Patent Searching: STN Formally Launches Version One of New Platform
From FIZ and CAS:
The STN partners, FIZ Karlsruhe and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), are pleased to announce the launch of Version One of the new STN platform.
Version One of the new STN platform delivers core STN content including the complete CAS REGISTRYSM and CAplusSM content along with Thomson Reuters’ Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM), including the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR). Proprietary search technology offers new features that allow for STN’s unique content offering to be explored in new ways. With its advanced design, STN’s intuitive user interface is oriented toward the work processes of patent specialists. Users can manage their search strategies and results in dedicated “projects,” which enable search professionals to organize and efficiently work on numerous projects concurrently. Specific emphasis has been placed on workflow. The user interface has been designed to show search query, history, and results at a glance while highlighting the most relevant answer sets. The greatly increased search capacity allows for completely new approaches to searching and results evaluation. For example, within seconds the results of a chemical structure search of more than 70 million substances, can be executed and the results filtered according to their pharmacological and toxic effect when used in drugs or as pesticides.
Robert Massie, President of CAS noted that users will be supported on both current and new STN platforms, with access on the new system provided initially to fixed fee customers. Access will be extended to transactional customers in 2014. He also confirmed that the STN partners will continue to fully support and enhance the classic STN platform during the transition period.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.