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AGRICULTURAL 
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ENERGY EXTENSION SERVICE 


The Energy Extension Service (EES) is a new 
Federal program of the U.S. Department of Energy 
to implement energy conservation measures and 
to encourage the use of renewable energy sources. 

The program works through the states, which design 
and implement activities for assisting energy consumers 
to adopt energy-efficient practices and technologies. 

At present, the EES is an 18-month pilot program 
involving grants of about $1.1 million each to ten states. 
Grants of $30,000 will be made to the remaining states 
and territories to observe the progress of the pilot 
states and to prepare for participation in a nationwide 
program. The evaluation of the start-up of the EES 
is being conducted by ICF, Incorporated of 
Washington, D.C. with the assistance of WEST AT, 
Incorporated of Rockville, Maryland. 

OVERALL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 

The program is a cross-cutting effort that touches a 
number of “outreach” areas: public education, 
consumer affairs, federal-state relations, and community 
efforts to conserve energy. 


Program services are designed and operated by the 
states rather than by the federal government. 

DOE/EXT provides oversight, guidance, and technical 
assistance to the states to aid them in implementing 
their programs. 

EES focuses on small energy consumers who 
collectively use about 40 percent of the onergy 
consumed annually in the United States. These include 
residential energy consumers, small business and 
agricultural operations, schools, hospitals, and state 
and local governments. The program also addresses 
groups that influences energy use such as architects, 
builders, and bankers. 

EES aims to provide direct, personalized assistance to 
these audiences to help ensure adoption of energy- 
saving techniques. Examples of such assistance are 
building audits, specialized training, workshops, and 
hotline services. 

EES is designed to supplement other outreach programs 
and thus avoid duplication. 


. Help Energy users and small establishments to 
reduce energy consumption and convert to 
renewable energy sources. 

. Provide feedback to the Department of Energy 
(DOE) and other decision makers regarding 
institutional and technological barriers to the 
adoption of energy -saving measures. 

. Help reduce the impact of fuel shortages and 
price increases on small consumers by developing 
a credible assistance and information program 
that facilitates the adoption of energy-saving 
measures. 


PILOT PROGRAM 

The pilot demonstration has been initiated in ten 
states: Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, New Mexico, 
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, 

Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The objectives are: 

. To test the effectiveness of providing local, 
personalized assistance and information to small 
energy consumers as a means of encouraging 
the adoption of energy conservation measures 
and renewable fuel technologies. 

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS 
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 


VOL. 4, NO. 10, OCTOBER 1978 
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705 


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-.To determine the most promising methods of 
designing and operating state energy extension 
services. 

. To test approaches to collecting and using 
information on technical and institutional 
barriers to consumers’ adoption of energy 
measures. 

. To determine the best ways to provide federal 
support to the state energy extension programs. 

NEXT STEPS 

The EES authorizing legislation calls for issuance of 
nationwide program guidelines by October 1, 1978. 
Funding of a nationwide program is subject to 
congressional appropriations for FY 79. If such funds 
are appropriated, nationwide program guidelines will 
be drafted and made available in mid-1978 for public 
comment. 

PROGRAM CONTACT 

Judith M. Liersch, Director 
Energy Extension Service 
Room 5110, Department of Energy 
Washington, D.C. 20545 
202/376-4146 

EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL ENERGY 
EXTENSION SERVICE PILOT DEMONSTRATION 

The evaluation will record the experience of the ten 
pilot state EES programs to assess their effectiveness 
in delivering energy assistance services and to 
estimate energy savings and substitutions achieved. 
The primary purpose of the evaluation is to 
understand which service delivery techniques are 
most effective and under what conditions. 

The evaluation will seek to understand the 
contribution of the pilot program to reducing energy 
consumption and encouraging the substitution of 
renewable energy resources. In part, the evaluation 
will examine the impact of the program on users of 
the service. The other achievements of the state 
programs, including their innovativeness and quality 
and quantity of service delivery output, will be 
examined as well. A unique aspect of this evaluation 
is that it is being conducted during the process of 
starting up the program and it is seeking to learn 
lessons from this dynamic situation. |Q® 


CURRENT AWARENESS 
LITERATURE SERVICE 

Land-grant and cooperating institution (forestry) 
researchers are now able to take advantage of the 
Current Awareness Literature Service (CALS) of the 
Science and Education Administration, 

U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a computer- 
based literature searching system. CALS provides 
recurring current awareness service (SDI) as well as 
retrospective searches on demand. Data bases 
searched in the USDA sponsored program include 
Biological Abstracts/ Bio Research INdex, 

Chemical Abstracts, Engineering INdex, Food Science 
and Technology Abstracts, World Textile Abstracts, 
the CAIN/AGRICOLA file of the National 
Agricultural Library, and the full file of the 
Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux (UK) comprised 
of multiple abstract journals such as Review of 
Applied Entomology, Horticultural Abstracts, Soils 
and Fertilizers, Field Crop Abstracts, and Nutrition 
Abstracts. 

There is no direct charge for the service. Users build 
a profile that describes the topics in which they are 
interested. A User’s Guide describing how to 
establish the profile and the various data bases is 
available. Researchers should work with their 
agricultural/biological or data base librarians in 
completing forms requesting service; contact 
Hazel Pollard, Science and Education Administration, 
Technical Information System#, c/o NAL Building, 
Beltsville, Maryland 20705 for further information. 

Once established with the service, researchers receive 
on a regular basis printouts of abstracts on literature 
fitting their search profile. This keeps users up on all 
new literature that has come into the service since the 
last printout. The service search is also available from 
1969-70 to the present for several data bases. However, 
the main purpose of the service is “current awareness.” 

CALS is described in a recent article by Hilary Burton: 
“Multi — Data Base Searching in Agriculture, a 
Coomperative, Computerized Service.” Special 
Libraries, 69(7) 244-9. July 1978. 


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AGRSCOLA 

NOVEMBER 6-10, 1978 


The Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration is 
sponsoring a five-day workshop to train librarians and information specialists 
in the utilization of its AGRICOLA bibliographic data base in an online mode. 
Charles L. Gilreath, who compiled the CAIN ONLINE USERS MANUAL, will teach 
the course with the aid of terminal instructors. 

The course will be held November 6-10, 1978 at the National Agricultural 
Library, Beltsville, Maryland. 

Twenty persons will be accepted in the course with preference given to 
government, land-grant or agriculturally related organizations in the East. 

The course is introductory to the use of AGRICOLA; no prior terminal 
experience is required. The course will provide extensive lecture, exercise, 
and terminal experience with commercial systems offering AGRICOLA. All 
equipment, manuals and instructions will be provided. Persons wishing to 
attend the course should submit their names on letterhead stationery by 
October 20 to: 


Automated Retrieval Services, TIS 
National Agricultural Library Building 
Beltsville, Maryland 20705 

Emergency telephone reservations, or inquiries, may be made by calling 
(301) 344-3834 . 

Registrants will be responsible for their lodging, meals, and transportation. 
Lodgings within walking distance of the Library are: 

Holiday Inn - Capital Beltway 
Colonial Plaza Motel and 
Dormitories 

Del Haven White House Motel 

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HAVE YOU READ? 

“AGRICOLA Training Implementation by the National Agricultural Library,” in Quarterly Bulletin of the 
International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists (IAALD) 23 (1-2) 1-4. 1978. 


- Toll Free (800) 238-8000 

(301) 474-5678 
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CAPITOL HILL LEGISLATION 



S. 3408. National Aquaculture Policy Act of 1978 provides for the development of a national policy to 
promote aquaculture in the United. States. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, jointly submitted the committee report 
(S. Rept. 95-1168) on August 25. 

S. 3447. Agricultural Export Trade Expansion Act of 1978 to strengthen the economy of the U.S. through 
increased sales abroad of American agricultural products was reported on August 23 by the Committee on 
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (S. Rept. 95-1142). Similar bill (H. Rept. 10584), was reported on 
July 10 (H. Rept. 95-1338, pt. I) by the Flouse Committee on Agriculture. On August 9, part II was ordered 
reported with amendments by the Committee on International Relations. 

S. 3384 (H. R. 13356). Agricultural Foreign Investment Information Act of 1978 requires foreign nations 
which acquire, transfer, or hold interests in U.S. agriculture (including leasehold interests of five years or more) 
to report their transactions or holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. Reported August 8 by the Senate 
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (S. Rept. 95-1072); passed the Senate August 11. 

H. R. 13356. Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 was ordered reported by the House 
Committee on Agriculture, on August 16 but had not been reported as of September. 

H. R. 13750. Provides the President with legislative authority to implement the International Sugar Agreement, 
including authority to limit entry of sugar from non-member countries or areas, prohibit the entry of sugar 
without documentation required by the Agreement and requires the keeping of records and submitting reports. 
A price objective of 16 cents per pound, a global sugar quota on a quarterly basis, and increases in the foreign 
quota under certain circumstances, an import fee, farm labor wage provisions for workers, and other provisions. 
Reported by the Committee on Agriculture (together with dissenting views and supplemental views) on 
August 11, 1978 (H. Rept. 95-1484, pt. I). House Ways and Means Committee ordered this bill, as amended, 
favorably reported from their committee to the House on September 6. 

H.R. 13835 (S. 3460). Authorizes the establishment of an international emergency wheat reserve solely to 
provide for emergency food needs in developing countries; reported by both the House Committee on 
Agriculture and the House Committee on International Relations August 15. 

S. 3460 was reported on August 24 in the Senate (S. Rept. 95-1151). Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture 
to purchase and distribute food as needed to assist other nations to meet urgent humanitarian and other food 
needs. Does not include provisions for a wheat reserve as provided in H. R. 13835. 

H. R. 13125. The Senate passed on August 10 the Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies 
appropriation bill for FY 79. House disagreed on September 8 to the Senate amendments. Conference 
committee meetings to resolve the differences between the House-and Senate -passed versions is scheduled for 
September 12 and 13. Q® 


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NEW 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES 



The titles listed below are owned by the Library; those lacking call numbers have not yet 
been cataloged. The foreign titles are available from the Library through loan or photocopy. 


Bibliography on the Droughts of the 30’s and the 50’s. 
International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land 
Studies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409. 
Lists over 700 publications dating back to the 1930’s on 
the social, economic, political, and agricultural impacts 
of the two droughts. Alison Davidor and Frank L. Baird, 


Gr&rihouse Design, Construction, and Operation: 
Citations from the Engineering Index Data Base. 
Compiled by Audrey S. Hundemann. (NTI Search 
NTIS/PS-78/0006). January 1978. 123 p. 

123 citations with abstracts. Price: $28.00. 

(NAL call no.: Z5996.F55G7). Order from: 

National Technical Information Service, 

U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., 
Springfield, Virginia 22161. 


Elm-Ash-Cottonwood Forest Type Bibliography. 
Compiled by Stephen R. Shifley and 
Kenneth M. Brown. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, General Technical Report NC-42). 
1978. 56 p. 679 citations. Free. Order from: 

North Central Forest Experiment Station, 

1992 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108. 
(NAL call no.: aSDll.A352). 


Indian Bibliography on Diseases, Pests, Nematodes 
and Weeds of Paddy (1908-1976). Compiled by 
V. K. Misal. Agrihorticultural Publishing House, 
52, Bajaj Nagar, Nagpur-440010, India. 1977. 

208 p. 1,804 citations. Price: Rs. 30-00. 

(NAL call no.: Z£074.R5M5), 


Jojoba: An Annotated Bibliographic Update. 

Compiled by Wade C. Sherbrooke. (Supplement to 
Arid Lands Resource Information Paper No. 5). 

1978. 80 p. 21 5 citations. Price: $5.00. 

Order from: Office of Arid Lands Studies, 

University of Arizona, 845 North Park Avenue, 
Tucson, Arizona 85719. 

(NAL call no.: QH541.5.D4A7). 

Land Information Systems, an Annotated 
Bibliography. D. David Moyer, Madison, Wisconsin. 
Natural Resource Economics Division, Economics, 
Statistics, and Cooperatives Service, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture in cooperation with The North 
American Institute for the Modernization of Land 
Data Systems (MOLDS) 1978. 195 p. $10.00. 

Order from MOLDS c/o ACSM, 210 Little Falls Street, 
Falls Church, Virginia 22046. 


U.S. Canadian Range Management, 1935-1977: 

A Selected Bibliography on Ranges, Pastures, 

Wildlife, Livestock, and Ranching, (contains over 
20,000 entries). Edited by John F. Vallentine. 
Phoenix, Arizona, Oryx Press, 1978?. $67.50. 

ISBN 0-912700-114. Order from:Oryx Press, 

3930 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018. 


AGRI-TOPICS 

Cieese. Prepared by William Longenecker and 
Jane Bossart, National Agricultural Library in 
cooperation with Office of Laboratory Chief, 
USDA, FR-NER, Eastern Regional Research 
Center, Philadelphia. 2 p. August 1978. 
Request from Reference Division, 
NAL/TIS/SEA/USDA, National Agricultural 
Library Building, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. 


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QUICK BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES 

The bibliographies in this series are primarily computerized 
online or batch bibliographies emanating from searches performed 
by the TIS Reference Staff in response to customer requests. 

Searches are selected for inclusion based on the currency of the 
topic, interest among clientele, relative length (approximately 
150 citations or more) and probable value to a larger audience. 

All titles in this series will be listed for four months. Revisions 
or updates will be renumbered and reannounced. Only one copy 
of a title will be sent; however, requestors may make copies. To 
request a copy of a Quick Bibliography send the title, series 
number, and a return addressed label to: 

Reference Division 

Technical Information Systems, SEA, USDA 
National Agricultural Library Building 
Beltsville, MD 20705 

NAL BIBL. 78-05. Double Cropping and 

Interplanting. 1972-1977. 230 citations from 
AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N. Bebee. 

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NAL BIBL. 78-06. Careers in Agriculture, 

1970-1977. 90 citations from CAIN. 

Search by David R. Hoyt. 

NAL BIBL. 78-07. Conservation in Greenhouses , 

1970-19 77. 254 citations from AGRICOLA. 

English only. Search by Charles N. Bebee. 

NAL BIBL. 78-08. Drip Irrigation, 1970- 

1977. 265 citations from AGRICOLA. English 
only. Search by Charles N. I^ebee. 

NAL BIBL. 78-09. Selected research on 

Farm Animal Reproduction, 1971-1977. 84 
citations from CAIN. English only. Search by 
David R. Hoyt. 

NAL — BIBL. — 78.10. Home Canning, Freezing 
and Preserving, 1970-1978. 1 69 citations from 
AGRICOLA. English only. Search by Nancy H. 
Lewis. April 1978. 

NAL — BIBL. — 78-1 1. Training, Management and 
Evaluation of Extension Work, 1970-1978. 278 
citations from AGRICOLA. English only. Search 
by Nancy H. Lewis. April 1978. 

NAL — BIBL. — 78-12. Parity and Price Supports In 
Agriculture, 1970-19 77. 236 citations from CAIN. 
Search by David R. Hoyt. June 1978. 


JOB OPENING . . . Purdue University is seeking 
applications for a life sciences librarian with 
responsibility for operating a 1 26,000 volume library. 
Requires a MSLS degree; a second master’s degree in 
agriculture, biological sciences or related areas 
desirable. $18,000 or more depending on 
qualifications. Faculty status. Send resume and a 
list of references to Personnel Officer, Libraries and 
Audio-Visual Center, Stewart Center, Purdue 
University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. 


NEW PUBUCAT50NS 
OF NOTE 


Agricultural Terms. Oryx Press. 

Phoenix, Arizona, 1978. 2nd ed. (Designed as a 
special companion volume to the Bibliography of 
Agriculture and contains over 37,000 terms). 

$13.95. ISBN 0-912700-45-9. Order from: 

Oryx Press, 3930 East Cameioack Road, 

Phoenix, Arizona 85018. 

Agricultural Commodities Index: Ready-Reference 
Index to USDA Statistical Series. Edited by 
Jane Buzby McFall. Phoenix, Arizona, Oryx Press, 

1978. $95.00. ISBN 0-912700-09-2. 

Order from: Oryx Press, 3930 East Camelback. Road, 
Phoenix, Arizona 85018. 

Directory of United Nations Information Systems 
and Services. Inter-Organization Board for 
Information Systems. Geneva, 1978. 267 p. Free. 
Available from the Board, Palais des Nations, 

CH- 1211, Geneva 10, Switzerland. 

Run Wild: A Computer Storage and Retrieval 
System for Wildlife Habitat Information in Arizona 
and New Mexico. Dr. R. Patton. U.S. Rocky Mountain 
Forest and Range Experiment Station. 1978. 8 p. 
Available from the Station, Fort Collins, Colorado 8052 

Spatial Data on Energy, Environmental, and 
Socioeconomic Themes at Oak Ridge National 
Laboratory: 1977 Inventory. C. R. Shriner, ed. 

Oak Ridge , Tennessee 37830. Oak Ridge National 
Laboratory operated by Union Carbide Corporation 
for the Department of Energy. 69 p. 

(ORNL-5395). Printed copy: $6.00; microfiche: $3. 00. 
Available from National Technical Information 
Service, U. S. Department of Commerce, 

5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161. 


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AGRICULTURAL 

TRANSLATIONS 


Technical Information Systems reviews titles before translations 
are made in order to avoid duplication within USDA. We also 
receive copies on deposit often far in advance of their listings 
in the standard bibliographic tools. This column is an alert to 
selected new receipts at TIS. 

These items are available to USDA personnel upon presentation 
of a loan request (AD— 245) with the identification: TRANS. 

No. along with the citation. Non— USDA persons 

may request photo— duplication at the rate of $2 for each 

10 pages or fraction thereof per citation. TRANS. No. 

MUST be on the request. Both types of requests should be 
sent to: 



Lending Division, Technical Information Systems 
National Agricultural Library Building 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Beltsville, Maryland 20705 

The Technical Translation Number will also be cited for those 
translations prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and 
the National Science Foundation under the P.L. 480 program. 
Copies of these translations may also be ordered from the National 
Translation Center, John Crerar Library, 35 West 33rd Street, 
Chicago, IL 60616. 


AKYNGAZIEV, I. ZH. et al. Study of the 
Effectiveness of Soil Looseners with Wings. 
Translated from Russian: Stroitel’nye i 
dorozhnye mashiney. 7: 28—30. 1977. 

TRANS. No. 22981. 

BALOVNEV, V. I. et al. Effectiveness of Using 
a Double Slot-Loading Scraper Bowl. 

Translated from Russian: Stroitel’nye i 
dorozhnye mashiny. 8: 6—8. 1977. 

TRANS. No. 22978. 

GADZHIEV, T. M. Disruption of Soil by a 
Bulldozer with a Double Knife. Translated 
from Russian: Stroitel’nye i dorozhnye mashiny. 
8: 8-9. 1977. TRANS. No. 22975. 

GRISHCHENKO, N. V. et al. Planning of 
Experiments for Testing Sweeps. Translated 
from Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i elektrifikatsiya 
sotsialisticheskogo sel’skogo khozyaistva. 
2:49-51. 1976. TRANS. No. 22969. 


GRITSYSHIN, M. I. Analysis of the Movement 
of Particles of Soil Along a Rotary Working Tool 
in the Process of Lifting and Inverting a Slice of 
Soil. Translated from Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i 
elektrifikatsiya sel’skogo khozyaistva. 

31: 14-18. 1975. TRANS. No. 22864. 

KULIKOV, V. N. Kinematic Characteristics of 
the Circular Turning of a Wheeled Tractor. 
Translated from Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i 
elektrifikatsiya sotsialisticheskogo sel’skogo 
khozyaistva. 8: 46—47. 1977. 

TRANS. No. 22976. 

MYAN, S. A. The Problem of the Relation of 
Soil Breakup by Rotary Tillers. Translated 
from Russian: Vestn. s-kh. nauki Kazakhs tana. 

2: 105-107. 1975. TRANS. No. 22970. 

NOSOV, G. R. et al. Automating the Steering of 
Beet Harvesting Machines. Translated from 
Russian: Mekhanizatsiya i elektrifikatsiya 
sotsialisticheskogo sel’skogo khozyaistva. 

4: 8-10. 1976. TRANS. No. 22965 

POSHARNIKOV, F. V. Determination of Specific 
Resistance to Deformation of the Soil. 

Translated from Russian: Lesnoi khozyaistvo. 

5: 57-59. 1976. TRANS. No. 22973. 

RUDNEV, V. K. et al. An Experimental Self- 
Propelled Grader with an Air Lubricated 
Moldboard. Translated from Russian: 
Stroitel’nye i dorozhnye mashiny. 

4: 18. 1977. TRANS. No. 22968. 


CORRECTION 

In the June issue of Agricultural Libraries 
Information Notes , the cover article on 
WESTFORNET by Ellen Cook cited three 
land-grant university libraries which are 
participating in the USDA Regional Document 
Delivery System. The last one listed should 
have been the Science and Engineering Library 
at Washington State University — not the 
University of Washington. We appreciate this 
error being brought to our attention and 
apologize for the confusion. 

Ellen Newman Cook 
Field Liaison 


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November 5-9: 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 
ON GOAT PRODUCTION AND DISEASE, Tucson, AZ. 
Contact: Judith Brown, Div. of Continuing Education, 
Babcock Bldg., Room 1201, University of Arizona, 
Tucson, AZ 85719. 

November 6-10: 14th AMERICAN WATER 
RESOURCES CONFERENCE - WATER AND ENERGY 
ENVIRONMENT ECONOMICS, Orlando, FL. Contact: 
Melvin W. Anderson, Dept, of Structures, Materials and 
Fluids, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620. 

November 8-10: NA TIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON 
WETLANDS, Orlando, FL. Contact: Phillip E. Greison, 
U.S. Geological Survey, WRD, National Center, MS 412, 
Reston, VA 22092. 

November 12-15: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF 
STA TE UNIVERSITIES AND LAND-GRANT 
■COLLEGES, St. Louis, MO. Contact: Russell I. 

Thackrey, Sec., 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 710, N.W., 
Washington, DC 20036. 

November 13-1 7: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR 
INFORMATION SCIENCE (ASIS), 41st Annual 
Conference, New York Hilton Hotel, New York, NY. 

November 14-16: 3rd MIDWESTERN CONFERENCE 
ON FOOD AND SOCIAL POLICY, South Sioux City, 

NE. Contact: Gary Koerselman, Conference Director, 
Box 65, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA 51106 
(712-277-5224) 

November 15-16: SOLAR ENERGY 
APPLICA TIONS, Miami Beach, FL. Sponsor: American 
Institute of Chemical Engineers, N.Y. Contact: American 
Institute of Chemical Engineers, 345 E. 47th St., New 
York, NY 10017 (212-644-7526). 

November 26-30: ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF 
- AMERICA , Houston, TX. Contact: Wallace P. Murdock, 
Exec Sec., 4603 Calvert Rd., College Park, MD 20740. 


November 27-29: BLACK LAND-GRANTS AND 
AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION; two-day meeting 
Sponsored by the Library Directors of the 1890 Land- 
Grants and Technical Information Systems, SEA, USDA. 
Huntsville, Ala. Contact: Barbara Williams, S.C. State 
College, Orangeburg 29115. 

December 4- 7: INTERNA TIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON 
'ANIMAL HEALTH AND DISEASE DA TA BANKS, 
Washington, D.C. Contact: Edwin Pilchard, Emergency 
Programs Information Center, USDA, Room 757, 

Federal Center Building, Hyattsville, MD 20782. 

December 11-15: INTERNA TIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON 
THE USE OF ISOTOPES AND RADI A TION IN 
RESEARCH AND SOIL-PLANT RELA TIONSHIPS, 
Colombo, Sri Lanka. Contact: John H. Kane, Special 
Assistant for Conferences, Office of Technical Information 
MS A 1-52 16, ERDA, Washington, D.C. 20545. 

December 1 8-21 : AMERICAN SOCIETY OF 
AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS, Chicago, I L. Contact: 
Russell H. Hahn, Asst. Sec., Box 410, St. Joseph, 

MI 49085. 

1979 

April 1-6: PACIFIC CHEMICAL CONFERENCE 
1979: 38th NA TIONAL MEETING OF CHEMICAL 
SOCIETY OF JAPAN AND 177th NATIONAL 
MEETING OF AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 
Honolulu, Hawaii. Contact: A.T. Winstead, American 
Chemical Society, 1155 16th St., N.W., Washington, 

D.C. 20036. (202-872-4396) 

August 5-12: 9th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 
OF PLANT PROTECTION, Washington, D.C. 

Contact: James G. Horsfall, Connecticut Agricultural 
Experiment Station, Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504. 


A GRICUL TURAL LIBRARIES INFORM A TION NOTES 
is published monthly by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Science and Education Administration, 
Technical Information Systems, National Agricultural 
Library Building, Beltsville, MD 20705. Leila Moran, 
Editor. 


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