Hi Members and Partners! The first quarter report is now available on the TPF site.
It's National Library Week - time to show off our services and resources to our customers, patrons and clients. Whatever you call them, their information and research needs are what we're here to serve. This week is a perfect opportunity to invite your colleagues in to the library and show your stuff! This year's ALA NLW theme is "Communities Matter". In transportation, we serve communities of practice and ever-widening metropolitan and rural communities accessed by our infrastructure. We also have been growing our community of transportation libraries for several years and have made amazing progress. The more connected and sustainable ...
A new LibGuide, Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network: Recommended Resources for Engineers, hosted by the University of Arkansas Libraries, is currently available at http://uark.libguides.com/etkn This LibGuide is intended as a one-stop transportation research portal. It is a dynamic tool in that anyone, including endusers/clients can contribute to it's development. Great job, ETKN!
Are you using the Transportation Meta Search tools? Focus your search and avoid wading through millions of irrelevant Google results. Work smarter, not harder! Transportation Meta Search University Transportation Center Search Engine Public Transit Agencies State DOT metasearch Metropolitan Planning Organizations Transportation research needs U.S. State Public Utilities Commissions LTAP & TTAP Centers Iowa Custom Search Wisconsin Transportation Information Search
Who wants in on an RDA Toolkit Subscription? We have been offered a consortium discount schedule ranging from 5%-15% discount, depending on the number of members who opt in. It's very cost effective to begin with at $195 per library, with a host of options to suit our needs. After looking at the pricing options, I think Option #2 fits us best and gives us a %10 discount and ALA has agreed to give us a single invoice and the ability to administer the group account with a single username and password, which is usually reserved for Option 3 (saving ...
IPSWICH, Mass. — February 5, 2013 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released EngineeringCore™ and ITCore™, two e-book subscription collections designed to support the learning and reference needs of engineering and technology professionals. The collections are available as annual subscriptions that give users unlimited access to all titles. "Customers have the ability to add individual titles to their collections on a permanent basis, giving them the flexibility they need to assemble their optimal collection.” EngineeringCore provides professionals with an easy way to access e-books specific to their research and learning needs. The ...
Next Space: The OCLC Newsletter No.20, ISSN: 1559-0011, January 2013 Part 1 of 2: The rise of personal networks By Andy Havens “[People] are connecting, forming networked communities that allow them to rapidly share information and self-organize into powerful interest groups. Companies will have to be more responsive to customer needs and demands if they want to survive.” — From The Connected Company, by Dave Gray
The Transportation Library Connectivity & Development Pooled Fund Study is thrilled to announce the publication of Proving Your Library's Value: a Toolkit for Librarians! The Toolkit is available to help you define and communicate the value that your library brings to the parent organization. Authors A.J. Million (Univ. Missouri), Sheila M. Hatchell (Mn/DOT) and Roberto A. Sarmiento (Northwestern Univ. Transportation Library) have developed this toolkit to assist transportation librarians in identifying and articulating the low-cost, high return of library services. The PDF is available for download here. Please contact Kirsten Seeber if you would like a print copy.
This is clearly a representation of the life of public librarians. I'd like to see one for transportation. Future project?
ASCE’s Failure to Act economic report series shows that with an additional investment of $157 billion a year between now and 2020, the U.S. can eliminate drag on economic growth and protect: $3.1 trillion in GDP, almost the equivalent of Germany’s entire GDP $1.1 trillion in U.S. trade value, equivalent to Mexico’s GDP 3.5 million jobs, more than the jobs created in the U.S. over the previous 22 months $2.4 trillion in consumer spending, comparable to Brazil’s GDP $3,100 in annual personal disposable income To download the full report, Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future, please ...
We keep evolving as a vibrant transportation library consortium with the projects, services and resources our members work on and enjoy. The newest addition to our growing list of group subscriptions is....the ASCE Library (with Proceedings no less!). The participating DOT libraries have opted in and will have access this year: IL, MI, NY, OR, CA, OH, AK, CT, NJ, CT, NC, WA. The benefits of membership keep increasing. This year's subscription was purchased with "seed money" from the TPF-5(237). We will promote the resource in our departments and gather usage statistics to pave the way for continuing funding for this ...
Congratulations to the 2013 ETKN officers! Patricia Kirkwood, University of Arkansas: Chair-Elect of the ETKN *Lamara C Williams, North Carolina Department of Transportation: Recording Secretary *Carol Paszamant, New Jersey Department of Transportation, as 2012 Chair-Elect will assume the position of Chair. *TPF-5(237) Members
Hi Members and Partners! The first quarter report is now available on the TPF site.
The MTKN 2012 synthesis is available!
This report provides a list of metrics, facts and figures from 41 state Departments of Transportation (DOTs). The result of a comprehensive literature search, it can be used to compare states.
The Digital Public Library of America has launched a new website! The new platform aggregates digital resources from libraries and museums across the United States.
Original story published @ http://www.centerdigitaled.com/news/The-Digital-Public-Library-of-America-Opens-Access-to-Resources.html
It’s National Library Week – time to show off our services and resources to our customers, patrons and clients. Whatever you call them, their information and research needs are what we’re here to serve. This week is a perfect opportunity to invite your colleagues in to the library and show your stuff!
This year’s ALA NLW theme is “Communities Matter”. In transportation, we serve communities of practice and ever-widening metropolitan and rural communities accessed by our infrastructure. We also have been growing our community of transportation libraries for several years and have made amazing progress. The more connected and sustainable our library communities are, the better we can serve our patrons. Head over to our Members Only page to access the pooled fund NLW poster files and the ALA web files we purchased.
A new LibGuide, Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network: Recommended Resources for Engineers, hosted by the University of Arkansas Libraries, is currently available at http://uark.libguides.com/etkn
UPDATE: We have extended the trial through National Library Week! It will end April 19th.
We have a free trial to EBSCO Ebooks Engineering Core through March 31. Please use it, put it through the paces, kick the tires — and promote it throughout your departments! (EngineeringCore Flyer (PDF))
The trial is accessed through a unique link and it’s in the Members Only section along with the PPT from the demo and the titles list.
eBook EngineeringCore Collection
This subscription collection contains nearly 4,300 titles covering general engineering topics such as: biotechnology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, energy sciences, industrial safety, materials, optics and photonics, project management, robotics, etc.
EngineeringCore contains titles from top book publishers, including Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Artech House, ASM International, Institution of Engineering & Technology, and more.
With EngineeringCore, professional users can broaden their knowledge of the engineering industry to support future decision making, facilitate product design, and implement industry best practices. The collection provides unlimited downloads during the subscription period and aligns with other EBSCOhost database and eBook content. Updates are made on a monthly basis to remove outdated versions and add newly acquired content, all at no additional cost.
EBSCO Publishing also offers 10 perpetual collections that serve as optional companions to EngineeringCore, designed to provide even more information pertaining to particular engineering tracks. Each collection contains 80 titles, with the best publishers and most current titles for purchase.