Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Montana Department of Transportation Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2015-08-31

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

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

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

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

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):
Reference and other assistance provided on transportation issues and as time permits.

Provide a description of your information collection:
The collection is primarily intended to meet the needs of MDT. The library attempts to collect all MDT, TRB, FHWA, and AASHTO publications, as well as other transportation agency publications relevant to MDT interests. Cataloging of electronic resources is a priority.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
MDT Library's collection covers primarily highways, bridges, multimodal, planning, environmental, as well as materials for staff training. It is strongest in highway engineering and design. Secondary strengths include interaction of public roads and the environment, including wildlife and wetlands.

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Katy Callon

Address:

2701 Prospect Avenue ,

City:
Helena

State:
MT

Zip:
59620-1001

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):
PO Box 201001

Main phone:
406-444-6338

Fax Number:
406-444-7204

Main email:
mdtlibrary@mt.gov

Website:
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/research/unique/services.shtml


Do you provide online training courses?:
Yes (currently for MDT staff only)

Do you provide onsite training courses?:
Yes (currently for MDT staff only)

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?:
Yes

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:
State DOT


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
19000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
4 or 5 subscriptions - print and electronic; several free digital journals and magazines: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/other/research/external/docs/library/journals.pdf

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
12000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
9058

Microfiche/microfilm items:
15

Photographs or image files:
0

Videotapes and CDs:
943

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
Kits and DVD's - 100

Does your staff have access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either directly or through your parent organization?:
Yes - through the Montana State Library

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, ReferenceUSAGov

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
2002

What days and hours are library services provided?:
6:30AM - 3:00 PM, Mondays-Fridays.

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/research/tech_trans/newsletters.shtml

OCLC Code (if applicable):
DMY

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
95

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:

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

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?:
none

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
none

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?:
Under $100,000

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

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):
Adobe InDesign


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Montana Shared Catalog

Catalog Type:
General Integrated Library System (ILS)

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://mtsc.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/MT-DOT/

Staff person name :
Katy Callon

Staff person title:
Librarian

Staff person phone:
406-444-6338

Staff person email:
mdtlibrary@mt.gov

Full or Part Time:
Full Time


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