The author points out the problem arising from the rapid accumulation of geophysical data in large amounts in the various companies. Much of this material is obsolete or is such that making it available to the research worker would entail no loss to the owners. The author suggests that a library, suitably staffed with competent scientists, might be set up, in a centrally-located institution, where the material might be made available to the proper workers. This library might also be equipped with vaults for such data as the owners wish to be kept confidential for an indefinite period of time, and in that way, function also as a depository as well as a working library.

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