Past Presidents of ASIS&T

Roger K Summit
Summit was called "father of online systems" by Saul Herner. Lilley-Trice consider him a valuable contributor to the creation, management and expansion of DIALOG. According to Bellardo and Bourne, Summit was a major figure in the online retrieval industry. Summit foresaw the need/desire to give the public access to online systems. He realized that this could become a business (Bellardo & Bourne). He was the designer and product manager for the DIALOG online information retrieval system at its inception in the early 1960's and continued successively as Manager, President and CEO until his retirement in 1991. 

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 The History and Heritage of Scientific and Technological Information Systems:
Proceedings of the 2002 Conference: PDFs of proceedings


W. Boyd Rayward and Mary Ellen Bowden, Editors

ASIS&T Monograph Series. Published for the American Society for Information Science and Technology and the Chemical Heritage Foundation by Information Today, Inc., Medford, New Jersey, 2004.

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Contents

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i   Front Matter (title pages, copyright page, dedication, table of contents, acknowledgements, contributors)
 
1  
     
    INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
15   What Is Information Theory a Theory Of? Boundary Work among Information Theorists and Information Scientists in the United States and Britain during the Cold War
Ronald R. Kline
 
29   The Science of the Unknowable: Stafford Beer’s Cybernetic Informatics
Andrew Pickering
 
39   Histories, Heritages, and the Past: The Case of Emanuel Goldberg
Michael K. Buckland
 
46   Reprogramming the Hippocratic Oath: A Historical Examination of Early Medical Informatics and Privacy
Jeffrey R. Yost
     
    ORGANIZING AND MANAGING INFORMATION
59  

The Material Culture of Scientific and Technical Information Systems in the United States: Patent Models to Computers
Peggy Aldrich Kidwell

73  

“A Veritable Bucket of Facts”: Origins of the Data Base Management System, 1960–1980
Thomas Haigh

89  

The Technical Report and Its Impact on Post–World War II Information Systems: Two Case Studies
Jana Varlejs

100  

Abstracts and Indexes to Branded Full Text: What’s in a Name?
Eunice M. Roe

110  

Medical Science and Medical Informatics: The Visible Human Project, 1986–2000
Simon Baatz

118  

Remembering and Forgetting: Exploring the Role of the Record in the Conduct of Scientific Research
Kalpana Shankar

126  

Predecessors of Scientific Indexing Structures in the Domain of Religion
Bella Hass Weinberg

     
    CHEMICAL INFORMATICS
137  

Introduction of Computers in Chemical Structure Information Systems, or What Is Not Recorded in the Annals
Michael F. Lynch

149  

Chemical Complexity and Molecular Topology: The DARC Concepts and Applications
Jacques-Emile Dubois

168  

Learning the Lessons of the Past
Robert Fugmann

182  

Indexing and Index Editing at Chemical Abstracts before the Registry System
Charles H. Davis

190  

Exploring the Evolutionary Relationship between Computers and Mass Spectrometry
Michael A. Grayson

203  

The Entrance of Informatics into Combinatorial Chemistry
Richard Pommier Swanson

     
    NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES
215  

Implications of Nationalism in the Development of the Scientific Information Infrastructure in North America in the Decades Leading up to World War II
Bertrum H. MacDonald

228  

The Genesis of NASA RECON
William Mitchell

246  

Weaving Webs of Significance: The Classification Research Study Group in the United States and Canada
Kathryn La Barre

258  

Red Information Science: J. D. Bernal and the Nationalization of Scientific Information in Britain from 1930 to 1949
Dave Muddiman

267  

Information Science as a Facet of the History of British Science: The Origins of the Classification Research Group
Alexander Justice

281  

Technical Libraries in British Industrial and Commercial Enterprises before 1950
Alistair Black

291  

Indexes at the Government Code and Cypher School, Bletchley Park, 1940–1945
Rodney M. Brunt

300  

Finnish Information Services for Technology during the First Half of the Twentieth Century
Ilkka Mäkinen

310  

Libraries and Documentation in Germany: A Long-Lasting Conflict
Marlies Ockenfeld and Hansjoachim Samulowitz

327  

Erich Pietsch: International Connections of a German Pioneer in Information Science
Thomas Hapke

339  

Comparison of the Coverage of Patents in Beilstein’s Handbook of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Abstracts before, during, and after World War II
Helen Schofield

353  

Drops in the Ocean: The Development of Scientific and Technological Information Services in Australia
Michael Middleton

     
    DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES
363  

Recent Developments in Electronic Access to the Data of Science
Brian Vickery

373  

Intergovernmental Cooperation for Mission-Oriented Information Systems: A Memoir
John E. Woolston

391  

The FAO and the Building of National Agricultural Information and Documentation Systems from 1966 to 1988
Michel J. Menou

406  

L’Homme qui voulait classer le monde (The Man Who Wanted to Classify the World), a film by Françoise Levie
W. Boyd Rayward

     
409   Index