Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library at United States Merchant Marine Academy

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-04

Name of library or information center:
Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library at United States Merchant Marine Academy

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Maritime Administration / U.S. DOT

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

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):
On-site use only during academic year except interlibrary loan service.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Full range of print and electronic resources to support the fully accredited four-year undergraduate college.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
The collection is heavily weighted to marine transportation and marine engineering subjects.

# Professional Staff:
4

# Support Staff :
4.4

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
The library is open 84.5 hours per week.


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Dr. George J. Billy

Address:

Shuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library , 300 Steamboat Road

City:
Kings Point

State:
NY

Zip:
11024

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
516-773-5501

Fax Number:
516 773-5502

Main email:
billyg@usmma.edu

Website:
www.usmma.edu


Do you provide online training courses?: No

Do you provide onsite training courses?:

Do you maintain a knowledge base of lessons learned or best practices?: No

Do you maintain a directory of experts or provide referrals to experts as part of your services?:No

Are any of your training materials catalogued into OCLC?: No

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:
180,000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
1,200

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
included in books

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

Microfiche/microfilm items:
20,000

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
4,500

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.:
EBsco; ProQuest; Lexis-Nexis; First Search; Historical NY Times; Knovel; Applied Science & Technology; Marine Technology Abstracts

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1969

What days and hours are library services provided?:
M-Thu 0800-2300; F 0800-1630; Sat 1300-1900; Sun 1400-2300

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):
VYM

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
90%

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
LILRC; TLC

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
LILRC; NYLINK

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?:
Research service not provided.


Library Resources and Facilities

What is your library’s approximate annual budget – excluding staffing and facilities costs?:
Under $100,000

What is your library’s primary funding source?:
Federal Government

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?:
No

What specialized software do you have access to? (e.g. web publishing, desktop publishing, multimedia):
Web publishing.


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

http://www.usmma.edu/academics/library/specialcollection.htm


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Horizon Information Portal

Catalog Type:
General Integrated Library System (ILS)

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
No

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
George J. Billy

Staff person title:
Chief Librarian

Staff person phone:
516 773-5501

Staff person email:
billyg@usmma.edu

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


Expertise:

Reference
Physical or Digital Preservation
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development
Cataloging


Archives/Special Collections
Administration/Management


Languages:

French
German