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New Library Materials

Items added during: February 2022

New Library Materials Archive

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Collection Close-up: Telling the Story with Data

"Data doesn't speak for itself; it needs a storyteller...When you use your data to provide timely and critical guidance to decision-makers, you change organizational outcomes." ~Nancy Duarte

Most people have heard the terms “Big Data” and “Data Management”, but not everyone has studied programming languages such as Python, R, C++, or Java to create or extract data.  The good news is that you don’t have to!  Anyone can learn how to explore, interpret, and explain data. Facts and numbers can get lost over time, but an engaging story is remembered. 

Check out some of the resources that the library has to help you transform numbers into narratives, get value from data, create dynamic visuals, and make better decisions.

New book pick:

 

 

 

Data visualization:

For managers:

General Interest:

Interested in learning more about how Government and Transportation Organizations use Data?  Sign up for the “Data and Government Transportation Organizations” topic alert (redirects to a GovDelivery sign up)

To check out the ebook editions of the books listed above, MnDOT employees can visit the cloudLibrary app or contact the library for assistance. Click here to see the other ebooks recently added to the collection. Click on the titles listed above to find them in our catalog. You can request a loan using the address below.

While the library space is currently closed to the public, staff are working remotely and make occasional trips to the library on an as-needed basis. Please contact the library at Ask a Librarian.

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Transportation Research Record

image of Transportation Research Record journal

TRB’s journal Transportation Research Record is now published in digital-only format. Full text is available to MnDOT employees. Check out new articles or sign up for an alert at Transportation Research Record.(See Stay Connected, click on Email Alerts).


How to See Listed Resources

To request an item below, please fill out the Ask a Librarian form. Each listing links to a digital copy if available.


ACCESS MANAGEMENT

Access management in the vicinity of interchanges : practitioner's guide
TRB NCHRP 977 v.1

Access management in the vicinity of interchanges : research overview
TRB NCHRP 977 v.2

 

ASPHALT

Relationships between the fatigue properties of asphalt binders and the fatigue performance of asphalt mixtures
TRB NCHRP 982

 

BRIDGES

Load rating of bridges and culverts with missing or incomplete as-built information
TRB NCHRP SYN 571

 

HIGHWAY PLANNING

Book cover image of ListenListen: the story of the people at Taku Wakan Tipi and the reroute of Highway 55, or ; the Minnehaha Free State
HM881 .L57 2006

 

 

LABOR SUPPLY

Expanding the transportation workforce in local agencies: awareness-building activities and development of a training course roadmap for civil technicians
[Available Online]

 

LEADERSHIP

Book cover image of The authenticity codeThe authenticity code: the art and science of success and why you can't fake it to make it
HD57.7 .L35 2021

 

Book cover image of The disruption mindsetThe disruption mindset: why some organizations Transform while others fail
HD57.7 .L498 2019

 

LIGHTING

Lighting practices for isolated rural intersections
TRB NCHRP SYN 575

 

PEDESTRIANS

Guide to pedestrian analysis
TRB NCHRP 992

 

POLITICS

Book cover image of Black feminist politics from Kennedy to TrumpBlack feminist politics from Kennedy to Trump
E185.86 .H363 2019

 

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Meaningful legislative input into project selection
[Available Online]

 

RURAL TRANSIT

2021 Transit Report: A Guide to Greater Minnesota’s Public Transit Systems
[Available Online]

 

STATISTICS

Book cover image of Data storyData story: explain data and inspire action through story
H62 .D793 2019

 

 

Book cover image of State rankingsState rankings: a statistical view of America
HA203 .S72x 2020

 

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Guidelines for quantifying benefits of traffic incident management strategies
TRB NCHRP 981

 

TRAFFIC NOISE

Breaking barriers: alternative approaches to avoiding and reducing highway traffic noise impacts
TRB NCHRP 984

 

TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

Traffic signal control strategies for pedestrians and bicyclists
TRB NCHRP 969

 

TRANSIT

Book cover image of Free public transitFree public transit: and why we don't pay to ride elevators
HE305 .F74 2018

 

 

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE

Transportation revenue and expenditures report
[Available Online]

 

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH

Presentations of the LIST Committee at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board : session 236: Transportation information revolution : the world at your doorstep
HE192.5 .P74 2007

Putting research into practice: improving winter road weather alerts on highway dynamic message signs
[Available Online]

 

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
Transportation Research Board 2021 annual report
TRB 2021

 

WORK ZONES

Work zone speed management study
[Available Online]

 

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New titles added to AASHTO Digital Publications
Available to MnDOT employees via iHUB > Library (MnDOT employee use only)

Guide specifications for bridges subject to tsunami effects, 1st Edition.

Guide specifications for highway construction, 10th Edition, 2022 interim revisions.

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New ebooks in the cloudLibrary platform

The Library's ebook collection requires a MnDOT Library ID to checkout and read books. Contact the library using the Ask a Librarian form to request a MnDOT Library ID or if you have forgotten yours. (MnDOT employees and city/county employees.)

Book cover image of DataStoryData Story: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story (ebook)
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Book cover image of Rituals for virtual meetingsRituals for Virtual Meetings: Creative Ways to Engage People and Strengthen Relationships
ebook

 

 

 

Book cover image of Make virtual meetings matterMake Virtual Meetings Matter: How to Turn Virtual Meetings from Status Updates to Remarkable Conversations
ebook

 

 

 

Book cover image of Suddenly virtualSuddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work
ebook

 

 

 

Book cover image of Lead great virtual meetingsLead Great Virtual Meetings: The Steps You Need to Succeed (ebook)
ebook

 

 

 

Book cover image of The Authenticity codeThe Authenticity Code: The Art and Science of Success and Why You Can't Fake It to Make It (ebook)
ebook

 

 

 

Book cover image of Make meetings matterMake Meetings Matter: How to Turn Meetings from Status Updates to Remarkable Conversations
audiobook

 

 

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How to See Listed Resources

To request a print item above, please fill out the Ask a Librarian form.

How to Subscribe to the New Library Materials

Please fill out the Ask a Librarian form or enter your e-mail on this GovDelivery page.

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