Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Robert E. Kennedy Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-03

Name of library or information center:
Robert E. Kennedy Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo

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

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):
No restrictions for on-site use. Off-site users can use interlibrary loan.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Moderate university collection supporting bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil Engineering and City & Regional Planning with specialization in transportation.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Good range of transportation journals, federal and state documents, and a good collection of TRB reports

# Professional Staff:
13

# Support Staff :
25

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
Largest collection of transportation resources within 200 miles


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Wayne Montgomery

Address:

Robert E. Kennedy Library , Cal Poly University

City:
San Luis Obispo

State:
CA

Zip:
93407

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
805-756-2057

Fax Number:
8057562346

Main email:
wmontgom@calpoly.edu

Website:
lib.calpoly.edu


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:Academic/Research Institution


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
700,000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
35,000

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
100,000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
25,000

Microfiche/microfilm items:
600,000

Photographs or image files:
800

Videotapes and CDs:
3,000

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
2,000

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.:
Academic Search Elite, ASCE Research Library, Compendex, Expanded Academic ASAP, Papers First, Science Direct, Web of Science

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1903

What days and hours are library services provided?:
Monday through Sunday during school terms

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):
cps

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

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
LINK+

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?:

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:

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


Library Resources and Facilities

What is your library’s approximate annual budget – excluding staffing and facilities costs?:
Above $100,000.00

What is your library’s primary funding source?:
State of California

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):
CAD, mathematical processing, statistical processing, and standard Microsoft Office suite


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
PolyCat

Catalog Type:
Bibliographic Index

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://poetry.lib.calpoly.edu/

Staff person name :
Wayne Montgomery

Staff person title:
Engineering Librarian

Staff person phone:
805-756-2057

Staff person email:
wmontgom@calpoly.edu

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


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Reference
Collection Development
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