Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:State Transportation Library of Massachusetts

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-11

Name of library or information center:
State Transportation Library of Massachusetts

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

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
Chief Librarian and ARchivist

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

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):
The public may use the library on an in-house basis; Massachusetts residents may circulate secondary materials. Reference and staff assistance is by appointment.

Provide a description of your information collection:
All aspects of transportation including materials related to aviation, mass transit, railroads, civil engineering, environment,(including sustainability and climate change,) planning, design and construction. Our catalog is accessed at our home page at www.mass.gov/transportation library and we are part of the Metro Boston Library Network (MBLN) and the Transportation Libraries Catalog (TLCat)

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Highway, mass transit, environment, civil engineering, Urban planning as well as design, and construction.

# Professional Staff:
1.0

# Support Staff :
0.0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Lynn Matis

Address:

10 Park Plaza 2nd floor ,

City:
Boston

State:
MA

Zip:
2116

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
617-973-8000

Fax Number:
617-973-7153

Main email:
library@mbta.com

Website:
http://www.mass.gov/transportationlibary


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:
25000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
50

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
included in book figure

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

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
included in book figure

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
Nonprint materials 500

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?:
No

Please list the major commercial information databases to which your library subscribes.:

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1984

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:00 - 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.:
Selected Acquisitions and Internet Basics

OCLC Code (if applicable):
TLB

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

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
Boston Regional Library System

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)?:
We lend circulating materials.

What fees do you charge for lending?:
No charge

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$0.15 per page.

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?:

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

Federal Transit Administration

Federal Highway Administration

State Transportation Agency reports


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Metro Boston LIbrary Network

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
masss.gov/transportationlibrary

Staff person name :
Lynn Matis

Staff person title:
Chief Librarian and Archivist

Staff person phone:
617-973-8001

Staff person email:
lmatis@mbta.com

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference
Physical or Digital Preservation
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development
Cataloging
Archives/Special Collections
Administration/Management


Languages:

French