NYSDOT is a member of the
Transportation Library Connectivity and Development Pooled Fund, the new and
enhanced project following on the footsteps of the just-concluded
Transportation Library Connectivity Pooled Fund. As part of our new project,
it has been proposed that we attempt to collect some statistics to help
generate findings on how pooled fund membership impacts the members.
A.J. Million ( anthony.million@xxxxxxxxxx
) is the librarian from Missouri DOT
(the lead agency for this new pooled fund) and he has asked for input from
ETKN members, whether Pooled Fund members or not, regarding data
collection and /or reporting. His questions are below (plus one of
How much interest is there in interchangeable and/or
comparable data among members?
If there is interest, which of the following areas are most
valuable? (Note: the following list is from MTKN.)
2. ILL – Out
3. ILL – In
4. Number of Long Reference Questions
5. Number of Short Reference
6. Original Items Cataloged
7. Items Copy Cataloged
8. (This last question is mine) Do you collect
these types of data now?
I will be happy to
forward any responses to A.J. and/or take any questions to him. If we are
going to collect data, we want it to be as useful and valuable as possible,
especially to lay groundwork for further studies or perhaps use in return on
investment calculations. As the Pooled Fund refines this data collection
idea, it will be very helpful to know if there’s a broad interest within the
wider community in data collection along these lines. Please send your
responses to me by December 15 if possible.
Also, just a reminder to send
along your nominations for ETKN officers for 2011. We are looking to
fill the positions of Chair-Elect and Secretary.
Thanks for your time and
Librarian, Research Library
NYS Department of
50 Wolf Road POD 3-4
Albany, NY 12232