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ITRD Update / GTRIC Meeting Toronto Colin Howard Head of TRL Library & Information Centre and Chairman of ITRD Operational Committee 5 th June 2005.

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1 ITRD Update / GTRIC Meeting Toronto Colin Howard Head of TRL Library & Information Centre and Chairman of ITRD Operational Committee 5 th June 2005

2 International Transport Research Documentation Background & content How it works Accessing the database

3 International Transport Research Documentation ITRD Co-operative World-wide database of published Information on Transport and Transport Research Permanent activity of the joint OECD/ECMT Transport Research Centre Created in 1972 430,000 bibliographical references on Transport Research literature and on-going research

4 ITRD-- How does it work? Since 2003, administered by TRL (UK) on behalf of the OECD 27 members from respected research organisations in 19 countries world-wide provide abstracts each month In one of 4 working languages through the appropriate Co-ordinating Centre English : TRL German : BASt Spanish : CEDEX French: INRETS

5 ITRD Members Australia (ARRB) Austria (KfV) Belgium (ISBR, CRR) Brazil (IPR) Canada (TAC/ACT) China (Min. of Comm.) Czech Republic (CDV) Denmark (Danish Rd Inst.) Finland (Finnra) France: (LCPC, INRETS, SETRA) Germany (BASt, FGSV) Hungary (KTI) Japan (NILIM, CERI) Mexico (IMT) Netherlands (SVOW) Norway (Public Rd Adm.) Saudi Arabia (Min. of Comm.) Spain (CEDEX) Sweden (VTI) Switzerland (EPFL) UK (TRL) USA (TRB)

6 ITRD: Subject Coverage Accident studies Construction of pavements, bridges, and tunnels Design of roads and related structures Drainage of soils Earthworks Environment Highway financing and administration Materials & Maintenance Road Safety, accidents Soils and rock mechanics Traffic & Transport Vehicles

7 Monthly input from Members Member organisations scan and abstract publications choosing language of input French (INRETS) Language Coordinating Centres English (TRL) German (BASt) Spanish (Cedex) Monthly quadrilingual ITRD file File distributed back to members + On-line host (STN) + Transport Database CD-ROM/On-line (Ovid)

8 ITRD input in 4 languages

9 Quadrilingual thesaurus links terms through numeric code

10 ITRD Thesaurus

11 www.itrd.org

12 Accessing the database

13 STN on the web

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27 Future developments Full Text links Looking at further new platforms – jointly with TRIS Eg DIALOG, Engineering Village 2

28 ITRD Update / GTRIC Meeting Toronto Colin Howard Head of TRL Library & Information Centre and Chairman of ITRD Operational Committee 5 th June 2005 Email: choward@trl.co.uk


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