Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Motor Bus Society Archives

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-13

Name of library or information center:
Motor Bus Society Archives

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Motor Bus Society

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

Is your information center a member of a Transportation Knowledge Network?:
Not an 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):
Membership in the Motor Bus Society for unrestricted archives access. Appointment required for general public with restriction on borrowing of items in the archives.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Extensive collection of files and company histories along with a extensive photographic archive covering the North American bus industry from the 20th and 21st Centuries.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Public and private local and interstate bus operators in the US, Canada and Mexico

# Professional Staff:
0

# Support Staff :
6

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Motor Bus Society

Address:

P.O. Box 261 ,

City:
Paramus

State:
NJ

Zip:
7653

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:

Fax Number:

Main email:
info@motorbussociety.org

Website:
http://www.motorbussociety.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?:

What export formats do you offer?:

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:
400

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
3000

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
3000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
100

Microfiche/microfilm items:
500

Photographs or image files:
25000

Videotapes and CDs:
0

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
10000

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?:
1980

What days and hours are library services provided?:
Prior Appointment only

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:
Motor Coach Age

OCLC Code (if applicable):

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

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
None

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?:
No

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
www.motorbussociety.org/library.html

What fees do you charge for lending?:
Varies

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$.50 per copy or scan

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
Varies


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?:
Membership Fees

Does your library have access to conference/meeting space?:
No

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):
Word processing, spreadsheets, database softwares


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

Motor Coach Age - 1950 - present

Motor Coach Today - 1978 -2000

Bus Transportation

Bus Manufactures

Greyhound

Trailways

Local & Commuter Bus Operators in US & Canada


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Motor Coach Age

Catalog Type:
Bibliographic Index

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
No

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
Motor Bus Society

Staff person title:
Archives Committee

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time:
Part Time


Expertise:

Reference
Cataloging


Languages: