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

Chapter: Area 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new systems

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Suggested Citation:"Area 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new 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 5
ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION FOR STORAGE AND RETROSPECTIVE SEARCH

Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new systems

Suggested Citation:"Area 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new 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 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new 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: GILBERT W.KING, I.B.M. Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

C.W.CLEVERDON, The College of Aeronautics Library, Cranfield, Bletchley, Bucks, England

G.MALCOLM Dyson, Consultant in Chemical Engineering and Scientific Documentation, 1 Burton Walks, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

J.E.L.FARRADANE, Scientific Information Office, Tate and Lyle Research Laboratories, Keston, Kent, England

E.F.MOORE, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J.

JOHN J.O’CONNOR, Remington Rand Univac Division, Sperry Rand Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa.

J.W.PERRY, Center for Documentation and Communication Research, School of Library Science, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

S.R.RANGANATHAN, University of Madras, Bangalore, India

J.ALBERT SANFORD, Office of Central Reference, National Security Agency, Fort George G.Meade, Md.

DON R.SWANSON, Control Systems Division, The Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, Los Angeles, Calif.

Suggested Citation:"Area 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new 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 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new 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 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new 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 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new 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 5: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new 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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