Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Washington State DOT Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-15

Name of library or information center:
Washington State DOT Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Washington State Department of Transportation

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
Director, Office of Research and Library Services

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

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):
Although our primary clientele is WSDOT staff, most materials also circulate to Washington State Library card holders.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Transportation administration, highway transportation, public transit including the world's largest ferry system, rail and air transportation in the areas of planning, design, construction, maintenance, operations and safety.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
In depth TRB and AASHTO publications; state reports; broad transportation coverage, historical WSDOT publications.

# Professional Staff:
3

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
The WSDOT Materials Laboratory Library is a branch of our library and its holdings are in our online catalog. The Washington State Ferries division of WSDOT also has two technical library collections; no online holdings.


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Kathy Szolomayer

Address:

P.O. Box 47425 , 310 Maple Park SE, Room SC-15

City:
Olympia

State:
WA

Zip:
98504-7425

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
360-705-7750

Fax Number:
360-705-6831

Main email:
library@wsdot.wa.gov

Website:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Library


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:
15,000

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

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
20,000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
300

Microfiche/microfilm items:
100

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
300

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
100

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.:
IHS (ASTM and AASHTO standards), Lexis-Nexis, ASCE, CivilEngineeringNetBase

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1958

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.:
Monthly New Acquisitions List on Library Home Page

OCLC Code (if applicable):
WDT

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
90% (estimate)

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
TLCat, LSTR, LVIS

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
CLIO (Consortium of Libraries in Olympia sharing online catalog); Olympia Area Libraries; NTKN (National Transportation Knowledge Network)

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
If you loan for free, so do we. AV, reference and some historical items not loaned.

What fees do you charge for lending?:
None for reciprocal lenders. For non-reciprocal lenders, charge $10.00 for photocopy, $15.00 for loan.

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
Up to 30 pages free; larger jobs taken to Printing Services and charged.

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
None at this time.


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?:
State/Federal funds

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):
Adobe Acrobat Professional


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

WSDOT Research Reports (WA-RD series); Historical manuals and other historical departmental publications; WSDOT Folios.


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
WSDOT Catalog, part of Washington State Library catalog.

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/library

Staff person name :
Kathy Szolomayer

Staff person title:
WSDOT Librarian

Staff person phone:
360-705-7751

Staff person email:
szolomk@wsdot.wa.gov

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