Chemical Literature, Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 1951 Page: 3
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SPRING MEETING PROGRAM
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will discuss "The Use of the U. S. Patent Office
Classification in Chemical Searches."
Patent Office practices will come in for constructive
criticisms and suggestions in the
afternoon session, at which Earl P. Stevenson
will preside. W. L. Cheesman will describe the
"Dynamics of Patent Practice"; Pike H. Sullivan's
paper on "Chemical Patent Practice" will discuss
the "hypertechnical attitude of the Patent
Office"; and Earl P. Stevenson and Frank N.
Houghton will present "Suggestions for Improvements
in Patent Office Practices in the Handling
of Chemical Patent Applications."
ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES
Wednesday's symposium on "Abstracting and Indexing
Services" will find Eugene W. Scott presiding
over a group of speakers which includes
Lorna Ferris Lederman; M. M. Gill; Sanford V.
Larkey, Helen G. Field, and Williamina A. Himwich;
William C. Shank; Robert P. Ware; H. L.
Alexander and Jean L. Quigley; Mortimer Taub and
Alberto F. Thompson; and Dwight E. Gray. In addition
to descriptions of abstracting services in
the fields of petroleum, medical sciences,
biology, nuclear sciences, and national defense,
papers will deal with "The Abstracting of Government
Reports," "Chemical Subject Headings in
Medical Indexes," "The Squibb Abstract Bulletin,"
and "The 'Abstract Review' -A Trade
Association Abstracting Service."
M. P. Doss, chairman of the Division's Program
Committee, will preside over a session of general
papers which will open the Division's
program on Monday morning. Papers which will be
presented include a "History and Development of
Chemical Periodicals. II. Analytical Chemistry,
A Statistical Analysis," by F. S. Boig and Paul
W. Howerton; "What Management Wants in A Research
Report," by W. L. Douthett; "The Literature
Summary," by B. H. Weil; "Simplifying Bibliographic
Procedures," by L. C. Stork; and
"Teaching Foreign Languages to Research Students,"
by Elton Hocking.
A business session will follow the symposium
on abstracting and indexing services, Wednesday
afternoon. Plans for an interesting Divisional
luncheon and tour of the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology's library are in progress. Members
can look forward to a busy and informative meeting.
THE YEAR AHEAD
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have provided the basis for two books to be
published during the year - one on punched
cards (Reinhold) and the other on literature
searching (ACS Advances in Chemistry Series).
Members of the Division have recently received
a complete bibliography of all papers presented
before our Division.
A recently organized committee is studying
the question of maintaining and improving the
quality of papers presented before our Division.
A study on the use of chemical literature has
been initiated. Other projects are under consideration.
All of this activity requires close cooperation
between a large number of people. A report
on the organization of our Division will be submitted
to the membership in the near future. It
is hoped that this report will stimulate even
more Division members and associates to active
participation in Division activities.
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As noted in the Winter, 1950, issue, the Executive
Committee of the Division of Chemical Literature,
at the Fall ACS Meeting, approved the
carrying of advertisements in CHEMICAL LITERA7URE.
A few appeared in the Winter, 1950, issue,
and several are included in this issue. The
revenue obtained will help to establish this
publication on a firm basis and will enable it,
eventually, to expand its services. Through this
issue, your editor has also served as advertising
manager, a position which will now be assumed
by John C. Lane.
Information on advertising notes and deadlines
will gladly be provided; we certainly would
appreciate your help in obtaining advertisers
who can benefit from access to our specialized
audience. Address all inquires to: Mr. John C.
Lane, CHEMIC4L LIERAIURE, Georgia Tech Engineering
Experiment Station, 225 North Avenue, N.W.,
Chemical literature workers, accustomed to speaking
glibly and accurately of "primary" literature
and "secondary" publications, had their
vocabularies further enriched last fall when
Chairman-Elect Julian F. Smith referred to the
Division's efforts in regard to "tertiary" publications
("literature about chemical literature")
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