Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Illinois Department of Transportation, Policy and Research Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-11

Name of library or information center:
Illinois Department of Transportation, Policy and Research Library

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

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
Quality and Document Management Services Section Chief

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)?:
No

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
Do not loan to general public unless requested via Interlibrary Loan

Provide a description of your information collection:
Books, journals, research reports, gov. docs., standards, legal research material to supplement information needs of IDOT staff and local transportation officials in Illinois.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Highway/Transportation Engineering

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
Member of RPLS: Rolling Prairie Library System


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Karen Perrin

Address:

2300 S. Dirksen Parkway , Rm. 320

City:
Springfield

State:
IL

Zip:
62764-0001

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
217-782-6680

Fax Number:
217-524-3834

Main email:
DOT.PolicyResearchCenter@illinois.gov

Website:


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:
15000

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
300

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
4000

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

Microfiche/microfilm items:
2000

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
200

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?:
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.:
OCLC, Westlaw, ACI Manual of Concrete Practice, AISC Steel Solutions Center, ASTM Standards, TRB Transportation Research Record Online

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1965

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:00 - 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.:

OCLC Code (if applicable):
IZA

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

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:
RPLS (Rolling Prairie Library System); LVIS (Libraries Very Interested in Sharing); MTKN (Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network); various OCLC subgroups

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
Rolling Prairie Library System; Midwest 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)?:
One month loan of all non-reference materials with first priority to IDOT employees, as determined by library director.

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?:
No

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

IL Dept. of Transportation research reports and publications

Illinois legal materials

Transportation-oriented microfiche from NTIS

AASHTO and TRB reports

Standard specifications of all state DOTs


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

Catalog Name:
HIP: Horizon Interface Portal

Catalog Type:

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Yes

Please provide a link to your catalog:
http://hip.rpls.ws/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=spisidt#focus

Staff person name :
Karen Perrin

Staff person title:
Technical Reference Librarian

Staff person phone:
217-782-6680

Staff person email:
Karen.Perrin@illinois.gov

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:

Reference
Circulation/ILL
Acquisitions
Collection Development
Cataloging
Archives/Special Collections
Administration/Management


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