Chemical Literature, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 1950 Page: 1
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News Bulletin of the ACS Division of Chemical Literature
FALL MEETING TO FEATURE
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION, CHEMICAL
Aspects of "chemical communication" will
be discussed in a group of papers at the Chicago
meeting in September, according to
Robert S. Casey, secretary of the Division,
who is in charge of this symposium. M.G.
Mellon, in a paper entitled "4A Course on
Chemical Writing,"will cover his more than
two decades of experience in teaching chemical
literature, classes. James M. Crowe is
scheduled to present a paper on recent advances
in the graphic arts, and Paul G.Lauffer,
chairman of the Committee on Odor
Description of the Society of Cosmetic
Chemists, will discuss terminology for odor
description and the necessity for including
such description with other properties of
new chemical compounds.
S.A. Durban of the Great Lakes Carbon
Company will make a novel presentation
demonstrating the electric wire or tape recorder
and proposing a method for the presentation
of oral reports. The policies,
procedures, and ethical aspects of the
"quality control" of technical and scientific
reports and papers will be dealt with
in a paper by B.H. Weil. Other presentations
will cover the latest trends in graphical
presentation and visual aids, person-toperson
communication, and the criteria of
good text for papers, books, reports, etc.
Julian F. Smith reports that a joint symposium
on the history of chemical literature
will be presented by the Division of the
History of Chemistry and the Division of
Chemical Literature. The program, which is
currently being arranged under the general
chairmanship of H.M. Leisester, will include
a statistical analysis of certain aspects
of the chemical literature, to be presented
by Fletcher S. Boig of Northwestern University.
Other symposia may also be presented in
Chicago, in addition to general papers.
REPRI NTING HARD-TO-wGET PERIOD I CALS
Out-of-print material can be reprinted as
a business proposition only if sufficient
demand exists. Needs for hard-to-get publications
should be communicated to Dr.
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B. H. WEIL, Editor
Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station
J. W. PERRY, Associate Editor
M. P. Doss
A. B. Johnson
Julian F. Smith
GREETINGS AND A LITTLE MORE
E.J. Crane, Chairman
Your Division Chairman for 1950 has been
impressed with a number of things duringhis
brief tenure of office. Enthusiasm and willingness
to work are evident at every turn.
Growth is so rapid that this baby ACS Division
seems like a lusty youth already. It
is a privilege to succeed Norman C. Hill,
whose enthusiasm and hard work, with the
help of such other interested and industrious
individuals as Robert S. Casey and J.W.
Perry, have done so much to create this new
Division of ours. My greetings to its members
are accompanied by an expression of
hope that we can help to make the Division
of Chemical Literature increasingly useful
as it grows.
Interest in chemical literature is very
high, having been stimulated by the recent
war. Research is more and more a matter of
teamwork, and this teamwork involves not
only present co-workers, but also earlier
investigators. In the past, there seems
never to have been quite the present truly
full realization of the wisdom of learning
and utilizing known information in the
effort to create new information. Activity
in the effort to create and to develop new
means of communicating and searching has
never been nearly so high as now.
There is also a new appreciation of the
individual who works in science at a desk
instead of in the laboratory. This worker is
growing in stature among chemists -- the
creation of our strongly active Division is
an indication of that. We can help this
Division to grow, and ourselves to grow
within it, in no better way than through
adding to the increasing recognition of the
dignity and usefulness of our tasks by seeing
that all these tasks are well done.
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