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

Chapter: Area 6: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Possibility for a general theory

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Suggested Citation:"Area 6: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Possibility for a general theory." 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 6
ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION FOR STORAGE AND RETROSPECTIVE SEARCH

Possibility for a general theory

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AREA ORGANIZATION

Authors of Papers

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Suggested Citation:"Area 6: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Possibility for a general theory." 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: JOHN W.TUKEY, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

YESHOSHUA BAR-HILLEL, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

JULIAN BIGELOW, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

R.M.FANO, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

I.J.GOOD, Government Communications Headquarters, Cheltenham, England

R.A.KIRSCH, Applications Engineering Section, Data Processing Systems Division, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.

DONALD A.MACKAY, Department of Physics, Kings College, University of London, London, England

BENOIT MANDELBROT, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lille, Lille, France

MARVIN L.MINSKY, Lincoln Laboratory and Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

W.J.TURANSKI, Remington Rand Univac Division, Sperry Rand Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa.

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Suggested Citation:"Area 6: Organization of Information for Storage and Retrospective Search: Possibility for a general theory." 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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