Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:GO Transit Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2005-02-25

Name of library or information center:
GO Transit Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Greater Toronto Transit Authority

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)?:
yes

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
Archival and periodicals must be viewed on premises. Shipping charges will be applied. Oversized or historical items will not be loaned.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Transportation, planning, engineering, equipment, statistics, land use, fare collection, rail and bus related items.

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

# Professional Staff:
2

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:

Address:

20 Bay St. ,

City:
Toronto

State:
ON

Zip:
0

Country:
Canada

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
416-869-3600

Fax Number:
416-869-3525

Main email:
janc@GOTransit.com

Website:


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:Public Transit Agency


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
3000.0

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
106.0

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:

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.:

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1978

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:30-4:30, 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):

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

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:

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

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Publication loan period - 2 weeks.

Do you lend through OCLC?:

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?:
$0.20 per page

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
Photocopy and shipping charges


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?:

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

GO Transit archives


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Mandarin software - SIRS

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 :
Sue Rennie

Staff person title:
Supervisor

Staff person phone:
416-869-3600 ext. 5358

Staff person email:
suer@GOTransit.com

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:


Languages: