By Dederick C. Ward (auth.), Anthony P. Harvey, Judith A. Diment (eds.)
The overseas convention on Geological info represents the 1st significant try and assemble geoscience details experts from allover the realm. the aim of the convention was once to evaluate the present state-of the-art in geoscience details from either the neighborhood and useful viewpoint. It used to be was hoping that the convention may perhaps take steps to lead to elevated overseas cooperation and collaboration within the box of geological info. The papers ranged over the entire spec trum of documentation from fundamental publishing again to the person, together with facts. possibly a key-phrase for the convention can be "cooperation". the belief of, and want for, cooperation was once under pressure in nearly each speak. the ultimate panel consultation was once dedicated to a dialogue at the formation of a proposed overseas organization for Geological details. regardless of the starting to be strain on details managers, encouraged by way of expanding overseas actions in geology, the worldwide standpoint of plate tectonics and around the globe problem for the provision of non-renewable assets, there doesn't exist a world service provider specifi cally serious about geological info. Delegates agreed that there has been no use for a brand new specialist society of people yet federation or related supplier could be fascinating. within the ultimate consultation it grew to become obvious that if the geological details group is to make the easiest use of all of the platforms and advancements on hand there's very essentially a necessity to grasp what exists in a majority of these parts at the moment. An pressing activity is to spot those systems.
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NE'N ZEALAND The New Zealand Geological Survey library is the oldest scientific library in the country, being founded at the same time as the Survey i tself in 1865. It currently holds some 30,000 volumes of monographs and serials, 20,000 reprints, 3,000 geological maps, and receives about 1,100 serial titles annually. The library maintains a card index by author of all material relating to New Zealand geology. Z. ber of specific areas of work. The Geological Map of New Zealand at 1:250 000 was completed in 28 sheets from 1959 to 1968; an explanatory text is printed on each sheet.
London: HMSO, iii+26pp. IGS. 1976. IGS Boreholes 1975. Reports of the Institute of Geological Sciences 76/10. London: HMSO, iii+47pp. POOLE, E. G. 1978. Stratigraphy of the Steeple Aston Borehole. Oxfordshire. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain 57. London: HMSO, iv+85pp. ROBINSON, E. 1976. A guide to geology libraries in London. London: University College London Geology Department, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, 20pp. UK Continental Shelf Well Records. 1976-. London: HMSO for Department of Energy, microfiches.
The cost of the books, however, is going beyond the reach of the students, if not of the teachers! Some of the principal National Agencies which are involved in collection, storage and retrieval of geological information include the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Coal Mines Planning & Design Institute (CMR&DI) and the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO). The GSI has a Coding and Retrieval Section that acts as a Data Centre.
Geoscience Information: A state-of-the art review Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Geological Information London, 10–12 April, 1978 by Dederick C. Ward (auth.), Anthony P. Harvey, Judith A. Diment (eds.)