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1 Linking State DOTs and University Research and Resources Rita Evans Institute of Transportation Studies Library University of California, Berkeley March 11, 2008 UCTC Visit by Paul Brubaker, US DOT RITA Administrator

2 Safety, Mobility, Performance  43,443 highway fatalities in 2005  $78 billion cost to U.S. economy 4.2 billion lost hours 2.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel  S.F. and D.C. – 60 hrs annual delay

3 RITA – Research and Innovative Technology Administration  Technology Transfer research results to potential users directly implemented, utilized, applied  Advance deployment of cross- cutting technologies including ITS

4 State DOTs  Faster, better, cheaper  Avoid duplication of effort  Avoid research that’s already failed  Connections between lines of research

5 University Transportation Research - UTCs  Develop state-of-the-art in transportation research  Develop transportation professionals  UCTC – Transportation Systems Policy and Analysis theme

6 Bridge – Transportation Libraries  SLA Transportation Division  National Transportation Library  TRB LIST Committee  State DOT Libraries  Transportation Knowledge Networks  University Transportation Libraries

7 Special Libraries Association – Transportation Division  Government Transportation Research Information Committee  Sources of Information in Transportation  TranLib discussion list  Directory of Transportation Libraries and Information Centers in North America

8 National Transportation Library  Leadership and tools to facilitate information transfer NTL Integrated Search TLCat – National Union Catalog of Transportation Libraries Digital Repository Catalog Metadata Guidelines Transportation Librarians Roundtables

9 TRB Library and Information Science for Transportation Committee  TRB Special Report 284, Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21 st Century  Online International Transport Sources  TRB meeting programs

10 State DOT Libraries  VDOT collaborating with NTL and TRB Pilot project Digitizing research reports from VTRC 60-year catalog Permanent archive  National model for transportation libraries

11 Transportation Knowledge Networks  Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century  Regional TKNs formed beginning in 2001  Sharing resources and expertise in capturing and disseminating electronic information

12 University Transportation Libraries  Northwestern University Transportation Library  UC Berkeley, Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library  Libraries affiliated with UTCs

13 Information Resources  TRIS  RiP and TRB Publications Index  TLCat  University online catalogs

14 TRIS Database

15 Research in Progress

16 RiP – Search by State or Tier

17 TLCat

18 University catalog – NUTL

19 ITS Library and the Institute of Transportation Studies  1948 – California entering freeway era  Graduate program in transportation engineering  Research units – PATH, CCIT, etc.  Technology Transfer – library partner for delivering information to public employees

20 B/TRIS and TLib  ITS Library contract with TRB for contributions to TRIS  Caltrans reports  California research – UCTC, ITS, PATH, CCIT, Metrans, Mineta, etc.  Dissertations – transportation engineering from UC Berkeley and other universities

21 Access to Technical Reports  NTIS reports  Collaboration between NUTL and ITSL Cataloging Access  TKN proposal for enhanced ILL service

22 Tools to Bridge the Gap  Government Transportation Research Information Committee  Google Transportation Searches  Transportation Librarian Roundtables

23 GTRIC  Government Transportation Research Information Committee  State DOT, federal and agency librarians  University librarians  Information updates  Technology you can use

24 Google Custom Search

25 Transportation Librarians Roundtable  NTL initiative  Setting for monthly exchange of information  Web-based forum

26 Bottom Line  New York DOT – $9,000,000 savings on concrete mix for bridge decks  Illinois DOT – LSU research on heat strengthening saved $300,000

27 State DOTs + University Research  Partners in addressing transportation challenges  Transportation libraries – Bridge linking state DOTs and university research

28 Thank you!


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