Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-20

Name of library or information center:
University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
University of North Carolina

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

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):
Open to the public by appointment. No direct loan of library materials to the public. Library staff reserve the right to refuse public requests for services. Collection is primarily maintained for use of Center research staff.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Federal and state documents, research reports, trade publications, research reports from Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom. A large proportion of the collection is on microfiche. An archive of the center's research reports exists, with an archival digitization project in progress.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Highway traffic safety, including human factors, roadway engineering design, occupant restraint systems, pedestrian and bicycle safety, impaired driving, young driver and older driver studies

# Professional Staff:
1.5

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
Collection primarily exists for use of Center research staff.


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Mary Ellen Tucker

Address:

730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300 , Campus Box 3430

City:
Chapel Hill

State:
NC

Zip:
27514

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
919-962-8701

Fax Number:
919-962-8710

Main email:
metucker@email.unc.edu

Website:
http://www.hsrc.unc.edu/research_library/index.cfm


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:

Books/monographs:
5,000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
100

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
4,500

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
e-archive - 100 digitized research reports and growing

Microfiche/microfilm items:
40,000

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
800 items Research Report Archive

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.:
Database access subscriptions are available through the University of North Carolina Libraries. Commercial databases frequently searched include Web of Science and ScienceDirect.

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1970

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:00 - 5:00, 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.:
Library blog for staff only.

OCLC Code (if applicable):
HIG

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
60%

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
LYRASIS (Formerly SOLINET), OCLC

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
Triangle Research Libraries Network

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
Restricted- photocopies only - NO original documents loaned.

What fees do you charge for lending?:
None

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
Limited free photocopying is available.

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
Not offered to the public


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?:
Yes

What specialized software do you have access to? (e.g. web publishing, desktop publishing, multimedia):
Web publishing


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

Electronic archive of UNC/HSRC research publications -IN PROGRESS!!- http://www.hsrc.unc.edu/research_library/bibliography_archive.cfm


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Online Catalog. There is no separate catalog for HSRC library holdings. UNC-CH Online Catalog records indicate library where items are held.

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?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://www.lib.unc.edu/index.html

Staff person name :
Mary Ellen Tucker

Staff person title:
Librarian

Staff person phone:
919-962-8701

Staff person email:
metucker@email.unc.edu

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference
Physical or Digital Preservation
Collection Development
Cataloging
Taxonomy/Thesaurus/Ontology
Archives/Special Collections


Languages:

French
German