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Libary & information science abstracts
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Bibliography of agriculture
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Publication began with Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1975).
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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.
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 3 (Mar. 1979).
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HUME LIBRARNFORMATION

APR 2, 1979 NOTES


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FOOD AND NUTRITION INFORMATION Child Nutrition Programs: School Breakfast. School


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AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES CENTER

The 1979 Appropriation Bill for the U.S. Department of
Agriculture charges the Food and Nutrition Information
and Educational Resources Center (FNIERC) with a
broader scope of coverage and greater outreach.

For the past seven years the Center has been funded by
the Food and Nutrition Service through a reimbursible
agreement with the National Agricultural Library which
has managed the Center and provided supportive
services. The FY 1979 Appropriation Bill shifted the
Center to the National Agricultural Library which is a
part of the Technical Information Systems of the newly
established Science and Education Administration.

FNIERC was originally established in 1971 as the result
of a Task Force Group founded by the National
Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities and
officials in USDA. The purpose was to develop a plan
for training persons who have a far-reaching affect on
the future nutritional status of the Nation the young
who will one day comprise the leaders, labor force, and
professionals in our society. A logical beginning was to
reach the individuals who administer and operate the


Lunch, Summer Recreation, and Day Care all very
instrumental in the health of the young. FNIERC was
charged with acquiring, processing, and disseminating
education and training materials that would be supportive
to workshops, seminars, and formal courses in nutrition
and food service management.

The basic scope of the FNIERC collection of serials,
monographs, and audiovisuals has been in foods,
nutrition education, and food service management.
FNIERC will continue to collect materials in these
subject areas but will put new emphasis on human
nutrition research, and food technology.

Services provided by the Center include lending,
reference, and on-line retrieval services. In addition to
servicing school food service personnel, the expansion of
the Center will include servicing educators, dietitians.
nutritionists, cooperative extension personnel, and
other interested persons.

The Center is headed by Robyn Frank who succeeds
Christine Justin, now retired.

Inquiries may be directed io:
Food and Nutrition Information and
Educational Resources Center
Technical Information Systems, SEA/USDA
National Agricultural Library Building
Beltsville, Md. 20705
(301) 344-3719


TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


VOL. 5, NO. 1, JANUARY 1979
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705









Effects of the New
Copyright Law on Small Scientific Libraries *

by
Rosalie A. Schnick
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Fishery Research Laboratory
Box 818
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

Last year I spoke to Interior librarians on "What Now,
Librarians, When the New Copyright Law Cometh?"
I must say I approached the new law with some trepidation.
So when I was asked to speak this year, I gathered my
thoughts and those of my fellow librarians and this is
what I found. The first thing I looked at was cost.

I. Cost

A. Cost of Journal Subscriptions

Copyright has had little effect on increased
journal subscriptions. Most changes have
resulted from new directions in the facility and
new personnel. Only I or 2 subscriptions per
facility have been added at the rate of $100
per journal.

B. Cost of equipment or photocopying

Small amount of money needed for stamps
and forms. Some increase in photocopying
where formerly it had been done by other
libraries.

Then I looked at increase in time needed to respond to
the new Copyright Law.

II1. Time

A. Increase in time for procedures


Rubber stamping old forms
Rubber stamping articles photocopied
Getting signatures on user forms for
copy service


B. Increase in time for files

I. Generally two files are maintained:

*Presented at the Federal Interagency Field Librarians
Workshop, Arlington, Va., October 29-November 3, 1978.


One for articles published before 1973
Alphabetical by journal

2. Benefits: information on charges,
location of journals

I checked on the procedures in obtaining materials,
especially journal articles.

III. Procedures in obtaining articles and some
changes in operation

A. Authors; still a major source for current
articles.

Many indexing and abstracting services provide
the addresses of the authors who have ordered
reprints. These reprints, of course, are not to
be counted for the copyright limit. However,
some publishers have increased prices and
authors have ordered less just when the demand
has shot up as a result of the new copyright
law. From my experience, 70% of the reprints
are received in 2 months' time. I review those
not received on quarterly basis and tab those
that are very important for earlier review.

B. Procedures for obtaining photocopies
from libraries

1. Librarian gets a copy of an article using
an interlibrary loan form following the
Copyright Law and the Guidelines.

2. Librarian gets journal and has requestor
do own copying, so it will not count as
photocopy received. User has right of
"Fair Use." Librarian or library does
not necessarily have it.

3. The user signs request form for copies.
Sometimes that user can be the
librarian. Librarian places order with
another library and gives copy to user.
(Dilemna the copy is his and he
legally should not have to give a copy
to the library, but government funds
were used to obtain and process this
item.) Librarians still make copy for
library.

4. Librarian goes to another library,
photocopies article at that library on all
informal basis and does not count it
toward the limit.

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C. Procedures for getting photocopies over
legal number

1. ISI (Institute for Scientific Information)
Original Article Tear Sheets (OATS)
$3.50 for up to 10 pages 5,000 journals

2. UM (University Microfilms Int.)
UMI Article Reprint
$6.00 for each article 7.000 journals

3. NTIS (National Technical Information
Service)
Journal Article Copy Service (JACS)
$6.50 t(6.00 if no royalty) 5,000 journals
Only available electrorucally Ihrough TWX,
terminal or special "800" number

4. Special "Information on Demand"
companies. These groups use the
Copyright Clearance Center and other
sources

5. Electronic Ordering of Documents
Currently available from System
Development Corp., and ISI

6. A possibility of a non-profit National
Periodicals Center

7. Order subscription for journal if well over
five, more like 20-30. When you can
obtain items at $3.50, you need to justify
cost of a subscription. If journal
subscription costs $100, the facility should
need 30 copies before a subscription would
be justified.

D. Authorization when piece is in hand

1. No copyright notice
2. Older journal
3. Notification liberal policies in some
journals
4. Direct contracts between large
organizations and publishers of
frequently copied journals
5. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
$2.00 52.50 average fee
After 12/31/77, notice appears on first
page of the article. For older articles,
CCC will provide a catalog of titles and
copying fees.
6. Authorized by outside sources like ISI,
UM, NTIS

IV. Availability of materials is apparently not much
of a problem


A. Example: Material can't be part of
library if copied (1962 Thesis from
University library).

Library could borrow the item for $8.00
without making copies or could buy
microfilm for $7.50 or xero\ copy for $15.40
only if such copies would not be deposited in
a library); also getting permission from the
author could cause a delay.

B. Some libraries are loaning items and are
not sending photocopies.

User can make decision to copy.

V. Change in current awareness services.

A. Example: Copyright permission needed
to use abstracts in journal

B. Another current awareness service:
Table of contents were photocopied
and distributed to 250 individuals
before the new law.

Before January 1978. 1,000 items were
requested from one issue of the current
awareness service. So, the new law will be
paraphrased and used as a current awareness
service and users will be urged to request a
loan copy or buy a subscription.

The librarians will clearly show the intent -
current awareness and not a photocopying
service.

The onus is placed on the user, nor the
lending hbrar). Law has done librarians a
favor in this respect.

VI. Differences in interpretations by publishers

A. U.S. Government Work (Under official
duties or contract work). "Article is
not copyrightable" and therefore the
author should not sign forms assigning
copyrights in articles. Thus, publisher
should not have code on article that
is defrauding the public. Check
carefully for this.


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(Continued from page 3)
1. One Library handled it this way; sent a
memo to the staff advising them to
sign forms, but with letter explaining
position of U.S. Government; if code
is on article in proof, ask the publisher
to remove it.

2. Another library will not sign the form
and attaches a letter explaining the
reason.

VII. Misconceptions by librarians

A. Five copy limit

1. Five photocopies from one journal;
must obtain subscription

2. Five photocopies from one journal;
can't photocopy any more articles
for that year

B. Reprints through authors are considered
under the Copyright Law.

Five copy limit applies only to ILL: all else
is considered under "Fair Use."

VIII. Interpretations by lawyers

A. Guidelines

These guidelines are not part of the copyright
law. They only indicate what is considered to
be the minimum reach of the fair use doctrine.

B. Section 108 vs. 107

How does fair use relate to library photocopying
"108 does not affect 107" (Fair Use). The
reproduction and distribution of large numbers
of articles can be considered to be of "Fair
Use."
Difficult to predict how fair use will be applied
with 108.

IX. General reaction from librarians surveyed is that
the new law is not much of a problem in
obtaining materials, but librarians do have a
problem in explaining the new law to the user.
Another problem exists because information on
the new copyright is not readily available or
easily understood.


ASIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES NEW
WHITE HOUSE INFORMATION SYSTEM
Information Technology Helps
Carter Make Decisions

Using a new combination of computers, TV screens, and
statistics, Federal agencies, the White House, and the
Congress may soon be able to ask questions that call for
combinations of huge amounts of data and almost
instantly receive exact answers to help our top policy
formulators make decisions on the basis of all possible
information. This means that policy and decisions -
can be made on complete and up-to-date information.
A look into the what and how of this new information
system appears in a feature section of the December,
1978 issue of the BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN
SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE.

The system came about because Richard Harden,
Special Assistant to the President for Information
Management and Director of the Office of Administration,
and Edward Zimmerman, Harden's special assistant,
recognized the need for Presidential advisors to have
facts at their fingertips in seconds, and further, to see
how correlations of those facts could be used to make
analyses and then decisions based on information, not
intuition.

Richard Harden states in his article in the BULLETIN:

"The analytical process begins with the collection
of the information both in the sense of
identification of sources of data and the timely
transmittal of that data to the EOP complex.
Once the information is brought into the
complex, we are interested in ensuring that it
is stored in such a manner that it can be
effectively retrieved. As more meaningful
information is made available, we find an
increasing interest in techniques for performing
better analysis. Finally, we see tremendous
potential in the electronic communication of
information and the presentation of
informa ion to the Congress and general
public."

The BULLETIN is the first publication to describe this
innovative information system and explain its usefulness
(Continued on page 9)





K.S.U. POST-HARVEST DOCUMENTATION SERVICE


Cherie Geiser
Service Coordinator
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
The K.S.U. Post-Harvest Documentation Service was created August 1978 as a component of a USAID-funded
contract in the Food and Feed Grain Institute (FFGI) at Kansas State University (K.S.U.). The contract pro-
vides world-wide technical assistance and training on post-harvest grain systems. Information dealing with all
aspects of post-harvest grain storage, processing and marketing will be collected and disseminated by the
Service in order to improve existing grain storage and marketing systems in developing nations or to help in
the development of new systems.

Currently, the Documentation Service is in the process of selecting materials to form a computerized biblio-
graphic data base. A National Academy of Science (NAS) collection of post-harvest food loss materials will
form the nucleus of the data base to be supplemented by the campus libraries collections, manual and com-
puterized searching of current literature, utilization of interlibrary loan services and exchange of materials
with national and international scientific organizations worldwide.

The Post-Harvest Documentation Service will include citations to journal articles, reports, government docu-
ments, monographs, and other published or unpublished material related to the economic, engineering, and
preservation aspects of post-harvest grain technology. Acquisitions will center around current materials during
the first year of operation and will gradually cover retrospective materials published in the past 10 years.

Bibliographic data plus abstract will be stored on computer for each item acquired (Figure 1). Upon comple-
tion of a batch retrieval system being programmed by the Data Processing Center, K.S.U., stored items will
be machine searchable by author, geographical location, and subject.



BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA

Type of Data Element Data Element

Accession No. 64
Title A comparison of fumigants for
in-bag fumigation
Author/Affiliation Webley, D.J.,; Harris, A.H.
(Tropical Stored Products Centre,
Slough (England)
Edition
Report/Patent No./Document Type JA (*Journal Article)
Place of Publication Trop. Stored Prod Inf
Date of Publication (1977)
Pages (no. 33) p. 9-17
Language -(*left blank when in English)
Geographic Location -

ABSTRACT

At present an ideal small scale fumigant suitably packaged is not available. Phosphene is excellent in many
ways but is probably too dangerous to introduce at subsistence farmer level. Methallyl Chloride may be
more effective than EDB or CTC but has not been evaluated in the field. Many of the potentially useful
halogenated alkanes attack human tissue and cause liver, kidney and respiratory damage although it is doubt-
ful if this is important at the low levels used. Gas tight polythene sacks containing a cereal grain were
doused with these fumigants in order to determine their effectiveness in controlling insect infestation.


FIGURE 1. (Continued on page 6.1
5







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Subject searches will be "free-text" searches of titles and abstracts. In addition, a thesaurus is being
developed by and for the program which will permit descriptorr" searches in the future. Geographical
locations will be searched via two-letter codes found in Guidelines for Descriptive Cataloguing of
Reports: A Revision of COSA TI Standard for Descriptive Cataloguing of Government Scientific and
Technical Reports. March 1978 (PB-277 951).

Disseminated information will include: (1) monthly computer printouts of all items acquired during that
month; (2) computer printouts relevant to a requested search; (3) microfiche copies of requested materials;
and (4) hard copies of requested materials.

It is anticipated that most search requests will come from researchers engaged in projects for developing
countries. Correspondence requests from national and international sources, currently handled at FFGI,
will be forwarded to the Documentation Service for processing.

Developing nations may receive these services free-of-charge, however, it is anticipated that fees will be
charged for other requests for computer searches, microfiche and hard copies. Prices have not been estab-
lished as the service will not be fully operational until Spring 1979.

Inquiries concerning current and proposed Documentation Service activities may be sent to: K.S.U. Post-
Harvest Documentation Service, Farrell Library, Room 411, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
66506 (Phone 913-532--6516, ext. 31).


NEW DIRECTOR OF ASLIB


Mr. Basil Saunders, M.A., F.I.P.R., has been appointed
Director-General of Aslib. He succeeds Leslie Wilson,
M.A., J.P., who retired on 30 September, 1978, after
28 years as Director.

Founded in 1924, as the Association of Special
Libraries and Information Bureaux, Aslib has developed
an extensive range of information services, library
facilities, training courses, conferences, publications,
research and consultancy, designed to promote the
effective management and use of information. Its
corporate membership includes organizations in
industry, commerce, government, education, research
and the professions, together with public and national
libraries, in the United Kingdom and nearly 80 other
countries.


For the past 14 years, Basil Saunders has been Head
of Public Relations Services at The Wellcome
Foundation Limited, the international pharmaceutical
group. After war service in the RNVR he read English
at Oxford and spent a postgraduate year as "assistant
d'Anglais" in France. He obtained his initial public
relations experience with General Electric in the
United States and was subsequently public relations
officer to the British Institute of Management. He is
a former member of Council of the Institute of Public
Relations and a former chairman of its membership
committee.








HOLMES RETIRES


Jeanne Maiden Holmes, Chief, Resource Development
Division retired January 10, 1979, after 30 years of
Federal Service, most of them spent in dedication to
the mission- and programs of the Library of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.

Her advice and participation In the implementation
of the Library's computerized systems have been
instrumental in enhancing the importance of the
Library's collection, as well as the organization,
accessibility, and dissemination of agricultural infor-
mation, for the benefit of the people of the United
States and the world. Her unique ability to work
effectively on a wide range of activities and to
elicit cooperation at the national and international
levels will long be remembered as milestones in the
development of agricultural librarianship and docu-
mentation.

The present computer-based catalogs in card and
book form, have evolved under Jeanne Holmes'
direction. She was responsible for the development
of NAL's machine-readable CAIN (CAtaloging and
INdexing) data base from its inception in 1970.
Under her leadership, plans and procedures have
been developed for the use of MARC formats for
the library's bibliographic files beginning in 1979.
She has also laid the foundation for the adoption
in 1981 of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules,
Second Edition, and the concurrent freezing of the
Library's card catalogs.

Jeanne was the Library's technical liaison with AGRIS,
the International Information System for the
Agricultural Sciences and Technology, sponsored by
the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations. She has also served on a number
of interlibrary committees, panels, and advisory
groups, including those of the Committee on Scien-
tific and Technical Information, Federal Library
Committee, the U.S. National Libraries Task Force,
and the Library of Congress Bibliographic Advisory
Committee (National Data Base Design Project).
She is an active member of the major professional
societies, such as the American Library Association,
Special Libraries Association, and American Society
for Information Science. The U.S. Department of
Agriculture has twice, in 1968 and 1974, conferred
on Jeanne Holmes its Superior Service Award.


For the next few years, she and her husband Bob,
who is Director for Catalog Maintenance, Production,
and Publishing at the Library of Congress, will divide
their time between Sea Island, Ga., and a second home on
Capitol Hill.


In 1966 Jeanne M. Holmes received
a Special Merit Award from
President Lyndon B. Johnson


Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and
Infectious Diseases. Oxford Pergamon Press.
vJ,no.1/2-1978 QR180.062

Developments in Biochemistry. Amsterdam; New York,
Elsevier/North-Holland. v.1-1978 AH345.D4

Getranke Revue. Neustadt an der Weinstrasse,
Deutscher Weinwirtschaftsverlag Diemer & Meininger.
no.1- Jan. 1978 HD9348.G2G4

Topics in Environmental Health. Amsterdam,
New York, Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press.
v. IA- 1978 QH545.AIT6







WEST AFRICAN DATA BANK


With help from two professors from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, farmers in Liberia and
Sierra Leone soon may have access to more up-to-date
agricultural information.

F. Wilfrid Lancaster, professor of library science, and
John W. Beecher, agriculture librarian, have developed
a plan for an agricultural data bank and communications
center for the two West African nations. The proposed
center will make it possible for the latest information in
farming methods to reach agricultural policy-makers,
researchers and farmers.

At the invitation of the Agency for International
Development, the professors toured agricultural research
stations and colleges of agriculture to assess current
facilities and to make proposals for centralizing and
updating the various collections of materials in both
countries.

"Right now, they're loosing lots of potentially useful
information because no one has a clear mandate for
collecting all the agricultural information now being
produced in the two countries, or for bringing in current
information about tropical agriculture generally,"
Lancaster said.

Two good collections of resource materials do exist, one
in each country, Beecher said. One is located at the
College of Agriculture at Njala, part of the University of
Sierra Leone.

The University of Illinois helped set up the Njala library
in the 1960s, but has had no direct connection with it for
many years, Beecher said. The most modem collection
is maintained by the West African Rice Development
Association (WARDA) in Liberia. Lancaster and
Beecher have proposed creating a central data bank
based on the WARDA collection. Because of
communications problems, the data bank would
contain print-on-paper rather than electronic
information at first, Lancaster said.


Information would be collected on library file cards
and dispersed through monthly bulletins listing
agricultural publications of all kinds from countries
throughout the world.

"The data bank will collect relevant agricultural
literature and disseminate it through a bulletin designed
for agricultural policy-makers and research workers,"
Beecher said.

The center will be staffed by West African specialists
who will be trained in both agriculture and information
science.

"We've also recommended hiring an agricultural
information specialist who can repackage research
information in a form useful to the farmer in the
field," he said.

Except for large rubber plantations in Liberia,
agriculture in the two countries consists mostly of
subsistence-level farms. Principal crops are rice, sugar,
coffee, cocoa, cassava and rubber.

The professors' proposal has been sent to the Mano
River Union, a customs union which promotes trade
and development between the two countries. MRU
originally requested the study from AID, which will
fund the project for the first three years, after which
MRU will be responsible for continuing financial
support.

Lancaster and Beecher estimate the project will cost
$900,000 for the first three years.

News Bureau
University of llinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 333-1085






NEW PUBLICATIONS
OF NOTE


Agricultural Commodities Index: Ready-Reference
Index to USDA Statistical Serie& Jane Buzby McFall,
ed. Phoenix, AZ, Oryx Press, 1978. 2,000 pp. $95.00.
ISBN 0-912700-09-2. Order from publisher, 3930 East
Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018.
Agricultural Research in Developing Countries. CARIS
Current Agricultural Research Information Systems.
1978 edition. Rome, Food and Agricultural Organization
of the United Nations, 1978. 3v. ISBN 92-5-100593-1
$ US 70.
v.1 Research institutions, 633 p.
v.2 Research workers, 683 p.
v.3 Research programs, 1302 p.
Apply to: FAO, Distribution & Sales Div.
via delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy

International Rice Research Institute (1978) Prices unavailable.
Symposium on Cropping Systems Research and
Development for the Asian Rice Farmer, 454 p.
Irrigation Policy and Management in Southeast
Asia, 198 p.
Methods of Screening Rices for Varietal Resistance
to Cercospora Leaf Spot (IRRI Research Paper
Series Number 19)
Tropical Climate and its Influence on Rice (Res.
Paper No. 20)
Apply to: IRRI, P.O. Box 933, Manila, Philippines.

Iron (Medical and Biologic Effects of Environmental
Pollutants). Subcommittee on Iron, Committee on
Medical and Biologic Effects of Environmental
Pollutants; Division of Medical Sciences, Assembly of
Life Sciences, National Research Council (University
Park Press, 233 E. Redwood St., Baltimore, Md. 21202;
1978; 256 pp.; ISBN 0-8391-0126-0; S18.00).

Microfilmed Land-Grant Agricultural Publications.
18 p. December 1978. Free. Send self-addressed
mailing label to:
Library Services Division
TIS/SEA/USDA
National Agricultural library Bldg.
Beltsville, Md. 20705
A list of film cooperatively accomplished by
the Technical Information System (Formerly
NAL) with state land-grant libraries. Includes
"Status Report on Microfilming Land-Grant
Agricultural .-Publications."


Pear Pest Management. Agricultural Sciences Publications,
University of California, 1422 Harbour Way South,
Richmond, Calif. 94804 $20. Apply to publisher.


Postharvest Food Losses in Developing Countries.
Steering Committee of Study on Postharvest Food
Losses in Developing Countries, Board on Science and
Technology for International Development; Commission
on International Relations, National Research Council
(Board on Science and Technology for International
Development, 1978; 215 pp.; available from the board,
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418.

U.S. Canadian Range Management, 1935-1977:
a Selected Bibliography on Ranges, Pastures,
Wildlife, Livestock, and Ranching. John F.
Vallentine, ed. Phoenix, AZ, Oryx Press. 1978.
354 pp. ISBN 0-912700-11-4. Order from
publisher, 3930 East Camelback Road,
Phoenix. AZ 85018.



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in all aspects of work in the Executive Branch and how
other Federal Agencies can participate. Called "THE
PRESIDENCY IN THE INFORM TION AGE: NEW
DIRECTIONS, the 12-page section features eight
articles by members of the White House Staff, Congress,
and the press. The guest editor of the feature is
Robert L. Chartrand, Senior Specialist in Information
Services, Congressional Research Service.

Articles in this issue range from Richard Harden's
"A Philosophy for Managing Information," to those on
information sharing by Rep. Charlie Rose, OMB
Director James McIntyre, and CBO Director Alice Rivlin.
The "Fourth Estate Perspective" is provided by TIME
Magazine's Hugh Sidey. Other contributors to the
special feature of the December issue of the BULLETIN
are: Edward Zimmerman, Carl Calo, Sarak Kadec, and
Elmer Freeman. The Editor-in-Chief of the BULLETIN
is Lois F. Lunin.









AGRICULTURAL
TRANSLATIONS


Technical Information S) stems reviews tides before transactions
are made in order TO avoid duplication within USDA. We also
receive copies on deposit often far in advance of their litines
in the standard bibbooaphic tools. This column is an alert to
'ciwcted net receiptsat TIS.

These items are available to L'SDA personnel upon presentation
of a loan request tAD-245 ) ith the identification. TRANS.
No. ___ alone %ith the citation. Non-USDA persons
may request photo-duplication at the rare of S2 for each
10 papes or fraction thereof per citation. TRANS. No.
MIST be on the request. Both |1 pes of requests should be
sent 10o:

Lending Division. Technical Information Sy)stems.
National Agricultural Library Buildinme
U.S. Department of Agriculrure
Bellsville. Mar) L nd 20705

The Technical Translation Number will also be died for those
translations prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and
the National Science Foundation under the P.L 480 program.
Copies of these transbions may also be ordered from the National
Translation Center. John Creraz Library. 35 West 33rd Street.
Chica-o. IL 606 16.

BALOVNEV. V. 1.. L A. KHMARA and
S. A. MENCH[KOVA. Ditch Digger with Gas
Lubrication of the Moldboard Surfaces.
Translated from Russian: Stroitel'nye i
Dorozhnre Mashiny. 7: 22. 1977.
TRANS. No. 23166.

CHERKASHIN. YU. and I. S. TERESHCHENKO.
Operation of Two Row Disk Gangs.
Translated from Russian: Mekhanizatrsia i
Elektrifikats'ia Sorsialisticheskogo Sellogo
khozyvamsna. 11. 43-44,1976.
TRANS. No. 23266.

DIALLO, A. M.. E. KOLB and R. KORBER.
Properties of Erythrozytic Acid Phosphatase
in Sheep and Isoenzymes of Erythrouytic Acid
Phosphatuse in Sheep and Goats. Translated
from German" Unternuchungen uber die
eigenschaften der sauren erythozyvenphosphatase
ion schaf und uber die isozryme der rauren
errrhrozyiemphospharase bei schafen und
:iegen. Arch. Exp. Veter. Med. 29. 5.
789-800. 1976. TRANS. No. 23128.
TT 77-581-72.


GOTTSCHEWSKII and M. POLACK.
Brain Anomalies of Rabbit Fetuses After
Treatment of the Mother with Actinomycin
D During Early Pregnancy and at the Tune of
Organogenesis. Translated from German:
Zeirsehiift fir Veruchstier Kunde. 18, 1:1-8,
1976. TRANS. No. 23273. TT 77-58183.

GUPTA, A. K. and H. E. ROST. Changes in the
ULpids of Soybeans During Storage and
Germination. Translated from German:
Fette. Seifen. AnstrichmifteL 78. 2: 59-61,
1976. TRANS. No. 23263. TT 77-59121.
KABAKOV, N. S. and M. YA. TURUSHEV.
Equations of Movement of a Combined
Agricultural Unit in the Horizontal Plane.
Translated from Russian: Trudy Vsesoyuznogo
Ordena Thadoogo Knonoga Znameni Nwcdmo-
Issledovard'skogo Intitura Mekhvmzana
Sel'skogo Khozyaistr (VIM)
Tekhnologicheskie Onmon Pnimeneniya
Kombinzovnm)ykh Agregatov v
Rasieniemodstre, 71: 152-162.1976, Moskva.
TRANS. No. 23262.

KALOEV, A- V. and Z. B. UBERFARB.
Selection of a Mechanical Feeler for an Automatic
Steering System. Translaled from Russian:
Mekhanizatsiva i Elektrifikatsiya
Sotsia&ztichezkogo Sel'skogo Khozvayistm
4. 17-18, 1976. TRANS. No. 23252.

MEDVEDEV, V. 1. and A. P. AKIMOV.
Mobility of a Rigid Wheel During Formation of a
Deep Rut. Translated from Russian:
Mekhanizataya i El1ekrifkatisa
Sormiastichekogo Sel'skogo Khozyastm.
8: 51-52, 1976. TRANS. No. 23248.


REICH, REINHARD. Soil Resistance and
Operational Characteristics of Chisel Tines.
Translated from German: Grundhiw der
Landrtechnik. 27,4: 128-132,1977.
TRANS. No. 23183.

SARSENOV. A. S. Nucleic Acids and Protein
Amounts in Tissues and Nuclei of Liver Ceo in
Grossbred and Pure-Bred Sheep. Translated from
Russian: Tsitologiya:generta. 10,4: 349-352,
1976. TRANS. No. 23094. TT78-59118.








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Honolulu, Haaii. Contact: A.T. Winstead. Amer.can
Chemical Society. I 155 16th St.. N.W.. Washington.
D.C. 20036. (202-872-4396)

April 2-4: 14TH CW OG. ON AGRICUIL TURE AND
FOREST METEOROLOGY. Minneapolis, MN.
Gen. Info.: D. G. Baker. Soil Science Department,
1529 Go.-ter Avenue, University of Minnesota,
St. Paul. MN 55108.


April 23-27: CONFERENCE ON ENVIRON-
MENTAL MANAGEMENT OF AGRICUL TURA L
WATERSHED& Smolenice Castle (near Bratislava),
Czechoslovakia. Contact: Harry M. Tollerton,
Comnnisson on International Relations, National
Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Aw., N.W..
Washington. D.C. 20418 (COMM 202-389-6533
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MAy 7-11: VITEIA7TIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
THE USE OF ISOTOPES FOR RESEARCH AND
CONTROL OF VECTORS OF ANIMAL
DISEASES, HOST PATHOGEV RELATIONSI-PS
AND TIE ENIRONVMEVTAL IMPACT OF
CONTROL PROCEDURES Vienna, Austria.
Contact: John H. Kane, DOE/OTI, MS A1-5216,
Washington, D.C. 20545 (COMM 301-353-3378;
FTS 233-3378)

July 23-26: AMERICAN ASSOCEIA lON OF
VETERINARY PARASITOLOGISTS ANNUAL
MEETING (in c.i. with AMERICAN VETERINARY Y
MEDICAL ASSOCIA TON ANNUAL MEETING.
Gen. In.: R. R Bell, DVM. AAVP, Texas A & M
Uniwresit, College Station, TX 77843.


July 29-Asgust I AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL.::
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Pullman, Washington. Contact: J. C. Redman,
AAEA, Department of Agicultual Economiics.
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Contact: James G. Horfall, Connecticut Agicldill
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