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Education and Early Experiences in the Chemical Industry 1
Early work at Lincoln College under Rex Richards. The value of good research techniques. Receives M.Sc. for application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Enters industry at Laporte Chemical Company in Luton. Moves to London to be head of physics research laboratory at Morgan Crucible Group.
Entrance into the World of Information Science 2
Applies and receives position as assistant keeper in the National Reference Library of Science and Invention, the British Museum's national science library.
Career Growth and Advancement at the British Museum 4
Transfers to post of deputy at the Patent Office Library. Becomes a civil servant. Manages the daily operations of the library. Advances to head of National Reference Library of Science and Invention.
Personal Involvement in Information Committees and Conferences 7
Joins Aslib as a fellow of the Institute of Information Scientists, then as honorary secretary. Attends Federation for Information and Documentation [FID] conference in Rome.
Further Professional Recollections 15
Works to establish proper FID mission and improve FID financial situation. Attends FID council in Moscow. Helps FID cut financial and political dependence to UNESCO.
Future of Information Science 25
Changes due to development of compact discs and the World Wide Web. Pitfalls of the World Wide Web. Growth of the information field and availability of information. Profit and cost involved in the information field.