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1 Group Services and MTKN Jerry Baldwin Mn/DOT Library

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3 Participants: State Departments of Transportation Iowa Illinois Indiana Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Ohio South Dakota Wisconsin Universities Northwestern University, Transportation Library University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute Library University of Minnesota, Center for Transportation Studies Library

4 Some comparisons: Medical Library Association approx. 4,000 members, Transportation Division of SLA fewer than 200 members Health Science Libraries of Minnesota - 71 members, Minnesota transportation librarians - 4 National Library of Medicine Annual Budget = $151,000,000 National Transportation Library = $1,500,000 Information services expenditures as a percentage of industry GDP Medicine 0.01%, Transportation 0.001%

5 The Value of a Union Catalog of Transportation Libraries Comparing TL Cat, TRIS and the Internet: Of 100 reports selected from TRIS 67% also listed in WorldCat 82% also in WorldCat or available on the Internet Of 100 reports selected from MTKN libraries 56% also listed in TRIS 63% also in TRIS or available on the Internet

6 The Value of a Union Catalog of Transportation Libraries Comparing TL Cat, TRIS and the Internet: Of 100 reports held exclusively by one MTKN library 22% also listed in TRIS 33% listed in TRIS or available on the Internet

7 Collections: BooksSerialsVisual MTKN116,751 7, Berkeley120,411 4,757 78

8 Opportunities supported by group services: Web Site Customer Education Resource Sharing Reference Assistance Cooperative Collection Development

9 For More Information: Jerry Baldwin, Executive Committee Chair Mn/DOT Library, M.S John Ireland Boulevard Saint Paul, MN


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