Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Information Station

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-03

Name of library or information center:
Information Station

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Community Transportation Association of America

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

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

Do you provide access to your information collection to the general public (either on-site or on-line, with or without a fee)?:
No

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
priority is given to staff, then partners, then members

Provide a description of your information collection:
internal research documents, archive of two magazines we publish, transportation research documents, memoranda and grey literature on human services transportation

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
digital and print copies of human service transportation coordination plans

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
print library is endangered; digitization is in progress


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Eileen Boswell

Address:

1341 G. Street NW , 10th Floor

City:
Washington

State:
DC

Zip:
20005

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
800-527-8279

Fax Number:

Main email:
resources@ctaa.org

Website:
http://www.ctaa.org


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?: human service transportation coordination contacts

What export formats do you offer?: Excel

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

Organization Type:Professional Association


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
250

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
700

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
500

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
400

Microfiche/microfilm items:
0

Photographs or image files:
0

Videotapes and CDs:
150

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
200

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.:
Nexis

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:

What days and hours are library services provided?:
M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm Eastern

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:
www.ctaa.org/tappygrams Tappy Grams, issued monthly on the 25th

OCLC Code (if applicable):
n/a

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
0

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
n/a

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
ETKN, Transportation Librarians Roundtable, TRANLIB and SOLODIV list-serves

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
No

Do you lend through OCLC?:
No

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
none

What fees do you charge for lending?:
n/a

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
n/a

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


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?:
federal grants that include a "resource center" as one of the deliverables

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):
Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, Adobe Acrobat


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

Human Service Transportation Coordination plans

Community Transportation magazine, complete archive

RAIL magazine, complete archive


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
n/a

Catalog Type:

Name of software used for catalog (enter “none”, ‘home grown”, or name of commercial package):
Excel, Access, .php-based catalog in development

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
No

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
Eileen Boswell

Staff person title:
Information Specialist

Staff person phone:
202-415-9650

Staff person email:
boswell@cta.org

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


Expertise:

Web 2.0/3.0


Languages:

French