Chemical Literature, Volume 01, Number 1, November 1949 Page: 3
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in designing a new line of punched-card equipment specifically designed for
searching and correlating scientific information. If this new equipment is
ready in time, it will probably be available for demonstration at the
Chicago meeting, in connection with at least three different types of subject
matter, namely, organic structural formulas, chemical patents, and generalized
coding of chemical literature. Demonstrations of other new punched-card
equipment may also be scheduled,
Other Future Programs
According to Dr. J. W. Perry, considerable interest has been expressed
in a symposium on the application of statistical methods to the analysis of
chemical data. Such a symposium would be not only of interest to literature
chemists, but also to chemists working in various specialized fields, e.g.,
biochemistry, production control, and analytical chemistry. This symposium
will probably be developed jointly with other ACS divisions, such as the
Division of Analytical Chemistry, the Division of Industrial and Engineering
The weeding of libraries and files has also been suggested as a possible
future program subject. This problem of avoiding collection of useless paper
is a very serious one these days; factors involved include obsolescence of information,
legal angles, and maintenance of private files.
These two possible subjects for future meetings are mentioned by way of
example. Members of the Division are urged to express their comments and to
aid the program committee by suggesting other subjects. Scheduling of symposia
is not intended to bar or discourage the submission of voluntary papers,
both on symposia subjects and on other phases of chemical documentation,
Meetings of the Division of Chemical Literature do not accomplish their real
purpose unless membership participation continues active,
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Dr. Walter J, Murphy, editor of three of the ACS's journals and a member of
the executive committee of the Division of Chemical Literature, has been choV
sen to receive the 1950 Gold Medal of The American Institute of Chemists for,
his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the chemical profession,
Dr. Murphy was cited as "a great editor, who has focused the world's attention
on chemists and their contributions as professional men,"
A.L.A. Cataloguing Rules for Author and Title Entries, the long awaited code
of cataloguing practice, has recently been published by the American Library
Association, Chicago, Illinois, The price is $5.00,
The publication of the fifth edition of Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary
Catalogs of the Library of Congress is welcomed by librarians and index
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