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Dr Parke emphasized the great variety of intelligence work, anything from a few reference books in a manager's office to a fullgrown section with a staff of two dozen or more, and from close attention to the detail of a single department to the whole interest of an entire works. It appeared that...
At the Conference in September, 1945, Mrs. Moholy, as Director of the Aslib Microfilm Service, gave an account of the American ceiling projector which was then newly designed for the purpose of enabling persons who are paralyzed, or otherwise so disabled that they cannot handle books, to read by...
The Scottish Branch of Aslib held its 1951 Conference in Edinburgh on 25th May. The meetings were held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh and delegates were welcomed by Professor James Kendall, F.R.S. The opening address was given by Miss Margaret Herbison, M.P., Joint UnderSecretary of State for...
Let me say at once that I do not like the term information officer. We are so snobbish today that we cannot bear to be rankers, and this means that, whatever our jobs, we must put the word officer after them, as though that took us out of the common horde of ordinary people, paid to work for...
The thirtyfifth Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the National Central Library for the year ending 28th February, 1951, is of particular interest this year, in that it devotes some space to a history of the benefactions of the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust from the foundation of the...
Research to the layman usually implies either search after new abstract knowledge, or knowledge leading to the production of new matter. This, however, is only one aspect of research and there are many others covering all facets of human endeavour. One form of research, only relatively recently...
Dr Plant's paper was based on the survey which she made for the University and Research Section of the Library Association, of which the report has already been published by the Library Association. Her main points were as follows
Generally speaking, F.I.D. activities have increased proportionately with membership, but, unfortunately, the finances have not kept pace with this progress.
This issue of Aslib Proceedings contains papers given at Branch meetings in 1951, two items under Members' Forum, and a number of reports from other organizations with which Aslib has had close association.
This paper is not intended to be either a full description of all work of the Technical Information Bureau of Courtaulds, Ltd., or to offer ready solutions to problems which have worried librarians and information officers from the keepers of the Assyrian clay tablets to speakers at Aslib...
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