This book, first published in 1990, illustrates the nature and use of sci-tech information in relation to the environment. Sci-tech librarians, government researchers, and compilers and editors of noted indexing/abstracting services describe the efforts of their organizations to compile, maintain, and disseminate the large body of sci-tech information devoted to environmental concerns.
It includes informative chapters on: a description of the Environmental Protection Agency's network of 25 libraries throughout the country, including details of the services offered by the network and the collections of the ten regional libraries and 15 specialized or scientific libraries; a review of the growth of the non-profit, non-advocacy Center for Environmental Information, Inc., with a look at its library and its programs such as the Acid Rain Information Clearinghouse; an examination of the American Chemical Society's journals, books, newsletters, meeting abstracts, and other publications devoted to environmental matters; a look at the Adirondack Research Center and its contributions to furthering the efforts of researchers who study conservation topics as they relate to this important area; and an acknowledgement of the important role played by commercial bibliographies and databases in the quest to rapidly disseminate new information on environmental issues.
Table of Contents
1. Technology Transfer and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Library Network Monique C. Currie and Barbara S. Roth 2. The Center for Environmental Information: Meeting Community Information Needs Frederick W. Stoss 3. Environmental Publications of the American Chemical Society Maureen Welling Matkovich 4. Adirondack Research Center: Research Resource on the Adirondacks Maryde F. King 5. Current Awareness Objective of Reference Serial Focusing on Environmental Issues: A Look at 6. Environmental Periodicals Bibliography Joanne St. John 7. Bowker A & I Environment Database: Major Features and Editorial Policies David J. Packer 8. Computer Searching of Chemical Databases by Faculty and Students at the University of Rochester Arleen N. Somerville