Chemical Literature, Volume 16, Number 2, Summer 1964 Page: 1
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOTES
Dr. Carleton C. Conrad presided at this meeting
of the Executive Committee, attended by
ilarriet Geer, Barbara M. Davis, Nellie M.
Payne, Eugene Garfield, Herman Skolnik, Fred
H. Whaley, Ben H. Weil, and Committee Chairmen
James G. Van Oot, Helen F. Ginsberg, and
George F. Lewenz.
The Treasurer, Dr. Garfield, recommended
that, in view of the excessive clerical detail and
routine involved in the Treasurer's job, the Executive
Committee consider other methods of
handling the processing of dues. The committee
felt that the best approach to the problem would
be to continue to press for collection of divisional
dues by the American Chemical Society
itself, since the parent society is already using
data processing techniques which could be adapted
to include this operation. Later, perhaps,
as a by-product of these data processing techniques,
the Division could be supplied with address
lables for mailing of Chemical Literature
and other items.
1)r. Geer, Chairman of the Program Committee
for 1965, reported on plans for future meetings.
lilans for the Fall 1964 meeting in Chicago include
four symposia: Current Awareness Systerns
for Chemical Literature; The Mechanized
11andling of Information on Drugs (joint with the
)Jvision of Medicinal Chemistry); Evaluation of
information Retrieval Systems; and Report on
Chemical Notations Systems. Tentative plans
for the Spring 1965 meeting in Detroit include a
Workshop on Vocabulary Control in the Preparnation
of a Thesaurus, and symposia on: New
Advances in Computer Methods for Searching
Chemical Structures: and Appraisal of Information
Needs and Services from User's Viewpoint.
Proposed subjects for symposia for the Fall
1965 meeting in Atlantic City include Patents;
Nomenclature; and Information Retrieval TJsage
of Various Mechanical Devices. Dr. Payne,
Assistanlt Secretary, suggested a symposia or a
few papers directed to the "one-man" information
systems and offered to investigate the possilility
of setting up such a program.
Thle report of the Committee on Chemical Docuimentation
on its activities at the Open Meeting
in New York in September 1963 noted that two
potential projects had been offered to the Committee:
(1) Publication of guides and/or handbooks to
provide assistance to division members and
(2) A study of ways of making thesis material
more readily available to the chemical community.
Dr. Fred R. Whaley was previously named to
head a committee to investigate the first suggestion.
The Executive Committee felt that the
publication, Dissertation Abstracts, covered
the needs implied in the second suggestion.
It was voted that a committee be appointed to
study and make recommendations at the Chicago
meeting as to the future of Chemical Literature
as a publication supported by the Division. Dr.
Conrad then appointed Mr. Weil, Miss Virginia
Valeri and Dr. Skolnik to serve as this committee,
with Mr. Weil as Chairman.
Dr. Skolnik indicated that he would like the
Division's Chairman-elect, Chairman, and immediate
past chairman to serve as members of
a Board of Editors for the Journal of Chemical
Dr. Conrad announced that Dr. Kurt Gingold,
Chairman of the Translations Committee, hopes
to have published in C&EN, before the Chicago
meeting, a paper to acquaint chemists with
translated literature now available. This paper
will be reviewed by members of the Executive
Committee prior to submission to C&EN.
Mr. Weil, Chairman of the Procedures Manual
Committee, announced that he hoped to issue a
revised edition of the Manual before the end of
the year. In the event that a decision is made
to cease publication of Chemical Literature,
major revisions will have to be made to 6 the
The resignation of Miss Hanna Friedenstein as
Chairman of the Section Liaison Committee was
read and accepted.
Following a report by Mr. Lewenz, Chairman
of the Titles of Papers Committee, it was voted
that the "Titles of Papers Delivered before the
Division . . ." be brought up to date as of the end
of 1964 and that publication be in early 1965.
Mr. Kyle, Chairman of both the Members Activities
and Interests Committee and the Awards
and Recognition Committee, had recommended
that both these committees be abandoned. It was
voted to drop the former committee, but not the
The Committee agreed on a tentative tenure of
office of three years for our official represent(continued
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