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1 Caltrans Transportation Library & History Center

2 Caltrans 12 District Offices 23,000 Personnel Statewide _____________________________________ Population - 35,600, ,000 Miles of Roads 15,265 Miles of State Highways 9% Of Total Roads 54% Of Daily Traffic

3 Caltrans Library History 1940s – Began under Traffic & later moved to Planning 1970 – Became Department-wide research library under Administration 1984 – Started library online catalog 1984 – History Program established & made responsibility of Library 1998 – Created first library website 2002 – Redesigned website

4 Library Staffing 5 Full-Time Positions: Supervising Librarian Technical Reference Librarian History Librarian Cataloging Librarian Assistant Caltrans Administrator (formerly Library Technical Assistant) 2 Student Assistants

5 Library Operating Budget 5 Staff (full-time permanent) - $398,000 2 Student assistants- $24,000 Journals (250 paid subscriptions) - $26,000 Books, CD-ROMs, Dialog- $20,000 OCLC- $ 8,000 SydneyPlus (on-line catalog) - $ 7,500 Supplies (general & archival) - $ 6,500 Misc. (equip.repair, training, etc.) - $ 4,500 TOTAL $494,500 Library Budget

6 Library Collection Books & reports (70,000) Journal subscriptions (350) Photographs (100,000) Maps, Department (20,000) Maps, USGS (12,000) Library Collection

7 Collection Organization Transportation Library: Yale Classification Schedule (A-P & R-S) Library of Congress Schedule (Q & T) History Center: Biographical files County/Route files Subject files

8 Databases Accessed CD-ROM: TRANSPORT Earthquake & the Built Environment - Quakeline - Earthquake Engineering Abstracts - Newcastle (Australia) Earthquake Database Fee-Based Research Databases: SAE Webdex OCLC Dialog

9 DIALOG TRIS (file 63) - Transportation Compendex (file 8) – Engineering ABI Inform (file 15) – Business, management Biosis (file 5) – Biological sciences Environment (files 68,40) – Pollution, etc. Georef (file 89) – Geology, geophysics Inspec (file 2,3,4) – Elect. Eng., computers NTIS (file 6) – Science, tech. (govt. reports)

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