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2 LIBRARY PROGRAM OVERVIEW Introduction General Information Public Services Technical Services June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

3 INTRODUCTION The DOT Library was established in 1969 by consolidating the three Washington libraries of the Federal Highway and Federal Aviation Administrations and of the US Coast Guard. The librarys Mission is to support the department by providing DOT employees information needed to accomplish their daily work and special assignments. Vision Statement: The DOT Library is the Information Gateway for the Transportation Community. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

4 GENERAL INFORMATION The Library collects materials in electronic and print formats and our collections of over 300,000 items provide comprehensive coverage of all modes of transportation, with an emphasis on surface transport. The DOT Library is preparing today for the information needs of tomorrow and continues to provide customers with a wide array of electronic information accessible at their desktops. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

5 GENERAL INFORMATION Collections Main Library (Room 2200, Nassif Building) Includes technical and legal materials on: General transportation; surface transportation; water transportation. The collection also includes such specialized topics as: Bridges; engineering, with an emphasis on civil and marine engineering; highways and highway safety; mass transit; oceanography; traffic engineering; surveys and forecasts; urban transportation. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

6 GENERAL INFORMATION Collections Coast Guard Law Library (Room B726, Transpoint Building) Includes a legal collection of about 35,000 volumes and covers: General legal; maritime law. The collection also includes such specialized topics as: International maritime; US Coast Guard Commandant Instructions; US Treasury Decisions from 1868; maritime thesis collection. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

7 GENERAL INFORMATION Policies Who may use the library The library is open to DOT employees, contractors, and to the public. Non-DOT library visitors will be asked to show a valid picture ID to enter any of the library locations and are encouraged to call ahead. Borrowing DOT employees of the Washington HQ region may check-out circulating library materials. Non-DOT patrons wishing to borrow materials can contact their local library to arrange for a possible inter-library loan. Photocopying Photocopy services are available at all library locations. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

8 PUBLIC SERVICES Services for the Public The public will be asked to show a valid picture ID to enter any of the library locations and are encouraged to call ahead. The public has access to all library materials, including reference sources, to be used in the library only. Borrowing privileges can be arranged for members of the general public via inter-library loan. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

9 PUBLIC SERVICES Services for the Public Online Catalog The DOT Library's Online Catalog contains over 80,000 bibliographic records, with more being added each day. You can search or browse the catalog by title, author, subject, or a number of other different access points. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

10 PUBLIC SERVICES Services for the Public Online Digital Special Collections Important historic document collections which the Library has digitized in order to broaden access. Included in the collection are: CAB/DOT Orders ( ); Aircraft Accident Reports ( ), Railroad Accident Investigation Reports ( ), US Coast Guard Navigation and Inspection Circulars ( ). June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

11 TECHNICAL SERVICES Online Systems Support DOT Library Integrated Systems (Q Series, EOSI) The system enables users throughout the world to search DOT Library holdings. The fully integrated system allows for efficient library management. Research and Reference Databases A large number of electronic databases are included - many full text. DOT Library Websites June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

12 TECHNICAL SERVICES Acquisitions This section is responsible for ordering all books, periodicals, online databases, and library supplies for DOT Library. Acquisitions also maintains all subscription records for the library and divisions and processes the renewal for these subscriptions. Journal Routing The library is transitioning to electronic journal access, amid other enhancements. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

13 TECHNICAL SERVICES Cataloging Catalogs all monographs, serials, and electronic resources. Uses MARC, AACR2, LCSH, and the LC Classification scheme via OCLC and the Librarys ILS (Q Series from EOS International). June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

14 NEW DOT HEADQUARTERS BUILDINGS Anticipated in FY06. All offices will be shrinking to fit into them, including the DOT Library. That means a collection reconfiguration! We will be seeking new homes for parts of our present collection, both monographs and journals. Keep your eye on the TransLib and Fedlib listservs for further news. We will also be contacting individual libraries who we think may have an interest in particular subjects or titles. June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community

15 Library Web page Ask a Librarian Box DOT LIBRARY, HEADQUARTERS Room 2200, Nassif Building Telephone: (202) DOT LAW LIBRARY, COAST GUARD BRANCH Room B726, Transpoint Building Telephone: (202) June, 2003 Information Gateway for the Transportation Community


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