Chemical Literature, Volume 2, Number 3, Fall 1950 Page: 3
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in which the libraries are classified under 29 subjects of major interest; organization,
personnel, and subject indexes are included. Price to SLA members is $2.50;
to nonmembers, $3.00. Copies may be obtained from Erna L. Gramse, Westvaco Chemical
Division, 405 Lexington Ave., New York 17.
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Industrial and Engineering Chemistry will include its first annual file of I & EC
Fact Cards for chemicals in its September'issue. Printed front and back on card stock
(two 5" x 7" cards to a page), each card will carry standardized and comprehensive
information about a single chemical. . . . Awaiting House approval, late in July,
was a bill authorizing the Department of Commerce to establish "a clearing-house for
the exchange of technological, scientific, and engineering information useful to
business and industry. " The Senate had already passed this measure, according to
Chemical and Engineering News, which did not state what, if any, relationship the
managerial information. "
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Abstract/Translations is a new bulletin being published by Technical Information
Service (732 Woodward Building, 15th and H Streets, N.W., Washington 5, D.C.) to
cover PB reports, primarily those listed in current issues of the Bibliography of
Technical Reports and requested by subscribers to the new publication, whose subscription
price is $20 per year. . The Nation ic s eetial Research Bureau, Inc., of 415
N. Dearborn St., Chicago 11, Illinois, is offering a New Product Development Service
with more than 175 subjects classified under 30 major industrial divisions; introductory
coverage of three of these costs $5 per month. Twice monthly, reports are
rendered on pertinent developments noted in a continuous literature and patent
survey. Chemicals, coatings and adhesives, the food industry, paints, paper and
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The second issue of the new journal, American Documentation, was replete with
items of interest to chemical literature workers. In addition to the articles listed
in this issue's "Annotated Bibliography on Chemical Documentation," the Spring
issue of American Documentation contained notes on microcard publishers, Microcard
Reader Model 3, a booklet on the Photoduplication Service of the Library of
Congress, the reproduction of back files of scientific and technical journals, and
a monocular microfilm viewer. . .. According to Business Week (May 27, 1950, page
46), xerograpny (dry printing by electrostatic charges) is now in commercial use
putting Michigan's 2,250,000 motorcar registrations into book form at a considerable
The University of California has recently been the recipient of a collection of books
that were used in the course of some of the greatest chemical discoveries of the last
100 years. This collection, that of Enil Fisher (1852-1919), was presented by Dr.
Hermann O.L. Fisher, who had increased his father's collection to 1,657 volumes which
include many complete sets of important periodicals. The gift will be used as a working
library in the new building of the research laboratories of the University's
Biochemistry Department and Virus Laboratory, according to Frances Jenkins.
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Thanks are in order to the McBee Company for providing 1,000 5" x 8" Keysort
cards for use by the secretary in keeping the membership file, also for a similar
Fall 1 1950
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