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Fall 972 CHEMICAL LITERATURE
issues. Dr. Stephen Tauber agreed to refer this matter to
the Professional Relations Committee.
Long Range Planning - Davis
A written report was submitted. Judy Davis presented
a number of comments set forth by the Long Range
Planning Committee. These included:
1. The meeting arrangements in Washington were
2. DCL meetings should be directed at management
level people, as well as those doing original work.
3. Concern was expressed over low attendance at
regional meetings. However, MARM was noted as an exception
to this. It should be publicized that papers can be
presented at a regional meeting and subsequently at a national
4. Local meetings should receive more attention.
The Division should consider supplying a tour speaker for
local meetings. A recommendation was made that the
Chairman of DCL accept this task.
5. Conference type meetings and joint meetings
with other societies should be encouraged.
6. Further consideration should be given to "what
the Division does for its members." It was recommended
that the Division should provide copies of all papers through
the Secretary's office for a period of one year after presentation
and/or until publication.
7. The Division should maintain a list of retirees
who could serve as consultants in the field of chemical documentation.
This list could then be provided to any organization
which requested it.
Considerable discussion followed the above comments.
With respect to item 2, elaboration was called for.
Judy Davis noted that the Committee had in mind her papers
dealing with ideas or projects - not specific procedures.
For example, why something was done - the philosophy behind
it and/or the justification used to get support. With
respect to item 5, it was noted that next spring a special
DCL meeting is to be held in Columbus in lieu of the national
ACS meeting in Dallas, and that the results of that
meeting should be reviewed prior to planning other separate
meetings. The original plan was to have a conference
meeting every other year alternating with Gordon Conference
meetings. Consideration is being given to cooperation with
other societies by 1975. With respect to item 6, it was
noted that reprints could be sent to the Photocopy Committee
and could be announced in Chemical Literature. Dr.
Carlos Bowman moved that DCL not solicit any reprints for
a central repository and index, and that the Photocopy Committee
be discharged. During the discussion, Dr. Stuart
Kaback noted that the Photocopy Committee also maintains
back issues. Dr. James Rush noted that this action could
be handled by the News Letter Editor. The motion was
officially called and it carried. Considerable discussion
also revolved around item 7. The question of "commercialism"
was raised. The Chairman finally referred this item
back to the Long Range Planning Committee for further
study. Herman Skolnik raised the question of unemployment.
There was discussion as to what DCL could do in
this area. Although the timing of Chemical Literature
limits its usefulness, announcements will be made in future
A written report was circulated. As of January 24,
1972, DCL had 868 members and 132 affiliates. It was
agreed that the Division should continue to make announcements
before all sessions concerning membership. It was
felt that this activity has led to increases in membership.
The Chairman suggested that reciprocal publicity be considered
by DCL, SLA and ASIS. It was also suggested that
the recently prepared application forms be reprinted. The
Chairman referred this back to Committee with authorization
to reprint if needed.
Dr. Bernard Schlessinger was not present at the
meeting but had submitted some comments to the Chairman.
In particular there was a request for more prompt submission
of abstracts by the Program Committee Chairman.
Dr. Stephen Tauber noted that there should be greater cooperation
between the Program Committee and the Professional
Dr. Tauber requested that a complete list of all
committee members be sent to the Secretary prior to the
next national meeting.
Continuing Education - Audio Visual
No report was submitted. Dr. Robert Maizell took
this opportunity to suggest that Committee Chairmen should
attend at least one national meeting per year. He also
noted that Dr. 0. Bertrand Ramsey at Eastern Michigan
University has developed an audio visual course on how to
use Chemical Abstracts. This will be made available
through the ACS Education Office.
No report was submitted. Dr. Stuart Kaback noted
that the nomination forms had arrived late. Dr. Stephen
Tauber stated that a nominations announcement would be
made at the business meeting.
Dr. A. E. Petrarca discussed plans for future
1972 fall meeting - New York City - 3 symposia
Chemical Information Environments of Several
Nations - Dr. Stephen Tauber
Cooperative Efforts in Information Distribution -
Dr. Bernard Schlessinger
Structure Property Correlations - Dr. P. Craig
The topic of the open forum will be "Author vs.
Editor vs. Reviewer"
1973 spring meeting - Columbus, Ohio
Instead of having a session at the national ACS meeting
in Dallas, DCL has decided to have a special conference
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