Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-20

Name of library or information center:
Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
Library, Archive and Records Management Administrator

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

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):
Non-circulating to public. Honor Interlibrary Loan requests by institutions.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Largest transportation operator library collection in the U.S. Los Angeles transportation, mass transit, urban planning, tunnelling, engineering, and demographic resources. Collection contains research reports, books, studies, maps, drawings, plans, photographs, film, video, schedules, ephemera, artifacts, performance measurements and environmental impact reports, including many rare and one of a kind items. National Technical Information Service transportation reports 1971-present.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Urban Transportation, Mass Transit, Urban Planning, Los Angeles as a subject.

# Professional Staff:
3.0

# Support Staff :
4.0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Matthew Barrett

Address:

Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority , 1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor

City:
Los Angeles

State:
CA

Zip:
90012

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
213-922-4859

Fax Number:
213-922-7955

Main email:
library@metro.net

Website:
http://www.metro.net/library


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?: GIS, GTFS, & Regional Transit Schedules data

What export formats do you offer?:

What types of metadata do you provide to help users locate or interpret data sets?:See http://developer.metro.net

Organization Type:Public Transit Agency


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
22000.0

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
120.0

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
20000.00

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
20000.00

Microfiche/microfilm items:
15000.00

Photographs or image files:
20000.00

Videotapes and CDs:
1200.00

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
60000.00

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.:
Lexis, Dialog, Transportation Research Record Online, NTIS (in-house only for digital versions 2004-present)

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1937

What days and hours are library services provided?:
Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:30pm PST

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

OCLC Code (if applicable):
CRD

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
90%

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

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
Special Libraries Association, Transportation Research Board, National Transportation Library, National TKN, Wester TKN, Pooled Fund for Transportation Library Connectivity, Getty/USC Los Angeles as Subject

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
Free to transportation libraries. Loan to institutions only.

What fees do you charge for lending?:
$25 unless prior reciprocal agreement. Free to transportation libraries.

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$.10 per page, free to transportation libraries.

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?:
$100,000 or above

What is your library’s primary funding source?:
Countywide sales tax for Transportation

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

Photographs - 1873-Present selcted examples via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrolibraryarchive

Film & Video - 1937-Present selected examples via YouTube http://www.youtube.com/metrolibrarian

Digital Documents - Selected examples via Scribd http://www.scribd.com/MetroLibraryandArchive

Custom Search of Transit Agency Websites - via Google http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=012995479145342077058%3Aipxox2lxkha

Archive Finding Aides - via Online Archive of California http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/ark:/13030/kt958023h1

Board of Directors Document Archive 1951-Present - http://mtasearch3.lacmta.net/search?access=p&output=xml_no_dtd&site=Board_Archives&ie=UTF-8&client=BoardArchive&proxystylesheet=BoardArchive&proxycustom=<HOME/>

Library Archive - http://webapps.metro.net/libraryArchives2/

MetroWords Glossary of Transportation Terms - http://webapps.metro.net/dictionary/

Second Life virtual library - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduisland%203/55/95/23

Transportation Headlines Blog - http://losangelestransportation.blogspot.com/


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Cybertools for Libaries

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://librarycat.metro.net

Staff person name :
Matthew Barrett

Staff person title:
Library Adminstrator

Staff person phone:
213-922-7444

Staff person email:
library@metro.net

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference


Collection Development

Web 2.0/3.0
Taxonomy/Thesaurus/Ontology
Archives/Special Collections
Imaging
Administration/Management
Federated Search/Enterprise Search


Languages:

Spanish