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Agricultural libraries information notes
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Technical Information Systems (U.S.)
National Agricultural Library (U.S.)
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Agricultural libraries -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Citation/Reference:
Libary & information science abstracts
Citation/Reference:
Bibliography of agriculture
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Publication began with Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1975).
Issuing Body:
Vols. prior to v. 4, no. 1 issued by the National Agricultural Library; v. 4, no. 1-v. 7, no. 7 issued by the Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration; v. 7, no. 8/9- issued by the National Agricultural Library.
Issuing Body:
Vol. 1-4, no. 1 were issued by the National Agricultural Library.
General Note:
Title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1978- Aug./Sept. 1981 classed: A 106.109:
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 3 (Mar. 1979).
General Note:
Has occasional supplements.

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AGRICULTURAL

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LHUME LiBPARY
By
BenyiS. Hagberg r-'; 23 1j79
(309)1752-4881
Manager, Library Services
Deere& ompa' y ; f ....
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Deere & Company dates back to 1837 when John Deere
invented a share that successfully plowed the prairie soil.
Today, Ieere is a multi-national corporation manufactur-
ing farm machinery, construction equipment and a line of
Sconsuimer products. The real commitment to an archival
cA: uprograrftat Deere came with the management decision to
g:tetain Wayne Broehl of Dartmouth College to write a
a 5 history of Deere & Company. The need for gathering and
- ~prganiing all available corporate records and historical
Slocuments to aid in his research was readily apparent-
Wideed imperative to insure an accurate historical account.
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' rcerpp from a presentation made at the
meeting Agricultural Information and the
#arkeplace, St. Louis, Mo., December 9, 1977


Viewing the amount of material we expected to acquire,
it was decided that an on-line interactive data base
would best serve our needs. Three interactive software
programs were considered. At Ihat time, two of the major
data base vendors, System Development Corporation (SDC)
and Lockheed Information Systems, were offering to in-
stall private files in their computers for on-line access in
the same manner as public files. In addition, IBM offered
STAIRS (Storage and Information Retrieval System), which
could be housed in our company computer.


John Deere Plow 1837


All of the systems met our basic requirements for on-line
interactive text retrieval. We considered a number of
factors in our selection: 1) Total costs, 2) Flexibility
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


VOL. 4, NO. 4/5 APRIL/MAY 1978
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705


DEERE
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RETRIEVAL
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of the software program, 3) Time involved in making
the system operational, and 4) Location. For our
particular application, we found that locating the
data base in a vendor computer was more practical
and timely than using our own company equipment.
The costs also were lower, since purchasing or leas-
ing a software program for single purpose use was
high. These factors, plus our familiarity with their
requirements and procedures, led us to choose
System Development Corporation's ORBIT program.

We found ORBIT an extremely flexible program.
There were several options on the processing of our
records. A major decision was whether or not to
have a fully inverted text. This is accomplished by
preprocessing the input and generating the index
file using all the words in titles and abstracts and
any oilier designated categories. The pre-processor
usually contains a stop list of common words such
as "the, and, it", and also eliminates duplicates of
words that appear more than once. The extracted
words are entered into the index File and therefore
if most terms are included, the file size and costs
associated with file size are doubled. We chose to
keep the file quite simple and rely on string-
searching to refine search statements. Using
ORBIT's string-searching capabiliues, specified
categories contained in a set of records-can be
searched character by character for terms or groups
of terms. Because dates are so important in an
archival file. SDC programed a special date ranging
feature.

Decisions on how the file was to be indexed were
being made concurrently with the selection of a
software program. Our Archives intends to keep
company produced documents of all sorts. materials
about the company, its personnel and products, and
materials relating to the history of agricultural de-
velopment.

Ten broad categories of ty pes of information have
been established, such as Manufacturing, Financial
& Accounting: Product Development; and Admin-
istration & Organization. The breakdown under
one of the subdivisions (100) Adminstration &
Organization is (170) Published Hisiory, under which


falls several Deere published magazines including (172)
Furrow and (173)J. D. Journal. Using our numbering
system, it is possible to retrieve by truncating the
numbers broader or narrower sets of records. Enter-
ing ALL 17: (SU) will retrieve all records indexed un-
der Published History as well as those more specifically
indexed as Furrow and J. D. Journal.

As the documents are processed, the information identi-
fying each is written directly on an 80 column keypunch
form. After the material is keypunched, the data is
transferred to tape using a program that also puts the
data into ORBIT format. We forward the tape to
System Development Corporation in California. The
updates are usually added to the file within a week.
The file will contain over 12,000 records after
January I. 1978. and 25.000 by the end of 1978.

AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER
BEGINS NEVADA RANCHING STUDY

A team of researchers from the American Folklife Center
in the Library of Congress will begin to document ranch-
ing and community life in north central Nevada in May.
The team will visit Paradise Valley, a distinctive region
of Humboldt County at the fool of the Santa Rosa
Mountains.

The Paradise Valley study will take a close look at such
broad subjects as local architecture, foodways, and
storytelling, and such particular traditions as cattle brand-
ing techniques, wdlow corral construction, and recipes
for Basque chorizo. The field team will make extensive
use of photograph) and sound recording, amassing mate-
rials that can be used in various publications, exhibits,
and programs in the community and throughout the
state and nation. The May visit is the first phase of the
American Folklife Center study; later phases will co-
incide with seasonal changes in ranch work.

For further information contact the American Folklife
Center. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
(202) 426-6590.
News from the Librarl, of
Congress. PR 78-31 (4-11-78)


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AGRICOLA



AGRICOLA ONLINE COURSE
JUNE 12 16, 1978

The Technical Information Systems, Science and Educa-
tion Administration is sponsoring a rive-day workshop to
train librarians and information specialists in the utiliza-
tion of its AGRICOLA bibliographic data base in an on-
line mode. Charles L. Gilreath, who compiled the CA4N
ONLINE USERS MANUAL, will teach the course with
the aid of terminal instructors.

The course will be held June 12-16, 1978 at the Illini
Union, University of Illinois. at Champaign-Urbana. Re-
gistrants will be responsible for their lodging, meals and
transportation, but all equipment, manuals and instruc-
tions will be provided. A block of sleeping rooms has
been set aside at the Illini Union, University of Illinois,
at Champaign-Urbana. In making reservations indicate
attendance at the AGRICOLA ONLINE Course. Persons
wishing to attend should submit their names on letter-
head stationery by May 31, to:
Reference Division. TIS
National Agricultural Library Building
Beltsville. Maryland 20705.
Emergency telephone reservations, or inquiries, may be
made by calling (301) 344-3834.
Twenty persons will be accepted in the course with pre-
ference given to government, land-grant or agriculturally
related organizations in the East. The course will pro-
vide extensive lecture, exercise, and terminal experience
with commercial systems offering AGRICOLA. LS

DOCUMENT DELIVERY REPORT
Regional Document Delivery System in Cooperation witH
State Land Grant Libraries. Report for 1977 and conm-
parative data, 1974-77. Wallace C. Olsen and Ellen J.
Newman. Beltsville, MD., U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture, Science and Education Administration, Technical
Information Systems (1978) 13 p. Free.
Copies have been distributed to cooperating libraries and
USDA Agency field libraries. Other interested libraries
should forward requests with a self-addressed mailing,
label to:
Reference Division TIS/SEA/USDA
National Agricultural Library Bldg.
Ran. Ill
Beltsville, MD 20705


AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED BY ASSO-
CIATES OF THE NATIONAL AGRICUL-
TURAL LIBRARY. INC.

Three special awards will be made to nominated out-
standing recipients in the agricultural library com-
munity by the Associates of the National Agricul-
tural Library, Inc.,a their annual meeting in the sum-
mer of 1978.
,"EOCIAII The Associates will honor out-
SS i standing performance in three
Sfl different categories. Those honor-
Sed must be nominated for this
LDKO1 special attention by their excep-
S tional contributions to the im-
I gogoJ l provement of the agricultural
i library system and its literature.

The three categories are:

(I) PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
for any published contribution to library literature
of meritorious accomplishment in tlie library science
field. Eligibility : Open to agricultural/biological
librarians and to members of the Associates NAL.
Inc.
(2) CITATION OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION for
special achievement and/or service given to the
National Agricultural Library, to other agricultural
libraries, or significant achievements leading to lihe
advancement of the library science field. Eligibility.
Open to concerned individuals and organizations in
the agricultural field. NAL staff, and the Associates
NAL, Inc.
(3) DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD recog-
nizes and encourages meritorious performance ex-
ceeding job requirements at the National Agricul-
tural Library. Eligibility: Open to all members
of the National Agricultural Library Staff.

All nominations should be mailed not later than
May 31, 1978 to Ms. Barbara J. Williams. Box 1565,
South Carolina State College. Orangeburg. SC
29115. Each nomination should include thle follow-
ing information: (I ) Name of the award for wlich
the candidate is proposed.(2) a brief statement of
the basis of the nomination and, where appropriate
a bibliography which supports the nomination.
The award takes the form of a bronze medallion.
The Associates NAL, Inc.,seek your participation
and interest.











CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME IN WASHINGTON, D.C.


Japanese flowering cherry trees now world famous were imported from Japan in 1912 to mark the
living symbol of friendship between the peoples of Japan and the United States. The story behind these
plantings of more than 3,000 trees began when David Fairchild, a Washington, D.C. area resident, became
interested in the flowering cherries after a visit to Japan in 1905.

Beautification efforts for the Capitol city in those days included planting trees and shrubs to cover the
unsightly swamp bordering the Potomac River. Fairchild had successfully planted cherry trees on a hill-
side he owned in Maryland, which had inspired others to marvel at the beauty of the flowering cherry
tree, or "Sakura", as it is called by the Japanese.

Eventually the idea of beautifying the river area was suggested to Mrs. William Howard Taft, whose enthusi-
asm spurred diplomatic interest in both Japan and
the United States. A donation of 3,000 cherry
trees was made by the people of Japan in 1912 as
a gesture of continuing friendship between the two
countries.

Ninety-nine percent of the trees planted around
the Tidal Basin were 1 well-establihe four years
later, some even 8 to 12 feet tall, and blooming
each spring. In 1935, the first 'Cherry Blossom
Festival" was staged in Washington with many
civic groups participat- ing in what was to become
an annual event of international ipificance.

The cherrs trees on the Tidal Basin in full bloom in I 93&
(Courtesy of the Cohlmbia Historical Sociefr'

In 1954, the Japanese ambassador to the United States presented to Washington an ancient 20-ton cere-
monial Japanese stone lantern, which is lighted as Friendship's Flame during the opening of the Cherry
Blossom Festival. The presentation marked the 100th anniversary of the Frst treaty between the United
States and Japan, March 31, 1854.

In 1965. the Japanese government made another gift of 3,900 Japanese cherry trees to Washington.
cherry trees originally planted around the Tidal Basin in 1912 are now dying of old age. Only about
28 percent of the trees originally planted are living. The National Arboretum, as part of the USDA's
continued interest in these trees, is in the process of preserving some of them.

Thecherry blossoms are described in The Japanese Flowering Cherry 7)ees of Washington, D.C by
Roland Jefferson, National Arboretum, and Alan Fusonie, Technical Information Systems, Science and
Education Administration, USDA. Copies may be obtained free while they last, by writing to the
Publications Division, GPA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.
Food and Home Notes, USDA, April 3, 1978















USER LINE

The Federal Library Committee (FLC) announced the esta-
blishment of a new computer-based union list of serial
publications (USERLINE), accessible on-line nation-
wide, at a meeting of Federal libraries held February I,
at the National Agricultural Library (NAL).

The new data base consists of files on serial publications
held by the Technical Information Systems, (TIS)
Science and Education Administration, USDA; National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which can be
searched on-line separately or jointly, as a union list.
These files are accessed through a powerful automated
information retrieval system operated by a commercial
firm, Bibliographic Retrieval Services, Inc. (BRS). The
new system resulted from a request for proposals
developed by FLC last summer at the request of the
three agency libraries. BRS submitted the winning bid.
The computer responds through video display and/or
teletype printout to typed commands.

The serials files of the three libraries include some
38,000 entries for newsletters, magazines, professional
journals, report series and other serial publications.
The files can be readily searched through the system,
using words in the titles, or in the names of the publish-
ing organizations, and by other features programmed in
the computer.

Placement of the files on-line benefits the individual
libraries. Technical Information Systems, for instance,
is using the powerful "look-up" system as a tool to sup-
port its check-in and handling of journal issues.
Simultaneously, the system permits creation of a union
list without prior standardization. It allows each library
to submit its own records in its own formats, then
builds joint look-up tables on the basic data elements,
such as title, common to all files. It enables library net-
works to show the serial holdings of their field libraries.
The system also makes it possible for libraries nation-
wide to search these files inexpensively, through tele-
communication networks to a central computer.


In the future. FLC anticipates improved linkage of
the journal records in the different files. FLC con-
fidently expects many new participants, both
Federal and other libraries, to contribute their
serial files and/or to use the search system. Mes-
sage switching for interlibrary loan requests is
foreseen as a future use.

The three libraries have opened their serials files
to each other during an experimental period. The
TIS and NOAA files are soon to be available for
public access. TIS sees USERLINE as a means to
help it discharge its responsibilities as a national
library. both to the agricultural and the library
community. For further information call TIS
(301) 344-3780.


INTERGOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL
PROPOSALS

The Food and Nutrition Information and Educational
Materials Center (FNICI of USDA's Science and Educa-
tion Administration, Technical Information Systems, is
soliciting proposals from individuals in state and local
government agencies or educational institutions for work
of mutual concern and benefit under the Intergovern-
mental Personnel Act of 1970 (see ALIN 4(2):8). FNIC
will be expanding their scope and services beginning in
Fiscal Year 1979 and are seeking expertise both in the
subject area of nutrition as well as information dissemin-
ation of nutrition research and educational materials.
Planning for materials selection, reference services,
special learning packages, automation activities, user
needs studies, promotion and public relations activities
will begin prior to October 1978.

All parties involved must reach agreement on release,
financial arrangements, tasks to be performed, and a
schedule. Assignments may last up to Iwo years. De-
tails of fewer than three monthslprobably will not be'
considered.

Interested persons should send their letters of inquiry,-
proposals for work, and resume to:
Food and Nutrition Information Center
National Agricultural Library Bldg.. Room 304
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 344-3719













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One of the most common questions coming to us
regards the availability of translations. Technical
Information Systems reviews article titles before
translations are made in order to avoid duplication.
We also receive copies on deposit often far in advance
of their listings in the standard bibliographic tools.
Therefore, this column is being established to alert
those interested in knowing about new receipts at
TIS.


BALDELLI. B. et al. Use of Gamma Rays for Inactiva-
tion of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus in Infected Car-
casses. Translated from Italian: Atti. Soc. Ital Sci. Vet.
19:538-542. 1966. TRANS. No. 22517.

BENYEL, L. Producing Basic Material for Vaccine
Against FMD at Szolnokon. Translated from Hungarian:
Husipar. 22 (6) 275-276. 1973. TRANS. No. 22431.

BOHM, H. O. Foot-and-Mouth Disease of Man. Trans-
lated from German: Zentralblall Vet. Iled.. Reihe A.
17: (9): 140-144. 1972. TRANS. No. 22427.

CAPORALE, G. Vaccination of Swine Against FMD
with Hi droxylamine and Acet letlleneimine. Trans-
lated from Italian Vet. Ital. 20 (3-4) 137-147.
1969.

CVETKOVA. C. Vitamin B. Content of Hen's Eggs
and Changes Dunna Storaee. Translated from Bulgarian:
Veterinaroromeditsitskii Nauki Gad. 4 (10)' 69-72.
1967. TRANS. No. 22421.

DEMNITZ, A. Immunization of Measures Taken
Against the Present FMD Epizootic in Germany. Trans-
lated from French. Bull. Off Inter. Epiz. 39: 79-89.
1953.

FRYK, J. The Grubbing and Transporting ol
Stumps. Translated from Swedish. Forskningsstiflelien
Skogsarbeten Ekononi. No. 1. 1976. TRANS. No.
22418.


AGRICULTURAL
TRANSLATIONS


GALVAO, Cyro de Lima. Studies on the Incidence of
Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus in the State of Bahia.
Translated from Portuguese: Bol. Inst. BioL Bahia.
1970, pp. 34 -42. TRANS. No. 22424.

GASSE. H. Standardization of Sanitary Measures in
International Commerce of Animals and Animal Pro-
ducts. General Sanitary Situation of French Live Stock
and Prophylaxis Undertaken. Translated from French:
Bull. Off Int. Epiz. 64: 2943, 2965. 1965. TRANS.
No. 21875.

GRABER. M. Study, Under African Conditions,
Of The Antiparasitic Effects of Thiabendazole and
Other Current Anthelmintics. Translated from
French: Revue d'Elevage et de Medecine Veterin-
aire des Pays Tropicaux, 25 (1)53-71. 1976.
TRANS. No. 21877.

GRUN, E. The Effect of Calf Rearing Concent-
rates on the Behavior of Serum Enzymes in Calves.
Translated from German: Arch. Tierernahrung.
22 (51. 323-346. 1972. TRANS. No. 22587.

MALINKINA, M. P et al. Use of Pentoxyl with
Oils for Stimulating Immunity in Animals Vaccina-
led Against Foot-and-Mouth Disease. Translated
from Russian- Uch. Zap Kazan. Vet. Inst.. Uzkvay.
105: 66-68. 1969. TRANS. No. 22433.

MASSIE, E. L. A Method of Reduction of Piques [sici
in Disc for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Tests. Trans-
lated from Spanish: Bol. Cent. Panam. Fiebre Aftosa.
1: 20-25. 1972. TRANS. No. 22425.


These items are available to USDA personnel upon
presentation of a loan request (AD-245) with the
identification: TRANS.-ALIN 77- along with
the citation. Non-USDA persons may request
photoduplication at the rate of $1 for each 10 pages
or fraction thereof per citation. TRANS.-ALIN
with the serial number 77- MUST be on the re-
quest Both types of requests should be sent to:

Lending Division
National Agricultural Library
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Beltsville. Mary land 20705











NEW PUBLICATIONSOF NOT
OF NOTE


Plant Bibliography. Lisle, IL, Council on Botanical and
Horticultural Libraries, Inc., No. 1, 1978. $2.50 per
issue. Order from the Council in care of the Morton
Arboretum, Lisle, IL.. 60532.
Fach issue is on a separate topic and is designed
to be an aid to librarians, researchers and others
needing specialized bibliographic information
in the fields of botany and horticulture. No. I
is on "Desert Gardening" by Gerold McKiernan.
Future issues are planned on vegetable cookery,
gesneriads, and orchids.

TWO NEW ABSTRACT JOURNALS
ON RURAL QUESTIONS

The Commonwealth Bureau of Agricultural Economics
launched two new abstract journals in March, 1978:

Rural Development Abstracts (RDA) is designed to sup-
port the rapidly growing emphasis on rural development
in national, regional and world development programs
and to provide an over-view, together with a ready means
of information search and retrieval from the wide range
of studies in world literature bearing on rural develop-
ment Subjects covered include rural development
theory ; policy and planning: physical resources (land,
settlements, roads, water, energy); human resources:
social and behavioral factors: economic utilization of
resources (employment, investment, appropriate tech-
nology); public services including local government,
education, health, welfare; individual projects and sur-
veys.

Rural Extension. Education and Training A bstrac ts
[REETA) will cover the following topics: general and
theoretical studies in the broad field of education for
rural development: policy, planning and administration
iof formal and informal education at all levels: curricu-
lum development extension methodology and practice:
personnel: attitudes and adoption; case studies from all
fields of rural extension (family programs agricul-
ture, etc.).


Both journals are published quarterly and contain
full quarterly and annual author, subject and geo-
graphical indexes. The journals are computer pro-
cessed and are available for computer search on the
CAB/Lockheed DIALOG database.

The journals cost $60.00 per annum (540.00 for
Commonwealth subscribers) on paper or micro
fiche and are available from'
Central Sales,
Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux,
Farnham House,
Farnham Royal.
Slough. SL2 3BN, England
The Editorial Office is-
Commonwealth Bureau of Agricultural
Economics
Dartington House
Little Clarendon Street
Oxford, OX1 2HH, England,
which will be grateful for comments on the new
journals or contributions to them.


NEW SERIALS
RECEIVED AT NAL


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Electron Spectroscopy; Theor., Techniques and
Applications. London: New York, Academic Press.
v.1. 1977. OC454.E4E4.

Fluid Phase Equilibria. Amsterdam. Elsevier Scienti-
fic Pub. Co. vJ, no.1, 1977. QC138.F55.

Journal of Analytical Toxicology. Niles, Ill. Preston
Publications. Inc. v.1, no.1, Jan/Feb. 1977. RA1221.J6.


Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology.
London, United Trade Press. v.l, no.1, Jan. 1977.
R856.A1J6.

Slate Administrative Officials Classified by Functions.
Lexington, Ky.. Council of State Governments. 1977 -
JK2679.S7.

State Elective Officials and the Legislatures. Lexing-
ton, K)., Council of State Governments. 1977-
JK2679.S72.













CAPITOL HILL LEGISLATION


Legislation under consideration or reports of the most
pertinent agricultural legislation before the U. S. Congress
are available at Federal depository libraries where they
may be used: larger public libraries also have sets avail-
able. LSDA personnel should contact their D.C. Head-
quarters office for access to bills.

AGRICULTURAL CREDIT

H. R. 11504. Agricultural Credit Act of 1978. Amends
the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, pro-
vides an economic emergency loan program to farmers
and ranchers in the U. S., and extends the Emergency
Livestock Act. Revises and updates the lending authority
of Farmers Home Administration making it responsive
to the current credit needs of farmers and ranchers:
recognizes changes in the farm economy in recent years.
Bill reported from Committee on Agriculture, March 18,
1978 (H. Rept. 95-986).

APPROPRIATIONS

H. R. 9375. The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1978.
became law March 7. 1978 (Public Law 95-240). Addi-
tional amounts were provided for the Office of the
Secretary, Agricultural Marketing Service. Federal Crop
Insurance Corporation for subscription to capital stock,
Farmers Home Administration for very low-income hous-
ing repair grants. Soil Conservation Service of watershed
and flood prevention operations. Agricultural Stabili-
zation and Conservation Service program, and for
the Forest Service protection and utilization of for-
ests and land management program.
REORGANIZATION PLANS

Reorganization Plan No. I of 1978: Federal Equal Em-
ployment Opportunity Activities. President Carter sub-
mutled to Congress, February 23. this new reorganization
plan which would consolidate Federal Equal Employment
Opportunity Activities. Currently. more than a dozen


government units exercise important responsi-
bilities under statutes, Executive orders, and
regulations relating to equal employment op-
portunity. (H. Doc. 95-295).


REPORTS


U. S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture,
Nutrition and Forestry. Sub-committee on Agriculture
Research and General Legislation. Food safety and
quality: regulation of chemicals in food and agriculture,
hearings before the Subcommittee on Agricultural Re-
search and General Legislation of die Committee....
United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress first
session. Washington, 1977. KF26.A351.

CRIS MANUAL AVAILABLE

Manual of Classification of Agricultural and Forestry
Research. Classifications used in the Current Research
Information System. Developed by Research Classifi-
cation Subcommittee, Agricultural Research Policy Ad-
visory Committee. Revision II. Washington, D.C.,
Current Research Information System. U.S. Department
of Agriculture, 1978. 167 p. Free.

Manual describes data in four different categories: research
activities, commodity or resource, field of discipline, and
research problem area. Use of this new manual enables
the online user to search CRIS with the same codes used
by the data base supplier and cuts use of online time.

Requestors should send a self-addressed mailing label to:
Current Research Information System
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Rm 6818 So. Agri. Bg.
Washington. D.C. 20250










NEW
BIBULIOGRAPHIES


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The titles listed below are owned by the Library;
those lacking call numbers have not yet been cataloged.
The foreign titles are available from the Library through
loan or photocopy.

An Annotated Bibliography of Macrophomina Phaseolina
1905-1975. Compiled by Onkar D. Dhingra and James
B. Sinclair. Vicosa, Brasil, Universidade Federal de Vicosa.
Urbana, University of Illinois. July 1977. 244 p. Order
from. Dr. James B. Sinclair, Department of Plant Path-
ology, University of Illinois, Urbana. IL 61801. Free.
(NAL call no.: Z5074.S73D5).

Bibliography of Soils of the Tropics. Vol. 2: Tropics
in General and tropical South America. Compiled by
Arnold C. Orvedal. (Agriculture Technology for Develop-
ing Countries. Technical Series Bulletin no. 17). Wash-
ington, D.C., Office of Agriculture, Technical Assistance
Bureau, Agency for International Development. July
1977. 242 p. Order from: AID, R and D Report Dis-
tribution Center, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor.
MI 48106. Publication no. PN-AAD-717. Cost: $21.35.
(NAL call no.: S I.U5).

Fiftl' Years of Forestry Research: Annotated Biblio-
graptli: of the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range
Experiment Station, 1926-1975. Compiled by Vincent
P. Aitro. (Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experi-
ment Station, USDA Forest Service General Techni-
cal Report PSW-23). Berkeley, Calif., USDA Forest
Service. 1977. 250 p. Order from: Publications Section,
Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station,
P. O. Box 245. Berkeley, CA 94701. Free. (NAL call
no.: aSDI I.A325).

Food Science and Technology: A Bibliography of
Recommended materials. Edited by Richard E. Wallace.
Beltsville, Md., National Agricultural Library. USDA
New York, Food and Nutrition Division. Special
Libraries Association. February 1978. 231 p. Order
from Reference Division. Technical Information
Systems. SEA/USDA. Room 300A. National
Agricultural Library Bldg., Beltsville, MD 20705.


Growth of Forests in Canada: Part I: An Annotated
Bibliography. Compiled by A. Bickerstaffand S.A.
Hostikka. (Forest Management Institute. Informa-
lion Report FMR-X-98). Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian
Forestry Service, Fisheries and Environment Canada.
August 1977. 197 p. Order from: Forest Manage-
ment Institute. Department of Environment, 3Q6
Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON KIG3Z6, Canada. Free.
(NAL call no.: SD13.F64).

Mezhkhoziaistvennaia kooperatsiia i agropromysh-
lennaia integratsiia kazatel' literaturyv za 1973-
1976 gg., orechest ennoi-813 naz anii, inostrannoi-
152naziwniia [Inter-lndustry Cooperation and
Agro-Industry Integration: Literature Guide for
1973-1976. 813 Domestic Titles. 152 Foreign
Titles] Compiled by T. V. Filonova. Moskva,
TSentral'naia nauchnaia sel'skokhoziaisivennaia
biblioteka. 1977. 163 p.

North American Forest History:. A Guide to Archives
and Manuscripts in the United States and Canada.
Compiled by Richard C. Davis. Santa Barbara,
Calif., A.B.C.-Clio Press. 1977. 376 p. Order
from: Clio Publications, 446 Tenth Street. Santa
Rosa, CA 95401. Cost: $63.75. (NAL call no.:
ZS991.D33).

North A merican Forest and Conservation Histori ,
A Bibliography. Compied by Ronald J. Fahl.
Santa Barbara, Calif.. A.B.C.-Clio Press. 1977.
408 p. Order from: Clio Publications, 446
Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Cost: $39.75.
(NAL call no.: Z5991.F33).


Prof. Dr. Hilbrand Boschma. 22 April 1893 22July
1976. Obituary and Bibliography. By W. Vervoort.
(Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie. Zoologische
bijdragen, no. 22) .Leiden, E. J. Brill. May 1977.
28 p. (NAL call no.: 410.9 L59Zo).

Russian Economic History: A Guide to Infrornation
Sources. Compiled by Daniel R. and Vera Kazmer.
(Economics Information Guide Series, vol. 4). Detroit.
Gale Research Company. 1977. 520 p. Order from:
Gale Research Co., Book Tower. Detroit, MI 48226.
Cost: S18.00. (NAL call no.: Z7165.R9K34).
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Selektsiia vysokoproduktivnykh porod sel'skokhozialsl-
vennykh zhivotnykh i pits. Organizatsiia plemennogo
delay. Ukazatel'literatury za 1972-1976 gg., olechest-
vennoi-705 naz anii, inostrannoi-295 nazvanii (Breed-
ing of Highly Productive Breeds of Farm Animals and
Fowl. Organization of Breeding Operations. Litera-
ture Guide for 1972-1976, 705 Domestic Titles, 295
Foreign Titles). Compiled by T. G. Man'ko. Moskva
TSentral' nala nauchnaia sel'skokhoziaistvennaia
biblioteka. 1977. 180 p.

Uluchshenie hlgo i pastbishch: Ukazatel' literature za
19 75-1976 gg., otechestvennoe-'70 nazvanii, inostronnoi
-234 nazvaniia. (Improving Meadow and Pasture Lands:
Literature Guide for 1975-1976, 770 Domestic Titles,
234 Foreign Titles.) Moskva, TSentral'naia nauchnaia
sel'skokhoziaistvennaia biblioteka. 1977. 176 p.

Zambia. Compiled by N. W. Posnett and P. M.
Reilly. (Land Resource Bibliography, 9). Surbiton,
England, Land Resources Division, Ministry of Over-
seas Development. 1977. 200 p. Order from: Land
Resources Division, Ministry of Overseas Develop-
ment. Tolworth Tower, Surbiton, Surrey, England
KT67DY. (NAL call no.- Z7164.L3L3).

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Extractives in Eastern Hardwoods: A Review. Compiled
by John W. Rowe and Anthony H. Conner. For inform-
ation contact: Max A. Davidson, Editor, Publications,
Information Group. USDA i'orest Service, Forest
Products Laboratory, P.O. Box 5130, Madison, WI 53705.

Land Infbrmation Systems: n Annotated Bibliography.
Compiled by D. David Moyer. For information contact:
Dr. D. David Moyer. Natural Resource Economics Divi-
sion, ESCS, USDA, 340 Agriculture Hall, University
of Wisconsin, Madison, Wl 53706.


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Workers. 1970-1977. 133 citations
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IA 50021.

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ECONOMICS ASSOCIA TION, Chicago, IL.
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