Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 28, Number 1, Spring 1976 Page: 4
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Treasurer, J.D. Hale (not present)
The Treasurer reported a balance of $8818.35. Application
of Division funds to member services was discussed.
C.M. Bowman suggested the income and expenditures
for the last 8-10 years be summarized and a
study be made to recommend constructive use of these
The Treasurer's books were audited by P.M.
McDonnell and found in good order, 8/19/75.
Councilors, C.M. Bowman and C.C. Conrad
The Council agenda was reviewed briefly. Highlights
include: a proposal to amend Society Bylaws to eliminate
all directors-at-large and make them all regionally
elected directors; proposal to elect local section and
divisional councilors by mail ballot, two candidates
per office; annual reports must be submitted by March
15 (instead of February 1) to qualify for Society allotment.
C.M. Bowman also reported on Council's Divisional
Activities Committee: The Division of Computers
in Chemistry (COMP) has submitted its Bylaws
for approval. Section 2C deals with objectives which
overlap those of our Division. The Committee suggests
Divisins involved should resolve conflict. B.
Montague, M. Reslock, B. Vasta, C. Conrad agreed to
attend meetings with COMP and Division of Chemical
Education representatives on August 25 to explore
the need to coordinate their technical sessions and
workshops with those of our Division.
3. Committee Chairman Reports
Membership, E.J. Tillmanns (not present)
Seven of the 9 new affiliates and 41 of the 68 new
members joined by applying to the Division.
Nominating, M.L. Huber, Chairman
Chairman-elect ....................Peter F. Sorter
Secretary ....................... Mary H. Reslock
Assistant Secretary .......... Emma June Tillmanns
Councilor .................. Barbara A. Montague
Alternate Councilor ............. Robert E. Maizell
Membership voting participation: 361 ( 30%)
Program, C.H. O'Donohue
The Division of Computers in Chemistry has asked
us to be co-sponsors of a symposium at the San
Francisco, 1976, meeting. Co-sponsorship involves a
60:40 disbursement of income; joint sponsorship
50:50; we prefer the latter. A similar symposium was
held in Los Angeles in 1974; would it be better to
have another in New Orelans in 1977? The program
committee will resolve.
Ben Weil will chair a copyright symposium at the New
York meeting in 1976.
H. Skolnik will discuss with A. Winstead the prob
lem of vendors scheduling workshops during technical
meeting session times.
Long-Range Planning, A. Diesing
Joint meetings with other societies, e.g., ASIS, SLA,
are in general approval (5:1), favored in addition to
national ACS meetings (5:1). Tentative plans may be
for one in 1977.
Public and Professional Relations, B. Schlessinger (not
To date, 10 people have enrolled for the J. Rush
workshop; no statistics are available for the B.
Schlessinger workshop. C.M. Bowman questions the
practicality of holding workshops for 9-10 people. Perhaps
less elementary programs would draw more
Procedures Manual, D. Krentz
Recently revised Bylaws and procedures reviewed by incumbent
officers are being incorporated in a new
manual. H. Skolnik moved, C. Bowman seconded,
that all reference to photocopy service be deleted.
Technological Forecasting, R.E. Maizell
Martha Williams is working on a compilation of information
retrieval programs for the National Science
Foundation. This is scheduled for completion in 1975;
we should evaluate it before preceding with a similar
project for the Division. A NSF long-range technological
forecasting report is also scheduled for completion
in 1975. This is part of an on-going effort by
Forecasting International, Arlington, VA., who is interested
in working with the Division in this area.
The Long-Range Planning Committee may wish to
explore coordination with this allied work. R. Maizell
also mentioned the work of the Capitol Systems
Group, Rockville, Md., a company engaged in innovations
in dissemination of scientific information.
Information Science Abstracts, P.F. Sorter and
F.R. Benson (not present)
Mechanization of subscription control and/or production
is being studied. Subscription fees may be raised
4. Other Reports
ASIS Liason, R. Lerner (not present)
A questionnaire on planning requirements of the scientific
and technical community was distributed to all
Division Committee members, who were asked to submit
comments at a later meeting.
SLA Liason, A. Sommerville (for M. Wickline)
Coordination of future programs of the SLA Chemistry
Division and the ACS Division of Chemical Information
is a continuing need.
Journal of Chemical Information & Computer
Science, H. Skolnik
This has been a record year for publishing meetings'
papers in issue following presentation. Four new
editors include P. Sorter, C. O'Donohue, D. Smith,
B.R. Kowalski, T. Isenhower.
Chemical Information Bulletin, G. Revesz
Problems with membership mailing lists continue.
Editor will depend completely on the Membership
The Executive Committee unanimously complimented
G. Revesz on an excellent Fall issue.
5. Other Business
H. Skolnik will submit (by Dec. 15, 1975) a two-page
document summarizing major scientific/sociological
problems now being attacked in our Division's area of
chemistry and predictions of the probable developments
during the coming 50-100 years for inclusion in the
Bicentennial Time Capsule.
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