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
WebEx: http://tinyurl.com/PFAM99
Dial in: 573-526-3993, Teleconference ID 21948#

9:35-9:45 am
Steve Bower, Michigan DOT Engineer of Research Administration
MDOT Research Program overview

9:45-10:45 am
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.

1:00-4:00 pm
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
WebEx: http://tinyurl.com/PFAM910
Dial in: 573-526-3993, Teleconference ID 21948#

11:30 am
UMTRI’s Safety Pilot Model Deployment Project: Connected-Vehicle Technology – Francine Romine, UMTRI’s Director of Marketing and Communications

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 used the cover graphic in another one of his slides to illustrate a point (yay shu shu design!)

Our three authors deserve kudos and gratitude for their exemplary work in researching and creating “what is…already a standard work in the area of modern library valuation for all libraries” (quote – John Cherney).

The webinar can be viewed here.

 

Will the future of metadata be an evolution, revolution, or both? From serving as a descriptor of items and collections to now including people and places, the progression and repurposing of metadata is an exciting frontier, full of opportunities and challenges. Join us in person on 18 September at Johns Hopkins University (or virtually via live-streaming video) as we explore the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives

This is a free event!

TRB Webinar: Learning about and Using the Updated Research in Progress (RiP) Database Interface

TRB will conduct a webinar on February 13, 2013, from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. ET that will provide users of the TRB’s Research in Progress (RiP) website with information about RiP’s updated search interface and new search functionality. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, there are no professional credits associated with this webinar, and there is no fee to register for this webinar.

The webinar will be of interest to all who use RiP to identify current research. Webinar attendees will be provided with guidance on how to enter new records in RiP, locate and modify current records, and delete records for completed projects. The first 30 minutes of the webinar will feature information from the presenter and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.

TRB’s RiP website is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on the status of worldwide transportation research projects.  It allows users in state transportation departments, the U.S. Department of Transportation, university transportation centers, and other U.S. Department of Transportation-funded universities to add, modify, and delete information on their current research projects.

Webinar Presenter: Lisa Loyo, Transportation Research Board
Moderated by: Lisa Berardi Marflak, Transportation Research Board

Learning Objectives

  • Locate records from your organization.
  • Locate records based on subject areas.
  • Search for a person by name.
  • Use the new drop-down lists to select terms for searching.
  • Use maps to identify research by location.
  • Modify or delete an existing project record from your organization.
  • Submit or modify information on a person, e.g., project manager.

To ensure that you receive notices about upcoming webinars, please subscribe to the TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter.

Registration information:
There is no fee to register for this webinar. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.

 

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TRB Webinar: Learning about and Using the Updated TRID Interface

TRB will conduct a webinar on February 20, 2013, from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. ET that will provide users of TRB’s TRID Database with information about navigating with an updated interface and new search functions. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, there are no professional credits associated with this webinar, and there is no fee to register for this webinar.

In January 2013, TRB released an updated interface for the TRID Database and added search functions such as drop down lists for selecting search terms, searching by first and last names, and searching for more than one TRB subject area all helping to provide users with more powerful search functions.

TRID, released in 2011, is the world’s largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information.   It is produced and maintained by TRB with sponsorship by state departments of transportation, the various administrations at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other sponsors of TRB’s core technical activities.  The TRID Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on world-wide transportation research covering all modes and disciplines.  It contains more than one million references to books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and journal articles in the field of transportation research as well as more than 73,000 links to free or fee-based full-text publications.

The first 30 minutes of the webinar will feature information from the presenter and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.

Webinar Presenter: Lisa Loyo, Transportation Research Board
Moderated by: Lisa Berardi Marflak, Transportation Research Board

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to perform a search of the TRID Database.
  • Learn how to perform a search using the advanced options to narrow or expand a search.
  • Learn how to use new functions including searching by first and last name.
  • Understand the type of content included in the TRID Database.
  • Learn how to submit publications to TRID for inclusion in the Database.

To ensure that you receive notices about upcoming webinars, please subscribe to the TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter.

Registration information:
There is no fee to register for this webinar. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.

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