Chemical Literature, Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 1951 Page: 8
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News 28, 4002 (1950). Tungsten retained
as official name of element 74.
Nomenclature of other elements discussed.
M. H. Graham.
Tower of Babel. J. Electrochem. Soc.
97, 213c (1950). 'Science. . .needs
a common language easily understood,
otherwise we risk failure in our purpose.
. . . Like a goldfish bowl, the
language of science needs a periodic
clean-up to allow clearer focusing on
what is inside." Ind. Research Newsletter
1, No. 2 (1951).
Petroleo Chemistry. Abe Raich. Chem.
Eng. News 29, 8 (1951). Letter proposing
a solution to the confusion due
to use of "petro-" both in the science
of rocks and the science of petroleum.
M. H. Graham.
Drug Groups Debate International Nomenclature.
Anon. Chem. Eng. News
29, 54, 55 (1951). Discuss the
obstacles to a compilation of an international
pharmacopeia. M. H. Graham.
PRESENTATION OF DATA
Writing for the Chemical Industry.
Howard P. Marple. Chem. Eng. News 28,
4066-68 (1950). Points out that
chemical literature has the purpose
of transferring ideas. This must be
accomplished without distortion. The
need for and availability of good
technical writers is considered. A. B.
Engineering Reports. Lisle A. Rose,
Burney B. Bennett, and Elmer F.
Heater. Harper & Brothers (New York),
(1950). 341 pages. 'Stresses point
that effective reports are products
of sound craftmanship and contributions
to practical action. Discusses
sources of material and material evaluation,
conveyance of thought through
language and illustration, and forms
of communication." Battelle Library
Rev., No. 10, 56 (1950).
Author and Publisher. G. Parr. Engineering
170, 279, 280 (1950). "Examination
of causes of long delay which
ensues between delivery of manuscript
and appearance of finished book or
article and ways in which the author
can ensure that both delay and its
effects are minimized." Engineering
Bureau of the Census Manual of Tabular
Presentation. Bruce L. Jenkinson. U. S
Government Printing Office (Washington,
D. C.), 1950. 266 pages. Outlines
theory and practice in the presentation
of statistical data in tables for
publication. Includes examples. Battelle
Library Rev., No. 11, 76 (1950).
Improving Program Quality. A. H. Emery.
Chem. Eng. News 28, 4101 (1950).
Methods for the improvement of the
quality of papers presented at national
ACS meetings are discussed. A. B.
Pith, Pap, or Purple Passion? Prelude
to a Press Release. Richard L.
Demmerle. Chem. Eng. 57, No. 12, 203,
204, 206 (1950). Discussion of the
basic requirements for writing a good
press release: "(1) know the company,
its products and problems, (2) know
the publications in the field, and
(3) know the editors and their needs."
B. H. Weil.
The News Hopper Must Be Fed. Richard L.
Demmerle. Chem. Eng. 58, No. 1, 229,
230 (1951). Discussion of the elements
of a good industrial news release.
B. H. Weil.
The Language of Business. Anon. Fortune
42, 113-17, 134, 136, 138, 140 (Nov.,
1950). "Discusses written and spoken
communications of businessmen, illustrating
the tendency toward the use
of a jargon or 'businesese.' Describes
programs which many corporations have
established in an effort to improve
business language. Discusses the plain
talk' movement pioneered by Flesch;
and the work of Gunning, the readability
expert." Battelle Library Rev.,
No. 12, 74 (1950).
Financial and Statistical Disclosures
in Annual Reports. Max Lorimore.
American Petroleum Institute Preprint
(New York 20, N.Y.), November 14, 1950.
10 pages. Discussion of the problem
of adequate financial and statistical
reporting for all the groups involved.
M. H. Graham.
REPRODUCTION OF DATA
Microphotography - Lady with a Past and
Future. Frederic Luther. Library J.
76, 151-54 (1951). Microphotography
is the answer to demands for space
economy, record permanency, high speed,
low cost duplication, and rapid selection
of desired records. Frances B.
Handling Microcards in Libraries. Grace
W. Bacon. Coil. and Research Libraries
11, 372, 373 (1950). Microcards are
treated like books, insofar as possible.
Holdings are shown in the public
card catalog, but the microcards themselves
are filed in a separate room.
Details are given. Frances B. Jenkins.
The Microcopy on Flat Film as an Aid
in Docmentation. L. J. Walk and J. C.
Tonnon. Rev. Doc. 17, No. 5, 134-41
(1950). Use of microcards in industry
saves space, reduces bulk, adds to
rapidity of literature searches, solves
inter-library loan problems, and provides
all the useful information not
included in an abstract. Sci-Tech News
4, No. 4, 8 (1950).
Why Be Afraid of Cold Type Competi.
tion? This Equipment Could Go to Work
for You. R. Randolph Karch. Inland
Printer 125, 35-39 (1950). Describes
the various "cold type" methods of
composition (IBM, Varityper, DSJ,
Justowriter). Discusses their advantages
and disadvantages and makes cost
comparisons with hot-metal and film
methods. Battelle Library Rev., No.
11, 72 (1950).
A Mathematical Typewriter. J. R. Green
and G. H. Harris. Research 3, 378-81
(1950). Problem of preparing mathematical
reports in typescript solved by
constructing two typewriters of standard
make as one interconnected unit.
M. H. Graham.
Xerography in Action. Jack Hartnett.
Intern. Blue Printer 23, 16, 34 (Aug.,
1950). Reviews progress of xerography
since its introduction in October,
1948. Describes installation of XeroX
Copier units and mentions research at
Battelle Memorial Institute, Haloid
physics department, U. S. Signal Corps,
and the Air Force. Battelle Library
Rev., No. 10, 53 (1950).
Cost of Low Volume Copying Is Held
Down in Model for Small Office Use.
Anon. Petroleum Processing 6, 81
(1951). 'BW Copyflex" claims to be the
lowest cost copying method devised for
producing one to 100 copies in an
average office. M. H. Graham.
Slides for Sale. J. W. Haefele and
F. H. Snyder. Chem. Fng. News 28, 4423
(1950). Letter suggesting a method of
ordering prints of slides used with
papers presented at national meetings.
M. H. Graham.
CLASSIFYING, INDEXING, CODING
A Method of Coding Chemicals for Correlation
and Classification. Anon. Chemical-Biological
National Research Council (Washington
25, D. C.), 1950. 98 pages. Rules and
directions for use of a 'code devised
primarily to permit the use of punched
cards in the correlation of chemical
structure with biological action".
Science 112, 610 (1950).
Methods for Medical Indexing. Janet
Doe. Med. Lib. Ass. Bull. 39, 23-27
(1951). Review of the general problems
of medical indexing. Author suggests
a combination of publication of an
index with that of an abstract journal.
Frances B. Jenkins.
Cataloging and Classification at the
Army Medical Library. Frank B. Rogers.
Med. Lib. Ass. Bull. 39, 28-33 (1951)
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