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Chapter: Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services

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Suggested Citation:"Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services." National Research Council. 1959. Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10866.
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AREA 3
EFFECTIVENESS OF MONOGRAPHS, COMPENDIA, AND SPECIALIZED CENTERS

Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services

Suggested Citation:"Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services." National Research Council. 1959. Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10866.
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AREA ORGANIZATION

Authors of Papers

 

 

DENNIS A.BRUNNING

 

545

 

 

ISABELLA LEITCH

 

571

 

 

P.SHEEL

 

589

 

 

J.WYART

 

605

 

 

MAREK CIGÁNIK

 

613

Suggested Citation:"Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services." National Research Council. 1959. Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10866.
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Members of Discussion Panel

Chairman: ALEXANDER KING, European Productivity Agency, Paris, France

DALE B.BAKER, The Chemical Abstracts Service, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

PIERRE BRYGOO, Scientific Documentation, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

RALPH CLARK, Stanford Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

BERNARD M.FRY, Office of Scientific Information, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

JOHN C.GREEN, Office of Technical Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

MASAO KOTANI, Science Council of Japan, Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan

Z.MAJEWSKI, Central Institute of Scientific and Technical Documentation, Warsaw, Poland

A.I.MIKHAILOV, All-Union Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, Russia

E.PIETSCH, Gmelin Institute, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Suggested Citation:"Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services." National Research Council. 1959. Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10866.
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Suggested Citation:"Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services." National Research Council. 1959. Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10866.
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Suggested Citation:"Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services." National Research Council. 1959. Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10866.
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Suggested Citation:"Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services." National Research Council. 1959. Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10866.
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Suggested Citation:"Area 3: Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers: Present trends and new and proposed techniques and types of services." National Research Council. 1959. Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10866.
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The launch of Sputnik caused a flurry of governmental activity in science information. The 1958 International Conference on Scientific Information (ICSI) was held in Washington from Nov.16-21 1958 and sponsored by NSF, NAS, and American Documentation Institute, the predecessor to the American Society for Information Science. In 1959, 20,000 copies of the two volume proceedings were published by NAS and included 75 papers (1600 pages) by dozens of pioneers from seven areas such as:

  • Literature and reference needs of scientists
  • Function and effectiveness of A & I services
  • Effectiveness of Monographs, Compendia, and Specialized Centers
  • Organization of information for storage and search: comparative characteristics of existing systems
  • Organization of information for storage and retrospective search: intellectual problems and equipment considerations
  • Organization of information for storage and retrospective search: possibility for a general theory
  • Responsibilities of Government, Societies, Universities, and industry for improved information services and research.

It is now an out of print classic in the field of science information studies.

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