Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Technical Reference Center

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-11

Name of library or information center:
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Technical Reference Center

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
John A. Volpe Nationial Transportation Systems Center

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):
No photocopying or borrowing privileges

Provide a description of your information collection:
Collection covers all modes of transportation. Particular emphasis on technology applications, aviation, automotive safety, human factors, and statistics

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:

# Professional Staff:
3

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Susan Dresley

Address:

55 Broadway , RTV-9L

City:
Cambridge

State:
MA

Zip:
02142

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
617-494-2306; 617-494-2117

Fax Number:
617-494-3125

Main email:
susan.dresley@dot.gov

Website:
www.volpe.dot.gov/infosrc/index.html


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:
32000.0

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
250.0

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
25000.0

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

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
TRANSPORT, SAE Publications, EBSCOHOST, Aviation Daily and Congressional Quarterly

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.:
Ebscohost SAE Publications Index Transport

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1970

What days and hours are library services provided?:
9:00 - 4:30, 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.:
Conference News. TRC Bulletin (selected acquisitions) and Bibliography of Final Technical Reports Published and Presented.

OCLC Code (if applicable):
TRS

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
85%

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

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)?:
Lend for three weeks

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?:
None


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?:

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


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

AAMA specifications 1975 +

Volpe Center Technical Reports

FAA documents

SAE papers and publications


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
Sydney Plus

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?:
No

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
Susan Dresley

Staff person title:
Director

Staff person phone:
617-494-2117

Staff person email:
susan.dresley@dot.gov

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference

Acquisitions
Collection Development

Systems/Network Management
Administration/Management


Languages:

Spanish