Chemical Literature, Volume 14, Number 4, Winter 1962 Page: 4
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOTES Continued
The Program Committee reported its tentative
plans for future meetings. A one-half day
tutorial symposium is planned for Cincinnati in
January 1963, of the type that was presented at
the first session of the Atlantic City meeting.
The Committee is anxious for comments on this
type of session. The Executive Committee felt
as a whole that the idea behind these sessions is
sound. The Executive Committee voted to let
the Program Committee decide whether or not
such a session should be conducted in1963 within
the framework of the regular Division meeting
or as an "extracurricular" session. The problem
will then be considered again at the Executive
Committee meeting in Los Angeles, Spring1963.
The second symposium planned for Cincinnati
is an updating of the earlier symposium which
was published as Advances in Chemistry Series
10: "Literature resources for chemical process
industries". The Division meeting will be scheduled
for two days only.
Plans for the Los Angeles meeting have been
left to local members of the Program Committee.
It has been suggested that the aerospace, petroleum,
and nuclear industries are three possible
areas around which symposia might be formulated.
It is hoped to have two days of symposia
and one day of general papers. Plans for the
New York meeting in the Fall of 1963 include
symposia on patents (one-half day); information
services in marketing and/or exporting (onehalf
day, joint with Division of Chemical Marketing
and Economics); literature problems in agricultural
and/or food chemistry (joint with Division
of Agricultural and Food Chemistry); systems
design considerations; and possibly the conclusion
of the symposium updating the Advances
in Chemistry Series 10, which will be begun in
The Chairman of the Committee on Chemical
Documentation reported that approximately 110
people attended the open meeting of this committee
which was held in Washington, D. C., in
'March. The general topics discussed at this
meetingincluded: (1) scarcityof chemists choosing
chemical documentation as a career and
means of attracting "recruits" to the field; (2)
areas of cooperation with either other divisions
of the society, e. g. joint meetings, or with outside
groups, e. g. American Documentation
Institute, American Association for the Advance -
ment of Science; (3) possibility of a symposium
on the effect of format of a publication on its
readability. The resignation of Dr. Carleton C.
Conrad as Chairman of the Committee on Chem
ical Documentation was announced. His successor
will be appointed by the incoming Division
Chairman. (Editor's note: Dr. Helen Ginsberg
has been appointed. )
The Chairman of the Members Activities and
Interests Committee asked for clarification of
whichcommittees are still extant and need volunteers.
Divisional insignia labels to be affixed to
the ACS name tags were prepared by this committee
and turned over to the Membership Committee,
whose responsibility it will be to distribute
at future national meetings.
The new Awards and Recognition Committee
was instructed to proceed along the lines it sees
best in finding suitable means for providing recognition
to outstanding workers in the field of
chemical literature. However, it was asked to
present a definite suggestion for a Division-sponsored
award, for consideration at the next Executive
The editor of the Journal of Chemical Documentation
reported that the rejection rate for the
journal is high. It was agreed that two types of
papers will be listed in the journal as available
from Photocopy Service: (1) those which were
on the Division's programs and were submitted
to the journal, regardless of whether or not they
have been accepted; and (2) those which were not
on the Division's programs but which have been
accepted for publication.
The purposes of the newly-formed Section
Liaison Committee were considered. These
appear to be two-fold: (1) providing potential
speakers to local sections on various aspects of
chemical literature and (2) working with local
sections in planning programs on chemical literature,
e. g. possibly aiding in formation of local
chemical literature groups. The committee is
presently trying to relate members of the Division
to their respective local sections, a task in
which ACS headquarters is not able to help.
The new Chairman of the Committee on Instruction
in Chemical Literature was instructed
to keep the Division posted of developments in
this field both on the undergraduate and graduate
It was voted to sell the Bruning photocopy
machine, presently held bythe Photocopy Service
but not used. If the machine cannot be sold, it
maybe disposed of in some other way. A charge
of 20 per page was recommended for items
ordered from the Photocopy Service, 5 of this
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