We congratulate our Chemistry Librarian, Leah McEwen on the publishing of The Future of the History of Chemical Information, which she co-edited along with Robert Buntrock. From the Preface:
Inspired 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 not 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, we presenters felt that broader access to this information is of value so that an ACS Symposium book would be valuable to chemists of all disciplines.
You can access this preface and the entire book online at ACS Pubs here.