Chemical Literature, Volume 3, Number 4, Winter 1951 Page: 4
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4 - ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ S W i nter,
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOTES
Continued from Page Two
four half-day symposia on specialized subjects:
food chemistry, plastics, textiles; a symposium on
abstracting for different purposes; and one on
the literature in foreign languages. Individual
papers are being considered on the literature of
essential oils, and translation problems.
The Committee on Improvement of Papers reported
that it has gathered much material but that no
formal statement is as yet ready. A communication
from the Society's Committee on National
Meetings and Divisional Affairs concerning this
problem has been received, and our Division has
expressed its desire to cooperate.
The Membership Committee asked for suggestions
as to what can and should be done to increase the
Division's membership. It was decided that the
Committee should submit its own recommendations
to the Executive Committee for final decision. In
the future, it is planned to have this committee
do follow-up work on the membership lists, in an
effort to stop the great turnover in membership.
An extra-large issue of Chemical Literature, with
a lead story on the Spring meeting, was suggested
for promotional purposes. On motion, the meeting
adjourned at 1:15 p.m.
INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
OF DIVISIONAL -MEMBERS
All members of the Division have received a
letter from the 1951 Program Committee Chairman,
M. P. Doss of The Texas Company, enclosing a
bibliography of all papers delivered before
Division during the period 1943-50 and als
questionnaire concerning members' activities
interests in the Division. While the returns
date have been rather good (approximately
based on a membership of 700), those members.
have not replied may expect a second follow.
from Mr. Doss, who hopes to increase the retu
to at least 75%.
The bibliography and questionnaire are currer
being sent to all new members, so that the Prog
and other committees will have full informat!
on membership interests. All data from the qui
tionnaire, as well as additional information sa
as to whether the individual has ever deliver
a paper, has been an officer of the Division
on any committee, is a full member or Divisi
associate member, the main product of his compa
etc., have now been coded on punched cards,
should be of particular value to the Progr
Committee in arranging future programs.
Preliminary results from the questionnaire
Chemical Terminology (English Basis)
Fbreign Languages ..........
Presentation of Data .......
Reproduction of Data ........
Classifying, Indexing, and Coding .
Mechanical Aids in Documentation .
Abstracting and Reviewing Literature
and Patents ............
Searching and Literature ......
Information and Literature Services .
General ........ .......
As You May Have Noticed ..
As reported last spring, the Atomic Energy Commission has recently conducted a tr:
of a flat-bed facsimile transmitter capable of scanning bound-volume material uwr
three inches thick. According to Luther H. Evans, Librarian of Congress, the receive
developed through a contract with the.Radio Corporation of America, delivers a t
simile ready for immediate use at the rate of a page a minute.
Also available commercially are industrial television devices in which the camelconnected
to the receiver by coaxial cable. Both types have been demonstrated t(
capable of transmitting documents, and Dr. Evans states that there is no basic tech,
cal reason why this procedure might not be expanded to include interchange of di
ments between libraries by short-wave transmission from a tower to a distant receipt
Accordingly, the Board of Directors of the'ACS last summer directed that the "Socie
join with other organizations in requesting that one or more television channels
voted to document transmission- be reserved on an experimental basis."
Advances in Chemistry Series No. 4, Searching the Chemical Literature, has alrea
gone into its second printing. Copies are again available from the ACS (for $1)
those who haven't already obtained this invaluable book.
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