Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:PACCAR Technical Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-10

Name of library or information center:
PACCAR Technical Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
PACCAR Inc

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

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):
by appointment only

Provide a description of your information collection:
About 40,000 records (representing books, reports, standards, etc.) in library catalog. Just-in-time approach rather than "building collection approach"

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
medium & heavy duty trucking, automotive, manufacturing

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
2.0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Betsy Aldridge

Address:

12479 Farm to Market Road ,

City:
Mt. Vernon

State:
WA

Zip:
98273-9690

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
360-757-5234

Fax Number:
360-757-5201

Main email:
betsy.aldridge@paccar.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:Other Private Firm


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:

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?:

Please list the major commercial information databases to which your library subscribes.:
DIALOG, Lexis-Nexis; MIRA VAIC, SAE Digital Library, Wilson AST FT, IHS Standards Expert service, Compendex via Engineering Village, Knovel e-books

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1985

What days and hours are library services provided?:
7:30-4:30 pst, 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):
PCR

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

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
OCLC, TLCat

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)?:
see OCLC policy directory

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?:


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?:
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


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Technical Library Catalog

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
No

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
Betsy Aldridge

Staff person title:
Sr. Research Specialist / Library Team Lead

Staff person phone:
360-757-5234

Staff person email:
betsy.aldridge@paccar.com

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:


Languages:




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