Chemical Literature, Volume 8, Number 4, Winter 1956 Page: 4
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Training of Literature Chemists. M. G. Mellon (Editor),
American Chemical Society (Washington), Advances in
Chemistry Series No. 17, 1956. 44 pages. $2.50.
That qualified literature chemists are in great demand
and short supply is amply attested by this booklet. It
contains the seven papers on the training of literature
chemists that were presented in March, 1955, before the
the ACS Division of Chemical Literature, in Cincinnati.
Abstracts of these papers appeared in the Spring,
1955, issue of Chemical Literature, so no lengthy discussion
of subject matter is warranted here. All seven
papers (including Professor Mellon's highly pertinent
introduction) serve to focus attention on the specific
problems and needs involved and on methods for their
solution - in library schools, through college and university
training, and by on-the-job training. A partial
list of the authors involved - M. G. Mellon, Irene M.
Strieby, Cornelia T. Snell, E. J. Crane, Frances B.
Jenkins, O. C. Dermer, and B. H. Well - stands as
evidence to the quality of the material contained in this
significant addition to the "Advances in Chemistry
Series." Barbara Hildenbrand.
Scientific Serials. Charles Harvey Brown. Association
of College and Reference Libraries (Chicago). Monograph
No. 16. 1956. xiv, 189 pages. $4.25.
The subtitle of this book - "Characteristics and Lists
of Most Cited Publications in Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry, Geology, Physiology, Botany, Zoology, and
Entomology" - is probably the best brief description
that could be devised for this informative new book. It
is much more than a (very useful) compilation of the 100
most-cited serials in each of these eight sciences; it
also contains analyses of trends in the use of serials,
based on comparisons of these lists with earlier ones.
Unfortunately, space does not permit a summation
here of the information contained in this book on chemical
serials. These are the sharpest-edged tools in every
modern chemical library, so most chemical librarians
will be aware in qualitative terms of some of Dr.
Brown's findings, but others will be distinct surprises.
This volume is "must" reading for chemical librarians
and will be of real interest to many users of chemical
libraries. B. H. Weil
A Symposium on Information Systems will be held f
Cleveland on April 15-16, 1957, under the joint sponsor
ship of Western Reserve University's School of Library
Science and a newly-formed Council of DocumentationS
Research. Some 20 or more organizations will describA
the information systems they devised or adapted to meet
their specific problems, and will demonstrate the me3
chanical devices needed. In addition, a combination of'
high-speed transmission methods and rapid-searchingi
techniques will be demonstrated by having the Univer.
sity campus function as an "information center" fori<
these two days; answers to questions asked in CleveY
land will be sought in established information files
throughout this country and abroad.
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The new Council of Documentation Research was"
organized in Cleveland on September 14, 1956, by 31
professional, governmental, industrial, and educational,
organizations. Don D. Andrews, Director, Office of Rel
search and Development, U. S. Patent Office, war
elected president, and Jesse H. Shera, Dean, School oti
Library Science, Western Reserve University, was
chosen executive secretary. All organizations interesteain
participating are invited to contact the executive?
secretary for details .A
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