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:

Data Presentations

Throughout October, there has been a Duraspace webinar series about research data in repositories highlighting the new curation program at UC- San Diego.  If you haven't been able to attend any of the webinars, here are links to the slides and recordings of the first two webinars.    Duraspace Community Webinar Series: Research Data in Repositories

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         

U.S. DOT Strategic Plan Dialogue

Dear TRB Volunteer,

 As stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Transportation has asked that TRB make sure you are aware of the online dialogue taking place related to the department’s strategic plan for FY 2014 to FY 2018. 

 A posting on the U.S. DOT’s website says that “we want to ensure that our strategic plan serves as a foundation for building, operating, and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation system.  We also want to ensure that all of our stakeholders have an opportunity to read the plan and weigh in.”

 For additional information on the dialogue and to join the discussion, please see yesterday’s posting on the U.S. DOT’s Fastlane Blog at


 Russell Houston

Senior Communications Officer | Editor, Transportation Research E-Newsletter

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

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Changes in TRB LIST Committee

Dear Transportation Information Community,   At the request of the Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) Sub-Committee chair and TRB staff and based on operational efficiencies the TRB Library and Information Science for Transportation (LIST) Committee agreed to transfer the operations and members of the TRT subcommittee to the TRB Information Services Committee (B-0002). This transfer became effective this morning.   The transfer of the TRT subcommittee most likely will not affect any of our day-to-day operations, but will improve the internal operations of the TRT subcommittee which in turn will benefit the TRT and all who use it.   Best,   Roberto  Roberto A. Sarmiento TRB-LIST Committee Chair, 2012-2015 Head, Transportation Library Northwestern University   Ph 847-491-2913


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