Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-11

Name of library or information center:
Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Minnesota Department of Transportation

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

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

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):
Reference and other assistance provided only on transportation issues and as time permits. Photocopies for public limited to 25 pages from library resources.

Provide a description of your information collection:
The collection is primarily intended to meet the needs of Mn/DOT staff, and secondarily, Minnesota's local transportation officials. The library attempts to collect all Mn/DOT, AASHTO, TRB, and University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies publications and selected publications of the other state and local transportation agencies, the U.S. DOT and transportation-related professional associations and organizations.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Mn/DOT Library's collection covers all aspects of transportation. It is strongest in highway engineering and design and has a developing collection on intelligent transportation infrastructure. Secondary strengths include public administration, computer a

# Professional Staff:
4.0

# Support Staff :
2.0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Sheila Hatchell

Address:

Minnesota Department of Transportation , 395 John Ireland Boulevard, M.S. 155, Room 175

City:
Saint Paul

State:
MN

Zip:
55155

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
651-366-3791

Fax Number:
651-366-3789

Main email:
library@state.mn.us

Website:
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/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?: none

What export formats do you offer?: none

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

Organization Type:State DOT


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
2,000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
40,000

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
6,000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
0

Microfiche/microfilm items:
20,000

Photographs or image files:
0

Videotapes and CDs:
1000

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

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.:
Dialog, Factiva, Transport

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1957

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:00 - 4:30, 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 Library Materials http://www.dot.state.mn.us/library/newlibmat.html

OCLC Code (if applicable):
MDT

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
100

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
OCLC, MINITEX, MnPALS

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
MTKN (Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network), MTL (Minnesota Transportation Libraries), Metronet, CALCO

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?:
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?:

What is your library’s primary funding source?:
state dollars

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


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Mn/DOT Library Catalog

Catalog Type:

Name of software used for catalog (enter “none”, ‘home grown”, or name of commercial package):
ExLibris Aleph 500

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://mdt.mnpals.net

Staff person name :
Sheila Hatchell

Staff person title:
Library Director

Staff person phone:
651-366-3733

Staff person email:
sheila.hatchell@state.mn.us

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference




Cataloging





Administration/Management


Languages: