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Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Information: Two Volumes (1959)

Chapter: Area 4: Organization of Information for Storage and Search: Comparative characteristics of existing systems

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Suggested Citation:"Area 4: Organization of Information for Storage and Search: Comparative characteristics of existing systems." 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 4
ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION FOR STORAGE AND SEARCH

Comparative characteristics of existing systems

Suggested Citation:"Area 4: Organization of Information for Storage and Search: Comparative characteristics of existing systems." 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 4: Organization of Information for Storage and Search: Comparative characteristics of existing systems." 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: ERIC DE GROLIER, Centre Français d’Échanges et de Documentation Techniques, Milan, Italy

C.J.DE HAAN, The Netherlands Patent Office, The Hague, The Netherlands

C.D.GULL, Computer Department, General Electric Company, Washington, D.C.

R.M.HAYES, Business Systems Department, The Magnavox Company, Los Angeles, Calif.

Gerald Jahoda, Technical Information Division, Esso Research and Engineering Company, Linden, N.J.

J.W.KUIPERS, Itek Corporation, Boston, Mass.

JACQUES SAMAIN, Departement Filmorex, Société Ceramique et Mecanique, Paris, France

CLAIRE K.SCHULTZ, Remington Rand Univac Division, Sperry Rand Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa.

HANS SELYE, Institute of Experimental Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

B.C.VICKERY, Akers Research Laboratories, Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd., The Frythe, Welwyn, Herts, England

EUGENE WALL, Engineering Service Division, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del.

Suggested Citation:"Area 4: Organization of Information for Storage and Search: Comparative characteristics of existing systems." 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 4: Organization of Information for Storage and Search: Comparative characteristics of existing systems." 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 4: Organization of Information for Storage and Search: Comparative characteristics of existing systems." 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 4: Organization of Information for Storage and Search: Comparative characteristics of existing systems." 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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