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1988-06 Ljubljana Yugoslavia


Jun 1988, Ljubljana (Yugoslavia), within D-XD9555 - Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS), at a meeting organized by U-XF0082 - International Centre for Chemical Studies (ICCS), with support from the General Information Programme (PGI) of B-XB3383 - UNESCO, following proposal of 23rd Session UNESCO's General Conference, 1985. Launched in 1990. Also referred to as International Network for Chemical Information (INCI).


Improve awareness of network members concerning new developments and applications of databases, information systems and information handling software in chemistry and related fields, through exchange of experience and ideas; promote establishment and use of chemical information systems to solve specific problems, particularly those related to national development; provide a framework for international cooperative projects aimed at elaborating and applying information strategies for solving developmental problems involving chemical science and technology. Promote: establishment of national and regional information networks; access to and exchange of information experience on information handling methods in chemistry; free or low-cost exchange of information and improved access to databases; access to primary information, including core journals, patents, grey literature and translation facilities.


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Steering Committee (meets every 2 years), consisting of 7 members plus the Executive Secretary; Advisory Committee; Secretariat, headed by Executive Secretary. An autonomous, self-sufficient, flexible association of institutions dealing with chemical information. Intention is for each country to be represented by at least one national institution.


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