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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2007
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TABLE 27: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ACTIVITY
(FY 2007)
Activity Quantity

Prior Art Search Services Provided:
 
Automated Prior Art Searches Completed     34,194
Genetic Sequence Searches Completed     12,775
Number of Genetic Sequences Searched     31,341
CRF Submissions Processed     12,969
PLUS Searches Completed     51,352
Foreign Patent Searches Completed      5,603

Document Delivery Services Provided:
 
Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed     35,883
Copies of Foreign Patents Provided     11,605

Information Assistance and Automation Services:
 
One-on-One Examiner Information Assistance     20,773
One-on-One Examiner Automation Assistance     10,794
Patents Employee Attendance at Automation Classes     34,206
Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public      3,232
Examiner Briefings on STIC Information Sources and Services     12,075

Translation Services Provided for Examiners:
 
Written Translations of Documents      7,104
Number of Words Translated (Written) 22,814,832
Documents Orally Translated      5,996

Total Number of Examiner Service Contacts
   302,374

Collection Usage and Growth:
 
Print/Electronic (NPL) Collection Usage  1,424,000
Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased     73,535
Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available     31,987
Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available     27,863
NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.)      1,544
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