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Re: [etkn-forum] FW: Climate Change Project info

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From: "Carol Paszamant" <Carol.Paszamant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:33:35 -0400
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Ken et al.,    (01)

If I understand correctly, they just want us to check the resources within our 
own states, which on the surface sounds reasonable, until you realize that it 
might be difficult to know what other agencies (public and nonpublic) are doing 
- sometimes we don't even know what our own Department is doing!  Keeping 
current would be another issue, as new things are probably coming out all the 
time.  Sounds like it would take a lot of networking, which could be a good 
thing . . . it would appear to be a research project in and of itself, even if 
a small subset of the larger NCHRP project.  For those of us with small staffs, 
it could be burdensome.      (02)

That being said, it seems like a "good cause," and perhaps worth our effort, 
even if we can never know if we're capturing all the resources that might 
exist, and new ones in the process of becoming.  If we were to go ahead with 
this, hopefully we would be counted as contributors!    (03)

By the way, I can think of some other organizations they might want to include 
under their NGO/think tank/industry category, such as Greenpeace and the Sierra 
Club . . .     (04)

Carol    (05)

Carol Paszamant, Librarian
NJ Dept. of Transportation
Research Library
1035 Parkway Ave.
PO Box 600
Trenton, NJ  08625-0600
609-530-5289  fax: 609-530-2052
carol.paszamant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx     (06)

>>> "Winter, Kenneth A." <Ken.Winter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 9/29/2008 2:05 PM >>>
Dear ETKN Members-    (07)

At last Thursday's conference call we discussed the request by the
AASHTO RAC Task Force on TKNs for our help (on a state by state basis)
to find information on climate change and funnel it to the National
Transportation library.    (08)

Ultimately, that information would be featured at this site, which is
scheduled to be unveiled in January 2008:     (09)

When we last spoke, we discussed what we can do on a "volunteer" basis,
and especially the fact that the scope of the project and the extent of
the information needed was perhaps not as clear as it needed to be.    (010)

Amanda Wilson, director of the NTL, just sent me this, which starts to
clarify the information need.    (011)

My question to you: Is this something you care to work on between now
and January 2009?    (012)

Please feel free to respond to me on this listserv or off list.    (013)

I can relay your responses (not identities) to the appropriate parties
for feedback.    (014)

They may not understand the full nature of what they are asking, but
this gives you some insight into their thinking.    (015)

I am not advocating any specific course of action, but want to rely the
request on to you as individual libraries for response.     (016)

Please see message below.  Kathy Szolomayer and John Cherney are chairs
of the WTKN and MTKN, respectively.    (017)

Ken Winter, MLIS 
Director of Library and Information Services
VDOT Research Library
530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 
Ph: (434) 293-1959 FAX: (434) 293-4196 
Email: Ken.Winter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Intranet: http://rclibrary     (018)

-----Original Message-----
From: Amanda.Wilson@xxxxxxx [mailto:Amanda.Wilson@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 11:29 AM
To: Winter, Kenneth A.; john.cherney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Cc: SzolomK@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Climate Change Project info    (019)

Dear Ken, John, Marie,     (020)

I just sent this information to Kathy in response to an email. I wanted
to forward on to you. This is some more detailed information about the
climate change clearinghouse that NTL will be maintaining and will go
live in January 2008.    (021)

Amanda    (022)

________________________________    (023)

From: Wilson, Amanda <RITA>
Sent: Mon 29-Sep-08 11:26
To: Szolomayer, Kathy
Subject: RE: ETKN Response to Climate Change Project    (024)

Dear Kathy,     (025)

The type of information we're looking for for each resource (if
available and applicable) is as follows:    (026)

Title    (027)

Author (R)    (028)

Publication Date (format: yyyy-mm-dd)    (029)

Report Number    (030)

Size (in KB or MB)    (031)

Format (pdf or html)    (032)

Abstract    (033)

Category (report, website, article, etc.)    (034)

URL    (035)

This clearinghouse is being developed as part of an NCHRP project that
is run out of FHWA. Their timing to go live is TRB. So, I don't thing
there will be anything up for public view (or private as far as I know)
by mid-Oct. NTL will begin maintaining once it's gone live. Also, the
scope of the clearinghouse listed below. The TKNs would address things
from their organizations/states that don't already appear or are
included in some resource in the following list.    (036)

Amanda    (037)

Scope of Clearinghouse for USDOT:    (038)

Journals & publications    (039)

Include all peer reviewed journals    (040)

*       Transport Policy 
*       Transportation Research under Elsevier (A-F) 
*       TRB     (041)

        *       TCRP 
        *       NCHRP 
        *       TR News    (042)

*       TRIS database 
*       Science 
*       University Transportation Centers 
*       Journal of American Planning Association 
*       Climate Change 
*       ENO    (043)

6-9356-D423E738E597&e=msurface@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>     (044)

Government    (045)

*       DOT publications 
*       EPA 
*       UN     (046)

        *       IPCC 
        *       ICAO 
        *       IMO    (047)

*       DOE 
*       USDA 
*       NSF 
*       NOAA 
*       CCSP 
*       CCTP 
*       European Commission 
*       Canada     (048)

        *       NRCAN 
        *       Environment Canada 
        *       Transport Canada    (049)

*       Foreign Governments subject to review 
*       Foreign transport providers subject to review 
*       JITI 
*       OECD 
*       PIARC    (050)

NGO/think tank/industry    (051)

*        AASHTO    (052)

*        APTA    (053)

*        Environmental Defense    (054)

*        PEW    (055)

*        Center for Clean Air Policy    (056)

*        Resources for the Future    (057)

*        UIC    (058)

*        Union of Concerned Scientists    (059)

*        American Trucking Association    (060)

*        Air Transport Association    (061)

*        Brookings Institution    (062)

*        Urban Institute    (063)

*        Urban Land Institute    (064)

*        Smart Growth America    (065)

*        National Center for Smart Growth    (066)

*        Reconnecting America    (067)

*        Lincoln Institute for Land Use    (068)

*        World Resources Institute    (069)

*        UITP    (070)

*        Natural Resources Defense Council    (071)

*        American Petroleum Institute    (072)

*        Cato Institute    (073)

*        American Association of Railroads    (074)

*        EDTA    (075)

*        Edison Electric    (076)

*        EPRI    (077)

*        American road and transportation builders association    (078)

*        Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences    (079)

*        AMPO    (080)

*        American Planning Assoc    (081)

Major Media Outlets (such as but not limited to)    (082)

*        New York Times    (083)

*        Washington Post    (084)

*        Wall Street Journal    (085)

*        Economist    (086)

*        Time    (087)

*        Newsweek    (088)

*        US News    (089)

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