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Growing up in Bucyrus, Ohio. Interest in science. Attending Ohio State University. First job with Chemical Abstracts Service. Working for DuPont. Getting master's degree.
Early Career 6
Leaving DuPont. Returning to Chemical Abstracts Service. Working with Dr. E.J. Crane. History of Chemical Abstracts. Becoming Assistant Editor. Hiring and training chemists to write nomenclature. Becoming Director of Chemical Abstracts Service.
Developing Chemical Abstracts Service 16
Hiring J. Malcolm Dyson. Test issues of Chemical Titles. Seeking grant from National Science Foundation. Difficulty with nomenclature. Indexing techniques for Chemical Abstracts.
Career with Chemical Abstracts Service 28
Information management. Fred A. Tate. Automation efforts. Improving internal processing of information. Contracts with the National Cancer Institute and the Food & Drug Administration. Interacting with the American Chemical Society board. Board decision to make Chemical Abstracts Service self-supporting. Borrowing from the ACS General Fund.
World Information 41
Discussing an on-line system. Working with British, German, Japanese, French, and Russian information societies. Formation of National Federation of Science Abstracting and Indexing Services. Visiting Russia's VINITI. DIALOG. Going on-line. DIALOG lawsuit.
Information Services 56
Marketing information. Threat of government take-over of information management. Eugene Garfield. Chemical registry system. Years as president of American Society for Information Science. Science Libraries Association and ASIS merger. National information policy.
Nationalization of information policy. Managing Chemical Abstracts Service. Team work. SATCOM. Importance of chemical registry system. Positive effect of automation of Chemical Abstracts.
Final Thoughts 82
Reflections on family. Thoughts on history of chemistry. Information science education programs.