Chemical Literature, Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 1967 Page: 1
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Tibor Eric Robert Singer, who died in
New York City in December 1966, leaves the
Division of Chemical Literature without his
services but with a host of memories. Born
in London in 1902, he came to New York very
early in manhood. After studying electrical
engineering at Rensellaer Polytechnic
Institute, he worked at the New York Public
Library. There, during his work. as head of
the Chemistry Reading Room, chemistry and
technical information became his first interests.
Part of his contributions to our
profession was in improving cataloging practices
and reference service. He soon set up
his own information and translating service.
Mr. Singer's "German-English Dictionary
of Metallurgy" was published by McGraw-Hill
Book Company in 1945. Also, he was the editor
of "Information and Communication Practice
in Industry (Reinhold, 1958), which was
also translated into Japanese and is now 'in
revision for a second Japanese edition. During
his last several years he was a partner
of:the firm of Singer, Smith and Company.
When he became a member of the American
Chemical Society in 1950, Mr. Singer joined
the Division of Chemical Literature in which
he served long and ably on the Program Committee,
including a few years as Chairman of
the Committee. He indexed "Literature Resources
for Chemical Process Industries", of
the "Advances in Literature Series", No. 10,
1954; organized many symposia, and performed
various other services for the Division.
As an adjunct professor at Columbia University,
he taught a summer course in technical
literature for several years, and then he
taught a similar course at Brooklyn Polytechnic
Institute in its second semesters. When
he was stricken, he was planning the spring
semester's repetition of this course.
ADVANCES IN LITERATURE SERIES
The national office of the American Chemical
Society has announced that any publication
in the series that is primarily concerned
with literature problems can be purchased
by membe of the Division at a cost of only
1 cent pe ige, usually a saving of at least
50%, if m..n&ership is stated at the time Sfhe
b- k is ordered.
The ACS is offering the same bargain to
other.divisions for publications in the subject
fields of their interest in order to encourage
As with all new efforts, there have been
various unanticipated problems in the production
of the first volume'of Documentation Abstracts.
Because of the perseverance of many
individuals, it seems that the major hurdles
have been overcome, and DA is on its way at
last. The last issue of Volume 1 and _TirSt
issue of Volume 2 are being worked on concurrently.
The financial commitments from American
Documentation Institute, Special Libraries,
and Division of Chemical Literature were sufficient
to support the production and distribution
of Volume 1. Thesezos t ca tcontinue
to underwrite production of the journal
and beginning with Volume 2, DA must be supported
by subscriptions. As announced on page
3 of the June-September 1966 issue of DA, in-,
dividual members of the three sponsoring organizations
will be entitled to subscription
rates of $15 per volume, although the regu!lar
rate will be $25 to all others. These
are higher subscriptions rates than were originally
estimated, but they were arrived At
after very careful calculation of costs based
on production of Volume 1.
Without at least 1000 paid subscriptions
DA cannot be produced as planned. 1 1_ therefore,
urge all DCL members to subscribe on a
personal member basis as soon as possible.
I am sure I express the sentiments for
the Division when I extend our thanks to the
selfless individuals who have given so much
of their time and energy to the birthing of
this new journal.
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR DOCUMENTATION
Many DCL members are planning to attend
the Internation Federation for Documentation
in Tokyo, September 12-23, 1967. The preferred
language of presentation is English with
35-45 lectures and papers planned for Symposia
and many interesting visits and tours of
both professional and cultural interest,
Also, DCL members are urged to consider
a trial subscription to the FID News Bulletin
which annually publishes 500 itefas of worldwide
interest to librarians and -to documentalists.
It is primarily a news letter and
can be ordered for $4.50 per year from
International Federation for Documentation
The Hague, Netherlands
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