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Table 27. Scientific and Technical Information Center Activity

Scientific and Technical Information Center Activity for Fiscal Year 2001
TABLE 27

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ACTIVITY
(FY 2001)

ACTIVITY

QUANTITY
Prior Art Search Services Provided:
  Automated Prior Art Searches Completed
  10,828
  On-line and Manual Foreign Patent Searches Completed
   4,827
  Genetic Sequence Searches Completed
   9,807
  Number of Genetic Sequences Searched
  45,242
  CRF Submissions Processed
  16,521
  PLUS Searches Completed
   9,140
Document Delivery Services Provided:
  Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed
  51,847
    Documents Provided Using Electronic Tools
   7,603
  Copies of Foreign Patents Provided:
   7,306
    Copies Purchased by the Public
   1,222
    Copies Provided to PTO Staff
   1,471
    Foreign Patents Provided Using Electronic Tools
   1,297
Information Assistance and Automation Services:
  One-on-One Examiner Assistance
   12,597
Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public
    8,538
Examiner Briefings
    2,878
Web Pages Created
      284
Translation Services Provided for Examiners:
  Written Translations of Documents
     4,244
  Number of Words Translated (Written)
13,083,066
  Documents Orally Translated
     7,801
Collection Usage and Growth:
  Print/Electronic NPL Collection Usage
   146,267
  Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased
     5,799
  Print/Microform Foreign Patents Added to Collections
    96,439
  Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available
     6,630
  Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available
     6,758
  NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.)
     1,000
  Foreign Patent Databases/Web Sites Accessed
       125

 

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