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- DescriptionInspired by the opportunities and challenges presented by rapid advances in the fields of retrieval of chemical and other scientific information, several speakers presented at a symposium, The History of the Future of Chemical Information, on Aug. 20, 2012, at the 244th Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, PA. Storage and retrieval is of undeniable value to the conduct of chemical research. The participants believe that past practices in this field have t only contributed to the increasingly rapid evolution of the field but continue to do so, hence the somewhat unusual title. Even with archival access to several of the presentations, a number of the presenters felt that broader access to this information is of value. Thus, the presenters decided to create an ACS Symposium book based on the topic, with the conviction that it would be valuable to chemists of all disciplines. The past is a moving target depending on the vagaries of techlogy, ecomics, politics and how researchers and professionals choose to build on it. The aim of The History of the Future of Chemical Information is to critically examine trajectories in chemistry, information and communication as determined by the authors in the light of current and possible future practices of the chemical information profession. Along with some additional areas primarily related to present and future directions, this collection contains most of the topics covered in the meeting symposium. Most of the original authors agreed to write chapters for this book. Much of the historical and even current material is scattered throughout the literature so the authors strived to gather this information into a discrete source. Faced with the rapid evolution of such aspects as mobile access to information, cloud computing, and public resource production, this book will be t only of interest but provide valuable insight to this rapidly evolving field, both to practitioners within the field of chemical information and chemists everywhere whose need for current and accurate information on chemistry and related fields is increasingly important.
- Author BiographyLeah McEwen has been the Chemistry Librarian at Cornell University since 1999. Her background is in biochemistry and library science and she is responsible for library resources and specialized services supporting the chemical sciences at Cornell. She has contributed to and served in advisory capacity for a number of information resources including the ACS Style Guide, the ACS CPT Guidelines for Bachelor's Degree Programs, Cornell's VIVO, and CAS' SciFinder. She is an active member of the Chemical Information Division of the American Chemical Society, most recently as Secretary. She is also a member of the ACS HIST and CHED Divisions, and collaborates frequently with the ACS Ethics and Publications Committees. Robert E. (Bob) Buntrock is President of Buntrock Associates. After being well mentored in both organic synthesis and chemical information, he spent 5 years in the lab in pesticide synthesis for Air Products and Chemicals and Amoco Oil. He then transferred to Amoco Corp. where he advanced to Research Associate in Research Information Services where he grew up with the online chemical information industry as a proactive user. In 1995, he and his wife Gloria formed Buntrock Associates providing technical information services for a wide variety of clients. In the last few years, Bob has concentrated on reviewing books for four publications, writing on chemical information topics, and mentoring high schools and college students on alternative careers in chemistry. He has three patents and more than 100 publications and presentations.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication05/03/2015
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleACS Symposium Series
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAmerican Chemical Society
- Content Notewith 35 illustrations
- Weight602 g
- Width157 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byLeah Rae Mcewen,Robert E. Buntrock
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