Mr Wilson said that his brief was to explain, as far as possible, what action Aslib itself had taken to implement the proposals made at the Royal Society's Scientific Information Conference held in 1948, but he would also like to comment briefly on the opportunities for service which now confronted Aslib, largely because of the wider appreciation of information services resulting from that conference. Aslib's response to the conference's proposals had been conditioned by cramped quarters and straitened finances until the beginning of 1950 and even, in some measure, until the middle of 1951, but the following table (showing those recommendations which had been directed towards Aslib, or which Aslib had taken up, or which he thought Aslib might reasonably have taken up) would show what had been achieved and what left undone. To save space, the recommendations have been paraphrased, and progress given in note form.
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