Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 35, Number 2, Summer 1983 Page: 1
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REPORT OF THE CHAIRMAN
When you read this column, my term as CINF Chairman will have passed its midpoint. Time has a
way of rushing by! It makes me realize how short one year is in terms of accomplishing the goals I set
for myself as Chairman.
The Seattle meeting went well. Our attendence broke no records, but was very respectable considering
the geographic location and travel restrictions most of us have been experiencing. There were
interesting papers on the cost of providing information and C&EN published an article covering Dr.
E.B. Jackson's contribution. Other symposia covered state-of-the-at in automatic indexing and
copyright regarding computer readable data. I must admit Seattle now ranks high on my list of meeting
locations. Our winery tour and buffet were enjoyed by all and Iota Sigma Pi is looking forward to
mixing with us again.
Speaking of programs, the Washington, D.C. meeting promises to have some interesting topics.
Also CINF is presenting the Herman Skolnik Award to Dr. Russell J. Rowlett, retired CAS Editor.
Merck Index will sponsor a vendor seminar on Thursday to discuss their new edition. CINF will
cosponsor, with the Division of Chemical Health and Safety, a wine and cheese reception at the
Library of Congress on Tuesday, August 30. Our Tuesday luncheon will have a presentation on
copyright by Jon Baumgarten. I urge you to buy your tickets early for the luncheon and reception.
Arleen Somerville met with her Education Committee at the New Orleans SLA Meeting to discuss
how to tackle their assignment. Their first task will be to assist university professors in teaching
chemical information. As you know, I'm anxious to see CINF become more involved in educating
chemists in the use of information services.
The ACS is involved in some exciting new ventures in the information arena. As you may have seen
in the Commerce Business Daily, April 25, 1983 on page 17, Chemical Abstracts Service is proposing
to develop an information retrieval system for the Patent Office. The ACS Books and Journals Division
has made the full text of 18 ACS journals since 1980 available as a public file at BRS. This experience
will allow the ACS to further evaluate the usefulness of full text files. CAS Online is being expanded
to include abstracts and eventually to accommodate bibliographic searching. Interested
CINF members should attend the Monday open meetings in Washington, D.C. of the Society Committee
on CAS and the Society Committee on Publications to learn the latest news on these and other
items. Your comments as information professionals can be valuable to the ACS in developing new
products and technologies.
Please contact me or others on the Executive Committee with your ideas, criticisms, and helpful
hints. We are here to serve you.
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Barbara Prewitt, Chairman
FINAL PROGRAM-ALL SESSIONS
ACS DIVISION OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION
ACS National Meeting-Washington, D.C.
August 29-September 1, 1983
DATE A.M. P.M.
A. International and Transborder Flow of
Monday, Molecular Substructure Searching: Chemical Information (Papers 6-11)
August 29, 1983 New Applications (Papers 1-5)
B. General Papers Poster Session (Papers 12-14)
Tuesday, Value-Added in Information Processing Herman Skolnik Award Symposium: Indexing
August 30, 1983 (Papers 15-19) Chemical Information (Papers 20-23)
Wednesday, Numerical Data Dissemination (Papers 24-28) Numerical Data Quality (Papers 29-33)
August 31, 1983
~Thursday, A. European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) (Papers 34-39, 45-48)
September 1, 1983 B. The Merck Index Seminar (Papers 40-44)
Other symposia of related interest:
Monday, a.m., What Every Chemist Should Know About Patents (Division of Chemistry and the Law)
Monday, p.m., Business and Technical Information (Division of Chemical Marketing and Economics)
Thursday, a.m., Heuristic Uses of Computers in Chemistry (Division of Computers in Chemistry)
Thursday, a.m., a paper on Searching Fibers/Textiles Literature, Sources and Methodology
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