Here are the 2015 Annual Meeting Agenda-Minutes. You can find the presentation slides and PDFs on our Members Only page. We had some terrific special guest speakers this year and a full agenda with our final closeout for the five year project. Ontime and under budget  FTW!

HS InFocus is grateful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of librarians. The future of Library Connectivity is going to be just as busy and exciting as the past 10 years have been. We have made a real impact – we work smarter when we work together

The Transportation Sustainability Guide has just been published by the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network. Great work, ETKN Librarians!

Offering innovative strategies and solutions for achieving environmental sustainability, this one-stop portal is intended for transportation practitioners in operations, planning, and management. Offering full-text articles, this guide provides information on planning along with specific modes of transportation in highway, transit/rail, maritime/port and aviation. It also lists relevant web sites for regulatory agencies and transportation organizations.

Please share with your colleagues!

 

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!

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TRB Copyright-CC Poster mms-lew

 

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

 
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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Thank you for the update, Janet Daly, Senior Abstractor at TRB for helping us improve of TRIS searches.

New preferred terms added to the TRT; terms with names that have been changed to reflect current terminology; new non-preferred terms; and, terms that were considered but declined.

New terms added:
Vulnerable road users (Mv)
Data analysis (Xbka)
Social media (Dsbc)
Walkability (Bxa)
Electric vehicle charging (Fmvrc)
Web applications (Xbkjw)

Terms with new names:
Mechanically stabilized earth (Rbmdbj) has replaced Reinforced earth
Vehicle to infrastructure communications (Dsbnu) has replaced Vehicle to roadside communications
Information processing (Xbk) has replaced Data processing

New nonpreferred terms:
Situation awareness, situational awareness USE Alertness (Mxrc)
Eco driving, Ecodriving USE Sustainable transportation (Epduts)
EV charging USE Electric vehicle charging (Fmvrc)
Thermal cracking USE Thermal degradation (Jbyt)
Naturalistic driving data USE Automatic data collection systems (Xbkcb)
Biotechnology USE Technology (Tt) (Note: Biotechnology was a preferred term that the committee demoted to non-preferred status)

Terms considered but declined:
Bicycle safety. To capture this concept, use Bicycles (Qbdhb) and Vehicle Safety (Haav) OR use Bicycling (Aexb) and Traffic Safety (Haat).
Highway administration. Use Highway Operations (Bqd) OR use Highways (Pmrccdh) and Administration (Caa).

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)!