Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-29

Name of library or information center:
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Pennsylvania 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?:
ETKN

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):
by appointment, as research needs to relate to transportation

Provide a description of your information collection:
The collection is primarily intended to serve the needs of PennDOT employees and programs. 20, 000 print titles; 1500+ multimedia programs; 230 transportation and business-focused subscriptions.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
transportation

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Bonnie Fields

Address:

Commonwealth Keystone Building, 6th floor , 400 North Street

City:
Harrisburg

State:
PA

Zip:
0

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):
400 North Street 6th Floor East

Main phone:
717-214-8686

Fax Number:
717-783-9152

Main email:
PennDOT Library@state.pa.us; bfields@state.pa.us

Website:
www.dot.state.pa.us


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:
1,000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
100

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
5,000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
2,500

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
Dialog; On-line databases; PennDOT Research Reports 1950 to present

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?:
1979

What days and hours are library services provided?:
7:30 - 4:00 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):
P3T

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
2

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
OCLC, Capital Area Librarians Consortium

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)?:
no restriction on digital; 1 month lending for print

What fees do you charge for lending?:
n/a

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
n/a

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
n/a


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?:
Motor License Fund

Does your library have access to conference/meeting space?:
Yes

Do you offer use of computers with internet access to your users?:
No

Do you have access to digitization and OCR hardware/software?:
No

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

video


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
BONNIE FIELDS

Staff person title:
Librarian

Staff person phone:
717-787-6527

Staff person email:
bfields@state.pa.us

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:


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