A review of the first 10,000 abstracts by the SIPRE bibliography project

TitleA review of the first 10,000 abstracts by the SIPRE bibliography project
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1955
AuthorsSherrod, Jr. J.
Conference Name23rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 23rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1955
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationPortland, Oregon
KeywordsAbstracts, Bibliography

The Snow Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment (SIPRE), Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, through its support of the SIPRE Bibliography project at the Library of congress, is preparing and publishing abstracts of all technical literature on snow, ice and frozen ground. The details of this extensive project is explained, as well as the type of material abstracted and catalogued for reference. Translations of papers published in foreign languages are also included in the project. A table of time and language distribution of papers is shown. The abstracts and reference material is published in book form, 8x101/2 paper cover and staple bound, with 1,000 to 1,500 abstracts per volume.Bibliographer's Note: These abstracts are also duplicated on 3x5 library reference cards. The above volumes are released in January and July of each year and as of 1965 there are 25 volumes. An accumulative index CRREL report No. 12 was released in June of 1964, however, each volume has its own index. At this time there are approximately 40,000 abstracts prepared and published on a variety of more than 4,000 subjects.