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Transportation Library

The Transportation Library was founded in 1958 to support the curricula and research programs of the Transportation Center and the Center for Public Safety. Containing more than 500,000 items, the Transportation Library of Northwestern University is one of the largest transportation information centers in the world, encompassing information on all transportation modalities, including: air, rail, highway, pipeline, water, urban transport and logistics. It includes significant collections on law enforcement, police management and traffic enforcement. Its collection of environmental impact statements is one of the most complete in the world.

New and Notable

Sarmiento elected head of Special Library Association

Roberto Sarmiento, head of the Transportation Library, was recently elected by SLA members to serve as the association's president in 2018. He has been an SLA member since 1989 and has served in several capacities, including chair of the Transportation Division and the Bylaws Committee. He will join the SLA Board of Directors in 2017 as president-elect, and become president in 2018.

New electronic journals

The Libraries' recently acquired access to over 780 backfiles of e-Journals from Wiley Online. Relevant titles include:

New rail resource rich in history and images

A collection of images, videos, and documents related to the history of rail is now available via the open archives of the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF). The collection includes treasures such as early rail video and a travel guide to Syria. See the full archive.

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