Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:National Transportation Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-21

Name of library or information center:
National Transportation Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
U.S. Department of Transportation

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):
Non-DOT patrons should bring ID to gain access to the library.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Covers air, land and sea transportation, engineering and law.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Comprehensive transportation coverage: highways, railroads, marine safety, automobiles, driver studies, urban and maritime transportation, comparative and statistical transportation, air transportation, air traffic control, engineering, medicine, environment.

# Professional Staff:
10.0

# Support Staff :
5.0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Amanda J. Wilson

Address:

1200 New Jersey Ave. SE , Room W12-300

City:
Washington

State:
DC

Zip:
20590

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
Reference - 202-366-0746 Circulation - 202-267-0745

Fax Number:
202-366-7779

Main email:
library@dot.gov

Website:
http://www.ntl.bts.gov


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:
150,000

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

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
10,000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
60,000

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
1000

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.:
Elsevier ScienceDirect HeinOnline WestLaw LexisNexs Natinoal Journal Gateway

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1969

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:00 - 4:00 M-F (closed Federal holidays)

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):
TRL

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
80

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
OCLC, FEDLINK

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
FLICC, ETKN, MTKN, WTKN

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?:
No

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
No

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
No


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?:
Department of 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

Online Digital Special Collections http://specialcollection.dotlibrary.dot.gov


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Headquarters Catalog

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://onlinecatalog.dotlibrary.dot.gov/D10090Staff/OPAC/index.asp

Staff person name :

Staff person title:

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:

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