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Allen Kent reports that, on a recent visit to the Mack Printing Company,
witnessed the production of Acraplates, used for preserving type impressions fo
indefinite periods of time without tying up type metal (and, of course, capital)
The Vinylite VYNS-base plastic employed combines high tensile strength and brit
tleness with an uncanny "memory" which permits restoration of minor damages b
localized application of heat. Acraplates may be stored in any position; their
production cost is recovered in 7-8 years by savings in storage costs for the actu
type. ... On the subject of symbols for translating physico-chemical concept
into type, Kent feels strongly that authors have a moral responsibility to consid
substitution of available symbols before having printers design and prepare ne
matrices; for vector quantities, for example, he suggests the use of bold-fa
type instead of symbols superimposed by a small arrow.
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CHEMICAL
The Geneva Nomenclature in Ciphers
and Its Extension to Ring Compounds.
W. Gruber. Angew. Chem. 61, 429-31
(1949). 'This article is an abstract
of a booklet obtainable from Verlag
Chemie GmbH. The author reviews
the previous efforts to devise a
classification system for organic
compounds. Several examples of the
proposed system are given," along
with its advantages. Sci-Tech News
4, No. 2, 8.
Presentation of Data
Semantics and Syntax in Technical
Reports. Herbert B. Michaelson.
Chem. Eng. News 28, 2416-18 (1950).
The basic problem of intelligibility
in technical writing is considered.
Author shows how semantics and syntax
are related to intelligibility
of reports and offers some suggestions
for making reports understandable.
A. B. Johnson.
Good Writing Makes Tough Reading
Easy. Norman G. Shidle. S.A.E.
Journal 58, No. 5, 13 (1950).
Editorial commenting on need for
simplicity and clarity in engineering
writing. B.H. Weil.
An Ethical Code for Scientists.
Ward Pigman and EmmettB. Carmichael.
Science ill, 643-47 (1950). Discussion
of ethics of paper writing
and authorship. B.H. Weit.
A code of Ethics for Scientists.
Walter J. Murphy. Chem. Eng. News
28, 2251 (1950). Comments on a
recent article by Pigman and Carmichael.
It is agreed that a formal
code of professional tradition and
ethics (as regards papers, etc.)
should be prepared. B.H. Weil.
What Goes Into Good Science Writing
for the Public? Steven M. Spencer.
Chem. Eng. News 8, 1808-10 (1950).
Discusses factors to be considered
in science writing for public consumption.
Conference on Primary Publication.
Vernon D. Tate. An. Documentation
1, 122-24 (1950). Discussion of the
conference and the problems it
considered-problems facing scientific
journals and a general discussion
on scientific publication.
An Examination of Scientific Periodicals.
W.H. Cady. Standardization
1950, No. 1, 11, 12. "An investigation
of 25 scientific journals
was made to determine whether
publishers were systematically
following American Standard Z39.
1-1943 which prescribes a uniform
location for all important reference
data.... The data indicates that
publishers are aware of systematic
arrangement of the reference data."
Sci-Tech News 4, No. 2, 8.
Reproduction of Data
An Appraisal of Microfilm. Vernon
D. Tate. Am. Documentation 1, 91-99
(1950). After a detailed discussion
of microfilms and their functions,
the author asks why this medium is
not more used. B.H. Weil.
A National Plan for Extensive Microfilm
Operations. Lester K. Born.
An. Documentation 1, 66-75 (1950).
Union List of Microfilms. Rudo
Hirsch. An. Documentation 1, 88
(1950). A cumulated, enlarged,
revised edition will be publish
late in 1950. An analysis of i
contents shows that 13% of the it
relate to science and technolo
Microcards, a New Form of Publi
tion. Fremont Rider. Ind. En
Chem. 42, 1462, 1463 (1950). A
vantages of microcards are said.
include the combination into 0
unit of complete text and a cata
entry and maximum convenience
handling, mailing, and filing
cause of their library-card dim
sions. "Printed on paper stock,
are more durable and less expens
than microfilm." B.H. Weil.
Warehouse of Microcards? Free
Rider. Library J. 75, 823-26, 927
(1950). Discussion of the desirabil
and cost of having materials
cessible in book form, stored, ve
micro-reduction. F.B. Jenkins.
Microcards and Microfilm for
Central Reference File. J. W. Kuipe
Ind. Eng. Chem. 42, 1463-67 (195
Description of asystem which empl
microfilm strips for the master f
record and microcards printed the
from for active use or wide dist
bution. Details of equipment
procedure are included. B.H. We
Problems in the Use of Microfil
Microprint, and Microcards in
search Libraries. Maurice F. Tau
Ind. Eng. Chem. 42, 1467, 1468 (195 E
General discussion of media, f
tions, and aspects of use. B.H. W n
Fair Copying Declaration. Anon.
Documentation 1, 112-15 (195 t
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