Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. Library and Information Centre, BIC

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-11

Name of library or information center:
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. Library and Information Centre, BIC

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

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:
Literature on traffic and transportation, all aspects and modes, both from Sweden and other countries. The library started in the 1920?s and the holdings comprise about 190 000 publications of which approximately 50% are in English. About 11 000 are open access e-publications.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Conference proceedings, disserations, research reports, standards and specifications.

# Professional Staff:
6

# Support Staff :
1

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Birgitta Sandstedt

Address:

SE - 581 95 Linkoping ,

City:

State:

Zip:
0

Country:
Sweden

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
+46 13 20 43 32

Fax Number:
+46 13 14 14 36

Main email:
bic@vti.se; birgitta.sandstedt@vti.se

Website:
http://www.vti.se/bic-english


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:
160000.0

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
650.0

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:
None

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?:

What days and hours are library services provided?:
9:00 - 16:00, 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.:

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?:

Do you lend through OCLC?:

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

What fees do you charge for lending?:

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:

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


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:

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:
www.transguide.org

Staff person name :
Birgitta Sandstedt

Staff person title:
Director

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:
birgitta.sandstedt@vti.se

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:


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