Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Information Resource Center

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-24

Name of library or information center:
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Information Resource Center

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency

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):
Advance notice before visit suggested recommended but not mandatory.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Major focus planning materials related to NE Ohio and the history of transportation, environmental disciplines.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Transportation (transit, highway, railroad, bikeway, pedestrian) planning, environmental issues (specifically air and water quality planning, land use), governmental organization and funding, mapping, population studies, architectural preservation issues, real estate information, urban history.

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
0.5

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
Our agency is an MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization), located in downtown Cleveland but serving specifically a five-county region.


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Kenneth Goldberg

Address:

1299 Superior Avenue ,

City:
Cleveland

State:
OH

Zip:
0

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
216-241-2414 x240

Fax Number:
216-621-3024

Main email:
kgoldberg@mpo.noaca.org

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:MPO/Planning Agency


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
6700

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
221

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
Some

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

Microfiche/microfilm items:
Small collection

Photographs or image files:
Small collection

Videotapes and CDs:
Some

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
1375

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.:
Some non-library staff here work with these and any services offered would be on a case-by-case basis.

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1963

What days and hours are library services provided?:
7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 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.:
Listing of recently cataloged books; Listing of recent Agency reports; Special NOACA reports

OCLC Code (if applicable):

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
Roughly 25%

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
NEO-RLS; Ohio GODORT

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
No

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
Only for NOACA staff with very rare exceptions under special circumstances.

What fees do you charge for lending?:
None unless shipping or coying costs warranted

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
To be determined on an individual basis

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
To be determined on an individual basis


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?:
Federal, State, County, local governmental funding

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

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

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):
LibraryWorld, Cleve-Net, various other Internet-based databases


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

Cleveland CBD

NE Ohio historical documents

Tie-ins with various computer-based information networks.

Librarain has special interest in local planning, history, and architecture and this reflected in collections


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
LibraryWorld

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:
www.noaca.org

Staff person name :
Kenneth Goldberg

Staff person title:
Librarian

Staff person phone:
216-241-2414

Staff person email:
kgoldberg@mpo.noaca.org

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference
Information Architecture
Physical or Digital Preservation
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development
Cataloging
Systems/Network Management
Database Management
Web 2.0/3.0
Taxonomy/Thesaurus/Ontology
Archives/Special Collections
Imaging
Administration/Management
Federated Search/Enterprise Search


Languages:

French
German




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