Chemical Literature, Volume 16, Number 4, Winter 1964 Page: 1
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XttLCUIIVE tCOMMITTEE NOTES
Chicago, Ill. Fall 1964
Committee members present were: Carleton
C. Conrad, Harriet Geer, Barbara M. Davis,
Nellie M. Payne, Dean F. Gamble, Ben H.
Weil and Herman Skolnik. Committee Chairmen
present were: Virginia Valeri and Helen
F. Ginsberg. The following guests were also
present: Howard T. Bonnett, Barbara
Montague, T. E. R. Singer and Erick I.
Hoegberg. The reports of the Secretary and
Treasurer were approved as presented. The
Budget for 1965, as presented by Dr. Geer,
Dr. Geer, Chairman of the Program Committee,
reported on plans for future meetings.
One symposia, on "Recent Advances in and
Applications of Mechanical Systems for Handling
Chemical Information", is planned for
Detroit, Spring 1965. Two symposia are
planned for Atlantic City in the Fall of 1965,
one on "Patents" and the other on "Recent Advances
in Equipment Development". The latter
is to be held in conjunction with an equipment
exhibit. A third symposia, on "Nomenclature"
is also under consideration.
The Program Committee had been asked to investigate
the possibility of a future session at
the new Chemical Abstracts building. Dr. Geer
said that there were three possible ways of
arranging such a meeting for +he Division:
1) at a third meeting in 1966, i. e. separate
from the two regular national meetings
2) at a meeting to take the place of the regular
spring 1966 national meeting
3) at a session following the Detroit meeting
Dr. Geer asked for an expression of opinion as
to which arrangement was preferred. Eight
present were in favor of a session following the
Detroit meeting; three favored a separate meeting
(either in addition to or in place of the
Spring 1966 meeting).
The Membership Committee reported a total
membership of 996, including 159 affiliate
The report of the Committee on Chemical Documentation
was approved. This Committee has
agreed to undertake two projects:
1) a studyof ways of making thesis material
more readily available to the chemical community,
starting with a study of documentation
theses both on the doctoral and master's level.
2) preparation of a bibliography for the neophyte
It was suggested that the activities of this committee
might be made more effective by preparing
better records of the discussions held at
its open meetings. Dr. Ginsberg, Chairman of
this Committee, will therefore investigate the
possibility of tape-recording these meetings.
Following approval of the report of the Bulletin
Committee, the report of the Special Committee
studying the future of Chemical Literature
was presented. This special committee.
had recommended that the Division continue
to publish this news bulletin, but it had also
recommended that for reasons of maximum
1) frequency of issues be reduced to two or
three times per year (before the ACS National
Meetings whose Divisional programs these
issues would carry)
2) the "Annotated Bibliography on Chemical
Documentation" be eliminated as soon as the
American Documentation Institute begins separate
publication of a documentation abstracts
3) length of Division news items, biographies
of officers, etc., be kept as brief as
possible, although none of these features should
The Secretary reported that results of a mail
ballot sent to the Executive Committee and
committee chairmen had shown ten to be in
favor of continuing publication of Chemical
Literature on this basis and two opposed.
The suggestion was made that, in future,
Chemical Literature should publish changes of
address for its members and affiliates. Ben
Weil offered to provide Vari-typeing for the
Winter issue, since Miss Christel Kappes will
no longer be able to provide this service.
The report of the Translations Committee was
accepted. The Executive Committee commended
the Chairman of this committee, Dr. Kurt
Gingold, for his article "Translations for the
U. S. Scientist" which appeared in Chemical
and Engineering News, August 17, 1964, pp 8896.
Dr. Conrad will notify Dr. Gingold of this
commendation, but will also point out that it
was unfortunate that Chemical and Engineering
News was not able to include the fact that this
article was the product of a Division of Chemical
Literature Committee. A copy of Dr.
Conrad's letter will also be sent to Chemical
and Engineering News.
The Chairman of the Procedures Manual Committee,
Mr. Weil, announced that he would try
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