A major event which is likely to have a considerable impact on engineering libraries and librarians is the inauguration January 1, 1980 of the American Association of Engineering Societies AAES, which, as a central organization representing the engineering profession, will now consolidate and augment the work hitherto handled by the Engineers Joint Council, Engineering Council for Professional Development and Association for Cooperation in Engineering. This is primarily looked upon as a device to enable engineering societies to communicate with each other more effectively. A unique feature of the AAES will be one of its autonomous groups, the Accreditation Commission for Engineering and Technology ACET. The collection and dissemination of data on matters like engineering manpower and continuing education, until now handled by bodies like the EJC, will be entrusted to ACET.
Reference Services Review – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1980