Chemical Literature, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 1950 Page: 2
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PUNCHED CARDS ACTIVITIES
During 1950, The ACS Committee on Punched
Cards will be concerned with the following
1. Studying and testingvarious proposals
for coding organic molecular structural
formulas. It is hoped that by application of
the principles of topologyto condensed ring
systems better methods for coding such
structures may be evolved. A comparative
study of available coding methodswillalso
be made along the lines of the report on
pages 266-67 of the January 23, 1950, issue
of Chemical and Engineering News.
2. Developing the index terminology of
Chemical Abstracts into a comprehensive
code to supplement the code for compounds
mentioned under (1) above.
3. Applying new machines--both punched
cards and digital computers--to handle
Anyone interested in working with the
Committee on one or another of these activities
is cordially invited to participate.
They will be supplied with the various
necessary suggestions for studying specific
aspects of the above problems.
Wayne A. Kalenich informs us that the technical
translation index bureau which he
directs is now under the sponsorship of the
entire Special Libraries Association instead
of the Science-Technology Group. Two
services are offered. A "Union Card Index
of Technical Translations" has been established
in suchfields as engineering, materials,
chemistry, medicine, metallurgy, and
petroleum, and a "Directory of Technical
Translators" provides a roster of persons
qualified to translate a foreign language
in a given subject field.
At present, the Index contains cards on
the location of approximately 14,000 translated
articles which are available for loan
or purchase, while the Directory contains
about 250 names of those qualified to translate
quite a number of languages.
There is no charge for users of this service,
although the inquirer must enclose a
self-addressed stamped envelope for the
reply, which will give information as to
where the translation maybe obtained. Where
organizations which list translations do
not wish to reveal their identity, the service
acts as exchange intermediary in the
All scientific and technical organizations
are urged to contribute to the devel
opment of the Index by submitting data on
translations available in their files,
Instructions as to form may be obtained
from Mr. Kalenich.
All inquiries should be addressed to Mr.
Wayne Kalenich, Southwest Research Insti.
tute, P.O.Box 2296, San Antonio, Texas.
Incidentally, a note on page 362 of the
January 30, 1950, issue of Chemical and
Engineering News states that "The North
Carolina. State College, Raleigh, North
Carolina, has a technical and scientific
translation service carried outby graduate
students under faculty direction. Details
of the service are available from L.E.
Hinkle at the college."
Robert S. Casey
Before the standard 1950 dues receipt cards
were received from the ACS printers, we sent
out about 200 of the 1949 dues receipt cards
overstamped "1950 dues." In the body of the
card we corrected in longhand the price of
the ACS collected abstracts but neglected
to correct the statement at the bottom of'
the card: "Send two dollars with card to
receive both sets." Consistent with the
figures written into the upper part of each
half of the card, it will require three
dollars with the whole card to receive both
sets of abstracts.
New members of the Division may be interested
in obtaining retroactive 1949 memberships.
For their dollar they would receive
separates of the abstracts of papers presented
before this Division at San Francisco
andAtlantic City; theDivision' sDirectory,
which also contains the Division's by-laws
and history; and the 1949 divisional dues
receipt card, which would entitle the holder
to a one dollar discount on each volume of
collected abstracts of allpapers presented
at the 1949 national ACS meetings.
Executive Secretary Alden H. Emery reminds
us that ACS membership is a privilege
which carries its share of responsibilities.
If you know of any who have procrastinated
in payingtheir national dues (or Divisional
dues, for that matter), will you urge them
to continue their membership?
REPRINTING HARD-TO-GET PERIODICALS
Continued from Page One
Spencer C. Stanford, Research Librarian,
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long
Island, New York. Dr. Stanford is working
in cooperation with UNESCO to stimulate
reprinting of publ ic a t ions not readily
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