The National Reference Library of Science and Invention


THE leading article in Nature of July 1 presents a timely challenge to all organizations concerned with the use of scientific and technical knowledge to think deeply about the plans for the National Reference Library of Science and Invention. This is certainly a project needing imaginative and sympathetic consideration, not only by librarians but also even more, perhaps, by the scientific societies and institutions and by technical interests in industry. It is earnestly to be hoped that, as. representatives of potential users of the new library, they will study the plans and give their considered views soon, lest the preparatory work becomes too far advanced for them to be taken into account.

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WILSON, L. The National Reference Library of Science and Invention. Nature 191, 733–734 (1961).

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