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Call for Proposals - Transportation Library Connectivity Project

HS InFocus LLC invites all qualified contractors to submit proposals for a project of the Transportation Library Connectivity and Development Pooled Fund Study, TPF-5(237).

Title:  Improvement of research report distribution and access and promotion of more effective use of Technical Report Documentation page, USDOT Form 1700.7
The full description can be found here
If you know a contractor who may be interested, please feel free to pass this along to them. 
Proposals must be received by December 1, 2013. Please send them to Maggie Sacco at: msacco@hsinfocus.com

TRB will conduct a webinar on October 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will demonstrate the use of desktop and online reference management tools. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, there are no professional credits associated with this webinar, and there is no fee to register.

The licensed and free management tools that will be covered are EndNote, EndNote Web, RefWorks, and Zotero.

TRID, released in 2011, is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide, with more than 90,000 links to free or fee-based full text.

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will feature information from the presenter and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Bill McLeod, Transportation Research Board
  • Ken Winters, Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Lisa Berardi Marflak, Transportation Research Board

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn how to export references from TRID to an EndNote library or database; an EndNote Web account; a RefWorks database; and to a Zotero Library
  • To understand the labor and time-saving benefits of using reference management tools to write papers, chapters, and technical documentation

To ensure that you receive notices about upcoming webinars, please subscribe to the TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter.

Registration information:  
There is no fee to register for this webinar. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.         

 The TRB Committee on Library and Information Science for Transportation (ABG40) welcomes the submission of papers to be considered for presentation at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board and subsequent publication in the TRB Transportation Research Record. A paper session is proposed to focus on research and current issues regarding the organization, management, and dissemination of transportation information and research. Suggested topics include:
  • Data management and preservation
  • Library and/or Information Management
  • Publication and/or dissemination of technical reports
  • Data and information marketing and distribution
  More information about paper submission can be found here

February TRB Webinars abour RiP and TRID

This month TRB is hosting two free webinars about using the Research in Progress (RiP) and TRID databases. 

On Thursday, February 13th from 2:00-3:00PM ET there will be the RiP Webinar. It will cover recent interface improvements and search functionality. It will also illustrate how to manage records in RiP.

A week later, on February 20th from 2:00-3:00PM ET there will be the TRID Webinar. It will cover search technqiues and new interface developments. 

Both webinars are free, so register now!

Call for Posters: Open Data in Transportation

The LIST Committee is sponsoring a poster session for the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting on Open Data in Transportation.

We invite you to submit proposals for a poster session focusing on open data projects and initiatives that improve access to information, enable more robust research, and allow for more informed decision making. The poster session will focus on varied aspects of open data programs and projects throughout the transportation community. From agencies, the research community, to public interest groups and app developers, posters will highlight new and innovative projects highlighting how open data has been used and what level of editing, analyzing and aggregation is needed to make the data usable. The session will also show the challenges and pitfalls of open data programs, such as staffing and hardware costs, as well as licensing and liability, and their solutions.

Submit your poster proposals no later than Friday, September 7, 2012 by sending them to: Kendra K. Levine (klevine@library.berkeley.edu)

For more details can be found here.




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