Sources of Information on Building
Carson, Eileen R.
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This issue of Canadian Building Digests, as may readily be seen, differs from those so far published. It is not intended to be read as a concise summary of the present state of building documentation, but rather as a guide to some of the main sources of printed information on building. The arrangement has been designed for convenience; the listing opposite will facilitate rapid use of the Digest as a reference list. The amount of printed information now being issued each year even on the restricted subject of building science is so extensive that even such a listing as this is an introduction only to the main aids in the field of building documentation. It is hoped that this Digest will serve also to indicate something of the resources that are already available in the Library of the Division of Building Research, which operates as a branch of the main Library of the National Research Council, the national science library of Canada. The Division's Library is being developed to serve not only the specialized needs of the DBR staff but also the more general needs of the construction industry of Canada. Visitors are therefore cordially welcome. Those who by reason of distance are unable to visit the Library are encouraged to send their written inquiries to the Librarian and to arrange to obtain the monthly Accession Lists. The writer of this Digest is the Librarian to the Division.