Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-24

Name of library or information center:
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Federal Highway Administration

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

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)?:
Yes

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
Non-U.S. DOT employees need to make an appointment.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Collection covers all aspects of surface transportation and is geared towards the information needs of all FHWA RD&T employees, regardless of location. Particular emphasis is on research that supports the work of the FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center laboratories. The collection is largely technical reports of research performed or sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
concrete, pavement, asphalt; human factors; bridge/structures; nondestructive evaluation; highway safety; and hydraulics.

# Professional Staff:
5

# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
Library materials circulate directly to FHWA employees only or to libraries through interlibrary loan. Will answer reference questions from the general public as time permits.


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Jennifer Boteler (Macrosys LLC Contract Librarian)

Address:

FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Rm. A200 , 6300 Georgetown Pike

City:
McLean

State:
VA

Zip:
22101-2296

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
202-493-3071

Fax Number:
202-493-3495

Main email:
FHWALibrary@fhwa.dot.gov; Jennifer.Boteler.ctr@dot.gov

Website:
http://www.tfhrc.gov/library/index.htm


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:Federal or National Agency


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
3540

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
145

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
42540

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
265

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
120

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.:
ASCE Online Research Library, CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE, Compendex, IEEE Xplore, Ovid TRANSPORT.

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
2005

What days and hours are library services provided?:
07:30-5:00 M - F

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

OCLC Code (if applicable):
FHATR

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
25%

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
FEDLIB, LSTR, LVIS

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

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
See OCLC Resources Sharing Policies Directory or our website http://www.tfhrc.gov/library/interlibloan.htm

What fees do you charge for lending?:
None

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
None

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
None


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?:
U.S. Dept. of Transportation. Funding from FHWA Office of Corporate Research, Technology, & Innovation Management.

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):
OCLC Connexion, EndNote


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

FHWA Office of Research, Development, and Technology Reports

State Planning & Research Reports

Bureau of Public Roads Historical Collection

Public Roads magazine from vol. 1, no. 2, June 1918 issue.


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
FHWA Research Library Online Catalog

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://207.67.203.76/F94007Staff/OPAC/index.asp

Staff person name :
Jennifer Boteler (contractor)

Staff person title:
Supervisory / Reference Librarian

Staff person phone:
202-493-3071

Staff person email:
Jennifer.Boteler.ctr@dot.gov

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development



Administration/Management


Languages: