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Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux

Nature volume 134, page 213 (11 August 1934) | Download Citation



THE eleventh annual Conference of the Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux will be held at Somerville College, Oxford, on September 21-24, under the presidency of Sir Richard Gregory. On September 21, Sir Richard will deliver his presidential address entitled “Science in the Public Press”, when the chair will be taken by the past-president, Sir Charles Sherrington. The morning of September 22 will be devoted to a consideration of “Book Selection for Special and General Libraries”, when contributions will be made by Mr. A. F. Ridley, “Book Selection for Special Libraries”; Mr. J. E. Walker, “Methods of Selecting Technical and Refer ence Books for General Libraries”; and Mr. S. G. Wright, “Book Recommendation Methods for Uni versity Libraries”. Mr. H. V. Horton will also read a paper on “The Use of the Universal Decimal Classification in Photographic Abstracts”. The afternoon will be devoted to a consideration of “Some New Libraries”, when Mr. Charles No well will describe the “Manchester Central Library”, and Mr. H. F. Alexander, the “Radcliffe Science Library, Oxford”. In the evening, Mr. L. Urwick will read a paper entitled “The Idea of Planning”. The morn ing of September 23 will be devoted to “Planning in its Relation to Information”, when the following papers will be read: Mr. K. M. Lindsay, M.P., “Public Efforts at Planning in Great Britain”; and Mr. O. W. Roskill, “The Planning of Industry”. In the evening, Mr. L. A. de L. Meredith will discuss “Publicity for Great BritainProblem of the Supply of Information”. In addition to members of the Association, the Conference is open to others who are interested. Further information can be obtained from the Secretary, 16, Russell Square, London, W.C.I.

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