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1 The Library of the Swedish National Road Administration: its Roles, Tasks and Networks Presentation at The SLA Annual Conference, June 7-12, 2003, New York by Anna Maria Magnusson Librarian at Swedish National Road Administration (www.vv.se)

2 We make the good journey possible Focusing on people, the Swedish National Road Administration creates opportunities for efficient, safe and environmentally- sound transport for individuals and the business community

3 Swedish National Road Administration (SNRA) Four main tasks within the Swedish road transport system: Sectorial responsibilities for road traffic safety, environmental impact, public transport, ITS etc Exercise of public authority drawing up an applying regulations for vehicles, driving licences, commercial traffic, maximum speed etc National road management developing and managing the state road network in the role of a client Contracted works planning and design, construction, operation and maintainance as contracted by the SNRA and others

4 Government agencies and ministries SNRA is a government agency under the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication The government agencies are operative and often large About employees at SNRA (2002) Government ministries are supervising and quite small One library for all the government ministries No ministry library specialised in transportation information

5 The role of the library Primary: to add value to SNRA by providing efficient and effective information sources and services Secondary: to be one of the providers of information from SNRA to external customers (students, researchers, other libraries, the general public etc)

6 Library staff Anna Maria Magnusson Anna Hultqvist Inga-Maj Östlin

7 Library activities and services For internal customers: Provide a relevant collection of literature searchable through a library database Provide a relevant collection of electronic information sources through the library intranet pages (databases, dictionaries, Internet link collection) Promote effective use of information sources through acting as consultants and through training courses in information searching Lending and acquisition, routing of periodicals, reference service, information searches, alerts Library experitise in projects (intranet, document management)

8 Library activities and services For external customers: Provide a collection of mainly transportation literature searchable through the library database on Internet Provide a relevant collection of road transport links through the library Internet pages Loans directly to external customers Reference service mainly concerning the SNRA and its publications

9 Library webb-pages Internet library webb-pages: Search form for the library database (in English) Road transport links: Road safety links

10 Library database reference Title: Paving the way for EU enlargement : indicators of transport and environment integration : TERM 2002 Publisher: European Environment Agency (EEA). Environmental issues series. No 32 Bibliogr data: Köpenhamn, 2002, sid: 63 Language: Engelska Keywords: Denmark; English; Transport; Environment; Trend; Emission; Pollution; Fuel; Statistics; Evaluation; State of the art report; Freight transport; Private transport; Policy; EU; Miljö; Utvärdering; Avgas; Förorening; Bränsle; Statistik; Utveckling; Lägesrapport; Godstransport; Persontransport; Effekt ISBN/ISSN: Shelf: Miljö Catalogue number: VV Internet link

11 About the library Balanced scorecards is used as a tool for planning and setting goals The personal service for our internal and external customers (from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm) is circulated among the staff Acquisition budget for 2003 is SEK (approx: $ ) items in the library database 315 journal titles (120 foreign titles) loans (2002)

12 Transportation information networks in Europe The Nordic-Baltic Library Circle mainly road transportation libraries from Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden Transtopic Transtopic a discusssion list, hosted at VTI, for European transportation libraries and information centres Network of ITRD centers in OECD member countries

13 Library networks in Sweden The Swedish Association for Information Specialists (TLS) the Swedish equivalent to SLA The Swedish Libray Association with a special group for government authority libraries

14 Thank you for inviting me! Making our networks widen


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