Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Arthur Walter Keddie Railroad Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-18

Name of library or information center:
Arthur Walter Keddie Railroad Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Western Pacific Railroad Historical Society, Feather River Rail Society

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:

Is your information center a member of a Transportation Knowledge Network?:
Not a TKN Member

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):

Provide a description of your information collection:
Information on Western pacific Railroad including history and historical photos of Feather River Route; Western Pacific equipment reference material past and present including track diagrams, timetables, forms, standards, and other reference materials related to operations of the Western pacific railroad. The Arthur Walter keddie Railroad Library is the official library and archives for the Feater River Rail Society and the Western Pacific Railroad Historical Society.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:

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Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
Please note: The WPRRHS/FRRS does not have any former WP personnel records in their archives. If you are searching for a former WP employee, we suggest you contact the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board,


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
David Epling

Address:

WPRRHS , PO Box 608

City:
Portola

State:
CA

Zip:
96122

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:

Fax Number:

Main email:
david_epling@wplives.org

Website:


Do you provide online training courses?: No

Do you provide onsite training courses?:

Do you maintain a knowledge base of lessons learned or best practices?: No

Do you maintain a directory of experts or provide referrals to experts as part of your services?:No

Are any of your training materials catalogued into OCLC?: No

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:Rail Road


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:

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

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:

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

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:

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?:
No

Do you offer your patrons access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either remotely or within your library?:
No

Please list the major commercial information databases to which your library subscribes.:

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:

What days and hours are library services provided?:

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?:

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:

What fees do you charge for lending?:

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:

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


Library Resources and Facilities

What is your library’s approximate annual budget – excluding staffing and facilities costs?:
Under $100,000

What is your library’s primary funding source?:

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

Do you offer use of computers with internet access to your users?:
Yes

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):


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:

Catalog Type:
General Integrated Library System (ILS)

Name of software used for catalog (enter “none”, ‘home grown”, or name of commercial package):

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:

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Staff person phone:

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Full or Part Time:
Full Time


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