Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Ontario Ministry of Transportation Library and Recorded Information Office

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-20

Name of library or information center:
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Library and Recorded Information Office

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Ontario Ministry 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)?:
no

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
By appointment in person or email

Provide a description of your information collection:
Only Ontario Ministry of Transportation publications

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
1

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
Reference service for Ministry staff is contracted out to McMaster University. Service by the MTO Library is very limited.


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Liz James

Address:

7th floor , 301 St. Paul St.

City:
St. Catharines

State:
ON

Zip:
L2R 7R4

Country:
Canada

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
904-704-2814

Fax Number:

Main email:
Liz.James@ontario.ca

Website:
www.mto.gov.on.ca


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:State DOT


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
2000.0

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?:
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.:

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1960

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8 AM- 4PM; 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.:

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?:
No

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?:

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

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

MTO reports


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Sydney

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://www.library.mto.gov.on.ca/webopac/search.asp?mode=search

Staff person name :
Liz James

Staff person title:
Clerk

Staff person phone:
905-704-2814

Staff person email:
Liz.James@ontario.ca

Full or Part Time:


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