Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Regional Information Center

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-07-31

Name of library or information center:
Regional Information Center

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Baltimore Metropolitan Council

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

Is your information center a member of a Transportation Knowledge Network?:
Not an 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):
By appointment only.

Provide a description of your information collection:
The Regional Information Center is a library operated as a partnership between the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore City's public library system).

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
The collection includes regional and urban planning materials with a focus on local demographic information, economic development, transportation planning, land use and environmental issues. It also serves as an archive of reports published by the BMC and its predecessor agencies.

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Mary Logan

Address:

Baltimore Metropolitan Council , 2700 Lighthouse Point E, Suite 310

City:
Baltimore

State:
MD

Zip:
21224

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
410-732-9570

Fax Number:

Main email:
ric@baltometro.org

Website:
www.baltometro.org/content/view/43/86/


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?: Customized demographic profiles within Maryland, building permit data within the Baltimore region

What export formats do you offer?: spreadsheet, pdf

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

Organization Type:MPO/Planning Agency


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
10,000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
170

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
included in books

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

Microfiche/microfilm items:
350

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
400

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
80

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.:
Access to databases through relationship with public library: General Proquest, various Gale databases, National Newspapers, Reference USA, others

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1970

What days and hours are library services provided?:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

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:
Maryland Interlibrary Loan Organization

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
No

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
Loans outside the agency available on a case by case basis.

What fees do you charge for lending?:
$1.00 per item per month for the public plus any shipping fees; no fees to other libraries.

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$.20 per page

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
Generally none, though with some exceptions, e.g. customized demographic profiles and building permit data system queries


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?:
Local and state government

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?:
No

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


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Regional Information Center Catalog

Catalog Type:
Data Catalog

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://bmc.baltometro.org/RICCatalog

Staff person name :
Mary Logan

Staff person title:
Regional Information Center Manager

Staff person phone:
410-732-9570

Staff person email:
mlogan@baltometro.org

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


Expertise:

Reference
Information Architecture
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development
Cataloging
Database Management
Administration/Management


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