Chemical Literature, Volume 8, Number 4, Winter 1956 Page: 1
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According to T. E. R. Singer, chairman of the Program
Committee, plans are well under way for the Division of
Chemical Literature's next several ACS-NationalMeeting
programs. The Miami meeting, next April, will
hear symposia on marine chemicals (chaired by Dean
Gamble), on new tools for the resurrection of knowledge
(chaired by Allen Kent and J. W. Perry), and on the
literature of naval stores (chaired by Herman Skolnik).
- For New York, next September, symposia are being
planned on equipment for data handling and other phases
of documentation (chaired by Irlene Stephens), on
methods and procedures for technical indexing (chaired
by Julian Smith and J. H. Fletcher), on technical editing
'(chaired by B. H. Weil), and on patents (chairman not
:yet chosen). There will also be an exhibition of documentation
?^;.For San Francisco, in the spring of 1958, tentative
Plans are in progress for another symposium on new
tools for the resurrection of knowledge, and perhaps one
on patents. For New York, that September, there may be
a symposium on documentation-service management and
expenses. At all meetings, general papers will also be
presented. Those interested in presenting papers should
contact the chairmen of symposia or T. E. R. Singer,
52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York 17, New York.
DIVISION BUSINESS NOTES
By LUCILLE J. STRAUSS
The Executive Committee of the Division met twice at
the ACS Meeting in Atlantic City: on Monday, September
17, and on Tuesday, October 18. Present at the first
meeting were Chairman M. G. Mellon; Messrs. Robert S.
Casey, J. H. Fletcher, T. E. R. Singer, Byron Sdule,
Ernest Spitzer, and B. H. Well; and Mesdames Madeline
Berry, Hanna Friedenstein, Erna Gramse, and Lucille J.
Strauss. In addition, Messrs. Fred Bassett and Erick
Hoegberg and Dr. Harriet Geer attended the second
A committee was appointed to count the election
ballots; at the second meeting it was reported that B. H.
Weil had been named chairman-elect; Harriet Geer,
assistant secretary; Virginia Valeri, treasurer; and
Howard S. Nutting, member-at-large of the Executive
Committee. A study of the bylaws having revealed that
balloting should not have included the position of
councilor (councilors are named by the Executive Committee),
the Executive Committee then elected Hanna
Friedenstein as councilor and Herman Skolnik as alternate
Reports were heard from the chairman, secretary, and
treasurer; from the bulletin, membership, and program
committees; and from interim committees on preprint
photocopies, translations, and a Division-officers operations
manual. The Executive Committee approved a motion
to transfer $1,000 of Division funds to a savings
account (the treasurer, Madeline Berry, having recommended
this). The effectiveness of printing ballots in
Chemical Literature was discussed. There is some apparent
reluctance of members to deface their copies;
only 13 members returned ballots concerning the change
in bylaws. These changes having been approved, the
secretary was instructed to submit them to the ACS for
final Council approval.
The handling of requests for copies of Division
papers was discussed. An editorial note on the results
of this discussion appears elsewhere in this issue.
Erna Gramse was given a vote of thanks for her
activities in effectively increasing the membership of
the Division. T. E. R. Singer reported on program plans
for the Miami and New York meetings. Publicity for the
SLA Translations Pool through the Division's Translations
Committee was advocated; Erick Hoegberg has
been appointed chairman of this new committee. Hanna
Friedenstein presented the first draft of a "Procedure
Manual for Officers of the Division of Chemical Literature";
it was agreed that this should be extended to
cover the functionings of standing committees.
It was also agreed that the Division would compile a
list of names of persons able and willing to talk on subjects
concerning chemical literature; a committee will
be appointed to arrange for this. As regards publicity
for Division programs, it was suggested that the ACS
National Office might be contacted to send preprints of
meeting-paper abstracts. to Aslib, ADI, etc.
Mr. Eugene Garfield's question concerning committee
appointments was discussed; an editorial note on this
appears elsewhere in this issue. It was announced that
the list, "Titles of Papers Delivered before the ACS
Division of Chemical Literature" (last revised in, 1953),
is being brought up to date by Irlene Stephens; it will be
published as Section 2 of an issue of Chemical Literature.
The Business Meeting of the Division was held on
Wednesday, September 19, with Chairman M. G. Mellon
presiding. The secretary presented various reports to
the members assembled, including Executive Committee
actions. It was reported that advertising revenue from
Chemical Literature has shown a significant increase
this year, and that total membership of the Division as
of that date was 941. Committee reports were given and
discussed. It was suggested that the Photocopy Service
consider the possibility of providing microcard copies,
also that the committee working on the officers' procedures
manual should consult similar manuals of other
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