14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2014)

TRB, ASCE, World Bank, and the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) are co-sponsoring the 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2014, click the link to the conference website for information and paper submission) on July 4-7, 2014, in Changsha, China.  A post-conference workshop will also be held in either Beijing or Shanghai, China. The CICTP conference is the most influential gathering of transportation professionals in China, and regularly draws more than 1,000 attendees including hundreds of international experts. The CICTP2014 is designed to address critical issues and challenges emerging from the development of safe, smart and sustainable multimodal transportation systems. The conference will provide a platform for exchanging and sharing of the international experiences in developing and applying innovative solutions and advanced technologies in transportation. 

In addition to regular technical sessions, several plenary sessions are planned for internationally prestigious experts and scholars to discuss the state-of-the-art/practice transportation development.  Other special forums will be focused on issues that are of great interest to the audience of various backgrounds, including the World Bank Transportation Development Forum, Deans’ Forum for Chinese University Transportation Schools, and COTA Professional Development Forum for Young Scholars and Students, TRB Committee Chairs’ Forum, Industry Forum, and Technology Exhibit.

You may visit the conference website for more information (http://cictp.csu.edu.cn). More information about COTA can be found at http://cota-home.org. If you plan to present at the conference with or without a paper, please contact Dr. Yafeng Yin (yafeng@ce.ufl.edu) and Dr. Jianming Ma (mjming@gmail.com) directly.

Video and content from the Data Information Literacy Symposium held at Purdue University in September 2013 has been fully archived and is now available for viewing at http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dilsymposium/.

The DIL Symposium was a component of the Data Information Literacy Project and was comprised of presentations, exercises and discussions about roles for practicing librarians in teaching competencies in data management and curation.  Attendees of the Symposium developed strategies for creating instructional programs suitable for the needs of the students and faculty at their respective institutions.

Visitors to the site can view or download:

* DIL Scenario Exercises<http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dilsymposium/2013/scenarios>

* Presentations and Discussions<http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dilsymposium/2013/presentations>

* Posters<http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dilsymposium/2013/posters>

* DIL Competencies Exercise<http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dilsymposium/2013/dilcompetency>

* DIL Program Assessment Exercise<http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dilsymposium/2013/assessment>

We hope you find this resource useful and encourage you to share it with others who might be interested.

The DIL Project team

More information about the Data Information Project can be found on our website:  http://datainfolit.org<http://datainfolit.org/>.



LIST 2014 Meeting Documents

Dear LIST Member,

 I am happy to announce that thanks to an incredible job performed by Rita Evans and Kendra Levine we have now access to:

 1-      A draft for the Jan. 2014 meeting minutes as well as, links to accompanying documents http://trblist.org/sites/default/files/LIST%202014%20Jan%2013%20Draft.pdf

2-      The papers by Lisa Zilinski, et al, http://trblist.org/sites/default/files/14_0664_Library_Data_Paper_revised_submission.pdf and Ken Winter http://trblist.org/sites/default/files/Evaluating%20the%20EBSCOhost%20eBook%20Lending%20Platform_DRAFT_1.pdf

3-       The committee sponsored presentations by Ken Winter, Chris Pringle and Roberto Sarmiento http://trblist.org/node/86

 Thank you all for participating in 2013 and l look forward to working with you on 2014.



Roberto A. Sarmiento

TRB-LIST Committee Chair, 2012-2015


TRB Key Transportation Research Achievements Report

The Key Transportation Research Achievements submitted by more than 80 committees have now been posted on the TRB website (http://www.trb.org/AboutTRB/KeyResearchAchievements.aspx. We will be offering all committees the opportunity to add to or provide updates to this database in the coming months.

Happy reading!

New Study Identifies Half-Life of Journal Articles

How do you judge how much a scientific study or academic article has been used? You can see how frequently it’s cited, but since researchers and academics read and are influenced by plenty of things that don’t get formally checked in their work, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Researcher Philip Davis is trying to provide some new answers to that question by taking a look at ‘usage half-life,’ in an effort to learn more about the academic publishing life cycle....

Reeas the full article at http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/01/publishing/new-study-identifies-hal...



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