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STNewsline (sm) 5/2008 - European Edition - 3 March 2008

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PCI (Patents Citation Index) loaded as a replacement for DPCI (4) *************************************************************************

 

THIS ISSUE

FILE UPDATES

1. FSTA - COVERAGE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

2. IFIREF - RELOADED WITH ENHANCEMENTS

3. IMSPRODUCT - RELOADED WITH ENHANCEMENTS

4. PCI - LOADED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR DPCI

5. WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX - ECLA CODES AND CURRENT US NATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS

 

FYI

6. EUROPEAN PATENT CLASSIFICATIONS AVAILABLE AS PDF FILES

7. FIZ AUTODOC WITH NEW DOCUMENT SUPPLIER AND ENHANCED ORDER OPTIONS

8. PATINFO 2008 IN ILMENAU

 

FILE UPDATES

1. FSTA - COVERAGE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

By the end of December 2007 a further 39373 records had been added to FSTA giving a total of 776544 records in FSTA. This represents an increase of 9% on the number of records added during 2006.

More than 72% of the material added was taken from journal articles and a further 22% were patent records. The remaining content covers legislation, standards, books, conference proceedings, reports, reviews, and theses.

Each record is added to a section which reflects the appropriate subject area and, as in previous years, the largest numbers of records covered

  • Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Beverages and
  • Food Sciences.

To produce the FSTA database, IFIS scientists scan approximately 1800 journals from a broad range of disciplines. These include food science & technology, agriculture, marine fisheries science, environmental & water sciences, public health & medicine, nutrition, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, and toxicology. The proportion of Open Access journals has steadily increased.

A list of the serial publications being scanned for FSTA during 2008 can be downloaded from the FSTA website at www.foodsciencecentral.com/fsc/serialpubs and is also available, free of charge, in print.

The Database Summary Sheet is available in STNGuide and on the Web on our Database List.

 

2. IFIREF - RELOADED WITH ENHANCEMENTS

IFI Uniterm and U.S. Class Reference (IFIREF) has been reloaded with the following enhancements.

New search and display fields:

  • Patent Assignee (PA)
  • International Patent Classification (IPC)

Additional enhancements:

  • Eight-digit searchable accession numbers are now available
  • The Controlled Term (CT) field now includes NOTE display
  • IPC and CLASS are now in the File Segment (FS) field
  • Simultaneous left and right truncation (SLART) is now available in the Basic Index (BI) field
  • The file segment set range values have been removed
  • The stop word list has been removed from the Basic Index (BI) and Controlled Word (CW) fields

Enter HELP RLOAD at an arrow prompt (=>) in IFIREF for details about the reload.

The Database Summary Sheet is available in STNGuide and on the Web on our Database List.

 

3. IMSPRODUCT - RELOADED WITH ENHANCEMENTS

IMS LifeCycle, New Product Focus (IMSPRODUCT) has been reloaded with enhancements, including displayable and selectable CAS Registry Number® identifiers. For crossover to the CAS REGISTRYSM record, CAS Registry Numbers are also hyperlinked.

Additional enhancements include:

  • The Chemical Name (CN) display field now separates the Chemical Name and Trade Name of a compound
  • The Document Number (DN) format now contains a leading L in place of a zero
  • Simultaneous left and right truncation (SLART) is now available in the Basic Index (BI) field
  • The File Segment (FS) field has been removed

Enter HELP RLOAD at an arrow prompt (=>) in IMSPRODUCT for details on the reload.

The Database Summary Sheet is available in STNGuide and on the Web on our Database List.

 

4. PCI - LOADED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR DPCI

Patents Citation Index(tm) (PCI) is a unique database of examiner citations, both patent and literature from 1973 to date. Coverage has been enhanced over time and currently covers 10 major patenting authorities, i.e. Belgium, European Patent Office, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom United States, World/PCT. Prior to May 1997, examiner and author citations were provided for 16 patent-issuing authorities.

PCI provides access to 98 million patent and 11 million literature citations found in more than 8 million patent families.

PCI contains bibliographic patent family data from the Derwent World Patents Index and all patents and literature cited by examiners, as well as references to citing patents. Coverage includes all patent-relevant areas of science and technology.

DPCI, which is replaced by PCI will continue to be available for another four weeks as a static file. During this period existing procedures can be adjusted to the new, enhanced file environment.

The new features:

  • extended coverage
  • stopwords are no longer used
  • additional priority application numbers
  • additional Thomson Scientific standard application numbers (/APTS and /PRTS)
  • more focused data content

A new PCI Reference Manual is available at:
http://www.stn-international.de/fileadmin/be_user/STN/pdf/search_materials/patents/pciman.pdf

The Database Summary Sheet is available in STNGuide and on the Web on our Database List.

 

5. WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX - ECLA CODES AND CURRENT US NATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS

European Patent Classifications (ECLA) including 'In Computer Only' (ICO) codes and Current US National Patent Classifications will be added to the DWPI database (files WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX) from update 13 onwards. The corresponding backlog data have been added to the file on February 21, 2008. In the course of the backlog load about 8 million DWPI documents have been equipped with ECLA or US National Classification data. US National Classifications for 3.7 million patents and European Classifications for about 25 million patent publications have been added.

The ECLA and ICO codes have a specific format which is being treated like in other databases at STN (new fields EPC and ICO). While the main portion is a code resembling the IPCs apart from ICOs using initial letters outside the usual range employed by the IPCs, there can be shortcuts and suffixes requiring special attention. The codes themselves are then treated analogous to IPCs.

These codes will be introduced in DWPI along with the ECLA codes according to the same schedule. The implementation will follow the pattern already in existence at STN in other databases, closely resembling the pattern for the issued national classifications already present in the DWPI database (new field NCL).

Current Awareness Searches (SDI) will not be significantly affected by the backlog load procedure since Update Dates for these documents will not be written and therefore SDIs will not be triggered by these documents. Yet ECLA and US National Classification can appear in predefined displays comprising these.

The Database Summary Sheets are available in STNGuide and on the Web on our Database List.

 

FYI

6. EUROPEAN PATENT CLASSIFICATIONS AVAILABLE AS PDF FILES

The European patent classifications are updated very often. Therefore FIZ Karlsruhe has prepared pdf-files with the full descriptions, all notes, and cross-references for EPC, ICO and IDT for downloading.

The file for IDT is a static one because this classification will not be changed anymore. The files for ECLA (EPC and ICO parts) will be prepared with the full content every three months. Each month a separate file will be prepared with all the changes (new, changed and deleted items) as a supplement. Each entry has a date marker (e.g. N=0801 means new entry in January 2008). The ECLA can be used in CAPLUS, INPADOCDB and WPINDEX.

Links to all these pdf-files can be found in the INPADOCDB file banner.

 

7. FIZ AUTODOC WITH NEW DOCUMENT SUPPLIER AND ENHANCED ORDER OPTIONS

As of February 2008 the American Chemical Society (ACS) is available as a new FIZ AutoDoc document supplier for the pay-per-view option. Thus, articles from ACS journals (1996 - today) can be ordered and downloaded via FIZ AutoDoc.

The ACS is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in chemistry and related sciences and for FIZ AutoDoc customers from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry of great importance. Other scientific publishers that offer journal articles via the FIZ AutoDoc pay-per-view option are Karger, Springer, and Thieme.

Another FIZ AutoDoc partner, the French Institut d'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST), has enhanced its delivery options. INIST now delivers documents also electronically in PDF version from publishers with whom INIST has agreements. These PDF documents are protected by the DRM (Digital Rights Management) software "FileOpen" provided by FileOpen Systems.

FIZ AutoDoc now also provides a new and convenient way of ordering documents with the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Using a DOI it is possible to have all relevant order data added automatically, thus saving time and preventing wrong input. The ACS "ASAP" documents which still lack the complete bibliographic data, but for which a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is already available, can also be ordered using the new "DOI Order Form".

For more information on recent FIZ AutoDoc enhancements please visit http://autodoc.fiz-karlsruhe.de/home/News_en.htm

 

8. PATINFO 2008 IN ILMENAU

Vom 12.-13. Juni 2008 findet in der Festhalle Ilmenau die PATINFO 2008 statt. Das 30. Kolloquium der TU Ilmenau über Patentinformation und gewerblichen Rechtsschutz steht unter dem Motto:

"Patentmanagement - Methoden, Werkzeuge und Ausbildung".

Anerkannte Vortragende und Aussteller, darunter FIZ Karlsruhe mit dem Patentinformationsangebot von STN International, garantieren das hohe fachliche Niveau, das die PATINFO auf dem Gebiet der Patentinformation zur führenden Jahrestagung im deutschsprachigem Raum gemacht hat.

Programm, Anmeldeformular und weitere Informationen finden Sie unter http://www.paton.tu-ilmenau.de/aktuell/

 

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