PUBLICATION

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MTI Report 99-01
Maintenance and Continued Development of the IISTPS Transportation Information System, TRANSWEB
Principal Investigator: Sandra Belanger
Published: January 1999

ABSTRACT

The Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (IISTPS) at San José State University (SJSU) conducted this project to maintain and continue development of a transportation information system entitled TransWeb .

The project elements included: 1) the maintenance and continued development of a World Wide Web site for IISTPS (TransWeb); 2) development and maintenance of a library resource database; and 3) a survey of transportation professionals, primarily in California, regarding their use of the Internet and TransWeb.

Site statistics reported here show the extent to which the transportation community uses TransWeb. Standard maintenance procedures are employed, including a weekly review and update by student assistants. The report’s conclusions and recommendations focus on continued maintenance and updating of equipment, features and content to reflect the growing importance of World Wide Web for transportation professionals, researchers, and students.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Sandra Belanger is a reference librarian on the staff of the San José State University Library. She holds an MS degree in Library Science from Syracuse University, and an MA in Education (Instructional Technology) from SJSU. With over 25 years of experience as a reference librarian, Ms. Belanger has published extensively on a wide variety of research, library science and education topics.

   

Dr. Stephen Kwan is an Associate Professor in the Management Information Systems Department of the San José State University College of Business. He holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Oregon, and a PhD in Management from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Kwan has done extensive research and consulting work in management information systems, particularly in the area of database management systems. He served as Webmaster for IISTPS from 1994 to 1998, and was responsible for the initial design and implementation of TransWeb.

TECHNICAL

MTI Report 99-01

Principal Investigator: Sandra Belanger
Published: January 1999
Keywords: Information systems; Information transfer, Databases, Surface transportation information, International transportation policy, WWW, Internet
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