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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2008
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TABLE 27: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ACTIVITY

TABLE 27: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ACTIVITY
(FY 2008)
Activity Quantity

Prior Art Search Services Provided:
 
Automated Prior Art Searches Completed     34,266
Genetic Sequence Searches Completed      9,894
Number of Genetic Sequences Searched     37,543
CRF Submissions Processed     17,517
PLUS Searches Completed     58,890
Foreign Patent Searches Completed      6,778

Document Delivery Services Provided:
 
Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed     30,281
Copies of Foreign Patents Provided     12,803

Information Assistance and Automation Services:
 
One-on-One Examiner Information Assistance     17,122
One-on-One Examiner Automation Assistance     23,001
Patents Employee Attendance at Automation Classes     64,470
Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public      4,419
Examiner Briefings on STIC Information Sources and Services     11,925

Translation Services Provided for Examiners:
 
Written Translations of Documents      8,816
Number of Words Translated (Written) 24,079,362
Documents Orally Translated      4,710

Total Number of Examiner Service Contacts
   342,435

Collection Usage and Growth:
 
Print/Electronic (NPL) Collection Usage  1,511,173
Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased     74,228
Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available     19,656
Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available     30,745
NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.)      1,544
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