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Table 27: Scientific and Technical Information Center Activity

TABLE 27: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ACTIVITY
(FY 2004)
ACTIVITY QUANTITY
Prior Art Search Services Provided:  
Automated Prior Art Searches Completed     17,179
On-line and Manual Foreign Patent Searches Completed      1,929
Genetic Sequence Searches Completed     10,718
Number of Genetic Sequences Searched     34,994
CRF Submissions Processed     14,355
PLUS Searches Completed     11,873
Document Delivery Services Provided:  
Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed     47,064
Documents Provided Using Electronic Tools     11,449
Copies of Foreign Patents Provided:      3,207
Copies Purchased by the Public        379
Copies Provided to USPTO Staff      2,828
Foreign Patents Provided Using Electronic Tools      2,972
Information Assistance and Automation Services:  
One-on-One Examiner Assistance     22,589
Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public      1,879
Examiner Briefings      2,919
Number of STIC Web pages        950
Translation Services Provided for Examiners:  
Written Translations of Documents      5,581
Number of Words Translated (Written) 16,013,979
Documents Orally Translated      6,531
Collection Usage and Growth:  
Print/Electronic NPL Collection Usage    335,717
Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased     20,622
Print/Microform Foreign Patents Added to Collections     48,454
Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available     11,680
Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available      5,320
NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.)      1,492
Foreign Patent Databases/Web Sites Accessed         17

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