Dissemination of Scientific Information: Hearings Before the Committee on Science and Astronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session ...
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959 - Communication of technical information - 182 pages
Committee Serial No. 24. Reviews methods developed by Federal agencies and private organizations for collecting and distributing scientific and technical information produced by private and public sources in the U.S. and abroad. Emphasizes U.S. demand for foreign scientific data.
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Page 99 - Committees of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the...
Page 65 - By adding at the end of the order a new section 10 reading as follows: "SEC. 10. The National Science Foundation shall provide leadership in the effective coordination of the scientific information activities of the Federal Government with a view to improving the availability and dissemination of scientific information. Federal agencies shall cooperate with and assist the National Science Foundation in the performance of this function, to the extent permitted by law.
Page 29 - That there shall be at the seat of Government a Department of Labor, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with labor, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and especially upon its relation to capital, the hours of labor, the earnings of laboring men and women, and the means of promoting their material, social, intellectual, and moral prosperity.
Page 66 - Service, shall (1) provide, or arrange for the provision of, indexing, abstracting, translating, and other services leading to a more effective dissemination of scientific information, and (2) undertake programs to develop new or improved methods, including mechanized systems, for making scientific information available.
Page 5 - ... of all US employment. a. Federal Defense-Related Employment. Active duty military personnel totaled approximately 2.5 million. Slightly more than 1 million civilians were employed in 1960 in Federal defense-related agencies, principally the Department of Defense, but also including the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and several smaller organizations. Together these employees represented 47 percent of all Federal civilian employment.
Page 29 - ... to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture in the most general and comprehensive sense of the word...
Page 65 - The Director of NSF, in reporting to the Congress on his efforts to carry out this assignment emphasized the fact that "the three major research libraries in the country are the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the Department of Agriculture Library.
Page 171 - ... programs outside the United States for the analysis and . evaluation of foreign books, periodicals, and other materials to determine whether they would provide information of technical or scientific significance in the United States and whether such books, periodicals, and other materials are of cultural or educational significance...
Page 70 - Unions in particular fields, the European Productivity Agency of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation, the International Federation of Documentation, and the Advisory Group on Aeronautical Research and Development of NATO.
Page 29 - That it shall be the duty of the commissioner of agriculture to acquire and preserve in his department all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain by means of books and correspondence and by practical and scientific experiments (accurate records of which experiments shall be kept in his office), by the collection of statistics and by any other appropriate means within his power...