Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-10

Name of library or information center:
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library

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

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

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

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):
Reference material is lent on a case-by-case basis. The general public may borrow from the collection if they first submit an interlibrary request through their local public or academic library

Provide a description of your information collection:
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library is a service-oriented facility serving the general public, WisDOT employees, students, consultants, transportation practitioners and other research-oriented professionals of others disciplines interested in the area of transportation. The WisDOT Library houses a specialized and technical research collection covering all facets of planning, engineering, construction, safety, maintenance and evaluation for all transportation modes--highways, pedestrian and bicycle, police science, motor vehicles, rail, transit, aeronautics and water resources. The Library collection also includes information on, environmental issues, geographic information systems, project and business management, quality improvement, computer training and employee wellness issues. The WisDOT Library is conveniently located in the first floor lobby of the Hill Farms State Transportation Building and offers computer terminals with Internet access, scanning, copying and faxing services to the general public as well as state employees.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Transportation planning, engineering, forecasting, safety, as well as road construction and maintenance. The WisDOT Library also features significant collections in the area of police science, Wisconsin transportation history, environment, land use, business and project management, wellness issues and computer training.

# Professional Staff:
1.5

# Support Staff :
0.5

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
John Cherney

Address:

4802 Sheboygan Avenue Room 100A ,

City:
Madison

State:
WI

Zip:
53707

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
608-264-8142

Fax Number:
608-261-6306

Main email:
library@dot.wi.gov; john.cherney@dot.wi.gov

Website:
http://dot.wi.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?: We gather internal data sets and provide them via FTP transfer

What export formats do you offer?: We offer most formats

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:
17000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
125

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
30000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
500

Microfiche/microfilm items:
50

Photographs or image files:
3000

Videotapes and CDs:
400

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?:
No

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?:
1969

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:30 to 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.:
Brochures published occasionally; internal and external Web sites (URL: http://dot.wi.gov/library)

OCLC Code (if applicable):
WOY

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
80%

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
Wisconsin Interlibrary Services (WILS)

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
LVIS, MTKN

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
http://dot.wi.gov/library/services/policies.htm#ill

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?:
Government funding

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):
Various Web development, desktop publishing and scanning software.


Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

Transportation Research Board - all series

Southeast Regional Planning Commission reports

Traffic crash facts from most of the 50 states

Most AASHTO and FHWA publications

Some ITE standard publications

Most AASHTO standards and specificatiosn

Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
WOY

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://www.wiscat.net/agent/login.asp?cid=stwi&lid=WOYA&mode=g

Staff person name :
John J. Cherney

Staff person title:
Head Librarian

Staff person phone:
608-264-8142

Staff person email:
john.cherney@dot.wi.gov

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference
Information Architecture
Physical or Digital Preservation
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development
Cataloging
Systems/Network Management
Database Management
Web 2.0/3.0
Archives/Special Collections
Imaging
Administration/Management


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