Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Iowa Department of Transportation Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-13

Name of library or information center:
Iowa Department of Transportation Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Iowa Department of Transportation

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

Is your information center a member of a Transportation Knowledge Network?:
MTKN

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):

Provide a description of your information collection:

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Hank Zaletel

Address:

800 Lincoln Way ,

City:
Ames

State:
IA

Zip:
50010

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
515-239-1200

Fax Number:
515-233-7840

Main email:
hank.zaletel@dot.iowa.gov

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:State DOT


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
15000.0

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:

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.:

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1970

What days and hours are library services provided?:
7:00 - 4:00, 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.:
Recent Acquisitions Bulletin

OCLC Code (if applicable):
UIG

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

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
BRC, Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN)

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

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
The Library will attempt to borrow material from other libraries for Iowa DOT staff and InTrans personnel through the interlibrary loan service. Fees for services above $10 will be discussed with the patron. Clients requesting an interlibrary loan must provide complete and accurate bibliographic information about the items they want to borrow. The Library does not charge for its interlibrary loan service to borrowing libraries. Arrangements will be made with foreign libraries on shipping charges.

What fees do you charge for lending?:
We only charge for shipping with some foreign borrowers.

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
No

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
None


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?:
Iowa Dept. of Transportation

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?:
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

Digitized Photographs(10,000) 1913-1930

Rock Island RR Clipping File 5,000 clippings 1958+

Historic Road Files 1913-1928

Digitized 1916 Iowa Lakes and Wetland maps

Digitized 1912 Huebinger atlas

Digitized 1914 Iowa County maps

Digitized photos of the construction of the Julien Dubuque bridge in Dubuque, Iowa.

Digitzed photos of the construction of the I-480 bridge between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska

Digitized photos of the Grand Avenue Overpass construction on U.S. 69 in Ames, Iowa 1936-1938.

Digitized photos of Iowa airports from the 1960s to the present.

Digitized photos of historic bridges in Iowa


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://iowa.ipac.dynixasp.com/?session=KU21277753116.89422&profile=statelib&logout=true&startover=true#focus

Staff person name :
Hank Zaletel

Staff person title:
Librarian

Staff person phone:
515-239-1200

Staff person email:
hank.zaletel@dot.iowa.gov

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development
Cataloging
Archives/Special Collections
Administration/Management


Languages:




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