Transportation Libraries and Information Centers

NAME:Donald W. Craik Engineering Library


Date of Last Update:

Name of library or information center:
Donald W. Craik Engineering Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
University of Manitoba

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)?:

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

Provide a description of your information collection:
The Donald W. Craik Engineering Library serves the faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and staff of the Faculty of Engineering. It supports the teaching and research needs of the Departments of Biosystems, Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing as well as Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Engineering Library also provides services and resources which practising engineers and the public cannot access through their regular library facilities. The Engineering collections include approximately 75,000 volumes and well over 500 current serial subscriptions.

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Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Norma Godavari


University of Manitoba , 351 Engineering Bldg.





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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:


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:
We have a number of centrally mounted CD-ROM databases on "NetDoc"; for engineering, we have Inspec on CD-ROM and Compendex via the Ei Village

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?:

Do you offer your patrons access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either remotely or within your library?:

Please list the major commercial information databases to which your library subscribes.:
Compendex, IEEE, Inspec, Web Of Science, Metadex

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:30 AM to 6:30 PM Mon - Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Fri; Summer hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:
Mostly done via the Web and through the Faculty of Engineering's newsletter. Also, we produce a weekly alerting service, "Friday Finds."

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?:
Ei Village

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

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:

Do you lend through OCLC?:

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
Lending is through the Libraries' Document Delivery Department.

What fees do you charge for lending?:
Yes, unless there is a reciprocal agreement

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$0.10 per page

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
$30 per half hour

Library Resources and Facilities

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

What is your library’s primary funding source?:

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

Do you offer use of computers with internet access to your users?:

Do you have access to digitization and OCR hardware/software?:

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

Standards and selected patent information

Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:


Catalog Name:

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Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:

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Staff person name :
Norma Godavari

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