Research report distribution and access
"Improvement of research report distribution and access and promotion of more effective use of Technical Report Documentation page, USDOT Form 1700.7" The final report is here! Please read and provide us your feedback. This project and final report are on the docket for the next RAC TKN Taskforce meeting this week, Thursday, 11/6. We are pleased that the principal investigators at TransAnalytics will join us and present the project and it's findings to the Taskforce. Improvement Distribution and TRDP_Final Report Instruction Sheet_Distribution of SPR Reports
NVDOT Research Blog
As part of their technology transfer mandate the Nevada DOT Research Division has launched their new Research Blog! Here you will find news about their program, including links to the latest research reports.
AMTRACK Train Station Database
GovernmentAttic.org filed a FOIA request with Amtrak for a database of Amtrak Train Stations. In response to the FOIA request, Amtrak provided the database, which is now posted at the GovernmentAttic.org website: AMTRAK database of train stations, 2012 http://www.governmentattic.org/7docs/AMTRAK-Stations-Database_2012.xls
National LibraryWeek 2014 at the NCDOT Library
I meant to send these pics out a while ago. The library open house was a success thanks to a lot of help from my cataloger, Chris. Of course I was so excited to see folks that it took a minute to click in my head that I should be snapping pictures. YIKES! Chris snapped a bunch of pics too. I may get around to sending those out but I at least wanted to share these with you guys and thank you for your support.
National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014
This year's theme is "Lives Change @Your Library". We use NLW to reach out to our stakeholders in our transportation agencies and show off our services and value to the organization. This year the pooled fund members organize their own events and have brand new TKN brochures to hand out. They look fantastic and we're very proud of this 2014 project. Check them out! WTKN_Brochure MTKN_Brochure ETKN_Brochure Free Poster Download!>>> (11x17)
Iowa DOT Celebrates 100th Anniversary
On April 9, 1913 Iowa's General Assembly passed a bill to create a highway commission with it's own governing body who oversaw local county and township road officials and worked to prepare standardized plans and specifications for all phases of highway and bridge work. Today, the Iowa DOT works with all modes of transportation to connect people across this great state. For more Iowa DOT history visit www.iowadot.gov/history. Visit Iowa DOT on Facebook!
AASHTO | Nation at a Crossroads
$51 Billion in funding in MAP-21 will expire in 2014. What comes next? AASHTO | Nation at a Crossroads.
When You Give Your Copyright Away
Here is an interesting article on publishers, researchers and copyright – from a librarian’s perspective. It's pretty funny, definitely contains a hint of snark, but it's packed with facts on what happens when you sign away your rights to your research. This isn't only a warning to academics and universities, it's pertinent information for all researchers. When You Give Your Copyright Away
AASHTO 99th Birthday
AASHTO is 99 years old today! The pooled fund is proud to have the AASHTO Library as a partner and our esteemed colleague, Bob Cullen as an ex officio TAC member. Have a look at their website as they prepare for the centennial in 2014. AASHTO 100th Anniversary Website.
Techstreet Trial Dec. 2-31, 2013
Our trial subscription to Techstreet is underway! Pooled fund members should use it early and often. We all need better, more affordable access to standards and the pooled fund is trying to secure a group subscription to make this possible. We just concluded our 45 day trial to IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire. Let's see what Techstreet has to offer! Go to the Members Only page for the login and password.
Did you tune in? No problem -- here's the replay from IHS and SLA. Our trial continues through November. Next up, Techstreet. Learn more about IHS Standards Expert and Goldfire.
Pooled Fund Toolkit Gets a Shout Out!
In today's EOS webinar, entitled "Communicating the Value of Your Special Library", presenter Joseph R. Matthews gave our latest publication a shout out! Actually, he talked it up a bit. Mr. Matthews discussed A.J., Sheila and Roberto’s excellent report "Proving Your Library’s Value: a Toolkit for Transportation Librarians", produced and published by the Transportation Library Connectivity & Development Pooled Fund. He mentioned it as an excellent report that can be used for any type of library and that everyone should download it, so please - do! You can use the link above or on the sidebar. He also ...
A thousand thanks to Laura Wilt for assuming the solo responsibility of poster presenter at the eleventh hour. Laura and Maggie put a lot of work into the content, layout, production and accompanying materials for the session and it all went off without a hitch in the end!
Wiley has done a report on the trends in library eBook purchasing and use – check out the full report here.
“Improvement of research report distribution and access and promotion of more effective use of Technical Report Documentation page, USDOT Form 1700.7″
The final report is here! Please read and provide us your feedback. This project and final report are on the docket for the next RAC TKN Taskforce meeting this week, Thursday, 11/6. We are pleased that the principal investigators at TransAnalytics will join us and present the project and it’s findings to the Taskforce.
We had a fantastic meeting in Ann Arbor. Many, many sincere thanks to Bob Sweet from UMTRI and Alexandra Briseno from MDOT, our two Michigan co-hosts. Our guest speakers were fabulous! Their presentations and other resources are on our Members Only page. We are so fortunate to have had these experts come and teach us about their work.
- Elaine Westbrooks, U Michigan Librarian – Data Curation
- Francine Romine, UMTRI – Connected Vehicle Technology
- Laura Harris, Springshare – LibGuides Workshop
We are excited about our annual meeting at the University of Michigan next week! We are meeting again with our TKN colleagues and are proud to be able to make these face-to-face meetings happen for these vital partners.
If you can’t join us in Ann Arbor, you’re welcome to participate in the open sessions online!
Annual Meeting Open Sessions
September 9-10, 2014 – Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Dial in: 573-526-3993, Teleconference ID 21948#
Steve Bower, Michigan DOT Engineer of Research Administration
MDOT Research Program overview
Data Management & Curation – Elaine L. Westbrooks, Associate Librarian for Research, University of Michigan
Elaine is the administrator and coordinator of the long and short-term objectives for the UM Libraries’ support of the research enterprise. She is also the primary representative of the Libraries on committees and forums at the state, national, and international level for matters related to data management and research support.
LibGuides Workshop – Laura Harris, Springshare
Laura offers technical support and training as part of her responsibilities at Springshare. She is a librarian by training and inclination, and her research interests are mentoring, usability and user experience, and teaching and training. http://help.springshare.com/profile/laura
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dial in: 573-526-3993, Teleconference ID 21948#
UMTRI’s Safety Pilot Model Deployment Project: Connected-Vehicle Technology – Francine Romine, UMTRI’s Director of Marketing and Communications