Chemical Literature, Volume 3, Number 4, Winter 1951 Page: 2
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THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Staff contributors to the UAnnotated Bibliography"
regularly scan the journals assigned to
them. In addition, a number of secondary sources
are consulted, and many items so obtained. No
pretense is made that our coverage is complete;
we simply are doing the best that we can on the
present voluntary basis.
Not that growth is not envisioned, or suggestions
welcomed. We heartily agree, for example,
with proposals by Dr. Martin H. Little that bibliography
references should be coded, and that the
"Annotated Bibliography" should be printed on one
side of the sheet so that individuals may cut out
entries. As regards the first suggestion, if someone
doesn't develop a system soon, we'll tackle
it ourselves. On the second, we can't promise its
accomplishment-even Chemical Abstracts doesn't
render this service- but we'll keep it in mind.
Chemical Literature's masthead bears the subtitle
"News Bulletin of the ACS Division of Chemical
Literature.""News," as we see it, goes beyond
Division activities and encompasses the broader
phases of documentation in general. Features such
as the "Annotated Bibliography" are intended to
serve this purpose.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOTES
By MADELINE BERRY
The Executive Committee of the Division of Chemical
Literature met on Tuesday, September 4, at
11:45 a.m. Those present were J. W. Perry, Mary
Alexander, Julian F. Smith, E. J. Crane, and
Robert S. Casey of the Executive Committee;
B. H. Well of the Bulletin Committee; E. F.
Spitzer of the Nominations Committee; M. P. Doss
of the Program Committee; Hanna Friedenstein,
Barbara Davis, and Madeline Berry of the Membership
Committee; and T. E. R. Singer and Teresa
Labov of the Papers Improvement Committee.
The question of dues was briefly discussed,
with a decision not to raise themfrom the present
level. Possible revision of the Division's by-laws
was then mentioned, with particular attention
devoted to defining the official membership of
the Executive Committee. It was felt that this
group should include the editor of Chemical
Literature, and that chairmen of committees should
be invited to attend meetings of the Executive
Committee. Also, the work of the Nominations
Committee needs to be defined. In general, the
by-laws stand in need of simplification to make
them less restrictive. It was proposed that Drs.
Perry and Smith appoint a committee tb study the
possibility of revising the Division by-laws, and
this suggestion was passed.
The question of preprinting and publication
papers was then discussed. Since preprints cat
be sold outside the membership of the Divisio
it would be difficult to employ advertising
defray preprinting expenses. PreprintiRg in Ch
ical Literature, an alternate proposal, won
probably preclude the possibility of publicat
in regular ACS journals, according to Socie
regulations. After lengthy discussion, it w
proposed that a Committee on Publications shoi
be appointed to:
1. Gather and send on to Dr. Walter Murphy i
papers presented before the Division
2. Cooperate with Dr. Murphy in the publicati
of as many papers as possible.
3. Recommend to the editor of Chemical Litej
ture any unpublished papers that are suit
for publication in Chemical Literature. :
4. Forward other papers to the American DoJ
mentation Institute, which will make mid
prints available. It was presumed not.:
in Chemical Literature may suffice to prc
notice of the availability of these part
as required by the ADI; however, this r
will need further checking.
This decision then gave rise to a discussic t
the possibility of putting Chemical Literat
on a more ambitious basis within the next
years. It was pointed out that the problem (c-'
of Vari-Typing all the material in larger is.
must be dealt with. It is hoped some addition
companies or individuals can help on a part-.:
The cooperative work with Dr. Elton Hockir,
Purdue in the field of foreign language literal
and language teaching, specifically, was brie..
reviewed and deemed consistent with the ai...
the Division of Chemical Literature.
The Nominations Committee then reported .
results of the election of officers (present
elsewhere in this issue). ?
The Treasurer's report showed a membership
702 as of August 23, and stated that the Diviis
comfortably in the black.
The editor of Chemical Literature report.
recent almost total lack of "news" from membe
and asked for notes on future meetings and o;
plans. He reported that this bulletin's finance
'situation is quite good.
The Program Committee reported on the sympoiC
and general papers scheduled for the Spri:
meeting (also detailed elsewhere in this issue_
The program for the Fall meeting is already Go
under way. The general subject for this meet
is searching the literature, and there will^
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