Chemical Literature, Volume 16, Number 4, Winter 1964 Page: 4
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-to have the revised edition of the Manual ready
by the end of the year, but to do so would need
the cooperation of the officers and committee
chairmen. He urged that all who had not submitted
the necessary material to him do so as
soon as possible.
Mr. Weil also announced, for Mr. George
Lewenz, that the Titles of Papers Committee
hopes to have their publication ready by the
first of next year.
The Nominating Committee reported 779 ballots
had been sent out. Results were:
Chairman-Elect: Dr. Howard T. Bonnett
Treasurer: Miss Barbara Montague
Dr. Conrad announced that since, as reported
by the Committee on Chemical Documentation,
there was no record of exactly -what the Special
Committee on Publication of Guides or Handbooks
was appointed to do, that this Committee
Mr. Weil, the Division's representative on the
AAAS Section on Information and Communication,
had nothing to report on the activities of
this group, since their next meeting is not until
Dr. Conrad reported that he had brought up the
question of ACS headquarters collecting Divisional
dues at the last Divisional Officers
Group meeting, but had not had too much response.
He will continue to press this issue
with the ACS. He did mention, however, that
he understood some Sections are also interested
in central collection of dues by the ACS.
Dr. Skolnik, editor of the Journal of Chemical
Documentation, announced that starting January
1, 1965, the immediate Past-Chairman, the
Chairman, and the Chairman-Elect of this Division
will be asked to serve as members of
the Journal's Board of Editors. Each will
regularly serve a three year term, although
adjustment will have to be made the first year
so that only one of these three will be appointed
At the business meeting in Philadelphia in April,
the inquiry had been raised as to whether there
would be any interest in setting up a centralized
source of information for chemical marketing
activities, possibly as a joint function of this
Division and that of Chemical Marketing and
Economics. Mr. Erick Hoegberg was asked to
find out what would be involved in setting up
such a center. As a first step, Mr. Hoegberg
reported that he had written to the Chairman of
the Division of Chemical Marketing and Economics
and had been told that Division would
bring it up before their Executive Committee
meeting in Chicago. Future activity would
depend on their reaction. Mr. Hoegberg, did,
however, ask those present for their comments.
The consensus seemed to be that (1) we could
help to set up such a center, by serving as consultants
on the documentation aspects, but that
we could not help in the subject area and (2)
the decision as to whether or not there is a need
for such a center should be strictly that of the
Division of Chemical Marketing and Economics.
The Secretary had received a request from the
Susquehanna Valley Section that the Executive
Committee consider a proposal of the Section
that, in view of the increased costs of Chemical
Abstracts, the ACS apply for a grant from the
National Science Foundation to cover a large
share of the publishing costs for Chemical Abstracts.
An alternative proposal from the
Section was that the price schedule of Chemical
Abstracts be kept as it is, but the ACS applyfor
a grant from the National Science Foundation to
help schools purchase Chemical Abstracts. The
Executive Committee voted to oppose these
suggestions, since it felt that this is not the
type of activity which the National Science
Foundation supports. The Chairman will notify
the Susquehanna Section of this opposition.
A request from Battelle Memorial Institute for
use of the Division's mailing list in connection
with a survey being conducted by the National
Science Foundation was approved, with the provision
that it be used only for this purpose.
Mr. Singer demonstrated some equipment he
designed, which can be used to signal speakers
at Divisional meetings concerning the speed and
volume of their delivery, as well as timing of
the speech. This equipment is to be the permanent
property of the Division. It was voted
to reimburse Mr. Singer and Mr. Conrad for
the approximately $120 spent in assembling this
Votes of thanks were extended to Dr. Carleton
C. Conrad, Chairman; Miss Virginia Valeri,
Bulletin Editor, and Miss Barbara M. Davis,
Secretary, for their efforts throughout the year.
Barbara M. Davis
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