Chemical Literature, Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 1950 Page: 3
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NOMINATIONS OF OFFICERS DUE JUNE 15
Nominations For Chairman-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and one Member-at-Large of the
Executive Committee must be mailed so as to reach the Division's Secretary by June 15.
Mail your nominations to Mr. Robert S. Casey, Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical
Literature, W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company, Fort Madison, Iowa.
-This is Your Division. Help Choose Your Off icersPresident
Lowell, desiring to interest an acquaintance in his work, requested his publisher
to send that worthy a copy of his latest and greatest book. By mistake, however,
the publisher sent the man two copies. A short time later, President Lowell encountered
the recipient of the work and inquired if he had received it. "Oh, yes," the other replied,
with a great show of enthusiasm, "The work reached me safely, and I am finding it
wonderful, wonderful! Already I have read the first volume and am half way through the
second! " . . . And Chemical Industries, in its jocular editorial ramblings, "tactfully"
suggests to the Stanford Research Institute that it practice what it preaches in a recent
brochure extolling its literature searching facilities. "It is our considered opinion
that the author of Ecclesiastes (xii: 12) far antedates Franklin P. Adams ('F.P.A.') to
whom the quotation, 'Of making many books there is no end . .,' is credited."
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Bib Iographzc Organzzat ton will be the subject of the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the
Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago, July 24-29, 1950; a detailed program
is available from the dean of that school. Major aspects to be considered are:
(1) historical and philosophical background of functions, methods, and organization of
bibliographical services; (2) current developments in thinking and practice; and (3)
future trends. Subjects for study include the special functions of bibliographic devices,
the adequacy of existing services in various subject fields, the role of classification,
and the development and use of electronic and other machines.
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The Department of Business and Economics of the Stanford Research Institute (Stanford,
California) has announced a Chemical Economics Handbook, at a subscription price of $250
per year... The Zator Company (79 Milk Street, Boston 9, Massachusetts) has described
its Zator Selector in two technical bulletins. . . . The preparation of completely new
editions of Ullman's Encyklopaedze der Technzschen Chemie and Landolt-Boernstein ts
Physikalisch-Chemische Tabe len has been announced by Stechert-Hafner, Inc. (New York).
The latter reference work will be published under the new title: Zahlenwerte und Funktionen
W.J. Wiswesser writes to state that he has some 200 copies of a ten-page description of
his Pictorzally Direct Cthemical Structure Symbols which he will be glad to send to interested
members of the Division of Chemical Literature. This notation system is said to
require about half as many symbols as other coding alternatives. ... John M. Weiss, in
a recent article on engineering licensing, notes that the following criteria are included
under "professional experience" for chemical engineers: "chemical patent law," and
" editing and writing."
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CHEMICAL DOCUMENTATION
Presentation of Data The value and purpose of technical and grammatical correctness, and
papers are presented, with general- other data for the routing of a paper
Suggestions for the Preparation of ized suggestions for their prepara- from its conception through ultimate
Technical Papers." Robert T. Ham- tion. Interspersed are information delivery and publication. A.B. Johnlett.
Proc. I.k.E. 38, 228-33 (1950). on illustrations, value of good logic son.
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