Transportation Research and Connectivity (librarian toolkit / knowledge networking / information condition / analysis of resources / digitization efforts / ADA support)

To support coordinated development of transportation libraries as well as research organizations without dedicated libraries, the following objectives will be undertaken. These objectives will be accomplished through member activities and partnerships with professional groups such as the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Library and Information Science for Transportation Committee (LIST), the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Transportation Division, and the National Transportation Knowledge Network (NTKN). Completed projects will be stored permanently at the NTKN and the National Transportation Library (NTL) for public use and will be completed within the three-year span of the pooled fund study. The specific objectives are listed below: (1) Develop a toolkit of recommendations and best practices for transportation research organizations that do not have a transportation librarian. (2) Partner with the NTKN to analyze effectiveness of libguides, identify gaps in coverage, and survey the needs of DOTs. (3) Develop a white paper analyzing the current condition of transportation information infrastructure, including review of pertinent knowledge management resources. (4) Develop a cooperative digitization project among members, in partnership with the NTL, to convert copies of older materials to digital formats, as well as providing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance support for digital documents. (5) Enhance communication between group members (hold annual pooled fund meeting in conjunction with the AASHTO RAC conference).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $700000
  • Contract Numbers:

    TPF-5(442)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007

    Idaho Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 7129
    3311 W. State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Blvd.
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Utah Department of Transportation

    4501 South 2700 West
    Project Development
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910

    Oklahoma Department of Transportation

    200 NE 21st Street
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 25201
    1 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27611

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625

    Nevada Department of Transportation

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  United States  89712

    Northwestern University Transportation Library

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  • Project Managers:

    Curb, Ron

  • Start Date: 20191213
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715967
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(442)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2019 3:08PM