Chemical Literature, Volume 8, Number 2, Summer 1956 Page: 1
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MEETING PLANS FINALIZED
A full week's program, including four symposia, has
been scheduled for the Fall Meeting of the Division in
Atlantic City, September 17-21, according to Secretary
M. Lucille Jackson and Program-Committee Chairman
T. E. R. Singer.
Symposia will deal with 'Literature of Natural and
Synthetic Rubber," under the chairmanship of Hanna
Friedenstein (Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc.); "Preparation of
Promotional Material and Technical Data," organized
by Ethaline Cortelyou (Armour Research Foundation);
"Searching the Chemical Literature," directed by
T. E. R. Singer (New York); and "Fiftieth Anniversary
of Chemical Abstracts," under the chairmanship of its
editor, E. J. Crane. Plans for all these symposia have
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOTES
By HARRIET GEER
The Executive Committee of the Division met at 3:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 1956, at the Statler-Hilton
Hotel in Dallas, Texas, with Chairman M. G. Mellon
presiding. Present were: Madeline Berry, John Fletcher,
Harriet Geer, Erna Gramse, Allen Kent, J. W. Perry,
T. E. R. Singer, and B. H. Weil.
Reports of the Secretary, Treasurer, and the Bulletin,
Membership, Program, and Public Relations Committees
were accepted with minor discussion. It was noted that
the Committee on Aids to Documentation had had only
interim status in 1955. While the treasury balance had
increased only $60 during 1955, to $1064.21, the size of
this latter figure made the small increase a matter of no
While recognizing that there is duplication of work
among the SLA, ADI, and the Division of Chemical
Literature in preparing and publishing annotated bibliographies
on documentation, the Executive Committee felt
that there should be no thought of discontinuing Chemical
Literature because it is a valuable asset in unifying
the activities of the Division. The Program Committee
is now working on the 1958 San Francisco meeting, programs
for 1956 and 1957 meetings being practically completed.
Fred Bassett has been appointed Chairman of
the Public Relations Committee, succeeding Edward
COMMITTEE ON AIDS
TO CHEMICAL DOCUMENTATION
A Committee on Aids to Chemical Documentation was
officially approved by the Executive Committee as a
standing committee of the Division. The following definition
of functions and mode of action were approved.
Allen Kent was appointed chairman of this committee.
1. The Committee shall be a standing committee of
the Division of Chemical Literature of the American
2. The Committee shall consist of a Chairman, appointed
by the Division's Chairman, and such
additional members as are suggested by the Chairman
of the Committee and appointed by the Division's
Chairman. The term of office of the Chairman
and Committee members shall be one year,
subject to reappointment if desired; however, no
member shall serve as Chairman for more than
three consecutive years.
3. The functions of this Committee, subject to periodic
review by the Executive Committee, shall be as
A. The study of the documentation needs of the
members of the American Chemical Society.
B. The investigation and evaluation of new and
improved documentation techniques.
C. The reporting of its findings to the Executive
Committee for the latter's review and official
4. The Committee shall disseminate its findings as
widely as possible through the media of papers
presented before the Division of Chemical Literature
and published or digested in Chemical Literature
and the official journals of the American
TERMS OF SECRETARIES
The Executive Committee passed amendments to the
bylaws, submitted by B. H. Weil, providing for the possibility
of continuity in the offices of Secretary and
Assistant Secretary. These are presented to the membership
elsewhere in this issue.
The Executive Committee discussed in some detail
the issues and results of the survey of members' opinions
conducted late in 1955 and reported in the Spring
issue of Chemical Literature. While noting that a large
minority of members would prefer shorter Divisional programs,
there was no general expression of opinion by
the Committee that these should be put into effect.
However, the Program Committee indicated that the
Spring meetings in 1957 and 1958 might well be 3 or 4
days long instead of 5.
Since many members had indicated that they would be
willing to pay a nominal fee for copies of certain manuscripts,
on request, B. H. Well moved, and it was second
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