Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Transit Transit News Magazine

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-10-08

Name of library or information center:
Transit Transit News Magazine

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
MTA New York City Transit

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
Charles Seaton

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):
letters or emails

Provide a description of your information collection:
Transit Transit News Magazine is a 1/2 hour PBS-TV show. The program has been on the air for fifteen years and has two Emmy nonimations and one win plus several dozen other national television awards. Transit News reaches 22 million home in the NY Tri-state area.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
The program highlights interesting plaeces, things to do, history, science,mass transit, NY Neighborhoods, all of the MTA other agentces and empolyee profiles.

# Professional Staff:
2

# Support Staff :
20

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
DVD, VHS, Beta-sp and DV-Cam


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Winston Mitchell

Address:

130 Livingston St. Rm. 10056C ,

City:
Brooklyn

State:
NY

Zip:
11417

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
718-694-3418

Fax Number:

Main email:
winston.mitchell@nyct.com

Website:
mta.info


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?: n/a

What export formats do you offer?: n/a

What types of metadata do you provide to help users locate or interpret data sets?:n/a

Organization Type:Public Transit Agency


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:

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:
DVD's, VHS, DV Cam, Beta-sp

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?:
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?:
1995

What days and hours are library services provided?:
9-5 Mon-Fri

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:
no

OCLC Code (if applicable):

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
0

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
n/a

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
n/a

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
open

What fees do you charge for lending?:
open

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?:
Under $100,000.00

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

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?:
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


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
open

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 :
Winston Mitchell

Staff person title:
News Director

Staff person phone:
718-694-3418

Staff person email:
winston.mitchell@nyct.com

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


Expertise:

Reference


Languages:




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