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A major international conference “Information Technology and the Research Process” sponsored by BLRDD, the University of Pittsburgh and the Computer Board for Universities and Research Councils took place in mid‐July at Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. Delegates from all over the world gathered to hear how information technology (IT) is transforming the traditional research process. Twenty speakers provided their individual views on how IT is opening up types of analysis hitherto impossible, providing alternative methods of investigation and supporting new ways of communicating the results of research. The conduct of research in all disciplines including science, technology and the humanities and how IT enhances the outcome was debated during the lively meeting of minds at Cranfield. The proceedings are to be published this winter.
This guide “aims to assist those who need access to specialist organisations, societies, libraries, museums, etc within specific fields”. A companion volume to Peter Marcan's Directory of specialist book‐dealers in the UK, the guide is arranged by Dewey and many of the entries are annotated. There is a list of subject headings at the front of the guide arranged in Dewey order. I would have preferred this list to be in alphabetical order but it is short enough to scan fairly rapidly.