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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2009
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TABLE 27: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ACTIVITY

TABLE 27: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER ACTIVITY
(FY 2009)
Activity Quantity

Prior Art Search Services Provided:
 
Automated Prior Art Searches Completed     35,745
Genetic Sequence Searches Completed      8,553
Number of Genetic Sequences Searched     27,544
CRF Submissions Processed     20,515
PLUS Searches Completed     69,928
Foreign Patent Searches Completed      6,553

Document Delivery Services Provided:
 
Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Requests Processed     29,270
Copies of Foreign Patents Provided     10,492

Information Assistance and Automation Services:
 
One-on-One Examiner Information Assistance     18,093
One-on-One Examiner Automation Assistance     22,347
Patents Employee Attendance at Automation Classes     27,687
Foreign Patents Assistance for Examiners and Public      2,249
Examiner Briefings on STIC Information Sources and Services     12,735

Translation Services Provided for Examiners:
 
Written Translations of Documents      6,211
Number of Words Translated (Written) 21,766,778
Documents Orally Translated      2,372

Total Number of Examiner Service Contacts
   300,294

Collection Usage and Growth:
 
Print/Electronic (NPL) Collection Usage  1,636,852
Print Books/Subscriptions Purchased     65,778
Full Text Electronic Journal Titles Available     21,762
Full Text Electronic Book Titles Available     41,418
NPL Databases Available for Searching (est.)      1,573
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