Chemical Literature, Volume 12, Number 4, Winter 1960 Page: 2
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2 Winter 1960
FROM YOUR EDITOR
The year 1961 may mark a milestone in the
development of the Division of Chemical Literature. It
will mark the debut of the JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL
DOCUMENTATION. That Herman Skolnik of The Hercules
Powder Company is the editor is probably now well
known to the membership.
The new journal is both a challenge and an
opportunity. It is a challenge to us to continue to make
the chemical literature and its contents ever more useful
and informative. This takes us into many of the usual
fields such as nomenclature, structural representation,
writing, indexing, analysis, storage for access, retrieval
of both information and data, dissemination, etc. If we
could stop here we would probably have enough to do.
As members of the research fraternity, however,
we must not stop with this how-to-do-it stage any more
than the research chemist can afford to stop at the howto-make-it
stage. Both of us must look to the "why" of
what we are doing because only by asking "why" can
we reach that understanding which is basic to the
development of chemical principles for the chemist and
of communication principles for us. If we look well to
this aspect, the JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL DOCUMENTATION
can look to a bright future and so also the
In our Summer issue a request was printed from
Benjamin A. Custer, Editor of the Decimal Classification
Office, for responses on preparing expansions of the
classification. Mr. Custer requested that we publish the
following paragraph as further information on this
"The response received to my recent request in
this and other journals as to the extent to which
librarians and workers in chemical literature would support
a proposed detailed bibliographical expansion of
the Dewey Decimal Classification for 540 Chemistry and
660 Chemical technology has indicated the existence of
relatively little interest in such a publication, certainly
not enough to provide it with the necessary financial
support. Therefore, at its meeting on September 30,
1960, the Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee
recommended to the Forest Press, Inc., which
publishes the DC, and to the Library of Congress, which
edits it, that for the present (at least the next five
years) this project be dropped from consideration."
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