American Chemical Society

1155 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 872-4449
Fax: (202) 872-6317
Contact: Dr. John M. Malin
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General Description:

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a professional and scientific society of nearly 150,000 members worldwide. To date about 500 journal subscriptions are going to former Soviet Union countries and Baltic republics. Three subscriptions to Chemical Abstracts are being provided to participating libraries in that region.

Project Description:

The ACS also operates Project Bookshare, launched in 1984 through the Society's Committee on International Activities. Many ACS members had collections of past issues of chemistry journals and books that they were no longer using and were willing to share with colleagues needing them. ACS members, institutions and others are encouraged to donate back issues of chemistry professional journals and books (not older than ten years unless considered a "classic").

Donated publications are made available to a number of chemistry degree-granting small US colleges which receive no public support, and also to degree-granting institutions in low-income developing countries and in some appropriate institutions in eastern and central Europe.

More than 100 tons of used publications are distributed each year. Donors are required to cover the costs of shipment to a US collection/distribution center. Recipient institutions are responsible for paying for shipping costs from this center, using the least costly means available.

Donation Sources: Information not available
Citation: International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications

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