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The problem of translations is one that, sooner or later, besets most special librarians. For a small library, in particular, where no member of the staff can be spared to undertake the work even if qualified to do so, translations are expensive though often necessary. It is all the more...
The Chairman, Mr. E. B. Uvarov, Head of the Technical Information Bureau of Courtaulds, Ltd., Coventry, introduced the first speaker, Miss H. Thornton, of T.M.M. Research, Ltd. He said that she was a welcome newcomer to the ranks of Aslib speakers, but no stranger to the members of the Aslib...
It is not the custom when reading a paper at an Aslib meeting, as it is in certain other institutions, to introduce one's subject by giving out a text and I hesitate to think what may be the reaction of my hearers if I do so. But the text I have in mind is so apposite, and forms so fitting a...
The National Research Development Corporation is a public Corporation set up by the Board of Trade under the Development of Inventions Act, 1948. This Act has now been amended by the Development of Inventions Act, 1954, which has somewhat broadened the Corporation's functions. The Acts are...
I welcome this opportunity of speaking to you on the subject of patents. I do not suppose that I have any need, before this audience, to counter the view of patents, which is held in certain quarters, that inventions are crazy and that patent specifications are objects of mere curiosity. It may...
The subject of public technical library services is one which has been dealt with in several previous papers. It is not proposed, therefore, to itemize the long list of services which the public library can normally offer to its users, but instead to emphasize certain points which have not...
In introducing Miss Chevis of Richard Thomas & Baldwins, Ltd., Mr. Davies of Westminster Bank Economic Intelligence Department said that their two approaches to the subject were rather different.
Contrary to what might be expected from the rather pessimistic view of library literature taken in another paper in this issue, the production of this annual review of the literature intended for special librarians becomes progressively more difficult, owing to the growth in the volume of the...
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