Monday, June 30, 2008

Finding ASME technical papers – Scott Curtis, Linda Hall, Head of Reference

Why ASME technical papers? Because they are fun! Published since 1880+ and c.1928 there were even “misc papers,” evolving identification schemes, engineering societies library, and inconsistent indexing. Scott tells us that the ASME paper number didn’t appear until 1944. Example: 76-GT-105 (year, gas/turbine, paper number). There are over 50 letter codes put into use in 1945-1960 alone. The Linda Hall Library has card file on ASME papers (~1946-1990) and also has annotated papers. Contact them with any questions on this, they are glad to help you decipher and track down ASME and other technical papers.