Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Technical Resources Center, Panama Canal Authority

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2008-01-18

Name of library or information center:
Technical Resources Center, Panama Canal Authority

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Panama Canal Authority

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):

Provide a description of your information collection:
General business, maritime, engineering, science, safety books. Plus a specialized historical collection specifically related to the Panama Canal, including: books, photographs, maps and over 2,200 museum items.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Panama Canal history, maritime, business.

# Professional Staff:
5

# Support Staff :
16

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Amelia Barakat

Address:

Panama Canal Authority , Unit 2300

City:
APO AA

State:

Zip:
34011

Country:
Panama

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
011-507-272-8938

Fax Number:
011-507-272-8110

Main email:
imct-ts@pancanal.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:Federal or National Agency


Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:

Books/monographs:
90000.0

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:
Dialog, OCLC

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.:

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1914

What days and hours are library services provided?:
7:15 am - 4:15 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.:
General and specialized bibliographies, new books list, etc.... for internal Commission distribution. Quarterly

OCLC Code (if applicable):

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

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?:
Local libraries only

Do you lend through OCLC?:

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:

What fees do you charge for lending?:
N/A

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$0.10 cents each, coin operated photocopier.

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?:

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

Panama Canal Collection


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Columbia Library System

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 :
Amelia Barakat

Staff person title:
Technical Services Librarian

Staff person phone:
011-507-272-4926

Staff person email:
imct-ts@pancanal.com

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:


Languages: