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Western Transportation Knowledge Network (WTKN): Resources

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WTKN Brochure

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Subject Guides & Wikis

Library Connectivity and Development Libguides
Extreme Event Preparedness & Response for Operations (created by the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network)
Transportation Data Management Wiki
Transportation Sustainability (created by the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network)
Wildlife Crossings (created by Laura Wilt, Oregon Department of Transportation)
Hidden Treasures: Finding the Transportation Information You Need (created by Laura Wilt, Oregon Department of Transportation)
Knowledge Management in Transportation Agencies (created by Jane Minnoti, New York Department of Transportation)
Online Transportation Research Publications (created by Sandy Brady, LTRC Library, and John Cherney, Wisconsin Department of Transportation)
Oklahoma Transportation Library Guide

Transportation Websites & Databases

SCOR/RAC State DOT Survey Results
National Transportation Library
Oklahoma Transportation Library
Research in Progress
Transport Research Portal
Transportation Article File
Transportation Research Board
TRID Database
US DOT Research Hub

Customized Google Searches:
State DOT Search Engine
Transportation (General)
Transportation Research Needs
University Transportation Centers
LTAP Center Search
Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Public Transit Agencies
State Public Utilities Commissions

Useful Publications

Literature Searches and Literature Reviews for Transportation Research Projects

Improvement Distribution and TRDP Final Report

Instruction Sheet Distribution of SPR Reports

State Research Publication Subscriptions

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Minnesota DOT Library Return on Investment (ROI) Study – 2013

This study was based on Proving your library’s value: a Toolkit for Transportation Librarians. Several areas of improvement were identified, including the need for much more outreach and instructional videos on library services. Survey findings reveal that library users save time, save money, and receive more complete and reliable information than they could find on their own.

Proving Your Library’s Value: a Toolkit for Transportation Librarians – September, 2012

Like the original Transportation Librarian’s Toolkit, this publication is a product of the Transportation Library Connectivity and Development Pooled Fund Study.  With practical advice that could be applied to any library, this resource focuses on the unique needs and requirements of  librarians working in the transportation field.  It offers tools to help build a case showing value and ROI that has meaning to policy makers and management.

Transportation Librarian’s Toolkit, 2nd edition – September, 2009

An indispensable guide for librarians new to the transportation field, as well as a welcome resource for long-time pros.  This publication gives information on transportation library services, collection development, data management, best practices, and much, much more.  This is an update of the original toolkit (2007).

Implementing Transportation Knowledge Networks – 2009

Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) NCHRP Report 643 creates a roadmap for building and growing effective Transportation Knowledge Networks.


Final Frontier? Library Life in a Post E-Book World Webinar – May 20, 2015 (YouTube)

WTKN Library Valuation/Return-On-Investment Webinar – Nov. 19, 2014 (YouTube)

Transportation Knowledge Network – May 2012 (YouTube)