Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Center for Transportation Studies Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-13

Name of library or information center:
Center for Transportation Studies Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
University of Minnesota

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
CTS Assistant Director, Education and Outreach

Is your information center a member of a Transportation Knowledge Network?:
MTKN

Do you provide access to your information collection to the general public (either on-site or on-line, with or without a fee)?:
Yes

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
By appointment for non-Web based services

Provide a description of your information collection:
The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) maintains a collection of transportation research conducted at the University of Minnesota, including the ITS Institute and Minnesota LTAP program materials.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Research in intelligent transportation systems, pavements, bridges and structures, intelligent vehicles, and human factors.

# Professional Staff:
1.5

# Support Staff :
0.5

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
CTS partners with the Mn/DOT Library for cataloging and reference services.


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Arlene Mathison

Address:

511 Washington Ave. SE , 200 Transportation & Safety Building

City:
Minneapolis

State:
MN

Zip:
55455

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
612-626-1077

Fax Number:
6126256381

Main email:
mathi032@umn.edu

Website:
http://www.cts.umn.edu/LibraryServices/


Do you provide online training courses?:

Do you provide onsite training courses?:

Do you maintain a knowledge base of lessons learned or best practices?:

Do you maintain a directory of experts or provide referrals to experts as part of your services?:

Are any of your training materials catalogued into OCLC?:

If you are affiliated with a library, please provide its name:

What types of data sets do you provide?:

What export formats do you offer?:

What types of metadata do you provide to help users locate or interpret data sets?:

Organization Type:Academic/Research Institution


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
200

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
12

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
3000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
3000

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:
30000

Videotapes and CDs:
100

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):

Does your staff have access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either directly or through your parent organization?:
Yes

Do you offer your patrons access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either remotely or within your library?:
Yes

Please list the major commercial information databases to which your library subscribes.:
TRANSPORT, TLCat, Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, Compendex, Web of Science (ISI), Current Contents, Expanded Academic Index, Lexis-Nexis, OCLC WorldCat

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1992

What days and hours are library services provided?:
M-F; 9:00-5:00

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:

OCLC Code (if applicable):

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
95

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
MDT, TLCat

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
MTKN, Minnesota Transportation Libraries

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
No

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
Minnesota-only for individuals, or through another library

What fees do you charge for lending?:
0

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
0

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
0


Library Resources and Facilities

What is your library’s approximate annual budget – excluding staffing and facilities costs?:
Under $100,000.00

What is your library’s primary funding source?:
State funds

Does your library have access to conference/meeting space?:
Yes

Do you offer use of computers with internet access to your users?:
No

Do you have access to digitization and OCR hardware/software?:
Yes

What specialized software do you have access to? (e.g. web publishing, desktop publishing, multimedia):
Web publishing, desktop publishing, multimedia


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Mn/DOT Library Catalog

Catalog Type:
General Intergrated Library System(ILS)

Name of software used for catalog (enter “none”, ‘home grown”, or name of commercial package):
Our collection is part of the Mn/DOT Library Catalog

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://mdt.mnpals.net/F/?func=file&file_name=basic&local_base=CTS_CAT_PUB

Staff person name :
Arlene Mathison

Staff person title:
Director of Digital Information and Library Services

Staff person phone:
612-624-3646

Staff person email:
mathi032@umn.edu

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


Expertise:

Reference
Information Architecture

Collection Development


Administration/Management


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