Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Kansas Dept. of Transportation Library

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-09-11

Name of library or information center:
Kansas Dept. of Transportation Library

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

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

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):
No

Provide a description of your information collection:
We retain all KDOT and State Highway Commission publications, and nearly all publications from FHWA, AASHTO, and TRB. We have significant numbers of older items by these and other agencies and associations. We also keep up to two copies of research reports by other state Departments of Transportation.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:

# Professional Staff:
1

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Marie Manthe

Address:

700 SW Harrison St. ,

City:
Topeka

State:
KS

Zip:
66603-3745

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
785-291-3854

Fax Number:
785-291-3717

Main email:
library@ksdot.org; marie.manthe@ksdot.org

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:
3000.0

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

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:
24000

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):
2300

Microfiche/microfilm items:
0

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:
300

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.:
The only for-fee databases we access are WorldCat and TLCat, through OCLC FirstSearch. These are available only to KDOT employees, not to customers outside of KDOT.

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:
1963

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):
KSDOT

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
69% (approx., & we are adding more to OCLC all the time)

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

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN), OCLC, Kansas Libraries Catalog

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Yes

Do you lend through OCLC?:
Yes

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
Will provide monographs or copies within the US; lending of CDs or videos on a case-by-case basis; older items that are fragile or damaged will not be lent.

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?:
Yes

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:
none on-site; original & copy cataloging done through OCLC Connexion browser

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:
http://www.ksdot.org/burmatrres/kdotlib2.asp, provides access to KDOT research reports only, most in full-text PDF files. Searching our holdings in TLCat provides a broader, more accurate picture of our holdings.

Staff person name :
Marie Manthe

Staff person title:
Librarian

Staff person phone:
785-291-3854

Staff person email:
marie.manthe@ksdot.org

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:


Languages:




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