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Tuatara: Volume 26, Issue 1, September 1982

Notice — Announcing: — New Zealand Science Abstracts

New Zealand Science Abstracts

This new serial publication is the printed version of the New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research's computerised bibliographic database SIRIS. Its scope is all scientific material published in or about New Zealand, and material published overseas by New Zealand scientists. The first volume was published in February 1982.

Like most other abstracting journals, New Zealand Science Abstracts is A4 size (about 21 × 30cm). The abstracts are printed two columns to the page by a programme which converts the database contents to a coded form suitable for computer typesetting; only the terms used for on-line searching are omitted. The abstracts are divided into broad subject categories to facilitate browsing, and there are subject, author, corporate author and report indexes.

Initially, New Zealand Science Abstracts will appear annually, but ultimately it will be produced quarterly. The first issue contains only abstracts of documents published in 1980 in DSIR or by DSIR authors, but the Department would like to expand this coverage by including the publications of other public and private institutions and societies; to this end, DSIR invites the co-operation of other organisations.

Subscriptions of New Zealand Science Abstracts are now open at NZ$10 per copy, plus postage of N.Z.$0.60 within New Zealand or NZ$1.50 overseas; when quarterly publication is reached the annual subscription will be the same as for other DSIR journals at that time. Subscriptions should be forwarded to the Publications Office, Science Information Division, DSIR, P.O. Box 9741, Wellington, New Zealand. Cheques should be made payable to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.