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and achievements in documentation." Published by the American DocumentaK
tion Institute, it is available for five dollars per year postpaid; pay,
ments should be made direct to American Documentation, 1719 N Street, N.W.,
Washington 6, D.C....Julian Smith calls attention to Documentation Tech1
nique, an abstract journal in several series published by the Centre de
Documentation, 3 Rue de Messine Paris (8). When copy warrants, this journal.
has six parts: abstracts, critical reviews of current articles, meetings,
translations (made by Centre de Documentation), book notes, and current
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Subject indexes to the Bibliography of Scientific and Industrial Reports
(volumes 1-12) covering reports on CHEMICAL AND ALLIED PRODUCTS are being
prepared by Technical Information Service, 732 Woodward Building Washing.
5, D.C. Specific volumes already prepared include "AgriculturalChemicals"
and "Analytical Chemistry" ($5.00 each); in preparation are volumes on
"Chemical Engineering and Equipment," "Detergents," "Drugs andPharma.ceuticals,"
"Dyes," "Inorganic Chemicals ,""Ordnance Chemicals," Paint
Varnishes, and Lacquers," "Plastics and Plasticizers," "Miscellaneous
Chemicals," and "Patents--Chemicals and Allied Products."
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F.J. Curtis, president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers,
recently stated that "It is high time that (industrial) research budgets
automatically contain provision for support of publication of at least
basic data as a contribution to the community of stockholders' interests,
arguing that society dues and advertising receipts cannot properly "carr
the load." He urges attention to this problem by the Manufacturing Chemists
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Finally--you may have noticed our new format. Look for further changes as
we obtain more Vari-Type faces--when we get an eight point boldface type,
you'll see article titles in the documentation bibliography stand out more
clearly. Associate Editor J.W. Perry has offered to do more than his "bit"
for this publication; he will soon loan the editorial office his personal
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CHEMICAL
"The Presentation of Absorption
Data." W.R. Brode. J. Optical
Soc. Am. 39, 1022-31 (1949). A
survey has been made of the systems
used for the presentation
of absorption spectra data in
textbooks and journals. An attempt
has been made to determine
the accepted nomenclature systems
and recommendations. A.B.J.
Presentation of Data
"How To Use An Editor. " D.S. Davis.
Chem. Eng. 56, No. 12, 101-03
v1949). The role of an editorial
division is discussed. How such
a division can be set up and the
minimum staff requirements are
covered. The purpose of such a
division is to attain uniformity
in the quality of technical reports
"How to Tell your Story to Management."
William S. Barber.
Special Libraries 41, 14-19
(1950). Technique for effective
library reports. F.B.J.
"How to Prepare Technical Data
Sheets." M.H. Baker. Chem. Ind.
66, No. 1, 34, 35, 146 (1950)
Discussion of contents and method
of presentation. B.H.W.
Reproduction of Data
"The Royal Society Adopts
Photocopying Code." Anon. Ind.
Eng. Chem. 41, No. 11, 2375
(1949). Royal Society now grants
permission for any nonprofit
organization to make single
reproductions of Society's periodicals,
but individual receiving
copy must not sell or reproduce;
"New Micro Methods Ease Storage
and Finding of Facts. " Anon.
Chem. Ind. 65, 717, 833 (1949).
Microfilm, microcards, and microprints
combine with rapid selec-'`
tion methods to reduce time and?
expense of many technical library.,
functions. A resume of Chemical
Literature Division papers prei',
sented at the 116th National ACSi
Meeting, September, 1949. A.B.J'i
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