Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:London Transport Museum

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-18

Name of library or information center:
London Transport Museum

Name of parent organization (if applicable):

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):
open by appointment

Provide a description of your information collection:
Our unique collection of over 12,000 books, journals and special collections covers history of London and its public transport; buses, trams, trolleybuses, the Underground, railways, taxis and water transport; art, design, architecture and London's transport; Transport for London, London Transport and their predecessors; public transport operation, policy and legislation; transport in other UK and world cities.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:

# Professional Staff:

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Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:

Address:

London Transport Museum , Covent Garden Piazza

City:
London

State:

Zip:
WC2E 7BB

Country:
United Kingdon

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
+44 (0)20 7379 6344

Fax Number:
+44 (0)20 7565 7254

Main email:

Website:
http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/80.aspx


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:Public Transit Agency


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

Frank Pick collection - This is a collection of material owned and written by Frank Pick (1878-1941), first Chief Executive of London Transport. Pick's influence on the look and development of London Transport was enormous and can still be seen today. He was particularly interested in art, architecture and design.

Reinohl collection - Herbert and Albert Reinohl were two brothers with a passion for public transport. During a lifetime of collecting they filled 180 albums with material, mostly related to buses but also covering other types of public transport from the 19th century to the 1950s. Although primarily a ticket collection, it also includes illustrations, press cuttings, journal articles and other ephemera.

Transport for London Historical Archives - administer the official records for Transport for London, London Transport and their predecessor companies. Information sheets on the Transport for London website have details of records available for historical research at various locations, including the Museum.


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:

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


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