Transportation Libraries and Information Centers

NAME:Transport Research Institute (TRI), Resource Centre


Date of Last Update:

Name of library or information center:
Transport Research Institute (TRI), Resource Centre

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Edinburgh Napier University

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)?:

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
Stock may not be borrowed from the TRI Resource Centre.

Provide a description of your information collection:
TRI Resource Centre provides current issues of key journals for perusal by academic research staff, but past issues are stored and loaned by Napier University Library. The serial titles at TRI Resource Centre supplement the transport titles held in the university library. TRI can call on more than 150 current transport serials through the networked NUL OPAC in the TRI Resource Centre. Documents housed in TRI Resource Centre are intended to supply both ephemeral information on grants or calls to tender, and also to house reference materials together with grey literature required for research purposes.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Transport Infrastructure, Transport Economics and Policy, Transport and the Environment, Transport Informatics, Transport Modelling.

# Professional Staff:

# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:

Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
David A. Cumming


Redwood House, 66 Spylaw Road , Napier University




United Kingdom

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:

Fax Number:

Main email:


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:


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

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:
STN, Dialog, and BIDS, Transport CD

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?:
TRI Resource Centre is accessible between 9.00 and 17.00; 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.:
TRICAB ( TRI Current Awareness Bulletin)

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?:
Napier University Library and receives access to NUL services.

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

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
All ILL requests are directed through Napier University Library. Napier University staff and PG students working on TRI projects receive free ILLs, but all visitors would be required to pay full costs plus an administrative charge to Napier University Lib

Do you lend through OCLC?:

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

What fees do you charge for lending?:
All TRI Resource Centre stock is reference material therefore not for loan, but external users of Napier University Library could pay a fee to obtain loans of journals.

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
Journal articles from back issues may be copied at Napier University Library where copy cards can be puchased for one pound, or five pounds.

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
On-line searches of Transport related databases will be performed at cost plus 40% overhead.

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

Transport Infrastructure, Transport Economics and housed in Napier University Library on behalf of members of TRI.

Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:


Catalog Name:
Dynix system of Napier University Library.

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:
Telnet login repac, option 1, option n.

Staff person name :
David A. Cumming

Staff person title:
Academic Librarian

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time: