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Libary & information science abstracts
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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riull9 -. AG CULTURAL




Report by Henry Gilbert
Reference Branch, TIS/SEA/USDA
(301) 344-3705

A Librarians seminar was given by the Bureau of the Census, User Training Branch
on accessing statistical resources from the Census Bureau and other selected
agencies, November 17-20, 1980, at the Suitland Federal Center, Suitland, Md.

Chief Moderator Was Mac Palmer assisted
Crispin. Information from the lectures
is summarized in this article.

by Cathy Clark, Martha Wyeth, and Ann
which pertained directly to agriculture


CENSUS GEOGRAPHY. An understand-
ing of the terms used with the various
tables, charts, and maps, is dependent
on an understanding of the terminology.
The class was introduced to such
descriptors as SMSA (or) the Standard
Metropolitan Statistical Area (which is
an integrated economic and social unit
with a recognized large population
nucleus), CBD or Central Business
Districts (defined as the downtown
retail trade areas of an SMSA central
city, or other city of 50,000 or more
persons, and Census Tracts defined as
subdivision of metropolitan areas into
neighborhood-like units.

1980 CENSUS. Information for the
Census was derived either from
questions asked of the entire popu-
lation or questions asked of a sample
of the population. Questions asked
about every person or housing unit are
called 100% or complete count ques-
tions. Questionnaires were sent to

households and all households were
asked to answer the complete-count
questions, but only a sample were asked
to answer the supplementary sample
questions. Plans for the sample part
of the census called .for asking the
sample questions at only one household
in every six for most of the country.
Some of the data items collected from
the 1980 census include: Population
items household relationship, sex,
race, age, marital status, etc.
Housing items number of housing units
at address, number of rooms in a unit,
value of home, etc.

provides a periodic statistical picture
of the nation's agriculture. Taken
every 10 years from 1840 to 1920 and
every five years for 1925 through 1974,
it is now undergoing a reference year
change. Two 4-year censuses, taken
for 1978 and 1982, will adjust the
(CENSUS, Continued on page 2)


VOL. 7. NO. 2 FEBRUARY 1981

(CENSUS, Continued from page 1)
data-reference year to coincide with
the censuses of business and industry
for 1982. Thereafter, the agriculture
census will revert to a 5-year cycle.
It currently reports data on agricul-
tural production, resources, and
inventories for every county, state,
and region of the United States, and
for the nation. It provides the only
set of uniform agricultural data at the
county level. The 1974 Census not only
included farms in the 50 states but
also in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the
Virgin Islands.

The 1969 and 1974 censuses were taken
by mail; most prior censuses were
conducted by personal interview. The
1978 census was taken by a combination
of both. The 1979 Census of Horticul-
tural Specialties provides data on
farms growing nursery or greenhouse
products, mushrooms, or pod. Three
additional reports (based on small-
scale samples from 1978 census) deal
with farm finance, on-farm irrigation,
and the use of energy on farms.

For 1978, the principal categories of
data collected in the 50 states were:
acreage, crops, fruit and nut produc-
tion, vegetables, nursery and green-
house products, value of sales, land
use, irrigation, organization,
livestock and poultry, animal
specialties, characteristics and
occupation of operator, foreign
ownership of farmland in U.S., use of
fertilizers, pesticides, and other
chemicals, selected production ex-
penditures, expenditures for energy,
machinery and equipment, market value
of land and building.

A product of each Census are the
following publications which are
published over a period of several
years at the conclusion of the Census:

Preliminary Reports Prior to publica-
tion of the final census figures, a

separate 4 page report for each county
in the U.S. with 10 or more farms was
released giving statistical highlights
on basic data items, along with com-
parable data for 1974. An eight-page
preliminary report was published for
each state. For agricultural services,
a preliminary two-page state report was
issued showing the number of agricul-
tural service establishments, gross
receipts, and payroll.

Final Summanry Volumes. Volume I.
State and County Data. A separate
report is published for each of the 50
states and for the United States, by
state. Volume I reports were published
for Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin
Islands. Each of the State reports is
divided into four chapters: (1)
thirty-two tables showing detailed data
at the state level, (2) 32 tables
of selected data for counties
and the state organized by subject, (3)
15 tables of detailed data for
each county.

Volume II. Statistics by Subject.
This report presents statistics by
subject, for the U.S. regions,
geographic divisions, and states.

Volume IIIT. Agricultural Services
This volume covers agricultural service
establishments at the U.S., state, and
county level.

Volume IV. Special Reports. This is a
series of reports including the "Proce-
dural History Coverage Evaluation,
Ranking Counties and States, and the
Graphic Sumnnary." The latter offers a
profile of the nation's agricultural
system in a series of U.S. maps, a
number of which are printed in color.


Information Sources: A copy of the
latest "Telephone Contacts for Data
Users" may be obtained by calling
(301) 449-1645 or writing the Users
(CENSUS, Continued on page 3)


Three special awards will be made to .tiUe41
nominated outstanding recipients in the
agricultural library community by the
Associates of the National Agricultural
Library, Inc. at their annual meeting
in the summer of 1981. 0

The Associates will honor outstanding
performance in three different
categories. Those honored must be
nominated for this special attention by o slu
their exceptional contributions to the
improvement of the agricultural library
system and its literature. TheAward takes the form of a bronze medallion.

The three categories are: (1)
published contribution to library
literature or meritorious accomplish-
ment in the library science fields.
Eligibility: Open to scientists,
researchers, librarians, professional
societies, business, and Associates
NAL, Inc.

special achievement and/or service
given to the National Agricultural
Library, to other agricultural
libraries, or significant achievements
leading to the advancement of the
library science field. Eligibility:
Open to concerned individuals and
organizations and businesses in the
agricultural field, TIS staff, and the
Associates NAL, Inc.

recognizes and encourages meritorious
performance exceeding job requirements
at the National Agricultural Library.
Eligibility: Open to all members of
the Technical Information Systems

All nominations should be mailed not
later than May 31, 1981, to Ms. Barbara
Williams Jenkins, Box 1565, South
Carolina State College, Orangeburg,
South Carolina 29115. Each nomination
should include the following informa-
tion: (1) Name of the award for which
the candidate is proposed, (2) a brief
statement of the basis of the nomina-
tion and, where appropriate, a bibli-
ography which supports the nomination.

The Associates NAL, Inc. seek your
participation and interest. LM

(CENSUS, Continued from page 2)
Training Branch, Data User Services Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington,
D.C. 20233.

Census of Agriculture information can be obtained by contacting Mary Burch,
Bureau of the Census, Agriculture Division at (301) 763-1113.

Information on the Training Seminars conducted at various locations throughout
the county during the year may be obtained from the Users Training Branch
(address and telephone number given above). [




The Surface Environment and Mining Program, known as SEAM, was established
by the Forest Service to research, develop, and apply new technology to
help maintain a quality environment while helping meet the Nation's mineral
requirements. SEAM is a partnership of researchers, land managers, mining
industries, universities, and political jurisdictions at all levels. A
series of guides and an alerting service provide current data to these


The U.S. Government's holdings of
resources of coal, oil, shale,
uranium, geothermal steam, oil and
gas, as well as metallic minerals
are among the most significant in
the world. Decisions as to the ap-
propriate use and balance of mineral
and nonmineral resources requires
adequate information about, and
analysis of, all values involved.
SEAM sponsored more than 150 re-
search and development projects be-
tween 1973 and 1979 relating to the
management of land in mineralized
areas. To disseminate information
on the results of these investiga-
tions in an appropriate form, SEAM
brought together in a series of
workshops researchers and users from
industry, Federal agencies, and the

academic community. Information
presented in these workshops has
been organized into user guides.
Cross-referencing among the guides
is provided in the index of each.
To obtain free copies of these
guides write: Intermountain Forest
and Range Experiment Station, USDA
Forest Service, 507 25th St..
Ogden, UT 84401. User Guide to
Engineering Mining and Reclamation
in the West (General Technical
Report INT-70) User Guide to
Hydrology (General Technical Report
INT-74) User Guide to Sociology
and Economics (General Technical
Report INT-73) User Guide to Soils
(General Technical Report INT-68)
User Vegetation (General
Technical Report INT-64).
(SEAM, Continued on page 5)

(SEAM, Continued from page 4)

SEAMALERT is a bibliographic record to published materials relating to
surface mining, mineral economics, mineral extraction technology and the
environment health and safety aspects of surface mining. The information
is of interest to land managers, regional planners, mining industries and
political jurisdictions at all levels.

SEAMALERT is computer produced with current information derived from the
technical literature as well as automated computer searches of pertinent
computer files from the Department of Energy's RECON and Lockheed's DIALOG
systems. It represents a composite of pertinent information from diverse
sources drawn into a single integrated file. Inquiries may be directed to
SEAMALERT, Mine Reclamation Center, 845 N. Park Avenue, University of
Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719. See AgricuZtural Libraries Information Notes 3
(9): 7. September 1977 for an earlier article on SEAMALERT.


co-sponsored by Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois State University
College of Continuing Education & Public Service

Wednesday, April 1, 1981 from 9:00 am 4:00 pm
at the Illinois Farm Bureau Building, 1701 Towanda Avenue
Bloomington, Illinois
Fee: $12.00 includes conference materials, coffee and rolls
and lunch
Sign-up deadline: March 25, 1981 to the College of Continuing
Education & Public Service

For more information contact:
Mrs. Rue E. Olson, Illinois Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 2901,
Bloomington, IL 61701, tel. (309) 557-2550
Dr. Vernon C. Pohlman, Department of Sociology, Illinois State
University, Normal, IL 61761, Tel. (309) 438-2387
*** *** ** *
The conference will focus on the use of data products of the 1978 Census
of Agriculture, but related subjects will also be discussed. Among
other topics are the current statistical programs of the Cooperative
Crop Reporting Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, descrip-
tion of significant agricultural trends and anticipated changes in data
collected and method of collection for the 1982 Census of Agriculture.
The program will include speakers from the Agriculture Division of the
U.S. Bureau of the Census, the Illinois Cooperative Crop Reporting Ser-
vice, University of Illinois, A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company and


Annotated Bibliography for Aquatic
Resource Management of the Upper
Colorado River Ecosystem. Richard S.
Wydoski et al. Washington, D.C. U.S.
Dept. of the Interior, Fish and
Wildlife Service. 1980. 186 p.
(Resource Publication, 135). 1,109
citations. Order from: Publications
Office of the Publisher, 18th & C
Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.
Free. (NAL call no.: Z7996.F5A5).

Beef Cattle Publications and Visual
Materials: 1980 Listing. (Washington,
D.C.) U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Science and Education Administration
(1980). 88 p. (Miscellaneous
Publication No. 1398). Order from
Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402. 1980-0-722-728/479.

Bibliografia Sobre Comercializacion
Agricola en America Latina y el Caribe
(Bibliography on Agricultural
Development in Latin American and the
Caribbean). Zilia Rojas. Bogota,
Colombia, Biblioteca IICA-CIRA. 1979.
323 p. (Documentacion e Informacion
Agricola, No. 58). 1,918 citations.
Price unavailable. (NAL call no.:
241 In86B).

Biologicheskii Metod Zashchity
Rastenii: Ukazatel' Literatury za 1978
g.... (Biological Methods of Plant
Protection: Literature Guide for 1978),
426 Domestic Titles, 666 Foreign
Titles). L. G. Klosep. Moskva,
TsNSKhB VASKhNIL. 1979. 261 p. 1,092
annotated citations. Price unavail-

Geterozis v Rastenievodstve: Ukazatel'
Literature za 1976-1979 gg. ...(Hybrid
Vigour in Plant Breeding: Literature
Guide for 1976-1979), 531 Domestic
Titles, 633 Foreign Titles). N. P.
Ivanova. Moskva, TsNSKhB VASKhNIL.

1980. 251 p. 1,164 annotated
citations. Price unavailable.

Horse Publications and Visual
Materials: 1980 Listing. (Washington,
D.C.), U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Science and Education Adminis-
tration, 1980. 113 p. Miscellaneous
Publication, No. 1393).

Kawalan Mutu Dalam Perusahaan Makanan:
Sebuah Ribliografi (Quality Control in
the Food Industry: A Bibliography.
Prepared in cooperation with Simposium
Kawalan Mutu Dalan Perusahaan Makanan
and Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.
Serdang, Selangor, Perpusta.kaan, Uni-
versitit Pertanian Malaysia. January
1979. 34 p. Approx. 495 citations.
Price unavailable. (NAL call no.:

Kejuruteraan Pertanian DaZam Pembangu-
nan Negara: Sebuah Bibliografi
(Agricultural Engineering in National
Development: A Bibliography). Pre-
pared in cooperation with Persidangan
Antarabangsa Kejuruteraan Pertanian
Dalam Pembangunan Negara and Universiti
Pertanian Malaysia. Serdang, Selangor,
Perpustakaan, Universiti Pertanian
Malaysia. September 1979. 50 p.
Approx. 774 citations. Price unavail-
able. (NAL call no.: Z5074.E6K4).

Rural Health Care: A Bibliography.
R. David Mustian. Mississippi State,
Miss., Southern Rural Development
Center. 1980. 251 annotated
citations. (SRDC Bibliography Series,
No. 10). Order from: Publisher, Box
5406, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
Price: $50.00. (NAL call no.:

Selektsiia Vysokoproduktivnykh Porod
Sel' skokhoziaistvennykh Zhivotnykh i
Ptits i Organizatsiia PLemennogo Deaa:
(BIBLIOGRAPHY, Continued on page 7)



(BIBLIOGRAPHY, Continued from page 6
Ukazatel' Literatury za 1977-1979 gg.
... (High-Productive Stock Breeding of
Farm Animals and Fowl, and Organization
of Breeding: Literature Guide for
1977-1979, 627 Domestic Titles, 238
Foreign Titles). T. G. Man'ko.
Moskva, TsNSKhB VASKhNIL. 1980. 134 p.
865 annotated citations. Price

Sheep Publications and Visual
Materials: 1980 Listing. Washington,
D.C.) U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Science and Education Administration,
(1980). 36 p. (Miscellaneous
Publication No. 1393). Order from
Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402.

Swine Publications and Visual
Materials: 1980 Listing. (Washington,
D.C.) U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Science and Education Administration
'(1980). 47 p. (Miscellaneous
Publication No. 1397). Order from
Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402.

Wood Identification: An Annotated
Bibliography. M. Gregory. Leiden, The
Netherlands, International Association
of Wood Anatomists. 1980. 41 p. 459
citations. Price unavailable. (NAL
call no.: Z7914.W8G7).

The following titles were published as
a series of bibliographies prepared by
the Technical Library of the Tennessee
Valley Authority. Order from:
Publisher, Muscle Shoals, AL 35660.
Free. (NAL call no. for the series:

Ecosystems in the Cumberland Plateau,
1970-1980. (TVA Bibliography No.
1653). August 1980. 2 p. 22

Handling and Use of NH4NO3 as an
Explosive. (Supplement to TVA
Bibliography No. 1335). August 1980.
6 p. 80 citations.

Clearance has been granted to USDA
authors to compile or publish the
following bibliographies:

Bibliography on the Cereal Leaf Beetle,
Oulema melanopus (Coleoptera:
Chrysomelidae). Compiled by Stanley G.
Wellso et al. For information contact:
Compiler, USDA, SEA, Agricultural
Research/NC, Entomology and Small
Grains Research, Dept. of Entomology,
Michigan State University, East
Lansing, MI 48824.

Capacity-Building (Management Improve-
ment) for Local Governments: An
Annotated Bibliography. Compiled by
Beth Walter Honadle. For information
contact: Judith Latham, ESS/IS/RIB,
Room 1658 South Bldg., U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Relationships of Birds and Spruce
Budworm: A Selected Bibliography and
Literature Review. Compiled by
Hewlette S. Crawfor, Jr. and Daniel T.
Jennings. For information contact:
Mary Buchanan, Editor, USDA, Forest
Service/NE, 370 Reed Road, Broomall,
PA 19008. U&


The bibliographies in this series are
primarily computerized online or batch
Biblioqraphies emanating from searches
performed by the TIS Re ference Staff
in response to customer requests.
Searches are selected for inclusion
based on the currency of the topic,
interest among clientele relative
length (approximately 150 citations or
more) and probable value to a larger
audience. All titles in this series
will be listed for six months.
Revisions or updates will be re-
numbered and reannounced. Only one
copy of a title will be sent; however,
requestors may make copies. To
request a copy of a Quick Bibliography
send the title, series number, and a
return addressed label to:
Reference Branch
Technical Information Systems, SEA,
NAL Bid Room 302
Beltsvi le, MD 20705

NAL--BIBL.--80-18. Plant Senescence,
1976-1980. 289 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Henry Gilbert.
August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-19. Gasohol, 1979-1980.
78 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Sheldon Cheney. August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-20. Integrated Pest
Management, 1969-1980. 188 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N.
Bebee. August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-21. Frost and Freeze
Protection for Sub-Tropical Fruits,
1970-1980. 132 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Henry Gilbert.
August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-22. Acid Rain: Impact
on Agriculture, 1969-1980. 108
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Sheldon Cheney and William Longenecker.
August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-23. The Spiderwort
(Tradescantia), A Radiation Monitor-
ing Plant, 1970-1980. 22 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Henry
Gilbert. August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-24. Drought: Resistance,
Stress, or Effect, 1978-1980. 104
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Phyllis L. Cleveland. September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-25. Farm Ponds,
1969-1980. 70 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T. MacLean.
September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-26. Wild Birds and
Agriculture, 1969-1980. 155 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Ann Juneau.
September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-27. Organic Farming and
Gardening, 1970-1980. 248 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-28. Byssinosis: Cotton
Dust Lung Disease, 1970-1979. 75
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Henry Gilbert. September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-29. Roadside Marketing,
1970-1980. 75 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Henry Gilbert. September

NAL--BIBL.--80-30. Jojol., 1971-1980.
116 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Henry Gilbert. September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-31. Herb Gardening,
1970-July 1980. 123 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T. MacLean.
September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-32. Double Cropping and
Interplanting, 1976-July 1980. 324
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Jayne T. MacLean. October 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-33. Sewage and Municipal
Waste Composting, 1969-80. 81 cita-
tions from AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne
T. MacLean. October 1980. Q&


Saffron Walden, Eng., World of Infor-
mation. a. 1980- HC412.A2A73

DIRECTORY. Detroit, Gale Research Co.
a. 1979/80- LB2803.A3C6

CYTOMETRY. Baltimore, Md., Society for
Analytical Cytology. irr. vol. 1,
1980- QH573.C915

New York, London, Plenum. q. vol. 1,
1981- QL737.P9154

SENSING. London, Taylor & Francis. q.
vol. 1, 1980- G70.415

Berkhampsted, Academic Publishers. q.
vol. 1, 1980- SD1.154

New York, Haworth Press. q. vol. 1,
1980- TX361.A3J63

PUBLISHING. New York, R. R. Bowker,
Co., irr. 1980- Z475.M3

Oxford, New York, Pergamon. q.
vol. 1, 1980- QD450.P4

Scholars Technical Services. a.
1979/80- Q180.R37

Calif., Agriservices Foundation. irr.
vol. 1, 1980- SF371.543

ton) Office of Governmental and Public
Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
irr. 1980- aS21.A8U51QB

Comparative Epidemiology, A Tool for
Better Disease Management. Proceedings
of the Session on Comparative Epidemi-
ology, 3rd International Congress of
Plant Pathology. Munich, 16-23,
August 1978. J. Palti & J. Kranz.
Wageningen, Centre for Agricultural
Publishing and Documentation, 1980.
Order from publisher. $21.05.
ISBN 90-220-0721-9.

Energy Metabolism. Proceedings of the
Eighth Symposium on Energy Metabolism
held at Churchill College, Cambridge,
September, 1979. Lawrence E. Mount.
London, Butterworths (1980). 484 p.
(European Association for Animal
Production, No. 26). $79.95. Order
from publisher.

Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics.
Clive A. Stace. (London). Edward
Arnold, 1980. 179 p. Order from
publisher: 41 Bedford Square, London
WC1B 3DQ or your dealer.

The Role of Nitrogen in Intensive
Grassland Production. Proceedings of
an International Symposium of the
European Grassland Federation on August
25-29, 1980, Wageningen, the Nether-
lands. W. H. Prins and G. H. Arnold.
Wageningen, the Netherlands, Centre for
Agricultural Publishing and Documenta-
tion, 1980. Order from publisher.
$18.40. ISBN 90-220-0734-0.

Solar Thermal Power Systems. Summary
Report. Prepared for U.S. Dept. of
Energy, Division of Solar Thermal
Energy Systems. El Segundo, Calif.,
Aerospace Corp., 1980, various p.
Printed copy $11.00, Microfiche $4.00.
Order from National Technical
Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port
Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. Q&



The BIOSIS Board of Trustees
recently announced the results of
the annual elections of officers
and members of the board for 1981.

Effective January 1, 1981, Clement
L. Markert, Yale University, will
serve a one-year term as Chairman,
and Robert 0. Nesheim, Quaker Oats
Company, as Vice Chairman. Norman
R. French, Colorado State Univer-
sity, was re-elected Secretary.
Eugene L. Hess, Potomac, MD was
elected to a third term as Treas-

In addition to the above officers,
the Executive Committee for 1981
includes Robert A. Erkins, Bliss,
ID and Gordon R. Williams,
Flossmoor, IL.

Robert 0. Nesheim and Rita R.
Colwell, University of Maryland
were re-elected for their second
three-year terms on the board. Two
new members elected to three-year
terms on the BIOSIS Board of
Trustees are Dr. Frank B. Golley,
University of Georgia, and Dr.
Arthur C. Gentile, American Insti-
tute of Biological Sciences.

Contact: Edward L. Johnson, 2100
Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) L08-4016 Q&


Orders for BIOSIS' 1980 list of
serials, entitled Serial Sources
for the BIOSIS Data Base, are now
being accepted. The new edition,
which will be current through
December 1981, is an alphabetic
listing of all journals, review
annuals, and reports monitored
presently and in the past by BIOSIS
to produce its printed and machine-
readable products.

Updated annually to include new,
changed, and ceased titles, this
latest edition includes 408 newly
covered publications, representing
156 additional publishers. Of the
14,922 total entries, 8934 repre-
sent current, active serial publi-
cations examined by BIOSIS, 4568
are archival entries (titles ceased
or changed, but included for their
reference value), and 1420 are
cross references.

Each listing includes title, title
abbreviation, CODEN, country of
origin, publisher, and journal
frequency information. The ab-
breviated title/full title format
allows quick identification of
search results from either machine
readable or printed forms of the
data base.L&


The 1981 institute on Federal
Databases: Indentification,
Evaluation and Access will be held
at The American University in
Washington. D.C., June 10 & 11.

The fee for the institute is $190,
which includeS, materials to be
distributed and box lunches.

Contact: Lowell H. Hattery, Center
for Technology and Administration,
The American University,
Washington, D.C. 20016, (202)
686-2514. ca



The Simmons College Graduate School
of Library and Information Science
announces receipt of a $56,888.00
contract awarded by the Office of
Library and Learning Technology,
U.S. Department of Education to
determine criteria of effectiveness
for network delivery of citizens
information through libraries.

This contracted study is a natural
extension of, and builds upon a
previous study "A Regional Invest-
igation of Citizens' Information
Needs in New England" (USOE Grant
#G007900537). It will provide
vital baseline data which can
assist national, regional, state,
and local organizations in
determining the ultimate design and
performance of library information
networks which are sensitive to the
information needs of the people.

Contact: Ching-chih Chen, Graduate
School of Library and Information
Science, Simmons College, 300 The
Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.
(617) 738-2224. (A


LeMoyne Anderson, Director of
Libraries for Colorado State
University, has been elected
Chairman of the Board of Governors
of the Research Libraries Group

"The year ahead will be an exciting
one for RLG," Anderson commented
during an informal lunch given by
the staff of Johns Hopkins' Milton
S. Eisenhower Library between
meetings on October 29. "I believe
we will look back to 1981 as our
watershed year, when our recon-
figured data base and our new RLIN
II system will enable us to begin
to move ahead collectively and
individually, as member-owners of
RLG, toward the refinement of our
programs in collection management
and development, shared resources
and preservation."'
The Research Libraries Group, a
corporation owned and operated by
its 23 member institutions, was
created in 1974 to find solutions
to the double problem of dwindling
budgets and expanding demand faced
by research libraries. Through its
four programs Shared Resources,
Collection Management and Develop-
ment, Preservation and the Research
Libraries Information Network
(RLIN), the online bibliographic
tool that forms the basis for the
other programs the consortium is
working to create solutions that
will enable research institutions
to make use of the improvements
wrought by the information
revolution. g


May 4-8: American Association of
Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, Inc.,
Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Calif.
Contact: Hadley Osborn, Director,
Filoli Center, Canada Rd., Woodside,
CA 94062. Telephone: (415) 364-8300.

May 5-8: Horticultural Libraries.
13th Annual Meeting. San Francisco,
Calif. Contact: Jane Gates, Librn.,
Strybing Arboretum Society, 9th Avenue
at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA
94122. Telephone: (415) 661-1316.

May 28-29: Seminar on the Economics of
Secondary Information. Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta Hilton. Contact: NFAIS, 112
South 16th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.

May 31-June 4: American Society
Biological Chemists. St. Louis,
Contact: S.K. Herlitz Inc., 850
Ave., New York, NY 10022.


June 14-19: American Society for
Photobiology. 9th Annual Scientific
Meeting. Williamsburg, Va. Contact:
Richard J. Burk, Jr., 4720 Montgomery
Lane, Suite 506, Bethesda, MD 20014.

June 15-24: XIV International
Grassland Congress. University of
Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. Contact:
John E. Baylor, Agricultural Science
Center, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40546.

June 18-22: American Association of
Nurseryman. Cincinnati, Ohio. Con-
tact: Robert F. Lederer, 230 Southern
Building, Washington, D.C. 20005.

June 21-26: International Symposium
on Flavins and Flavoproteins. 7th.
Ann Arbor, Mich. Contact: Vincent
Massey, Dept. of Biological Chemistry,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
MI 48109.


June 19: USDA Agency Field Libraries
Meeting. Atlanta, Ga. Contact: .
Leila Moran, Educational Resources i
Beltsville, MD 20760. Telephone:
(301) 344-3837.

July 13-17: Conference on Food
Microbiology. Society for Applied ;||
Microbiology. Bristol, U.K. Contact.Ij
R.W.A. Park, Microbiology Dept.
University of Reading, London Road, 3
Reading, England RG1 5AO.

July 26-30: American Society of Aniins
Science. North Carolina State Univer-'.
sity, Raleigh, N.C. Contact: DavidC l.
England, Oregon State University,
Animal Science Department, Corvallis,
OR 97330.

August 2-6: American PhytopathoZogict
Society, New Orleans, La. Contact:
R. j. Tarleton, APS, 3340 Pilot Knob ,|
Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121.

August 16-21: InternationaZ Congress":
on Nutrition. ZII. San Diego, Calif.ji
Contact: Administrative Secretariat,
XII. Int'l. Congress on Nutrition, 162
K St., N.W., Suite 706, Washington, j
D.C. 20006. i

NOTES provides a channel of commnual- 0
tion to technical information speelail4I
ists, librarians, extension workers, "
researchers, and scientists on agrie
tural information activities. It Is::!.:
published monthly by the U.S. Depart-i
ment of Agriculture, Science and
Education Administration, Technical.
Information Systems, National Agriemj
tural Library Building, Beltsville. %l:
MD 20705. Leila Moran, Editor. 10



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