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S.F r. f" 'r"'v. of Floridda
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR NAMED
The first Director of Science and Education Administration
is Anson R. Bertrand, formerly dean of the College of
Agricultural Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
He began his new job here July 10. A Texas A&M
graduate, he has an MS and PhD in agronomy from
Purdue. He was director of Southern Piedmont Soil and
Water Conservation Center. USDA, Watkinsviule, Georgia,
and later chief of the Southern Branch of the Soil and
Water Research Division of the Agricultural Research
Service. USDA. He was also chairman of the Agroriomy
Division, College of Agriculture, University of Georgia,
Athens, for four years. He is a past president of the SAil
Science Society of America, and has served on several
study panels and committees for the National Research
.Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He has
been a member of the Board of International Food and
Agricultural Development (BI FARD) of the U. S.
Department of State. Experiment Station Letter 1460.
June 30, 1978.
MOISTURE UTILIZATION IN SEMI-ARID TROPICS:
summer rainfall agriculture (MUSAT:sra)*
MUSAT:sra Project Librarian
Universny of California
fhe Consortium for International Development (CID) is
a non-profit corporation which provides assistance in
the use. management. and development of the limited
resources of the world. The primary object ie is to aid
in the improvement of the worldwide food problem. Ten
member universities participate individually and
collectively in various projects concerned with technical
assistance, development planning, and institution-
building. Members are: Oregon State University.
Colorado State Universit). University of California,
Riverside, University of California, Davis, Texas Tech
University, Utah State University, University of
Arizona, New Mexico State University, Washington
State University, and University of Jdaho. CIDNET
(Consortium for International Development Network)
developed out of a working conference in September in
1975. The aim of CIDNET is improving accessibility) to
the collective information resources and faculties of the
members. One objective deals with requests from
developing countries for technical assistance in various
developmental activities. Research, services, information
dissemination, technology transfer, and in-the-field
technical assistance are the areas being utilized and applied.
The program at Riverside (MUSAT:sra) is a combined
research unit and information center concentrating
on dryland agriculture in the Sahel and other semi-
arid tropical regions of developing nations. The
Center was created in 1974 and funded with a five-
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
-SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
VOL. 4, NO. 8, AUGUST 1978
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705
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year grant from the Agency for International Development.
Alms of MUSAT-sra include dissemination of information
to improve existing farming systems or to develop new
systems that will improve food projection. Field projects
have been accomplished along with a cooperative research
study with French and Senegalese researchers at the
Centre National de Recherches Agronomiques station in
Bambey. Cooperative projects with West Africian
organizations are considered a vital aspect of technology
(CIEH), Institut de Recherches Agronomiques
Tropicales et des Cultures Vivrieres (IRAT),
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (I ITA),
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-
Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Samaru Institute for
Agricultural Research, and the Office de la Recherche
Scientifique et Technique Outre-Mer (ORSTOM).
The MUSAT.sra data base includes citations to journal
articles, monographs, reports, maps, government
documents, research reports, and unique items of
published and unpublished materials related to dryland
LAWLESS, G.P. 02971
SOIL HYDROLOGY IN A SEMIARID WATERSHED. NIXON, P.R. LAWLESS,
G.P. TRANS ASAE 15:985-991 1972 S671.A452 BIO-AG LIB.
HYDROLOGY EVAPOTRANSPIRATION WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
BORDER & COMPETITION EFFECTS IN MILLET & SUDANGRASS PLCTS CHARA
CTERIZED BY DIFFERENT LEVELS OF NITROGEN FERTILIZATION. CRAPA
LA, W.J. JOHNSON. C.M. AGRON J 53:17-19 1961 522.A7 BIO-AG
LIB. MILLET SORGHUM NITROGEN FERTILIZATION
WEST AFRICA 04674
I.N.R.A.-I.R.A.T. MEETING ON GRASS STEM BORERS, MONTFAVET, 6-8
SEPT. 1972; PROCEEDINGS [REUNION DU GROUP DE TRAVAIL INRA-IRAT
SUR LES FOREURS DES GRAMINEES, MONTFAVET, 6-8 SEPT. 1972; COMPETE
RENDUI. I.N.R.A.-I.R.A.T. I.N.R.A.-I.R.A.T. 1972 BH 3150
FRENCH INSECT PESTS GRASSLAND AGRICULTURE SORGHUM WEST AFR
*Note: Foreign language titles are translated and a language indication is
provided for languages other than English.
Materials for a computerized bibliographic data base are
selected and acquired from a wide range of sources such
as: Automatic Science Citation Alert (ASCA)
retrieval service, the campus libraries collections,
specialty bookdealers, searching of popular literature,
utilization of interlibrary loan services, and direct
exchange of materials with national and international
scientific organizations. Among these organizations
are: Centre National de Recherches Agronomiques
(CNRA),.Comite Interafricain d'Etudes Hydrauliques
farming. Sorghum, millet, peanuts, cowpeas, Acacia
Albida, soil fertility and erosion, plant-water
relationships and drought problems are examples of
coverage. At present there are 11,500 items cited
with an additional 5,000 scanned journal items to be
input from retrospective sources. General interest
citations as they pertain to food production are also
included. These may cover geography, climatology,
range management, village studies and development.
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The data base is programmed by the Technique for
Report Index Management (TRIM) system which is
utilized b) the university libraries at UCR. The base
is indexed by author, title, subject, source, and
geographic location. (Fig. 1)
The geographic section of the index cites specific
geographic areas and/or an "international-general"
heading for a broad or general scope. The geographic
section was recently published by G.K. Hall & Co.,
70 Lincoln Street. Boston, Massachusetts 02111. USA
for S40.00. It contains 8,500 geographic entries
grouped by continent, country, region, and
The source index is the journal or organization cited.
Subject descriptors are assigned by means of a
specialized thesaurus developed by and for the program.
The thesaurus used upper case letters for authorized
terms in the subject index; lower case terms are used
only to direct the user to the authorized term, i.e.,
Acreage USE FARM SIZE. A descriptor is related
to associated terms, thus BT indicates 'broader rerni',
NT indicates 'narrower term' and RT indicates
'related term' (Fig. 2)
RT FORAGE CROPS
,he Information Center maintains a collection of
over 800 detailed topographic, climatological, soil
and meteorological maps which are cited separately
and are retrievable through the computerized index.
Access to the various sections is through a
computerized index. A printout from the index is
made following the addition of every 500 entries.
Microfiche copies of the index are used by UCR
libraries and by users consulting the program.
MUSAT's target audience has many differing areas
of interest. Primary focus is to provide informational
support to researchers engaged in projects for
developing countries. A large percentage of applied
services are directed to correspondence requests
and inquiries from national and international visitors
to the Information Center.
MUSAT:srs is also a resource for the Service de
Reference-Developpement (SID) center in France.
Referrals from worldwide sources are received and
disseminated to appropriate sources. A search program
has been developed for a machine search of the
MUSAT.sra data base as well as those of most member
CIDNET data bases in order to respond to extensive
or spelahzed requests. An example is: all information
on the use of shifting cultivation in the Gao region of
Mali prior to 1970. Fees for this service vary.
Inquiries should be sent to the Library Services Office.
University of California, Riverside, California 92521.
Publications currently in preparation include the
Proceedings. International Srmposium on Rainjed
Agriculture in Semi-A rid Regions. SOTA. Agriculture
in Semi-Arid Environments (published in Springer
Verlag's "Ecological Studies Series"i and the Resource
Director for Agricultural Research in Semi-Arid Regions
Inquiries concerning Information Center services and
requests for brochures describing CIDNET member
collections and services can be secured from: MUSAT.sra
Project. Bio-Agricultural Library. University of California,
Riverside. California 92521. (714-787-5312)
* An earlier announcement on MUSAT:sra appeared in
A4ll' Vol. (11 I), November 1975.
Contemporary topics in analytical and clinical chemistn.
New York, Plenum, v. 1, 1977. QD71.C56
International journal of pharmaceutics. Amsterdam,
Elsevier/North Holland Biomedical Press. v. I, no. 1,
Jan/Feb 1978 RS122.AI 15
Tierhaltung. Basel, Birkhauser Verlag. 1. 1977.
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 available. USDA personnel should
contact their D.C. Headquarters office for access to bills.
S. 2. June 21, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration favorably reported bill to require periodic
reauthorization of Government programs. known as the Sunset legislation. Was initially reported July 1, 1977
(S. Rept. 95-326); has Administration support.
S 3085. This Child Nutrition Amendments of 1978 was reported May 15 (S. Rept. 95-884), and scheduled
on the floor of the Senate in July. This bill extends and amends the special supplemental food program and
the child care food program.
H.R. 10584 (and H.R. 10434). Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 reported by the House Committee on
Agriculture on July 10 (H. Rept. 95-1338). Establishes between 6 and 25 agricultural trade offices abroad in
major trading cities overseas, adds provisions to Commodity Credit Qirporation Charter Act to stimulate
commercial sales of U.S. agricultural commodities by improving terms, conditions, and availability of credit for
the export of such commodities, raises status of Agricultural Attaches to Agricultural Counselors, establishes
both an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs, in lieu of an Assistant Secretary of
Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs.
H.R. 11504. The conferees agreed June 26 to file a conference report on the differences between the
Senate- and House-passed versions of bill to improve Federal credit assistance programs for farmers, ranchers,
and rural communities and businesses.
H.R. 13125. House passed Agriculture, rural development and related agencies appropriation bill for fiscal
year 1979, June 22. Debate recognized increasing importance of agricultural research and contains a total of
S5503 million for the research programs conducted by the Agricultural Research Service, the Cooperative States
Research Service and scientific activities overseas, an increase of almost $30 million over the amount contained
in the budget for the current fiscal year. and over $14 million more than was requested by the administration
for the. next fiscal year. Bill is in the Senate Appropriations Committee, where the subcommittee is expected
to mark it up during the week of July 17.
NEW LOCATION FOR CRIS
The Current Research Information System is no longer in the South Building in Washington, D.C. As of
June 26, the staff and operation moved to the National Agricultural Library Building on the 14th floor at
Beltsville. CRIS Director John Myers says although he expects some minor delays in service, the staff is
doing its best to get unpacked and set up at the new stand.
New address: Current Research Information System Phone: 301-344-3846
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Science and Education Administration/TIS
National Agricultural Library Building
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
Documents marked with an asterisk (") are available from the
Printing & Publishing Office, National Academy of Sciences.
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418.
Documents marked ( ) are available from other sources as noted.
For documents shown as available from a specific unit of the
National Academy of Sciences. National Academy of Engineering,
Institute of Medicine, or National Research Council. wrile to the
listed unit at 2101 Constitution At.enue, N.W., Washington,
D.C. 20418. For current NTIS prices and NTIS documents,
write to the National Technical Information Service, Springfield.
Va. 22161: Prices and availability of all documents are subject
t4Airborne Particles (Medical and Biologic Effects of
Environmental Pollutants). Subcommittee on Airborne
Particles, Committee on Medical and Biologic Effects
of Environmental Pollutants: Division of Medical
Sciences, Assembly of Life Sciences, National Research
Council (Committee on Medical and Biologic Effects
of Environmental Pollutants, 1977; 562 pp.; available
from NTIS; PB 276 723).
*Chloroform, Carbon Tetrachloride. and Other
Halomethanes: An Environmental Assessment
(Scientific and Technical Assessments of Environmental
Pollutants). Panel on Low Molecular Weight Halogenated
Hydrocarbons, Coordinating Committee for Scientific
and Technical Assessments of Environmental Pollutants,
Environmental Studies Board: Commission on Natural
Resources, National Research Council (National
Academy of Sciences. 1978: 305 pp.; ISBN 0-309-02763-
IControl of Diets in Laboratory' Animal Experimentation.
Committee on Laboratory Animal Diets, Institute of
Laboratory Animal Resources: Division of Biological
Sciences, Assembly of Life Sciences, National Research
Council. ILAR [Institute of Laboratory Animal
Resources] News, Winter/Spring 1978; reprints
available from the institute.
Environmental Assessment (Scientific and Technical
Assessments of Environmental Pollutants). Panel on
Committee for Scientific and Technical Assessments of
Environmental Pollutants, Environmental Studies Board;
Commission on Natural Resources, National Research
Council (National Academy of Sciences, 1978; 84 pp.;
ISBN 0-309-02766-7; $5.75).
tWarket Diseases of Potatoes Designed for Marker
Inspectors. W.L.Smith, Jr. and J.B. Wilson. U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture, March 1978:99 pp., (Agric.
Handbook 479). Free. Order from: U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture Office of Governmental and Public Affairs,
Publications Division. Utilization & Inquiries Section,
Washington, D.C. 20250.
tMethane Generation from Human, Animal, and
Agricultural Wastes. Panel on Methane Generation
from Human. Animal, and Agricultural Wastes,
Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation, Board
on Science and Technology for International
Development, Commission on International Relations.
National Research Council (Board on Science and
Technology for international l Development, 1977:
146 pp.: available from NTIS: PB 276 469: free to
requestors from developing countries upon request to
Board on Science and Technology for International
*Nurrient Requirements of Cats. Revis-ed (Nutrient
Requirements of Domestic Animals Number 13).
Panel on Cat Nutrition, Subcommittee on Laboratory
Animal Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition,
Board on Agriculture and Renewable Resources:
Commission on Natural Resources, National Research
Council (National Academy of Sciences, 1978: 56 pp.:
ISBN 0-309-02743-8; $5.50).
tResearch Literature for Development. Vol. 11: Foo,
Production and Nutrition Development, and Ewanomics
Education and Human Resources Health; Selected
Development Areas. (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Agency
for International Development (1978). 597 pp. Free.
A Price List of microfiche is also available.
t-Workshop on Solar Energy for the Villages of Tanzania.
Held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 11-19, 1977.
Sponsored by the Tanzania National Scientific Research
Council. United Republic of Tanzania: and by the Board
on Science and Technology for International Development.
Commission on International Relations, National
Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, of the
United States of America (Tanzania National Scientific
Research Council, 1978; 173 pp.; available from Board on
Science and Technology for International Development,
Eroziia pochry i bor ba s nei. Ukazarel' literature za
1976gg.... Soil Erosion and Its Prevention. Literature
Guide for 1976 .... Compiled by N.B. Naletova. Moskva,
TsNSKhB BASKhNIL 1977. 96 p. 557 annotated
citations. Price unavailable.
Fish Protein Concentrates A Bibliography with Abstracts.
Robena J. Brown. (NTISearch NTIS/PS-77/1132).
Springfield, Va., NTIS, U.S. Department of Commerce,
December 1977. 169 p. 169 citations. Order from.
NTIS, Springfield. Virginia 22151. $28.00. (NAL call
A List of References- Maize Virus Diseases and Corn
Stunt. R.M. Rilter. Ohio Agricultural Research and
Development Center, Maize Virus Information Service
(MAVIS). June 1978 (Addendum to June 1977 list).
39 p. 132 citations, with Keyword Index and Author
Listing. Order from: Richard M. Rilter, Department of
Plant Pathology. OARDC. Wooster, Ohio 44691. Free.
Oyster Utilization, Biology, and Growth: A Bibliography
with Abstracts. Robena J. Brown. (NTISearch NTIS/
PS-77/0824). Springfield. Va.. NTIS, U.S. Department of
Commerce, October, 1977. 301 p. 301 citations. Order
from: NTIS, Springfield, Virginia 22151. S28.00
(NAL call no.: Z5973.0909).
Phosphorus in Beef Cattle and Sheep Nutrition. R. L
Preston. Pullman, Washington State University. 44 p.
154 citations. In: NFIA Literature Review on Phosphorus
in Ruminant Nutrition. Grants-In-Aid Committee.
National Feed Ingredients Association. 1977. Order
from: NFIA, I Corporate Place. Suite 360, West Des
Moines, Iowa 50265. Attn: Leah Gilliland. 519.50.
(NAL call no.: SF98.PSN5). a
Phosphorus in Dairy Cattle and Goat Nutrition. N. L
Jacobson and K.D. Wiggers. Ames, Iowa; M.H. Wiggers
and G.N. Jacobson, Iowa State University. 1976. 43 p.
145 citations. In: NFIA Literature Review on Phosphorus
in Ruminant Nutrition. Grants-In-Aid Committee,
National Feed Ingredients Association. 1977. Order from:
NFIA, I Corporate Place, Suite 360, West Des Moines,
Iowa 50265. Attn: LeahGilliland. $19.50. (NALcall
Phosphorus Removal in Sewage Treatment Systems: A
Bibliography with Abstracts. Diane M. Cavagnaro.
(NTISearch NTIS/PS-77/081 1). Springfield, Va., NTIS
U.S. Department of Commerce, September, 1977. 225 p.
225 citations. Order from: NTIS, Springfield, Virginia
22151. $25.00. (NAL call no.: Z5853.S22P45).
Ratsional'naia organizatsiia upravleniia v sel'skom
khoziaistve. Ukazatel'literatury za 1973-1976 gg ....
Efficient Administrative Organization in Agriculture.
Literature Guide for 1973-1976 .... Compiled by
T.V. Filonova. Moskva, TsNSKhB VASKhNILL 1977.
202 p. 1,1 68 annotated citations. Price unavailable.
rhe following bibliographies were published in 1977 as
part of the series Aktuelle Literaturinformationen aus
dem Obstbau of the Universitatsbibliorhek der
Technischen Universitat Berlin. Order from:
Universitatsbibliothek der Technischen Universitat
Berlin, Abt. Publikationen. Strasse des 17. Juni 135,
D-1000 Berlin 1 2 (Charlottenburg), Germany. (NAL
call no. for series: Z5996.F8A4). Price unavailable.
Bibliographie des Internationalen Granatapfel-
Schrifttums: Bibliography of the International Literature
on Pomegranates. Peter Ludders, Herbert Wilhelm
Debor and Dirk Franken. (Series, no. 73). 26 p.
Bibliographie des Internationalen Schrifttums uber die
Gattung Sorbus; Bibliography of the International
Literature on the Genus Sorbus. Herbert Wilhelm
Debor. (Series, No. 74). 29 p. 259 citations.
Bibliographie des Internationalen Schrifrtums uber
Pflaumen und Zwetschen; Bibliography of the
International Literature on Plums and Prunes Herbert
Wilhelm Debor and Dirk Franken. (Series, no. 71).
40 p. 377 citations.
Veroffentlichunger uber die Gattung Ribes Sp.;
Publications on the Genus Ribes sp. Herbert Wilhelm
Debor and Dirk Franken. (Series, no. 72). 32 p.
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The following bibliographies were published as part
of the Exchange Bibliography series of the Council of
Planning Librarians (NAL call no. for series: Z690.AIC6),
and can be ordered from:
Council of Planning Librarians
P.O. Box 229
Moniicello. Illinois 61856
Bibliography of Bibliographies on Transportation and
Related Fields. Jean-Paul Reid. (Series, 1561 ). 1978.
70 p. 710 citations. Cost: S7.00.
Rubber Plantations in Developing Economies Related
Problems and Issues. George Kruaku Nlirn. (Series,
1559). 1978. 37 p. 286 citations. $3.50.
Clearance has been granted to compile and publish the
Plant Responses to Salinity: Indexed Bibliography by
Gene Mass. (Agricultural Reviews and Manual Series).
U.S. Salinity Laboratory. 4500 Glenwood Drive.
Riverside, California 9205 1.
The bibliographies in ihis series are primarily computerized online
or batch bibliographies emanating from searches performed by
the TIS Reference Staff in response to customer requests.
Searches are selected for inclusion based on the currency of the
topic, interest among clientele, relative length (approximatelI
150 citations or more) and probable value to a larger audience.
All titles in this series will be listed for four months. Revisions
or updates will be renumbered and reannounced. Only one copy
of a title will be sent; however, requestors ma) make copies. To
request a copy of a Quick Bibliography send the title, series
number, and a return addressed label to.
Technical Information Systems. SEA. USDA
National Agricultural Library Building
Beltsville. Maryland 20705
NAL--BIBL --78-04. Solar Energy and
S Agriculture, 1970-1977 236 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Nancy H. Lewis.
NAL--BIBL.--78-05. Double Cropping and
Interplanting, 1972-1977. 230 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N. Bebee.
NAL--BIBL.--78-06. Careers in Agriculture, 1970-
1977. 90 citations from CAIN. Search by
David R. Hoyt. April 1978.
NAL--BIBL.--78-07. Consenration in Greenhouses,
1970-1977. 254 citations frum AGRICOLA.
English only. Search by Charles N. Bebee.
NAL--BIBL.--78-08. Drip Irrigation, 1970-197?.
265 citations from AGRICOLA. English only.
Search by Charles N. Bebee. April 1978.
NAL--BIBL.--78-09. Selected Research on Farm
Animal Reproduction. 1971-1977. 84
citations from AGRICOLA. English only.
Search by David Hoyt. April 1978.
NAL--BIBL.--78-10. Home Canning, Freezing and
Preserving, 1970-1978. 169 citations from
AGRICOLA. English only. Search by
Nancy H. Lewis. April 1978.
NAL--BIBL.--78- 11. Training, Management and
Evaluation of Extension Work, 1970-1978.
278 citations from AGRICOLA. English only.
Search by Nancy H. Lewis. April 1978.
NAL--BIBL.--78-12. Parity, and Price Supports in
Agriculture, 1970-1977. 236 citations from
CAIN. No languages excluded. Search by
David R. Hoyt. June 1978.
CONTACTS FOR ECONOMIC
AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION
United States Department of Agriculture
Economics. Statistics, and Cooperatives Service
Here are the specialists within the Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service who can provide much of the
information you'll need about today's agriculture and related topics. Generally, those listed with an "S" can
give you the latest production and stocks estimates, those identified with an "E" can help with sunoly-demand-
price relationships and other economic factors, and those identified with a "C" can help with cooperative
information. CROPS, DAIRY. LIVESTOCK, & POULTRY
James Naiwe E
Dewayne Hamilton S
Corn & Feed Grains
Arthur Coffing (World)
S 447-7687 1
E 447-7290 :
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Wheat & Food Grains
Arthur Coffina (World)
Other Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
Doug E. Murfield
U.S. TRADE & FOREIGN AGRICULTURE
U.S. Exports & Imports
Dewain Rahe (Outlook)
Thomas Warden (Statistics)
Richard Kennedy (World)
Patrick O'Brien (Agr'l & trade
Robert Marx (Africa & Middle
Wade Gregory (Asia)
Charles Liu (Communist Asia)
Reed Friend (Developed
Tom Vankai (Eastern Europe)
Howard Hall (Latin America)
Fletcher Pope (Soviet Union)
Anthony Rojko (Commodities)
Arthur Mackie (Economic
development & trade)
Amalia Vellianitis-Fidas (Interna-
tional monetary & financial)
Balance Sheet of Farming Sector
Credit & Insurance
Prices & Parity
Wages & Labor
FARMS & LAND
Farm Numbers & Size
George Coff man
Farm Real Estate
Land & Water Use
Orville Krause (Land)
Marlin Hanson (Water)
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FOOD ASSOCIATES PRESENT AWARDS
Food Consumption & Prices
Agricultural Promotion & Advertising
Marketing Margins & Statistics
The National agriculturall Librarr Catal
1971-1975 will be published in Sepiem
computer-produced quinquennial cumul
provides access to books. periodicals, an
cataloged by the Library from January
The Associates NAL Inc. awarded a citation for
E 447-8707 Professional Achievement to Angelina Carabelli and
a posthumous citation for Distinguished Service to
Patricia Condon at its annual meeting July 14, 1978.
E 447-4190 The citations, a gold medallion and a certificate, are given
in recognition of professional achievement for service
to the National Agricultural Library, to other
agricultural libraries, or significant achievements leading
E 447-4190 to the advancement of the library science field.
For many years. Angelina Carabelli served with distinction
E 447 9200 and honor as a librarian in the Department of Agriculture
library and more recently as editor for the Associates
NAL, Todat, quarterly journal. Her professional
E 447.8454 contributions to the literature of agriculture (articles,
books, editorials) spanned such subject areas as
E 447 7799 entomology, horsemanship. horticulture, and librarianship.
In 1962, she edited USDA National Agricultural Library
Centenanr Issue, 1862-1962. Four lears later, Angelina
E 447 8454 prepared a most useful guidepost document entitled
E 447 8470 The National Agricultural Library in the Next Decade:
Changing Needs and Concepts. In 1970 she co-authored
an outstanding contribution to agricultural librarianship
entitled Guide for an Agricultural Library Survey for
9g. Indexes Developing Countries. As a librarian, scholar, and
'ber 1978. This supporter of NAL, Angelina Carabelli's record of
nation of indexes achievement and contribution is a human milestone
d serials that all should be proud to recognize for a
1971 through Professional Achievement Award.
December 1975. Because of the rising production and
publication costs. only the indexes have been cumulated
in order to minimize the price to users. The Indexes
are intended to be used with Main Entry sections of
published monthly issues of the Catalog. Back issues
of the Catalog may be obtained from the publisher.
These cumulative indexes, together with the monthly
Catalog, supplement the Dictionary Catalog of the
National Agricultural Library,. 1862-1965. and the
National Agricultural Library Catalog. 1966-1970.
The set will consist of two volumes: 1. Personal
Author Index, Corporate Author Index. Title Index.
and 2. Subject Index. The purchase price is SI 15.00
net, or S 100.00 net if the order is accompanied by
remittance and received by August 31. 1978 (Si .50
per set f.'r postage and handling).
Orders should be sent to Rowman and Littlefield,
81 Adams Drive, Box 327, Totowa. NJ 07511.
The posthumous award to Patricia Condon was accepted
by her daughter Julie. During her tenure at the National
Agricultural Library, Patricia Condon consistently
exceeded her job requirements in many ways. She
prepared a number of reports and bibliographic
publications. Mrs. Condon enthusiastically shared her
bibliographic expertise with colleagues as Chairman of
the NAL Publications Committee, 1975-1977.
On May 23, 1976, she became Chief of the Lending
Division and worked closely with her staff to streamline
procedures and to cut down on paperwork. Her
commitment to excellence in public service was
sustained by the superior performance evaluations
that she received consistently year after year.
September 17-21: 3rd SYMPOSIUM ON WEED
CONTROL, C.N.R.A., Dakar, Senegal. Contact:
J.R: Guillou, Dept. de Malherbologie, C.N.R.A.,
Route de St-Cyr, 78000 Versailles, France.
September 17-22- AMERICAN ASSOCIA TION OF
CEREA L CHEMISTS AND SIXTH INTERNATIONAL
CEREAL AND BREAD CONGRESS, Winnipeg.
Canada. Contact: Raymond Tarleton, Exec VP,
3340 Pilot Knob Rd. St. Paul, MN 55121.
October 10-12. PECORA IV. APPLICATION OF
REMOTE SENSING DA TA4 TO s'ILDLIFF
MANAGEMENT. Sioux Falls. South Dakota. Sponsored
by National Wildlife Federation. in cooperation with
U.S. Geologic Survey NASA. U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Canadian Wildlife Service. InternaLional
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Contact:
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