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Transportation Library Connectivity and Development

General Information

Study Number: TPF-5(237) View Commitment Details Status: Closed Contract/Other Number: Tryy1127
Lead Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation Last Updated: Feb 8, 2018
Contract Start Date: May 1, 2011 Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2015 Contract End Date: Sep 30, 2015
Solicitation Number: 1271
Partners: University of Wisconsin-Madison , Center for Transportation Studies (University of Minnesota) , AUTC , AZ , CA , CT , IADOT , ID , IL , KS , LA , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PADOT , TN , WA , WI

Contact Information:

Lead Agency Contact(s):
  Renee McHenry
renee.mchenry@sos.mo.gov
Phone: 573-522-1948


Financial Summary:

Contract Amount: $1,525,285.00 Total Commitments Received: $1,325,878.28 100% SP&R Approval: Approved


Commitments by Organization:

Agency Year Commitments Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska University Transportation Center 2013 $5,000.00 Kathy Petersen 907-474-6410 kspetersen@alaska.edu
Arizona Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
Center for Transportation Studies (University of Minnesota) 2011 $5,000.00 Arlene Mathison 612/624-3646 mathi032@umn.edu
Center for Transportation Studies (University of Minnesota) 2012 $5,000.00 Arlene Mathison 612/624-3646 mathi032@umn.edu
Center for Transportation Studies (University of Minnesota) 2013 $5,000.00 Arlene Mathison 612/624-3646 mathi032@umn.edu
Center for Transportation Studies (University of Minnesota) 2014 $5,000.00 Arlene Mathison 612/624-3646 mathi032@umn.edu
Center for Transportation Studies (University of Minnesota) 2015 $5,000.00 Arlene Mathison 612/624-3646 mathi032@umn.edu
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Michael Connors (860) 594-2037 Michael.Connors@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2013 $12,500.00 Michael Connors (860) 594-2037 Michael.Connors@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Michael Connors (860) 594-2037 Michael.Connors@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2015 $5,000.00 Michael Connors (860) 594-2037 Michael.Connors@ct.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2014 $20,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2013 $5,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2011 $15,000.00 Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2012 $15,000.00 Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2013 $15,000.00 Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2014 $15,000.00 Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2015 $15,000.00 Harold Paul 225-767-9101 harold.paul@la.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2013 $5,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2014 $5,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2015 $5,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2011 $20,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2012 $20,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2013 $20,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2014 $20,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2015 $20,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Robert Vance
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Robert Vance
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Robert Vance
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Robert Vance
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 Robert Vance
Missouri Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2013 $20,000.00 Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2014 $20,000.00 Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2015 $20,000.00 Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2014 $12,850.00 Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2011 $75,000.00 Deirdre Billingsley 505-841-9147 Deirdre.Billingsley@state.nm.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2011 $10,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2012 $10,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2015 $10,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2013 $25,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2011 $20,000.00 General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2013 $5,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2014 $5,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $5,000.00 Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2012 $0.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2013 $0.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
University of Wisconsin-Madison 2011 $10,528.28 Jason Bittner 608-262-7246 bittner@engr.wisc.edu
Washington State Department of Transportation 2011 $5,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2012 $5,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2013 $5,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2014 $5,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $5,000.00 Tim Carlile 360-705-7975 carlilt@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $15,000.00 Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $15,000.00 Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov


Study Description

Background:
Traditionally, a small group of libraries have been responsible for providing information service within the transportation community. They have managed collections while supporting practitioners and decision-makers. Yet, today a vast amount of industry information is not collected or posted to the internet without a management plan. User research habits are also changing. Recognizing this, a national effort has been made over the past five years to advocate for the development of improved library and information centers.

Unfortunately, stakeholders have been hampered by time and funding constraints. To overcome these constraints, this Transportation Pooled Fund (TPF) supports and evaluates collaborative library development. It also enhances existing efforts to develop a national transportation information infrastructure using Transportation Knowledge Networks (TKNs).

While facilitating coordination among federal, state, academic and private sector libraries, this study provides technical and promotional support. Moreover, it capitalizes on previously developed networking initiatives to implement research tools and analyzes their effectiveness. Library services can be supported locally, but collaboration allows for shared problem solving, resources as well as potential time and cost savings through best practices, defrayed costs and collective purchasing power. All of these things are critical in an era of real-time communication.

Objectives:
To support the coordinated development of transportation libraries, help implement TKNs and extend efforts beyond those of the TPF-5(105) Transportation Library Connectivity pooled fund, the following objectives have been adopted. These will be accomplished through member activities, partnerships with professional groups such as TRBs Library and Information Science for Transportation Committee, SLA's Transportation Division and the services of a qualified consultant:

1. Provide technical guidance to eligible members, focused on smaller libraries that are served by only one librarian, while emphasizing an increased reliance on self-sustaining networks.

2. Promote the value of transportation library and information services through the following activities:

a) Create key information products to demonstrate the value of, and further the contribution of, libraries to the field.

b) Deliver presentations to gatherings of DOT administrators, such as meetings of AASHTO and TRB Committees (Highways, Planning, Environment, etc...).

c) Share training materials and provide training sessions, with an added marketing component, for library users at member institutions.

3. Conduct an annual meeting and workshop, in conjunction with other events, to help members demonstrate the value of library and information services to their customers.

4. Develop an interactive content management system (CMS) based project website, including tracking and reporting information, as well as provide limited access to server space.

5. Collaborate with the National Transportation Library, the AASHTO RAC Task Force on TKNs and other stakeholder groups to enhance communication between transportation librarians, specifically to support their projects as they help implement Transportation Knowledge Networks.

6. Pay OCLC and TLCat subscriptions for eligible pooled fund members.

7. Implement focused research and technology projects, as proposed by members, on an annual basis. Potential projects which have already been identified include:

a) Financial, technical, and logistical support for the creation of an NTKN portal website as envisioned in NCHRP Report 643.

b) The completion of a return-on-investment case study highlighting the tangible contributions of libraries to research.

c) A collaborative cataloging project to expand access to transportation resources, possibly done in conjunction with the National Transportation Knowledge Network, alleviating member time constraints.

d) Pooled subscriptions for online databases to improve the accessibility of electronic information while reducing access costs to member libraries.

e) Digitization support for institutions wishing to convert printed copies of older materials to digital formats.

Scope of Work:
Pooled fund activities will include the objectives listed above. All seven of these can be classified into one of three areas: promote library and information services, support the development of a national transportation information infrastructure by connecting libraries, or providing resources for members to ensure that these networks can serve practitioner and decision-maker needs.



Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
Final Report Final Report N
Acceptance Memo Memorandum N
TPF-5(237) Closeout Letter Memorandum N
Proving Your Library's Value: a Toolkit for Transportation Librarians Other N
TPF-5(237) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet Other N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: January - March 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: October - December 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: April - June 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Report: July - September 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N
Improvement of Research Report Distribution and Access and Promotion of More Effective Use of Technical Report Documentation Page, USDOT Form 1700.7 Report N


Solicitation Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
Transportation Library Connectivity and Development Solicitation N
 
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