Transportation Libraries and Information Centers

NAME:Pennsylvania Transportation Institute Library


Date of Last Update:

Name of library or information center:
Pennsylvania Transportation Institute Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):

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)?:

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
Non Penn State users may have borrowing privileges, limited.

Provide a description of your information collection:
All modes of transportation. Collection focus on PTI publications, intelligent transportation systems. Please note that most of the collection is now indexed in and available from the University Libraries, not the PTI Library.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
ITS, TRB publications, PTI publications

# Professional Staff:

# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
The majority of the collection has been added to the collecion of the University Libraries at Penn State. Requests for PTI reports should be directed to PTI. The collection is now indexed the the CAT, the catalog of the Penn State University Libraries.

Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Bonnie Osif


325 Hammond ,

University Park




Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
814-865 3697

Fax Number:

Main email:


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:Academic/Research Institution

Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

5000 (at PTI) rest of the collection 40K+ in University Libraries

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?:

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.:
Compendex, Web of Science, NTIS, ProQuest, etc. are available through PSU logins

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:

What days and hours are library services provided?:
contact PTI for hours

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?:
all that has been merged with the University Libraries (UPM)

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?:

Do you lend through OCLC?:

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
for PTI collection, contact PTI. For collections in the University Libraries see

What fees do you charge for lending?:

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:

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?:
Under $100,000

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

Yale Bureau of Highway Traffic

PennDOT publications

Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:


Catalog Name:

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 :
Bonnie Osif

Staff person title:

Staff person phone:
814 865 3697

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time: