Chemical Literature, Volume 22, Number 2, Autumn 1970 Page: 1
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1970 DIVISION OFFICERS IN THIS ISSUE
F. K. Broome, Chairman
Robert Maizell, Chairman-elect
Margaret Hicks, Secretary
Stuart Kaback, Assistant Secretary
Carlos Bowman, Councilor
Eugene Garfield, Alternate Councilor
Patricia McDonnell, Treasurer
Excerpts from the
MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
MAY 24, 1970, TORONTO
Pat McDonnell's Treasurer's report showed a
balance of $5938.13 (not reflecting costs of about
$360 for the Spring Chemical Literature mailing).
Pat has put $3014.41 in savings certificates at
Stu Kaback reported an apparent sharp drop in
Membership and Affiliates. Paid members at the end
of 1969 totaled 892; total paid as of April 30,
1970 was 783. In addition, the rolls showed 76 who
hadn't paid, for a total of 859. The list of Affiliates
showed 81 Affiliates and Library Subscriptions,
with over 100 more not paid for 1970.
The Divisional Officers Conference recommends
a sliding scale of Divisional Councilors, depending
on Division membership. A Division the size of
Chemical Literature would have 3 Councilors, an increase
ACS is considering a change in meeting structure,
with a major Fall meeting supplemented by Regional
and Divisional Meetings, Gordon-type meetings,
etc. The lack of representation of DCL in
regional meetings (except for the MARM) was noted.
A move to appoint representatives to these meetings
was defeated. Instead, it was decided to explore
the possibility of approaching the more likely
regionals. Responsibility for this was assigned
to Kaback, Tauber, and Maizell. ACS would be contacted
for a list of the regionals and their representatives;
Kaback would develop a regional
breakdown of our members and affiliates, to identify
the best places to approach.
The problem of reaching membership in a hurry
was discussed. Chemical and Engineering News would
be an ideal medium, but it's generally not available
for this type of contact. Broome was to write
to C&EN (copy to Wall) urging that C&EN make itself
available for this type of member service.
The committee restated previous Long Range
Planning Committee recommendations to have General
Papers presented in a central time spot during
ACS Announces New Publication - ----------- 2
Bylaws ---- ---- 3 Membership List ----17
DCL Membership Declines - ------------- 5
Chicago Meeting Program --------------- 6
Provisional Programs -- 8
Abstracts of Papers ------------------ 9
Affiliate Membership List --------------37
meetings, rather than at either end. It was voted
not to contribute payments to speakers at a
planned joint symposium with the Division of Medicinal
Chemistry. (DMC has done this routinely
and asked DCL to chip in--DCL reiterated its position
of the past, namely, not to pay.)
Jim Rush stepped into the breach as pro-tern
editor of Chemical Literature on the resignation
of Lorraine Dupuis. The Spring issue included no
ads, because of the emergency conditions under
which it was prepared--and the question was raised
as to whether the ads were worth the cost of the
added space they consumed. It was decided to
print the Bylaws in a forthcoming issue, preferably
the Fall 1970 issue.
Fred Wheatley reported that the Photocopy
service had gotten no requests for copies of papers,
and 15 requests for copies of the Index to
Papers since September 1969.
The question of a Divisional award for excellence
was discussed. Broome will appoint a committee
to investigate whether the award should be
for best presented paper, best published paper, or
life work; whether sponsorship by a commercial
organization was possible; etc.
The possibility of joint refereeing of meeting
papers and papers submitted to Journal of
Chemical Documentation (JCD) was discussed. A
problem is the difference in time span--there is
usually little time to spend on meeting papers,
and usually there are only abstracts to go on.
The program chairman and JCD editor will try to
work out common ground, and an effort will be made
to see that the program chairman is a member of
the JCD editorial board. (The present program
chairman, Steve Tauber, is a member.)
Carl Conrad reported that in 1970 Information
Science Abstracts (ISA) would be published bimonthly.
There have been delays caused by printer
problems. JCD papers show up very late in ISA,
and it was suggested that ISA get proofs of JCD
papers. There are too many duplicate and overlapping
services competing with ISA; an effort
will be made to avoid wasteful duplication of effort,
in cooperation with some of these services.
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