraries, to a near irrelevancy, one-fifth its
former size.  In spite of more than forty years of development, TRIS is
not a comprehensive transportation database as it is often advertised,
but is, instead, an index of a portion of transportation research
related materials, indexing, today, no more materials than it did two
decades ago in spite of enormous increases in the amount of published
information.


These statements are statements of fact and not intended to denigrate
any of the participants on this list nor deprecate the contributions of
NWU, UCB, TRB or any other library or group actively trying to provide
services to our customers or improve the tools we create to do so.


As some of the comments to the list have demonstrated, not everyone,
including myself, is aware of all of the issues discussed nor fully
knowledgeable on the issues, in spite of the fact I have had the luxury
of attending more professional meeting on these topics than most.
However, as I have amply demonstrated, I am not as knowledgeable as
those directly involved and, even worse, I sometimes make mistakes
regarding what I believe to be fact.


At the risk of further offense, I thought I'd go over what I now believe
to be the case regarding contributions to TRIS and a couple of opinions.
If I am in error, or you have opinions to the contrary, please let me
and other list subscribers know.


NWU, I believe, has contributed approximately 178,800 of the 300,000
items in the TRAN (or TranWeb) database for inclusion in TRIS.  It would
seem to me to be preferable if the remaining 112,000+ items were also
included, as i had always assumed they were.


UCB contributes all of its analytic entries to both WorldCat and TRIS.
With the advent of TL Cat, is this still needed?  However minimal the
effort needed to add these items, could that effort be better expended
on adding additional items not available elsewhere?  For my part, when I
do a comprehensive literature search, culling the results to eliminate
duplicates requires considerable effort.  Having index entries appear in
only TL Cat or only TRIS would reduce but not eliminate the need.


As always, I'd be interested in hearing what others think, believe or
know about these issues.


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Greetings. Offered free to any U.S. library; no postage reimbursement necessary. Please reply off-list to Rebecca Christie at chrisre@wsdot.wa.gov.
 
Australian Road Research Board.  Conference (18th : 1996 : Christchurch, N.Z). Roads 96 : combined 18th ARRB Transport Research Conference, Transit NZ Land Transport Symposium : Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 September 1996 - v. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 [not a complete set]
 
TRB Conference Proceedings
2 - Railroad freight transportation research needs
3 - International Symposium on Motor Carrier Transportation
4 - Decennial census data for transportation planning 
8 - Seventh National Conference on Light Rail Transit, Volume 1
9 - Forum on Future Directions in Transportation R & D
10 - Conference on Household Travel Surveys: New Concepts and Research Need
11 - National Conference on Intermodalism: Making the Case, Making it Happen
12 - National Conference on Setting an Intermodal Transportation Research Framework
13 - Decennial census data for transportation planning : case studies and strategies for 2000 (2 v.)
14 - Information needs to support state and local transportation decision making into the 21st century
15 - Transportation finance for the 21st century
16 - Snow removal and ice control technology : selected papers presented at the fourth international symposium
17 - Intermodal transportation education and training
18 - Transportation issues in large U.S. cities
19 - National Symposium on Contaminated Sediments, Coupling Risk Reduction with Sustainable Management and Reuse
20 - Refocusing transportation planning for the 21st century
21 - Information requirements for transportation economic analysis
22 - Risk Management in the Marine Transportation System
24 - Second National Conference on Transportation Finance
25 - Global intermodal freight : state of readiness for the 21st century
27 - Transportation in an Aging Society : a Decade of Experience
28 - Environmental research needs in transportation
30 - Marine salvage capabilities : responding to terrorist attacks in U.S. ports--actions to improve readiness
32 - Smart growth and transportation : issues and lessons learned
33 - Transportation finance : meeting the funding challenge today, shaping policies for tomorrow
35 - Research on Women's Issues in Transportation, report of a conference. Volume 1, Conference overview and plenary papers
35 - Research on Women's Issues in Transportation, report of a conference. Volume 2, Technical papers 
37 - Integrating Sustainability into the Transportation Planning Process
38 - Future truck and bus safety research opportunities
 
TRB Bibliography 56 - Effects of Natural Elements and Chemicals on Bitumen-Aggregate Combinations 1966-1974
 
American Concrete Paving Association Technical Bulletins
9 - Simplified Ramp Designs Pay Off, 1971
12 - Concrete Shoulders: Performance Construction Design Details, 1972
15 - Optimum Size Coarse Aggregate for Portland Cement Concrete Paving, 1972
17 - Concrete Pavements Exposed to Rain During Construction, 1974
 
Washington State Highway Commission, 34th Biennial Report, 1970-1972
Washington State Highway Commission, 35th Biennial Report, 1972-1974
 
 
Rebecca Christie
Librarian, Materials Laboratory
Washington State Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47365
Olympia, WA 98504-7365
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I have to side with Jerry here with a caveat.  There is a lot of FRANK
discussion needed about the usefulness and scope of our various tools.
There needs to be discussion of all the tools together and how they
should serve.  We have made the mistake of working too much on the
nature of the delivery system and not on the content.  This is not a
professional flaw, it is just where we are, the state of the information
delivery art, so to speak.  


It is time for a serious convocation to discuss ALL the tools and make
them ALL serve better, and the discussion should be independent of
existing resources, but focused on what end we want to accomplish.  Then
we will be able to say to resource providers, here is what we need.
Help us map a plan to get there.
 




Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library
RITA, USDOT
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov




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[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:01 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: Interesting Responses



First, I'd like to apologize for taking so long to get back to the list
on this topic.


Second, I'd like to apologize to those I seem to have offended.  I am
truly sorry that what I had intended as self-deprecating humor ("tending
toward senility") was perceived as flippancy regarding Roberto's
comments.


Third, I'd like to apologize to those who felt it necessary to speak up
in support of my right to make the comments I made, or chastise those
who took me to task for making them.  For someone with my notorious tact
and charm, the support, though appreciated, isn't necessary.  I have a
great deal of experience defending myself from unintended perceptions
and hope I can still count Roberto and Rita among my friends.


Getting back to the first item, it's taken me a while to get back to the
list since I've been busy responding to those who commented directly to
me, off list.  Although those responses to my notes have ranged from
amusing to vitriolic, I have appreciated all of them.  They have all
served to remind me that perception is everything and perception is
exclusively in the eye of the beholder.  Although I intended neither to
offend anyone nor deprecate the work or contributions of any library or
librarian, that was obviously not what many perceived.


The whole episode served to remind me of one of my favorite quotes, "To
avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."  Those who seem
to have been offended seem to be those who do something and I was the
one who said something.  Although I have been using that quotation for
many years, I never knew who said it.  It turns out he provided many
more of my favorite quotes including, "Don't take life too seriously.
You'll never get out of it alive," and one I hadn't heard before but
intend to adopt, "The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied
with your opinions and content with your knowledge."


The quotations all belong to a gentleman named Elbert Hubbard
(http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Elbert_Hubbard}.  In the category
of strange coincidences, the street I live on is Hubbard Avenue.  And,
relevant to nothing except for those who enjoy good stories and romance,
are the details of his demise
(http://www.selway.org/garcia/hubbard.htm).  But, I digress.


Now, getting back to the second item, one of the off-list respondees
suggested that discussing the topics covered in my notes should be
reserved for meetings held at our various professional conferences.
Unfortunately, not everyone on this list has the luxury of attending
these meetings.  That should not preclude them from knowing about the
issues and participating in discussions on these topics.  


The correspondent also suggested that discussing the shortcomings of our
efforts makes us look bad when discussed in public.  I can only contend
that such open and frank discussions are the only thing that will lead
to developing improvements and overcoming these shortcomings.  We can
not expect others to assist us in our efforts or provide additional
resources if we pretend everything is hunky dory.


Things are not hunky dory.  TL Cat includes less than half of the
transportation-related resources cataloged in WorldCat.  The USDOT
Library has, over the last thirty years, declined from the world's
largest transportation library, leading attempts at networking amongst
all transportation libraries, to a near irrelevancy, one-fifth its
former size.  In spite of more than forty years of development, TRIS is
not a comprehensive transportation database as it is often advertised,
but is, instead, an index of a portion of transportation research
related materials, indexing, today, no more materials than it did two
decades ago in spite of enormous increases in the amount of published
information.


These statements are statements of fact and not intended to denigrate
any of the participants on this list nor deprecate the contributions of
NWU, UCB, TRB or any other library or group actively trying to provide
services to our customers or improve the tools we create to do so.


As some of the comments to the list have demonstrated, not everyone,
including myself, is aware of all of the issues discussed nor fully
knowledgeable on the issues, in spite of the fact I have had the luxury
of attending more professional meeting on these topics than most.
However, as I have amply demonstrated, I am not as knowledgeable as
those directly involved and, even worse, I sometimes make mistakes
regarding what I believe to be fact.


At the risk of further offense, I thought I'd go over what I now believe
to be the case regarding contributions to TRIS and a couple of opinions.
If I am in error, or you have opinions to the contrary, please let me
and other list subscribers know.


NWU, I believe, has contributed approximately 178,800 of the 300,000
items in the TRAN (or TranWeb) database for inclusion in TRIS.  It would
seem to me to be preferable if the remaining 112,000+ items were also
included, as i had always assumed they were.


UCB contributes all of its analytic entries to both WorldCat and TRIS.
With the advent of TL Cat, is this still needed?  However minimal the
effort needed to add these items, could that effort be better expended
on adding additional items not available elsewhere?  For my part, when I
do a comprehensive literature search, culling the results to eliminate
duplicates requires considerable effort.  Having index entries appear in
only TL Cat or only TRIS would reduce but not eliminate the need.


As always, I'd be interested in hearing what others think, believe or
know about these issues.


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My chance to say "Amen!"


>>> Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov 12/12/2006 4:16 PM >>>
I have to side with Jerry here with a caveat.  There is a lot of FRANK
discussion needed about the usefulness and scope of our various tools.
There needs to be discussion of all the tools together and how they
should serve.  We have made the mistake of working too much on the
nature of the delivery system and not on the content.  This is not a
professional flaw, it is just where we are, the state of the information
delivery art, so to speak.  


It is time for a serious convocation to discuss ALL the tools and make
them ALL serve better, and the discussion should be independent of
existing resources, but focused on what end we want to accomplish.  Then
we will be able to say to resource providers, here is what we need.
Help us map a plan to get there.
 




Joyce W. Koeneman
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library
RITA, USDOT
202.366.4203
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 




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Subject: Interesting Responses



First, I'd like to apologize for taking so long to get back to the list
on this topic.


Second, I'd like to apologize to those I seem to have offended.  I am
truly sorry that what I had intended as self-deprecating humor ("tending
toward senility") was perceived as flippancy regarding Roberto's
comments.


Third, I'd like to apologize to those who felt it necessary to speak up
in support of my right to make the comments I made, or chastise those
who took me to task for making them.  For someone with my notorious tact
and charm, the support, though appreciated, isn't necessary.  I have a
great deal of experience defending myself from unintended perceptions
and hope I can still count Roberto and Rita among my friends.


Getting back to the first item, it's taken me a while to get back to the
list since I've been busy responding to those who commented directly to
me, off list.  Although those responses to my notes have ranged from
amusing to vitriolic, I have appreciated all of them.  They have all
served to remind me that perception is everything and perception is
exclusively in the eye of the beholder.  Although I intended neither to
offend anyone nor deprecate the work or contributions of any library or
librarian, that was obviously not what many perceived.


The whole episode served to remind me of one of my favorite quotes, "To
avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."  Those who seem
to have been offended seem to be those who do something and I was the
one who said something.  Although I have been using that quotation for
many years, I never knew who said it.  It turns out he provided many
more of my favorite quotes including, "Don't take life too seriously.
You'll never get out of it alive," and one I hadn't heard before but
intend to adopt, "The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied
with your opinions and content with your knowledge."


The quotations all belong to a gentleman named Elbert Hubbard
(http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Elbert_Hubbard}.  In the category
of strange coincidences, the street I live on is Hubbard Avenue.  And,
relevant to nothing except for those who enjoy good stories and romance,
are the details of his demise
(http://www.selway.org/garcia/hubbard.htm).  But, I digress.


Now, getting back to the second item, one of the off-list respondees
suggested that discussing the topics covered in my notes should be
reserved for meetings held at our various professional conferences.
Unfortunately, not everyone on this list has the luxury of attending
these meetings.  That should not preclude them from knowing about the
issues and participating in discussions on these topics.  


The correspondent also suggested that discussing the shortcomings of our
efforts makes us look bad when discussed in public.  I can only contend
that such open and frank discussions are the only thing that will lead
to developing improvements and overcoming these shortcomings.  We can
not expect others to assist us in our efforts or provide additional
resources if we pretend everything is hunky dory.


Things are not hunky dory.  TL Cat includes less than half of the
transportation-related resources cataloged in WorldCat.  The USDOT
Library has, over the last thirty years, declined from the world's
largest transportation library, leading attempts at networking amongst
all transportation libraries, to a near irrelevancy, one-fifth its
former size.  In spite of more than forty years of development, TRIS is
not a comprehensive transportation database as it is often advertised,
but is, instead, an index of a portion of transportation research
related materials, indexing, today, no more materials than it did two
decades ago in spite of enormous increases in the amount of published
information.


These statements are statements of fact and not intended to denigrate
any of the participants on this list nor deprecate the contributions of
NWU, UCB, TRB or any other library or group actively trying to provide
services to our customers or improve the tools we create to do so.


As some of the comments to the list have demonstrated, not everyone,
including myself, is aware of all of the issues discussed nor fully
knowledgeable on the issues, in spite of the fact I have had the luxury
of attending more professional meeting on these topics than most.
However, as I have amply demonstrated, I am not as knowledgeable as
those directly involved and, even worse, I sometimes make mistakes
regarding what I believe to be fact.


At the risk of further offense, I thought I'd go over what I now believe
to be the case regarding contributions to TRIS and a couple of opinions.
If I am in error, or you have opinions to the contrary, please let me
and other list subscribers know.


NWU, I believe, has contributed approximately 178,800 of the 300,000
items in the TRAN (or TranWeb) database for inclusion in TRIS.  It would
seem to me to be preferable if the remaining 112,000+ items were also
included, as i had always assumed they were.


UCB contributes all of its analytic entries to both WorldCat and TRIS.
With the advent of TL Cat, is this still needed?  However minimal the
effort needed to add these items, could that effort be better expended
on adding additional items not available elsewhere?  For my part, when I
do a comprehensive literature search, culling the results to eliminate
duplicates requires considerable effort.  Having index entries appear in
only TL Cat or only TRIS would reduce but not eliminate the need.


As always, I'd be interested in hearing what others think, believe or
know about these issues.


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  1) Re: TLCat info
        by "Christi A Powers" 
  2) TD professional achievement award
        by Mary Geary 
  3) Needed: Advice re creating an agency "Quick Facts Notebook" 
        by "Avni, Andrea" 
  4) TRN Division E-News Reminder!
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
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Check it out. OCLC has TLCat listed as one of their success stories: http://www.oclc.org/services/brochures/11595DTranspFinal.pdf
 
Christi Powers
Project Coordinator
Library Connectivity Pooled Fund
www.libraryconnectivity.org
christiapowers@mchsi.com
(563) 583-0775
(563) 564-0667 (cell)
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 12:30 PM
Subject: TLCat info




<> <> 

With the significant help of Matthew Barrett and Ken Winter I have sorted through the TLCat participation list and come up with the attached.  I hipe this is helpful.  There are some blanks to fill in, but I think clarifying Alaska and Minnesota CTS are the most useful differences. Alaska DOT will supercede the Geophisical Institute and their holdings are in progress.  Minnesota CTS does not have a separate collection and appear as MNU, but their holdings are not MNU, but rather within MinnDot.  There are currently 36 participants.  I hope this is useful.  I complied it to provide clarity for Amanda Wilson and for our budget process.  We will post these on the NTL About page next week.  

Ken has been monitoring participation for some time and his Timeline captures the development very well.  Mattherw provided the spreadsheet and ranking.  I appreciate the contribution very much.




Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 



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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 09:01:34 -0600
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From: Mary Geary 
Subject: TD professional achievement award
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It's that time of year again.  Please fill out the attached form to nominate a candidate for the Transportation Division professional achievement award.  Nominations must be in by January 1, 2007.


Thank you for your attention to this matter.




Mary Kathleen Geary
Public Services Librarian
Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208-2300


Voice (847) 467-5325


Fax (847) 491-8601


email m-geary@northwestern.edu


Visit the Transportation Library at:
 


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Hello!

 

The communications dept at this regional transit agency would like to create a “Quick Facts Notebook” that would provide a shortcut to info such as

 

â—Š      Agency history/overview

â—Š      Ridership

â—Š      Facilities

â—Š      Agency achievements/milestones

â—Š      Fleet specifications

â—Š      Board of Directors members

â—Š      Etc.

 

Any other transit agencies out there with something along these lines? Anyone want to weigh in with ideas, or direct me to resources, whether or not you’ve been involved with the creation and/or maintenance of such a compendium?

 

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

 

Andrea Avni

Information Center Librarian 

(Part-Time: Monday~Wednesday~Thursday)

Sound Transit

401 S. Jackson Street

Seattle, WA   98104

206.398.5344

avnia@soundtransit.org

 

"Easy Connections to More Places for More People"

 

 

 

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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 15:30:44 -0800
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
From: Seyem Petrites 
Subject: TRN Division E-News Reminder!
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Hello again,


I know everyone's incredibly busy both at work & at home, but, that shouldn't stop you from thinking about the TRN Division E-News. Come on, give a little, and get a lot back! Don't be shy. Surely you've got some interesting news, articles, or announcements to share with your colleagues.


Please send materials to:


spetrite@library.berkeley.edu


by December 22nd. If you are attaching a document, please make sure it is in Word
format.


Many thanks,
Seyem


**************************************************
Seyem Deus Petrites
Database Librarian
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California
408 McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9168 Phone
510-642-9180 FAX
spetrite@library.berkeley.edu 


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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) NCHRP  Synthesis 352 Errata
        by "Cherry, Krystyna L., NMDOT" 
  2) Northwestern's Transportation Library Serials Cost Analysis 
        by "Roberto A. Sarmiento" 
  3) Justifying Libraries
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 
  4) Holiday Greetings From The Mn/DOT Library Staff
        by "Jim Byerly" 


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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 

 
Good morning, everyone:

One of the people involved with NCHRP Synthesis 352, Value Engineering Applications in Transportation, is concerned that recipients of the publication did not receive an errata sheet for page 33, in which the legend has an error resulting in New Mexico being portrayed as below national average in the return on investment, whereas New Mexico is, in fact, above the national average. If you did not receive an errata sheet please visit http://www.trb.org/TRB/publications/Errata.asp. The corrected version is available online at: http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=5705.

Krystyna Cherry

Research Librarian

NMDOT Research Bureau

PO Box 94690

Albuquerque, NM 87199-4690

Tel: 505-841-9150
Fax: 505-841-9158
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Subject: Northwestern's Transportation Library Serials Cost Analysis 
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This may be of interest to some of you.
 
I just completed a review of 221 (transportation =192, police=29) Transportation Library journal subscription costs from FY-04 to FY-06.  This review covers most of our EBSCO subscriptions, but none of our direct subscriptions.
 
These are the major conclusions:
1)      Even though our overall subscription cost increase for FY-06 was 6.25%, it was smaller than FY-05 increase of 8.46%
2)      The overall cost of US published journals increased by 10% in FY-06, doubling the 5% increase for FY-05
3)      International journals increased a modest 2% in FY-06, much better than the whopping 12.44% in FY-05.  Although, we must keep in mind that the international figures may increase once we get the end of the year adjustments.
4)      There are some marked differences between transportation and police journals at the US and international levels.  For instance: 
a.      US transportation journals increased by 10.62% against 0.16% for international ones
b.      Police journals in the US increased by 7.45% against 21% for the very few international journals we receive.
 
The overall smaller increase in journal subscription costs in transportation and police titles for FY-06 is a welcome respite after years of higher increases, but it could be viewed as the “calm before the storm” if the US dollar continues to loose ground against foreign currencies.

Roberto

Roberto A. Sarmiento
Head, Transportation Library
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

Voice 847-491-2913
Fax 847-491-8601

Visit the Transportation Library at:
< http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation> 

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Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 15:11:45 -0600
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Justifying Libraries
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In the past, subscribers to this list have told me they appreciated reading some of things I've composed regarding Mn/DOT Library services.  In light of that, I've copied below a slightly altered (for privacy's sake) version of something I just sent out.
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I understand that you had some questions relating to Mn/DOT Library and levels of use in light of the amount of information that is now available via the Internet.  One of the most common misconceptions we have to contend with is that the Internet has somehow fundamentally altered the need for libraries and the services they provide.  In fact, it has not changed what we do, but it has allowed us to provide faster, more comprehensive services to our customers.


When I began work for this department, nearly 35 years ago, the only way for our customers to contact us was by phone, by mail, or in person.  All of those avenues are still in use and have been supplemented by e-mail, fax and webform.  Regarding the in-person, walk-in traffic, I do not have any recent, solid data.  However, during the recent remodelling of the building, a survey showed that the library averaged 75 visitors per day, a greater number than any other office in the building.


As for overall use, during those 35 years, year to year data, until recently, showed continual increases in use of the library.  The first ever year to year decrease appeared following the recent, extensive reduction in positions in the department.  Since that one time decrease, overall use of our resources and services has remained steady or slightly increased.


On the issue of the impact of the easy availability of electronic resources, the most significant impact on our services is that the customer often needs no longer to wait for photocopied articles or print volumes to arrive via surface delivery.  Instead, we can send them an e-mail with the URL of the needed resource or provide a pdf scan of a print document as an attachment.  However, in many cases, the availability of an electronic version of a publication does not meet the needs of a specific customer.  For example, here are some recent requests we have received via e-mail:


-----------------------
Do you have the following publication, mentioned in the recent CTS newsletter? If so, could you route it to me? It is on their Web site at  http://www.cts.umn.edu/publications/reports/ but it is 136 pages long and I don't want to print it out if you have a copy.
------------------------
Could I check out this document?
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6093 
and this one, too?
http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200450.pdf 
------------------------


However, it has to be remembered that the vast majority of available information, including virtually everything published prior to 1995, still exists only in print format.  That these resources and the services we provide remain essential is demonstrated by the recent CURA publication, "Politics and Freeways" (http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Freeways.pdf).  A thank you letter from its author cited Mn/DOT Library as "absolutely crucial to the research."  Another project currently being worked on is in support of an attempt by the Materials Lab to create a database of all test sections on MN highways.  This effort began by identifying approximately 350 reports in the Mn/DOT Library, most of them available only in print, that might provide identification of test sections.


Due to the early and extensive amount of information made available to the legal profession through Lexis and Westlaw, yours was the first profession to question the continued need for libraries and library services.  Unfortunately, in the field of transportation, there are no similar comprehensive, electronic services.  However, even in the field with the most readily available information in electronic format, the continuing need for libraries and the services they provide is once again being seen as essential, as evidenced by the recent article in "The American Lawyer," "Don't Count Out Law Librarians" (http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLTN.jsp?id=1121245509741).


As I approach retirement, one of the things I have become most passionate about is attempting to lay a base to someday provide to the transportation community the same level and quality of information services as those enjoyed in law, medicine and other disciplines.  The most recent product to come out of that effort is TRB Special Report 284, "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century" (http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf).  The studies that led up to the publication include papers I wrote a couple of years ago, "Access to U.S. Transportation Information Resources" (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/infoakss.html) and "Mn/DOT Library Benefits" (http://www.elseviersocialsciences.com/transport/trupdate/article2.html).


Thanks for your interest in the library and please let me know if I can answer any other questions you might have.


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Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 17:04:08 -0600
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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Holiday Greetings From The Mn/DOT Library Staff
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The Mn/DOT Library Staff wish you a happy and safe Holiday season and a prosperous new year.
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/holiday_greeting2006.html 


Thanks to all of you who have helped us serve our customers this year.



Jim Byerly


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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) Blessings...
        by "Winter, Kenneth A." 
  2) Re: Justifying Libraries
        by "Laila Zvejnieks" 
  3) For State DOTs 
        by "Bodan, Cheryl" 
  4) RE: Libraries of the future
        by "Autio, Lisa" 
  5) RE: Libraries of the future
        by "Jim Byerly" 
  6) RE: Libraries of the future
        by "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
  7) RE: Libraries of the future
        by "Marie Manthe" 
  8) RE: Libraries of the future
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 


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Dear Tranlib Members-
 
As we enter the holiday season and conclude another calendar year I find myself in a reflective mood.
 
If your year was like mine, it was filled with many challenges, some frustrations, and an astonishing array of patrons seeking help with research and information needs.  Hopefully, you'll feel satisfied that the work you do makes a difference and your services and talents are appreciated by your clients and colleagues. 
 
As a class we may all be "transportation librarians" but on a day-to-day-out basis we are probably faced with distinctive opportunities and challenges.  Sometimes I get so caught up wrangling with those opportunities and challenges that I forget to acknowledge the many blessings bestowed upon me...
 
With that in mind, I thought I'd step back for a moment this morning to thank all those who helped me along the way this year...sometimes through technical advice or professional consultation...sometimes simply with a kind word of encouragement or support.  Your collegiality has been one of many blessings in my life...
 
And for that I thank you!
Ken Winter, MLIS 
Director of Library and Information Services
Virginia Transportation Research Council
530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 
Ph: (434) 293-1959 FAX: (434) 293-1990 
Email: Ken.Winter@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Intranet: http://rclibrary

 


From: "Laila Zvejnieks" 
Subject: Re: Justifying Libraries
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
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Thanks Jerry; as always, you provide some interesting thoughts. The
Ontario Ministry of Transportation library has come under the gun once
again and is in danger of possibly closing; however, we are  hopeful
that we can keep it going although with a much smaller staff.  I can
use all the ammunition about the usefulness of libraries that I can get
so if anyone can provide any ideas, I'd be grateful.  I'll let you all
know what develops.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Laila



On Fri, 15 Dec 2006 15:11:45 -0600
 "Jerry Baldwin"  wrote:
> In the past, subscribers to this list have told me they appreciated
> reading some of things I've composed regarding Mn/DOT Library
> services.  In light of that, I've copied below a slightly altered
> (for privacy's sake) version of something I just sent out.
>
------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I understand that you had some questions relating to Mn/DOT Library
> and levels of use in light of the amount of information that is now
> available via the Internet.  One of the most common misconceptions we
> have to contend with is that the Internet has somehow fundamentally
> altered the need for libraries and the services they provide.  In
> fact, it has not changed what we do, but it has allowed us to provide
> faster, more comprehensive services to our customers.
> 
> When I began work for this department, nearly 35 years ago, the only
> way for our customers to contact us was by phone, by mail, or in
> person.  All of those avenues are still in use and have been
> supplemented by e-mail, fax and webform.  Regarding the in-person,
> walk-in traffic, I do not have any recent, solid data.  However,
> during the recent remodelling of the building, a survey showed that
> the library averaged 75 visitors per day, a greater number than any
> other office in the building.
> 
> As for overall use, during those 35 years, year to year data, until
> recently, showed continual increases in use of the library.  The
> first ever year to year decrease appeared following the recent,
> extensive reduction in positions in the department.  Since that one
> time decrease, overall use of our resources and services has remained
> steady or slightly increased.
> 
> On the issue of the impact of the easy availability of electronic
> resources, the most significant impact on our services is that the
> customer often needs no longer to wait for photocopied articles or
> print volumes to arrive via surface delivery.  Instead, we can send
> them an e-mail with the URL of the needed resource or provide a pdf
> scan of a print document as an attachment.  However, in many cases,
> the availability of an electronic version of a publication does not
> meet the needs of a specific customer.  For example, here are some
> recent requests we have received via e-mail:
> 
> -----------------------
> Do you have the following publication, mentioned in the recent CTS
> newsletter? If so, could you route it to me? It is on their Web site
> at  http://www.cts.umn.edu/publications/reports/ but it is 136 pages
> long and I don't want to print it out if you have a copy.
> ------------------------
> Could I check out this document?
> http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6093 
> and this one, too?
> http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200450.pdf 
> ------------------------
> 
> However, it has to be remembered that the vast majority of available
> information, including virtually everything published prior to 1995,
> still exists only in print format.  That these resources and the
> services we provide remain essential is demonstrated by the recent
> CURA publication, "Politics and Freeways"
> (http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Freeways.pdf).  A thank you
> letter from its author cited Mn/DOT Library as "absolutely crucial to
> the research."  Another project currently being worked on is in
> support of an attempt by the Materials Lab to create a database of
> all test sections on MN highways.  This effort began by identifying
> approximately 350 reports in the Mn/DOT Library, most of them
> available only in print, that might provide identification of test
> sections.
> 
> Due to the early and extensive amount of information made available
> to the legal profession through Lexis and Westlaw, yours was the
> first profession to question the continued need for libraries and
> library services.  Unfortunately, in the field of transportation,
> there are no similar comprehensive, electronic services.  However,
> even in the field with the most readily available information in
> electronic format, the continuing need for libraries and the services
> they provide is once again being seen as essential, as evidenced by
> the recent article in "The American Lawyer," "Don't Count Out Law
> Librarians"
>
(http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLTN.jsp?id=1121245509741).
> 
> As I approach retirement, one of the things I have become most
> passionate about is attempting to lay a base to someday provide to
> the transportation community the same level and quality of
> information services as those enjoyed in law, medicine and other
> disciplines.  The most recent product to come out of that effort is
> TRB Special Report 284, "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A
> Management Strategy for the 21st Century"
> (http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf).  The studies
> that led up to the publication include papers I wrote a couple of
> years ago, "Access to U.S. Transportation Information Resources"
> (http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/infoakss.html) and "Mn/DOT
> Library Benefits"
>
(http://www.elseviersocialsciences.com/transport/trupdate/article2.html).
> 
> Thanks for your interest in the library and please let me know if I
> can answer any other questions you might have.
> 


Laila Zvejnieks
MTO Reference Librarian
H.G. Thode Library
McMaster University
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4P5
905-525-9140, ex. 24143
Fax  905-777-1110
zvejniek@mcmaster.ca


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Hello, All. PennDOT’s Chief Engineer’s Office is interested in collecting information on the question below. Thank you for any help you can provide. 

 

Please send responses to Gene Bennett at gebennett@state.pa.us 

 

Cheryl Bodan

PennDOT Librarian

 

What is the annual average number of Freeze/Thaw Cycles for your state for highway maintenance purposes?

 

Gene Bennett  

Roadway Programs Manager

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717/705-1690

gebennett@state.pa.us

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From: "Autio, Lisa" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


 
I hope others will find these 10 Library trends imagined by Thomas Frey
relevant to this discussion (although not specifically transportation
related)
(Frey is  Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci
Institute) 
 "We have put together ten key trends that are affecting the development
of the next generation library.  Rest assured that these are not the
only trends, but ones that have been selected to give clear insight into
the rapidly changing technologies and equally fast changing mindset of
library patrons."
 
http://www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=120


Lisa Autio
MT Dept Transportation 
Research Library


--------------__________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
In the past, subscribers to this list have told me they appreciated
reading some of things I've composed regarding Mn/DOT Library services.
In light of that, I've copied below a slightly altered (for privacy's
sake) version of something I just sent out.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
I understand that you had some questions relating to Mn/DOT Library and
levels of use in light of the amount of information that is now
available via the Internet.  One of the most common misconceptions we
have to contend with is that the Internet has somehow fundamentally
altered the need for libraries and the services they provide.  In fact,
it has not changed what we do, but it has allowed us to provide faster,
more comprehensive services to our customers.


When I began work for this department, nearly 35 years ago, the only way
for our customers to contact us was by phone, by mail, or in person.
All of those avenues are still in use and have been supplemented by
e-mail, fax and webform.  Regarding the in-person, walk-in traffic, I do
not have any recent, solid data.  However, during the recent remodelling
of the building, a survey showed that the library averaged 75 visitors
per day, a greater number than any other office in the building.


As for overall use, during those 35 years, year to year data, until
recently, showed continual increases in use of the library.  The first
ever year to year decrease appeared following the recent, extensive
reduction in positions in the department.  Since that one time decrease,
overall use of our resources and services has remained steady or
slightly increased.


On the issue of the impact of the easy availability of electronic
resources, the most significant impact on our services is that the
customer often needs no longer to wait for photocopied articles or print
volumes to arrive via surface delivery.  Instead, we can send them an
e-mail with the URL of the needed resource or provide a pdf scan of a
print document as an attachment.  However, in many cases, the
availability of an electronic version of a publication does not meet the
needs of a specific customer.  For example, here are some recent
requests we have received via e-mail:


-----------------------
Do you have the following publication, mentioned in the recent CTS
newsletter? If so, could you route it to me? It is on their Web site at
http://www.cts.umn.edu/publications/reports/ but it is 136 pages long
and I don't want to print it out if you have a copy.
------------------------
Could I check out this document?
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6093
and this one, too?
http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200450.pdf
------------------------


However, it has to be remembered that the vast majority of available
information, including virtually everything published prior to 1995,
still exists only in print format.  That these resources and the
services we provide remain essential is demonstrated by the recent CURA
publication, "Politics and Freeways"
(http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Freeways.pdf).  A thank you letter
from its author cited Mn/DOT Library as "absolutely crucial to the
research."  Another project currently being worked on is in support of
an attempt by the Materials Lab to create a database of all test
sections on MN highways.  This effort began by identifying approximately
350 reports in the Mn/DOT Library, most of them available only in print,
that might provide identification of test sections.


Due to the early and extensive amount of information made available to
the legal profession through Lexis and Westlaw, yours was the first
profession to question the continued need for libraries and library
services.  Unfortunately, in the field of transportation, there are no
similar comprehensive, electronic services.  However, even in the field
with the most readily available information in electronic format, the
continuing need for libraries and the services they provide is once
again being seen as essential, as evidenced by the recent article in
"The American Lawyer," "Don't Count Out Law Librarians"
(http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLTN.jsp?id=11212455097
41).


As I approach retirement, one of the things I have become most
passionate about is attempting to lay a base to someday provide to the
transportation community the same level and quality of information
services as those enjoyed in law, medicine and other disciplines.  The
most recent product to come out of that effort is TRB Special Report
284, "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the
21st Century" (http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf).  The
studies that led up to the publication include papers I wrote a couple
of years ago, "Access to U.S. Transportation Information Resources"
(http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/infoakss.html) and "Mn/DOT Library
Benefits"
(http://www.elseviersocialsciences.com/transport/trupdate/article2.html)
.


Thanks for your interest in the library and please let me know if I can
answer any other questions you might have.




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Lisa,
Thanks for sharing that.  It will help me with my "future of the library" article I'm doing for our 50th anniversary in April.


Last fall Frey was the keynote speaker at a local library conference.  He came dressed in renaissance garb.  See the attached photo with our cataloger Qin Tang.


Regards,


Jim


>>> lautio@mt.gov 12/18/2006 11:20 AM >>>
 
I hope others will find these 10 Library trends imagined by Thomas Frey
relevant to this discussion (although not specifically transportation
related)
(Frey is  Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci
Institute) 
 "We have put together ten key trends that are affecting the development
of the next generation library.  Rest assured that these are not the
only trends, but ones that have been selected to give clear insight into
the rapidly changing technologies and equally fast changing mindset of
library patrons."
 
http://www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=120 


Lisa Autio
MT Dept Transportation 
Research Library


--------------__________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
In the past, subscribers to this list have told me they appreciated
reading some of things I've composed regarding Mn/DOT Library services.
In light of that, I've copied below a slightly altered (for privacy's
sake) version of something I just sent out.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
I understand that you had some questions relating to Mn/DOT Library and
levels of use in light of the amount of information that is now
available via the Internet.  One of the most common misconceptions we
have to contend with is that the Internet has somehow fundamentally
altered the need for libraries and the services they provide.  In fact,
it has not changed what we do, but it has allowed us to provide faster,
more comprehensive services to our customers.


When I began work for this department, nearly 35 years ago, the only way
for our customers to contact us was by phone, by mail, or in person.
All of those avenues are still in use and have been supplemented by
e-mail, fax and webform.  Regarding the in-person, walk-in traffic, I do
not have any recent, solid data.  However, during the recent remodelling
of the building, a survey showed that the library averaged 75 visitors
per day, a greater number than any other office in the building.


As for overall use, during those 35 years, year to year data, until
recently, showed continual increases in use of the library.  The first
ever year to year decrease appeared following the recent, extensive
reduction in positions in the department.  Since that one time decrease,
overall use of our resources and services has remained steady or
slightly increased.


On the issue of the impact of the easy availability of electronic
resources, the most significant impact on our services is that the
customer often needs no longer to wait for photocopied articles or print
volumes to arrive via surface delivery.  Instead, we can send them an
e-mail with the URL of the needed resource or provide a pdf scan of a
print document as an attachment.  However, in many cases, the
availability of an electronic version of a publication does not meet the
needs of a specific customer.  For example, here are some recent
requests we have received via e-mail:


-----------------------
Do you have the following publication, mentioned in the recent CTS
newsletter? If so, could you route it to me? It is on their Web site at
http://www.cts.umn.edu/publications/reports/ but it is 136 pages long
and I don't want to print it out if you have a copy.
------------------------
Could I check out this document?
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6093 
and this one, too?
http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200450.pdf 
------------------------


However, it has to be remembered that the vast majority of available
information, including virtually everything published prior to 1995,
still exists only in print format.  That these resources and the
services we provide remain essential is demonstrated by the recent CURA
publication, "Politics and Freeways"
(http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Freeways.pdf).  A thank you letter
from its author cited Mn/DOT Library as "absolutely crucial to the
research."  Another project currently being worked on is in support of
an attempt by the Materials Lab to create a database of all test
sections on MN highways.  This effort began by identifying approximately
350 reports in the Mn/DOT Library, most of them available only in print,
that might provide identification of test sections.


Due to the early and extensive amount of information made available to
the legal profession through Lexis and Westlaw, yours was the first
profession to question the continued need for libraries and library
services.  Unfortunately, in the field of transportation, there are no
similar comprehensive, electronic services.  However, even in the field
with the most readily available information in electronic format, the
continuing need for libraries and the services they provide is once
again being seen as essential, as evidenced by the recent article in
"The American Lawyer," "Don't Count Out Law Librarians"
(http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLTN.jsp?id=11212455097
41).


As I approach retirement, one of the things I have become most
passionate about is attempting to lay a base to someday provide to the
transportation community the same level and quality of information
services as those enjoyed in law, medicine and other disciplines.  The
most recent product to come out of that effort is TRB Special Report
284, "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the
21st Century" (http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf).  The
studies that led up to the publication include papers I wrote a couple
of years ago, "Access to U.S. Transportation Information Resources"
(http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/infoakss.html) and "Mn/DOT Library
Benefits"
(http://www.elseviersocialsciences.com/transport/trupdate/article2.html)
.


Thanks for your interest in the library and please let me know if I can
answer any other questions you might have.






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Sorry to be the curmudgeon folks: There's not enough time here to do justice to just how awful the piece by Tom Frey on the future of libraries actually is, but I'll make three quick points:

1) A guy who claims to be a member of the "triple nine club" (i.e. he has an I.Q. in the 99.9th percentile) ought to be able to write, but we get sentences like this: 

"A huge turning point in the evolution of libraries was architected by Andrew Carnegie." 

2) A person with the title of "Senior Futurist" should naturally think that the future's going to be hunky-dory, or at least a whole lot spiffier than today, but Frey seems to not realize the implications of a lot of his thoughts.  Take this one, for example:

"We have transitioned from a time where information was scarce and precious to today where information is vast and readily available, and in many cases, free." 

If something that is "scarce" is "precious" as a result of that scarcity, doesn’t it also follow that something that is "vast and readily available, and in many cases, free" might also be fairly worthless?  This point is unexamined, as are the implications that some of the "communication systems" he touts as "accelerating the pace of change" are actually one-sided communication systems, like radio and television; some are not communications systems at all, like Google, and ENIAC Computer; and none of them actually improves our communication.  Some of them improve our ABILITY to communicate at a distance, but it could be argued that the quality of our communication has suffered greatly as we've become more & more estranged from one another because we're so busy "communicating" with those on the other side of the country that we don't have time to sit down and talk with our neighbors.  Mr. Frey chooses not to make this argument, or even examine it.

3) Someone who purports to tell me about the future of libraries better have a pretty good idea about the present of libraries, books, and readers, yet listen to what he says about books in the future:

"... books themselves will transition from a product to an experience.  As books change in form from simple “words on a page” to various digital manifestations of the information, future books will be reviewed and evaluated by the experience they create." 

Pardon me for pointing out the obvious, but reading books has always been an experience, and books TODAY are reviewed and evaluated based on the experiences they create in their readers.  Where has this guy been living?  I've never seen any book review that contained any reference to how good the "words on a page" looked, have you?

He also talks about the "solemn book-reading experience" that currently goes on in public libraries.  Jim Trelease, and most avid readers I know, will tell him that, far from being solemn, reading is a highly interactive, engaging, and predictive experience, yet he seems not to know this.  Most sustained silent reading that goes on today still involves the reading of books, because computer screens don't lend themselves to that comfortably (…yet, the futurists will no doubt add).

Look, he may be a great engineer, but he's a lousy thinker.  The future is always bright and happy with guys like this, and we all know the future is one of those things that, by definition, never arrives.

Steve 

Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian 
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 

WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968 



-----Original Message----- 
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Byerly

Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 10:40 AM 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: RE: Libraries of the future 

Lisa, 
Thanks for sharing that.  It will help me with my "future of the library" article I'm doing for our 50th anniversary in April.

Last fall Frey was the keynote speaker at a local library conference.  He came dressed in renaissance garb.  See the attached photo with our cataloger Qin Tang.

Regards, 

Jim 

>>> lautio@mt.gov 12/18/2006 11:20 AM >>> 
  
I hope others will find these 10 Library trends imagined by Thomas Frey relevant to this discussion (although not specifically transportation

related) 
(Frey is  Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci 
Institute) 
 "We have put together ten key trends that are affecting the development of the next generation library.  Rest assured that these are not the only trends, but ones that have been selected to give clear insight into the rapidly changing technologies and equally fast changing mindset of library patrons."

  
http://www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=120 

Lisa Autio 
MT Dept Transportation 
Research Library 

--------------__________________________________________________________ 
______________________________________________________________ 
In the past, subscribers to this list have told me they appreciated reading some of things I've composed regarding Mn/DOT Library services.

In light of that, I've copied below a slightly altered (for privacy's 
sake) version of something I just sent out. 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
I understand that you had some questions relating to Mn/DOT Library and levels of use in light of the amount of information that is now available via the Internet.  One of the most common misconceptions we have to contend with is that the Internet has somehow fundamentally altered the need for libraries and the services they provide.  In fact, it has not changed what we do, but it has allowed us to provide faster, more comprehensive services to our customers.

When I began work for this department, nearly 35 years ago, the only way for our customers to contact us was by phone, by mail, or in person.

All of those avenues are still in use and have been supplemented by e-mail, fax and webform.  Regarding the in-person, walk-in traffic, I do not have any recent, solid data.  However, during the recent remodelling of the building, a survey showed that the library averaged 75 visitors per day, a greater number than any other office in the building.

As for overall use, during those 35 years, year to year data, until recently, showed continual increases in use of the library.  The first ever year to year decrease appeared following the recent, extensive reduction in positions in the department.  Since that one time decrease, overall use of our resources and services has remained steady or slightly increased.

On the issue of the impact of the easy availability of electronic resources, the most significant impact on our services is that the customer often needs no longer to wait for photocopied articles or print volumes to arrive via surface delivery.  Instead, we can send them an e-mail with the URL of the needed resource or provide a pdf scan of a print document as an attachment.  However, in many cases, the availability of an electronic version of a publication does not meet the needs of a specific customer.  For example, here are some recent requests we have received via e-mail:

----------------------- 
Do you have the following publication, mentioned in the recent CTS newsletter? If so, could you route it to me? It is on their Web site at http://www.cts.umn.edu/publications/reports/ but it is 136 pages long and I don't want to print it out if you have a copy.

------------------------ 
Could I check out this document? 
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6093 
and this one, too? 
http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200450.pdf 
------------------------ 

However, it has to be remembered that the vast majority of available information, including virtually everything published prior to 1995, still exists only in print format.  That these resources and the services we provide remain essential is demonstrated by the recent CURA publication, "Politics and Freeways"

(http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Freeways.pdf).  A thank you letter from its author cited Mn/DOT Library as "absolutely crucial to the research."  Another project currently being worked on is in support of an attempt by the Materials Lab to create a database of all test sections on MN highways.  This effort began by identifying approximately 350 reports in the Mn/DOT Library, most of them available only in print, that might provide identification of test sections.

Due to the early and extensive amount of information made available to the legal profession through Lexis and Westlaw, yours was the first profession to question the continued need for libraries and library services.  Unfortunately, in the field of transportation, there are no similar comprehensive, electronic services.  However, even in the field with the most readily available information in electronic format, the continuing need for libraries and the services they provide is once again being seen as essential, as evidenced by the recent article in "The American Lawyer," "Don't Count Out Law Librarians"

(http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLTN.jsp?id=11212455097 
41). 

As I approach retirement, one of the things I have become most passionate about is attempting to lay a base to someday provide to the transportation community the same level and quality of information services as those enjoyed in law, medicine and other disciplines.  The most recent product to come out of that effort is TRB Special Report 284, "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century" (http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf).  The studies that led up to the publication include papers I wrote a couple of years ago, "Access to U.S. Transportation Information Resources"

(http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/infoakss.html) and "Mn/DOT Library Benefits" 
(http://www.elseviersocialsciences.com/transport/trupdate/article2.html) 
. 

Thanks for your interest in the library and please let me know if I can answer any other questions you might have. 




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From: "Marie Manthe" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Good afternoon, all – I guess I’m in the curmudgeon line, too.

 

Not surprisingly, when I read this part, I thought of Steve:

 

“While we are not in a position to know the “ultimate form” of communication, it would be a safe bet that it is not writing and reading books.  Books are a technology, and writing is also a technology, and every technology has a limited lifespan.”   (Taken from Trend # 1)

 

This is from Trend # 6, about the transition to a verbal society:

 

“Dr William Crossman, Founder/Director of the CompSpeak 2050 Institute for the Study of Talking Computers and Oral Cultures, predicts that as we say goodbye to keyboards we will begin the transition to a verbal society.  He also predicts that by 2050 literacy will be dead.

 

While the accuracy of his dates and the wholesale transition from literacy to a verbal society may be debatable, there will undoubtedly be a strong trend towards verbal information.  Computers will become more human-like with personalities, traits, and other characteristics that will give us the sense of being in a room with other humans.”

 

I found parts of the article quite thought-provoking (and I appreciate Lisa sharing it with us), but that Trend # 6 is just plain frightening to me.  The idea of literacy being “dead,” but computers being more “human-like” – it just makes me think of a cold, bare, white room.  I like USING computers, but I don’t want to be pals with them!  As far as having a “verbal society,” I can’t help wondering how it would compare with the “oral tradition.”  Homer, anyone?  Or does he mean that we’ll all be talking at our computers (instead of typing on these old keyboards), and they’ll do the writing for us?  There needs to be some kind of output or record besides merely speech, to help us remember, and to refer to later.  (He talks toward the end about preserving memories, for which some device and record are necessary.)  Writing, whether it be with a keyboard, pen or pencil, or something that types or records our words as we speak, is not going anywhere anytime soon.  And if I’m still alive (and alert) in 2050, I assure you that literacy will not be dead.

 

 

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717


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Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 3:06 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: Libraries of the future

 

 

Sorry to be the curmudgeon folks: There's not enough time here to do justice to just how awful the piece by Tom Frey on the future of libraries actually is, but I'll make three quick points:

1) A guy who claims to be a member of the "triple nine club" (i.e. he has an I.Q. in the 99.9th percentile) ought to be able to write, but we get sentences like this: 

"A huge turning point in the evolution of libraries was architected by Andrew Carnegie." 
 

2) A person with the title of "Senior Futurist" should naturally think that the future's going to be hunky-dory, or at least a whole lot spiffier than today, but Frey seems to not realize the implications of a lot of his thoughts.  Take this one, for example:

"We have transitioned from a time where information was scarce and precious to today where information is vast and readily available, and in many cases, free." 
 

If something that is "scarce" is "precious" as a result of that scarcity, doesn’t it also follow that something that is "vast and readily available, and in many cases, free" might also be fairly worthless?  This point is unexamined, as are the implications that some of the "communication systems" he touts as "accelerating the pace of change" are actually one-sided communication systems, like radio and television; some are not communications systems at all, like Google, and ENIAC Computer; and none of them actually improves our communication.  Some of them improve our ABILITY to communicate at a distance, but it could be argued that the quality of our communication has suffered greatly as we've become more & more estranged from one another because we're so busy "communicating" with those on the other side of the country that we don't have time to sit down and talk with our neighbors.  Mr. Frey chooses not to make this argument, or even examine it.

3) Someone who purports to tell me about the future of libraries better have a pretty good idea about the present of libraries, books, and readers, yet listen to what he says about books in the future:

"... books themselves will transition from a product to an experience.  As books change in form from simple “words on a page” to various digital manifestations of the information, future books will be reviewed and evaluated by the experience they create." 
 

Pardon me for pointing out the obvious, but reading books has always been an experience, and books TODAY are reviewed and evaluated based on the experiences they create in their readers.  Where has this guy been living?  I've never seen any book review that contained any reference to how good the "words on a page" looked, have you?

He also talks about the "solemn book-reading experience" that currently goes on in public libraries.  Jim Trelease, and most avid readers I know, will tell him that, far from being solemn, reading is a highly interactive, engaging, and predictive experience, yet he seems not to know this.  Most sustained silent reading that goes on today still involves the reading of books, because computer screens don't lend themselves to that comfortably (…yet, the futurists will no doubt add).

Look, he may be a great engineer, but he's a lousy thinker.  The future is always bright and happy with guys like this, and we all know the future is one of those things that, by definition, never arrives.

Steve 

Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian 
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 

WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968 

 

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Subject: RE: Libraries of the future 

Lisa, 
Thanks for sharing that.  It will help me with my "future of the library" article I'm doing for our 50th anniversary in April.

Last fall Frey was the keynote speaker at a local library conference.  He came dressed in renaissance garb.  See the attached photo with our cataloger Qin Tang.

Regards, 

Jim 

>>> lautio@mt.gov 12/18/2006 11:20 AM >>> 
  
I hope others will find these 10 Library trends imagined by Thomas Frey relevant to this discussion (although not specifically transportation

related) 
(Frey is  Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci 
Institute) 
 "We have put together ten key trends that are affecting the development of the next generation library.  Rest assured that these are not the only trends, but ones that have been selected to give clear insight into the rapidly changing technologies and equally fast changing mindset of library patrons."

  
http://www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=120 

Lisa Autio 
MT Dept Transportation 
Research Library 

--------------__________________________________________________________ 
______________________________________________________________ 
In the past, subscribers to this list have told me they appreciated reading some of things I've composed regarding Mn/DOT Library services.

In light of that, I've copied below a slightly altered (for privacy's 
sake) version of something I just sent out. 
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
I understand that you had some questions relating to Mn/DOT Library and levels of use in light of the amount of information that is now available via the Internet.  One of the most common misconceptions we have to contend with is that the Internet has somehow fundamentally altered the need for libraries and the services they provide.  In fact, it has not changed what we do, but it has allowed us to provide faster, more comprehensive services to our customers.

When I began work for this department, nearly 35 years ago, the only way for our customers to contact us was by phone, by mail, or in person.

All of those avenues are still in use and have been supplemented by e-mail, fax and webform.  Regarding the in-person, walk-in traffic, I do not have any recent, solid data.  However, during the recent remodelling of the building, a survey showed that the library averaged 75 visitors per day, a greater number than any other office in the building.

As for overall use, during those 35 years, year to year data, until recently, showed continual increases in use of the library.  The first ever year to year decrease appeared following the recent, extensive reduction in positions in the department.  Since that one time decrease, overall use of our resources and services has remained steady or slightly increased.

On the issue of the impact of the easy availability of electronic resources, the most significant impact on our services is that the customer often needs no longer to wait for photocopied articles or print volumes to arrive via surface delivery.  Instead, we can send them an e-mail with the URL of the needed resource or provide a pdf scan of a print document as an attachment.  However, in many cases, the availability of an electronic version of a publication does not meet the needs of a specific customer.  For example, here are some recent requests we have received via e-mail:

----------------------- 
Do you have the following publication, mentioned in the recent CTS newsletter? If so, could you route it to me? It is on their Web site at http://www.cts.umn.edu/publications/reports/ but it is 136 pages long and I don't want to print it out if you have a copy.

------------------------ 
Could I check out this document? 
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6093 
and this one, too? 
http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200450.pdf 
------------------------ 

However, it has to be remembered that the vast majority of available information, including virtually everything published prior to 1995, still exists only in print format.  That these resources and the services we provide remain essential is demonstrated by the recent CURA publication, "Politics and Freeways"

(http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Freeways.pdf).  A thank you letter from its author cited Mn/DOT Library as "absolutely crucial to the research."  Another project currently being worked on is in support of an attempt by the Materials Lab to create a database of all test sections on MN highways.  This effort began by identifying approximately 350 reports in the Mn/DOT Library, most of them available only in print, that might provide identification of test sections.

Due to the early and extensive amount of information made available to the legal profession through Lexis and Westlaw, yours was the first profession to question the continued need for libraries and library services.  Unfortunately, in the field of transportation, there are no similar comprehensive, electronic services.  However, even in the field with the most readily available information in electronic format, the continuing need for libraries and the services they provide is once again being seen as essential, as evidenced by the recent article in "The American Lawyer," "Don't Count Out Law Librarians"

(http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLTN.jsp?id=11212455097 
41). 

As I approach retirement, one of the things I have become most passionate about is attempting to lay a base to someday provide to the transportation community the same level and quality of information services as those enjoyed in law, medicine and other disciplines.  The most recent product to come out of that effort is TRB Special Report 284, "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century" (http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf).  The studies that led up to the publication include papers I wrote a couple of years ago, "Access to U.S. Transportation Information Resources"

(http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/infoakss.html) and "Mn/DOT Library Benefits" 
(http://www.elseviersocialsciences.com/transport/trupdate/article2.html) 
. 

Thanks for your interest in the library and please let me know if I can answer any other questions you might have. 

 

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Since you neldaed the group, it's a good thing you didn't include your description of his comments during lunch.


>>> Jim.Byerly@dot.state.mn.us 12/18/2006 12:39 PM >>>
Lisa,
Thanks for sharing that.  It will help me with my "future of the library" article I'm doing for our 50th anniversary in April.


Last fall Frey was the keynote speaker at a local library conference.  He came dressed in renaissance garb.  See the attached photo with our cataloger Qin Tang.


Regards,


Jim


>>> lautio@mt.gov 12/18/2006 11:20 AM >>>
 
I hope others will find these 10 Library trends imagined by Thomas Frey
relevant to this discussion (although not specifically transportation
related)
(Frey is  Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci
Institute) 
 "We have put together ten key trends that are affecting the development
of the next generation library.  Rest assured that these are not the
only trends, but ones that have been selected to give clear insight into
the rapidly changing technologies and equally fast changing mindset of
library patrons."
 
http://www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=120 


Lisa Autio
MT Dept Transportation 
Research Library


--------------__________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
In the past, subscribers to this list have told me they appreciated
reading some of things I've composed regarding Mn/DOT Library services.
In light of that, I've copied below a slightly altered (for privacy's
sake) version of something I just sent out.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
I understand that you had some questions relating to Mn/DOT Library and
levels of use in light of the amount of information that is now
available via the Internet.  One of the most common misconceptions we
have to contend with is that the Internet has somehow fundamentally
altered the need for libraries and the services they provide.  In fact,
it has not changed what we do, but it has allowed us to provide faster,
more comprehensive services to our customers.


When I began work for this department, nearly 35 years ago, the only way
for our customers to contact us was by phone, by mail, or in person.
All of those avenues are still in use and have been supplemented by
e-mail, fax and webform.  Regarding the in-person, walk-in traffic, I do
not have any recent, solid data.  However, during the recent remodelling
of the building, a survey showed that the library averaged 75 visitors
per day, a greater number than any other office in the building.


As for overall use, during those 35 years, year to year data, until
recently, showed continual increases in use of the library.  The first
ever year to year decrease appeared following the recent, extensive
reduction in positions in the department.  Since that one time decrease,
overall use of our resources and services has remained steady or
slightly increased.


On the issue of the impact of the easy availability of electronic
resources, the most significant impact on our services is that the
customer often needs no longer to wait for photocopied articles or print
volumes to arrive via surface delivery.  Instead, we can send them an
e-mail with the URL of the needed resource or provide a pdf scan of a
print document as an attachment.  However, in many cases, the
availability of an electronic version of a publication does not meet the
needs of a specific customer.  For example, here are some recent
requests we have received via e-mail:


-----------------------
Do you have the following publication, mentioned in the recent CTS
newsletter? If so, could you route it to me? It is on their Web site at
http://www.cts.umn.edu/publications/reports/ but it is 136 pages long
and I don't want to print it out if you have a copy.
------------------------
Could I check out this document?
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6093 
and this one, too?
http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200450.pdf 
------------------------


However, it has to be remembered that the vast majority of available
information, including virtually everything published prior to 1995,
still exists only in print format.  That these resources and the
services we provide remain essential is demonstrated by the recent CURA
publication, "Politics and Freeways"
(http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Freeways.pdf).  A thank you letter
from its author cited Mn/DOT Library as "absolutely crucial to the
research."  Another project currently being worked on is in support of
an attempt by the Materials Lab to create a database of all test
sections on MN highways.  This effort began by identifying approximately
350 reports in the Mn/DOT Library, most of them available only in print,
that might provide identification of test sections.


Due to the early and extensive amount of information made available to
the legal profession through Lexis and Westlaw, yours was the first
profession to question the continued need for libraries and library
services.  Unfortunately, in the field of transportation, there are no
similar comprehensive, electronic services.  However, even in the field
with the most readily available information in electronic format, the
continuing need for libraries and the services they provide is once
again being seen as essential, as evidenced by the recent article in
"The American Lawyer," "Don't Count Out Law Librarians"
(http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLTN.jsp?id=11212455097
41).


As I approach retirement, one of the things I have become most
passionate about is attempting to lay a base to someday provide to the
transportation community the same level and quality of information
services as those enjoyed in law, medicine and other disciplines.  The
most recent product to come out of that effort is TRB Special Report
284, "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the
21st Century" (http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf).  The
studies that led up to the publication include papers I wrote a couple
of years ago, "Access to U.S. Transportation Information Resources"
(http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/infoakss.html) and "Mn/DOT Library
Benefits"
(http://www.elseviersocialsciences.com/transport/trupdate/article2.html)
.


Thanks for your interest in the library and please let me know if I can
answer any other questions you might have.


>>>>>


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  2) RE: Libraries of the future
        by "Jim Byerly" 
  3) ILL (photocopy) request 
        by "Tannenbaum, Sabina" 
  4) TRB Information Services Committee meeting
        by Laura Whayne 
  5) Customer Expectations
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 


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The following are available for donation.
Please respond off-list to: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 



NCHRP Reports


        *       533, 543, 551, 552, 558, 567, 568



Research Results Digest


        *       307, 308


TRRs


        *       1722, 1842, 1945, 1959


Community/Safety


        *       Teen Power: a guide to involving youth in your drug-free
alliance
                Alliance for a Drug-Free Wisconsin/Dept. of Health and
Family Services
                1997


        *       The Art of Appropriate Evaluation: a guide for highway
safety program managers
                US DOT/NHTSA
                1999


        *       100 Ways to Reach Out: a manual for community-based
coalitions and non-profits
                Adapted from How to market Prevention Programs...originally
developed for the California State Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs by
Amos Clifford of Technical Assistance Associates.
                No date


        *       Intelligent Transportation Systems Benefits: 2001 update
                US DOT/FHWA


Freight/Rail


        *       Freight Rail Policy Plan
                Wisconsin DOT
                Jan. 1992


Biking


        *       Planning and Design Criteria for Bikeways in California
                State of California Business and Transportation Agency/DOT
                1978


        *       Bikeway Planning Criteria and Guidelines
                State of California Business and Transportation Agency/DOT
                1972



Energy/Environment



        *       Transportation in Developing Countries: greenhouse gas
scenarios for Shanghai, China
                Pew Center on Global Climate Change
                2001


        *       Transportation in Developing Countries: greenhouse gas
scenarios for Delhi, India
                Pew Center on Global Climate Change
                2001


        *       Designing a mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program for
the US
                Pew Center on Global Climate Change
                2003


        *       U.S. technology and innovation policies: lessons for climate
change
                Pew Center on Global Climate Change
                2003


        *       The energy information administration's assessment of
reformulated gasoline
                EIA Service Report V. 1
                1994




JonAnne Hobbs
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library 
Room 803 
P.O. Box 7957 
4802 Sheboygan Ave. 
Madison, WI 53707 
voice: (608) 266-0724 
fax: (608) 261-6306 
email: jonanne.hobbs@dot.state.wi.us 


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Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 10:42:08 -0600
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What, just because the guy thinks that global warming, er, climate change, is caused by an extraterrestrial source other than the sun doesn't mean he's a total crackpot.  ;-0 (cue X Files theme here.)  BTW, he was definitely alluding to extraterrestrial intelligence/beings.  


Now it's possible I misunderstood him completely.


Jim


>>> Jerry.Baldwin@dot.state.mn.us 12/18/2006 5:27 PM >>>
Since you neldaed the group, it's a good thing you didn't include your description of his comments during lunch.


>>> Jim.Byerly@dot.state.mn.us 12/18/2006 12:39 PM >>>
Lisa,
Thanks for sharing that.  It will help me with my "future of the library" article I'm doing for our 50th anniversary in April.


Last fall Frey was the keynote speaker at a local library conference.  He came dressed in renaissance garb.  See the attached photo with our cataloger Qin Tang.


Regards,


Jim


>>> lautio@mt.gov 12/18/2006 11:20 AM >>>
 
I hope others will find these 10 Library trends imagined by Thomas Frey
relevant to this discussion (although not specifically transportation
related)
(Frey is  Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci
Institute) 
 "We have put together ten key trends that are affecting the development
of the next generation library.  Rest assured that these are not the
only trends, but ones that have been selected to give clear insight into
the rapidly changing technologies and equally fast changing mindset of
library patrons."
 
http://www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=120 


Lisa Autio
MT Dept Transportation 
Research Library


--------------__________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
In the past, subscribers to this list have told me they appreciated
reading some of things I've composed regarding Mn/DOT Library services.
In light of that, I've copied below a slightly altered (for privacy's
sake) version of something I just sent out.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
I understand that you had some questions relating to Mn/DOT Library and
levels of use in light of the amount of information that is now
available via the Internet.  One of the most common misconceptions we
have to contend with is that the Internet has somehow fundamentally
altered the need for libraries and the services they provide.  In fact,
it has not changed what we do, but it has allowed us to provide faster,
more comprehensive services to our customers.


When I began work for this department, nearly 35 years ago, the only way
for our customers to contact us was by phone, by mail, or in person.
All of those avenues are still in use and have been supplemented by
e-mail, fax and webform.  Regarding the in-person, walk-in traffic, I do
not have any recent, solid data.  However, during the recent remodelling
of the building, a survey showed that the library averaged 75 visitors
per day, a greater number than any other office in the building.


As for overall use, during those 35 years, year to year data, until
recently, showed continual increases in use of the library.  The first
ever year to year decrease appeared following the recent, extensive
reduction in positions in the department.  Since that one time decrease,
overall use of our resources and services has remained steady or
slightly increased.


On the issue of the impact of the easy availability of electronic
resources, the most significant impact on our services is that the
customer often needs no longer to wait for photocopied articles or print
volumes to arrive via surface delivery.  Instead, we can send them an
e-mail with the URL of the needed resource or provide a pdf scan of a
print document as an attachment.  However, in many cases, the
availability of an electronic version of a publication does not meet the
needs of a specific customer.  For example, here are some recent
requests we have received via e-mail:


-----------------------
Do you have the following publication, mentioned in the recent CTS
newsletter? If so, could you route it to me? It is on their Web site at
http://www.cts.umn.edu/publications/reports/ but it is 136 pages long
and I don't want to print it out if you have a copy.
------------------------
Could I check out this document?
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6093 
and this one, too?
http://www.lrrb.org/PDF/200450.pdf 
------------------------


However, it has to be remembered that the vast majority of available
information, including virtually everything published prior to 1995,
still exists only in print format.  That these resources and the
services we provide remain essential is demonstrated by the recent CURA
publication, "Politics and Freeways"
(http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Freeways.pdf).  A thank you letter
from its author cited Mn/DOT Library as "absolutely crucial to the
research."  Another project currently being worked on is in support of
an attempt by the Materials Lab to create a database of all test
sections on MN highways.  This effort began by identifying approximately
350 reports in the Mn/DOT Library, most of them available only in print,
that might provide identification of test sections.


Due to the early and extensive amount of information made available to
the legal profession through Lexis and Westlaw, yours was the first
profession to question the continued need for libraries and library
services.  Unfortunately, in the field of transportation, there are no
similar comprehensive, electronic services.  However, even in the field
with the most readily available information in electronic format, the
continuing need for libraries and the services they provide is once
again being seen as essential, as evidenced by the recent article in
"The American Lawyer," "Don't Count Out Law Librarians"
(http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLTN.jsp?id=11212455097
41).


As I approach retirement, one of the things I have become most
passionate about is attempting to lay a base to someday provide to the
transportation community the same level and quality of information
services as those enjoyed in law, medicine and other disciplines.  The
most recent product to come out of that effort is TRB Special Report
284, "Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the
21st Century" (http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf).  The
studies that led up to the publication include papers I wrote a couple
of years ago, "Access to U.S. Transportation Information Resources"
(http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/infoakss.html) and "Mn/DOT Library
Benefits"
(http://www.elseviersocialsciences.com/transport/trupdate/article2.html)
.


Thanks for your interest in the library and please let me know if I can
answer any other questions you might have.




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To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


I'm having trouble locating the following magazine: 

Eisenbahn-Revue International: 
Eisenbahn-Revue International; Verlag Minirex-AG; CH-6002 Luzern 

I'm looking for an article in it.  The citation I have from a Web site is:  ERI, 1997, iss. 4, p124, and the title or desciption is "EEF-Probleme."  The article is in German.  

Can anyone help to locate it, or even better, to provide a copy? 

Much obliged! 



Sabina D. Tannenbaum 
Librarian 
LTK Engineering Services 
100 W. Butler Avenue 
Ambler, PA 19002 

stannenbaum@ltk.com 
215-641-8833 

Subject: TRB Information Services Committee meeting
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
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Dear Friends:
If you will be attending the TRB Conference in January 2007, you are
invited to attend the B0002 Information Services Committee meeting.


It will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, at 1:30 - 5:30 in the Marriott
Hotel, Balcony C.


Hope to see you there.


      Laura Whayne,
      B0002 Committee Chair


Laura Whayne, Librarian
Kentucky Transportation Center
University of Kentucky
176 Raymond Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0281


Phone: 859-257-2155 or 800-432-0719
Fax: 859-257-1815
E-mail: lwhayne@engr.uky.edu
http://www.ktc.uky.edu/
http://www.kyt2.com/


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With the ubiquity of Google and other search engines, one of the common misconceptions libraries suffer from is the idea that everything is on the Internet and what's out there can be easily found.  There's an interesting piece relating to how popular media have shaped these expectations at http://www.useit.com/alertbox/film-ui-bloopers.html.


One of the conclusions of the author is, "Users blame themselves when they can't use technology. This phenomenon is bad enough already; it's made worse by the prevalence of scenes in which people walk up to random computers and start using them immediately."  I'd add to that the development of the belief that when using a search engine, the ability to retrieve something on the topic leads to users' overconfidence in their ability to get the best information on the topic.


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Topics covered in this issue include:


  1) RE: Customer Expectations
        by "Fomalont, Jessica" 
  2) RE: Customer Expectations
        by "Marie Manthe" 
  3) RE: Customer Expectations
        by 
  4) Re: Customer Expectations
        by neldabravo@aol.com
  5) RE: Customer Expectations
        by "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
  6) State DOT website search engine
        by "Wendt, Michel" 
  7) Re: State DOT website search engine
        by "Lynne Webb" 
  8) RE: State DOT website search engine
        by "Pollock, Danielle" 
  9) Re: State DOT website search engine
        by Rita Evans 
 10) Re: State DOT website search engine
        by "Jerry Baldwin" 


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Subject: RE: Customer Expectations
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:26:40 -0500
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From: "Fomalont, Jessica" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


The misconception that the internet will replace libraries is especially
disconcerting given that the EPA and now Goddard libraries are closing.


What I have found is that the search engines compliment libraries.  If
individuals can find something by a search engine, great.  However, if
they have problems finding what are looking for, what is their next
step?  They contact the librarian.


Jessica Fomalont
Associate Librarian
Transportation Research Board
500 Fifth St., NW
Washington, DC  20001
202-334-2989
202-334-2527 (fax)
jfomalont@nas.edu


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
[mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
Baldwin
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 4:16 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Cc: MTKN-L@lists.umn.edu; TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Subject: Customer Expectations


With the ubiquity of Google and other search engines, one of the common
misconceptions libraries suffer from is the idea that everything is on
the Internet and what's out there can be easily found.  There's an
interesting piece relating to how popular media have shaped these
expectations at http://www.useit.com/alertbox/film-ui-bloopers.html.


One of the conclusions of the author is, "Users blame themselves when
they can't use technology. This phenomenon is bad enough already; it's
made worse by the prevalence of scenes in which people walk up to random
computers and start using them immediately."  I'd add to that the
development of the belief that when using a search engine, the ability
to retrieve something on the topic leads to users' overconfidence in
their ability to get the best information on the topic.


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Subject: RE: Customer Expectations
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 09:49:44 -0600
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From: "Marie Manthe" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Jerry – Very interesting piece, thanks for sharing it.  I appreciate both the author’s conclusion and the one you added.  The note about “Star Trek’s Talking Computer” echoes back to what I wrote on Monday about the coming of the “verbal society.”  This bit is from that section:

 

“In predictions about computing's future, voice interaction is a perennial favorite -- it probably even beats 3D, which is the other top contender for most over-hyped UI technology. While voice has its place, it's even less suitable than 3D for most everyday interactions because it's a less data-rich channel and it's harder to specify something in words than to choose it on a graphical display.”

 

I also can’t help wondering what the “verbal society” will be like for those with speech impediments, or those people who are born deaf whose speech may not be clear enough for many computers to understand.  It’s frustrating enough for the average person to try to get a point across when you can’t seem to find the right words – along with all the “um,” “uh,”  “hmm,” and “like” that peppers much verbal interaction these days.  Will the speech-challenged (I don’t know if that’s the correct term) need to have yet another device to allow them to have a place, and a voice, in the verbal society?

 

Just thinking aloud.

 

Marie

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717

 

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From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Baldwin
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:16 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Cc: MTKN-L@lists.umn.edu; TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Subject: Customer Expectations

 

With the ubiquity of Google and other search engines, one of the common misconceptions libraries suffer from is the idea that everything is on the Internet and what's out there can be easily found.  There's an interesting piece relating to how popular media have shaped these expectations at http://www.useit.com/alertbox/film-ui-bloopers.html. 

 

One of the conclusions of the author is, "Users blame themselves when they can't use technology. This phenomenon is bad enough already; it's made worse by the prevalence of scenes in which people walk up to random computers and start using them immediately."  I'd add to that the development of the belief that when using a search engine, the ability to retrieve something on the topic leads to users' overconfidence in their ability to get the best information on the topic.

 

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From: 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


The verbal society.  An interesting concept.  Isn't that what we had before the invention of the written word?  What we are seeing lost is crafted and captured communication and it is being replaced by the soundbite and the blog.  The result is a decisionmaking based on incomplete but ubiquitous information, and an inability to validate or even recapture the thought processes and events that led to the decision.  Of course, wars have been started by incomplete information before, and will be again as long as there are societies who disagree I suppose.  
 
But in a society that rapidly consumes and discards information,  is there really any way to capture and organize that information?  The written word allowed us to preserve history. 
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Marie Manthe
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:50 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: Customer Expectations


Jerry – Very interesting piece, thanks for sharing it.  I appreciate both the author’s conclusion and the one you added.  The note about “Star Trek’s Talking Computer” echoes back to what I wrote on Monday about the coming of the “verbal society.”  This bit is from that section:

 

“In predictions about computing's future, voice interaction is a perennial favorite -- it probably even beats 3D, which is the other top contender for most over-hyped UI technology. While voice has its place, it's even less suitable than 3D for most everyday interactions because it's a less data-rich channel and it's harder to specify something in words than to choose it on a graphical display.”

 

I also can’t help wondering what the “verbal society” will be like for those with speech impediments, or those people who are born deaf whose speech may not be clear enough for many computers to understand.  It’s frustrating enough for the average person to try to get a point across when you can’t seem to find the right words – along with all the “um,” “uh,”  “hmm,” and “like” that peppers much verbal interaction these days.  Will the speech-challenged (I don’t know if that’s the correct term) need to have yet another device to allow them to have a place, and a voice, in the verbal society?

 

Just thinking aloud.

 

Marie

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717

 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Baldwin
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:16 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Cc: MTKN-L@lists.umn.edu; TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Subject: Customer Expectations

 

With the ubiquity of Google and other search engines, one of the common misconceptions libraries suffer from is the idea that everything is on the Internet and what's out there can be easily found.  There's an interesting piece relating to how popular media have shaped these expectations at http://www.useit.com/alertbox/film-ui-bloopers.html. 

 

One of the conclusions of the author is, "Users blame themselves when they can't use technology. This phenomenon is bad enough already; it's made worse by the prevalence of scenes in which people walk up to random computers and start using them immediately."  I'd add to that the development of the belief that when using a search engine, the ability to retrieve something on the topic leads to users' overconfidence in their ability to get the best information on the topic.

 

To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 
Subject: Re: Customer Expectations
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:11:16 -0500
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Please see Father Ong and Oral Literacy.
N 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
To: TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Sent: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: Customer Expectations


The verbal society.  An interesting concept.  Isn't that what we had before the invention of the written word?  What we are seeing lost is crafted and captured communication and it is being replaced by the soundbite and the blog.  The result is a decisionmaking based on incomplete but ubiquitous information, and an inability to validate or even recapture the thought processes and events that led to the decision.  Of course, wars have been started by incomplete information before, and will be again as long as there are societies who disagree I suppose.  
 
But in a society that rapidly consumes and discards information,  is there really any way to capture and organize that information?  The written word allowed us to preserve history. 
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Marie Manthe
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:50 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: Customer Expectations


Jerry – Very interesting piece, thanks for sharing it.&nbssp; I appreciate both the author’s conclusion and the one you added.  The note about “Star Trek’s Talking Computer” echoes back to what I wrote on Monday about the coming of the “verbal society.”  This bit is from that section:
 
“In predictions about computing's future, voice interaction is a perennial favorite -- it probably even beats 3D, which is the other top contender for most over-hyped UI technology. While voice has its place, it's even less suitable than 3D for most everyday interactions because it's a less data-rich channel and it's harder to specify something in words than to choose it on a graphical display.”
 
I also can’t help wondering what the “verbal society” will be like for those with speech impediments, or those people who are born deaf whose speech may not be clear enough for many computers to understand.  It’s frustrating enough for the average person to try to get a point across when you can’t seem to find the right words – along with all the “um,” “uh,”&  “hmm,” and “like” that peppers much verbal interaction these days.  Will the speech-challenged (I don’t know if that’s the correct term) need to have yet another device to allow them to have a place, and a voice, in the verbal society?
 
Just thinking aloud.
 
Marie
 
Marie Manthe
Librarian, Kansas DOT Library
700 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66603-3754
(785) 291-3854
FAX: (785) 291-3717
 
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Baldwin
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:16 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Cc: MTKN-L@lists.umn.edu; TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Subject: Customer Expectations
 
With the ubiquity of Google and other search engines, one of the common misconceptions libraries suffer from is the idea that everything is on the Internet and what's out there can be easily found.  There's an interesting piece relating to how popular media have shaped these expectations at http://www.useit.com/alertbox/film-ui-bloopers.html. 
 
One of the conclusions of the author is, "Users blame themselves when they can't use technology. This phenomenon is bad enough already; it's made worse by the prevalence of scenes in which people walk up to random computers and start using them immediately."  I'd add to that the development of the belief that when using a search engine, the ability to retrieve something on the topic leads to users' overconfidence in their ability to get the best information on the topic.
 

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From: "Cochran, Stephen L. \(HQ Library\)" 
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians 


Librarians and "Information Scientists" (whatever they are) need to learn from electrical engineers about the concept of "signal to noise ratios."  So much of what passes for communication - verbal and otherwise - these days is actually noise.  It would do no harm for us to simply ignore it.  Most of us fail to realize that whether we're being told about "staying the course" or "finding a new way forward," we're really not being given much useful information.
 
I pointed out just the other day that many modern "communications systems" are one-sided, encouraging  passive consumption rather than active engagement and critical thinking.  It should come as no surprise, then, that we become less able to communicate effectively if we're predominantly being talked to, instead of being engaged.  One of the things that makes library customers uncomfortable is the reference interview, because we're not "handing them the answer," but are instead asking discerning questions, and asking them to think critically about precisely what it is they want to know.
 
I like your choice of words Joyce, especially the idea of crafted communication being lost, and replaced by the sound bite. "Like, whatever."  As I attempted to point out the other day, most economic models associate a higher value with scarcity, so ubiquitous information has less value than scarce information.  Also, because there's a lot of noise in that ubiquity, even calling it "information" should be done with care.
 
As for rapidly consuming and discarding information, I fear that there may be some actual knowledge and wisdom being thrown out as well, probably a by-product of our throw-away culture.  There's unfortunate evidence of this in the number of people dying here in the Northwest of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in the past week after power failures forced many to resort to kerosene heaters and gasoline generators.  They're so "civilized" that they've forgotten some of the basics, and they're paying for it with their lives.
Steve 

Stephen Cochran, WSDOT Senior Librarian 
CochraSt@wsdot.wa.gov 

WSDOT Library - driving transportation information since 1968 

 



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From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Joyce.Koeneman@dot.gov
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 11:24 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: Customer Expectations


The verbal society.  An interesting concept.  Isn't that what we had before the invention of the written word?  What we are seeing lost is crafted and captured communication and it is being replaced by the soundbite and the blog.  The result is a decisionmaking based on incomplete but ubiquitous information, and an inability to validate or even recapture the thought processes and events that led to the decision.  Of course, wars have been started by incomplete information before, and will be again as long as there are societies who disagree I suppose.  
 
But in a society that rapidly consumes and discards information,  is there really any way to capture and organize that information?  The written word allowed us to preserve history. 
 
 
Joyce W. Koeneman 
Digital Librarian 
National Transportation Library 
RITA, USDOT 
202.366.4203 
joyce.koeneman@dot.gov 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Marie Manthe
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:50 AM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Subject: RE: Customer Expectations


Jerry – Very interesting piece, thanks for sharing it.  I appreciate both the author’s conclusion and the one you added.  The note about “Star Trek’s Talking Computer” echoes back to what I wrote on Monday about the coming of the “verbal society.”  This bit is from that section:

 

“In predictions about computing's future, voice interaction is a perennial favorite -- it probably even beats 3D, which is the other top contender for most over-hyped UI technology. While voice has its place, it's even less suitable than 3D for most everyday interactions because it's a less data-rich channel and it's harder to specify something in words than to choose it on a graphical display.”

 

I also can’t help wondering what the “verbal society” will be like for those with speech impediments, or those people who are born deaf whose speech may not be clear enough for many computers to understand.  It’s frustrating enough for the average person to try to get a point across when you can’t seem to find the right words – along with all the “um,” “uh,”  “hmm,” and “like” that peppers much verbal interaction these days.  Will the speech-challenged (I don’t know if that’s the correct term) need to have yet another device to allow them to have a place, and a voice, in the verbal society?

 

Just thinking aloud.

 

Marie

 

Marie Manthe

Librarian, Kansas DOT Library

700 SW Harrison St.

Topeka, KS 66603-3754

(785) 291-3854

FAX: (785) 291-3717

 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu [mailto:owner-TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Baldwin
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:16 PM
To: Discussion Group for Transportation Librarians
Cc: MTKN-L@lists.umn.edu; TRANLIB@listserv.it.northwestern.edu
Subject: Customer Expectations

 

With the ubiquity of Google and other search engines, one of the common misconceptions libraries suffer from is the idea that everything is on the Internet and what's out there can be easily found.  There's an interesting piece relating to how popular media have shaped these expectations at http://www.useit.com/alertbox/film-ui-bloopers.html. 

 

One of the conclusions of the author is, "Users blame themselves when they can't use technology. This phenomenon is bad enough already; it's made worse by the prevalence of scenes in which people walk up to random computers and start using them immediately."  I'd add to that the development of the belief that when using a search engine, the ability to retrieve something on the topic leads to users' overconfidence in their ability to get the best information on the topic.

 

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