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!


TRB Copyright-CC Poster mms-lew


“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

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.

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A new report produced by Georgia Institute of Technology faculty for the Southeast Transportation Consortium (STC) and the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC).


“The overall objective of this project is to synthesize the best practices for determining the value of research results in order to demonstrate the impact that the research has on transportation system features, such as safety, quality, and cost effectiveness. This synthesis presents a critical review of methods used for determining the value of transportation research. Furthermore, it is intended to identify various measures and data sources used for determining the value of research.”

Read Full report here on the LTRC website: http://www.ltrc.lsu.edu/pdf/2014/FR_512.pdf

Our subscription to LibGuides is ready for action! Please log on to your account at http://libraryconnectivity.libguides.com/

I would like to see each of our libraries create their own or collaborate on a guide. We can create as many guides as we want. So that means we can have individual library guides, subject guides, regional guides, etc. Your guide can be customized for your library with your own banner and there are some great bells and whistles included in our subscription. I will be working on the code for a system-wide footer that tells everyone that the pooled fund made these guides possible for it’s members.

Let’s get to work and get some real value out of this for our patrons (and make our jobs easier)!

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