American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Miscellaneous, Services of the Arctic Institute of North America

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  • Publication Year: 1971

Services of the Arctic Institute of North America. Although many of our readers are familiar with AINA, it seems appropriate to call their attention to the Institute’s library and its major publication, the Arctic Bibliography. Its Canadian office at 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal 109, P. Quebec, houses its library, which ranks with the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, England and the USSR’s Arctic and Antarctic Scientific Research Institute in Leningrad as one of the top three libraries of its kind. The library staff seeks out information for anyone with a specific question regarding the North. Books are sent out on interlibrary loans or are copied on Xerox or microfilm at cost. Bibliographies on specific topics are prepared. The library publishes a bi-monthly Accessions List to describe the newest acquisitions. The, Arctic Bibliography presently consists of 14 volumes, indexing over 93,000 scientific and technical publications related to the Arctic, Subarctic and Middle North, which are carefully cross-indexed. To deal with the time lapse between the publication of an article and the appearance of its abstract in the Arctic Bibliography AINA has been providing a Current Abstract Service. Beginning with volume 15, this service will no longer be needed. Volume 15 is being converted to a computerized system. Eventually, all the back volumes will also be entered on magnetic tape.

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