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You're Invited: Upcoming Dialog Presentations & Training in the DC Area!

Cross-Posted to FEDLIB & FEDREF
Hello!
Dialog has some interesting upcoming presentations, training classes and brown bags--from digital libraries to homeland security to patent competitive intelligence-- that you may be interested in attending.  These are at the Dialog Arlington Training Center or at the Library of Congress as noted and RSVP instructions are included with each summary.  You may have seen an earlier version of this list.  This is expanded and includes all events scheduled through December 2002.   I hope to see you at the sessions!  Please call me at 703-908-2391 if you have any questions.

Thanks,  Elizabeth Simmons
Dialog's IntraIntelligence Presentation-Thursday, November 7, 2002,  9:30-11:30 at the Madison Bldg., Library of Congress

        Join Dialog and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a presentation and demonstrations of Dialog's IntraIntelligence solutions and the EPA Desktop Library.  This is an encore presentation with new information including our new Homeland Security Solution.  IntraIntelligence is a suite of tools that integrates Dialog content into an agency's intranet. Tools and features include search forms, alert delivery to intranets, saved search links, e-journal linking, document delivery, Web-based access to CD-ROMS, and NewsEdge e-content. Following an introduction to IntraIntelligence, Richard Huffine and Lucy Park from the EPA will demonstrate and discuss how they have
integrated Dialog content into the EPA Desktop Library.

        FLICC/FEDLINK will be hosting this presentation in the Library of Congress National Digital Library Learning Center in the Madison Building, at First and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. The Metro stop is Capitol South on the Orange and Blue Lines.  The event is free, but seating is limited. Please sign up today by calling FLICC at (202) 707-4800. Please request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Product Patent Identification, Expiration, Extensions and Market Exclusivity Brown Bag Seminar-Friday, November 8, 2002,  12:00-1:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA

        Join Ric Snead, Sr. Applications Specialist and Patent Agent, for a brownbag session that covers the challenges faced in determining when a pharmaceutical will come off patent internationally. Topics include: determining the link between a product and its patent(s); understanding international patent families and the significance of the priority patent application; searching patent expirations and patent extensions with respect to US, Europe and Japan.  In the process we will explore a variety of pharmaceutical, regulatory, patent, trademark and business sources and see how each lends value to determining a pharmaceutical's market exclusivity.

        Bring your lunch, Dialog will provide a dessert and drinks for all who RSVP.  Where: 1560 Wilson Blvd. Suite 500, Arlington, Virginia.  Please RSVP to: [log in to unmask] or call 703-524-8004 ext. 2300.

Search Basics Using DialogWeb, Tuesday, November 12, 2002,  9:00-12:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA
        This half-day seminar teaches Dialog basics using the DialogWeb interface. This seminar is designed for customers who are getting started on Dialog and plan to use the Web as their search vehicle. It can also be used for customers who are shifting to the Web for searching and need a quick review of how DialogWeb works.  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564.

Developing Dialog Searching Expertise, Advanced, Wednesday, November 13, 2002,  9:00-12:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA
        Experienced Dialog searchers are introduced to the features and commands that makes Dialog unique among online information services.  During this 3-hour class, explore the power of Dialog's data analysis tool (RANK); customized output options: (PRINT and REPORT); working with multi-page report databases; search SAVE features; advanced operators; and specialized finding tools (Finder Files). Prerequisite:  Search Basics Using DialogWeb.  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564.

Derwent World Patents Index - Basics of International Patents and Search Techniques, Thursday, November 14, 2002 at Dialog in Arlington, VA  --  Register for any or all 1/2 day sessions -- The flexible design of this workshop makes it suitable for participants at all levels of experience and expertise

        Morning session: International Patents from 9:30-12:00  Dialog: Files 351, 350 and 342.  Learn the basics, refresh your skills, explore some new techniques... this is the workshop with something for everyone.  It will cover Derwent's role in the patents world, Patents information in Derwent World Patents Index: What is covered? What does it all mean?, Patent Family and Kind Codes, How to use Derwent World Patents Index for prior art / novelty searching and infringement monitoring and How to use Derwent World Patents Index to investigate what is happening in your field of technology

        Afternoon session: Search Techniques from 1:00-4:00  Dialog: Files 351, 350 and 342.  Learn advanced techniques for subject searching, all about Derwent Patents Citation Index - the companion file to Derwent World Patents Index (Dialog), system commands, Patent/ Application Numbers, Japanese patent searching and basic analysis.

        Register for the Derwent sessions at http://www.derwent.com/training/register_us.html
Derwent World Patents Index - Advanced Patent Searching and Competitor Intelligence, Friday, November 15, 2002 at Dialog in Arlington, VA --  Register for any or all 1/2 day sessions -- You will benefit from these sessions if you are familiar with the basics of patent searching but feel there must be more to learn, you want to be confident that you are searching in the most effective and economic way, you sometimes wish you knew advanced techniques for increasing the retrieval or the precision of your search, and you would like a refresher course to bring your search skills completely up-to-date.

        Morning session: Advanced Patent Searching from 9:30-12:00  Derwent Classification Searching - learn to use our in-house classification system for speedy, accurate patent retrieval, Litigation Watch and Cross-File Linking.

        Afternoon session: Competitor Intelligence from 1:00-4:00  Find out how Derwent World Patents Index and Derwent Patents Citation Index can help you identify your clients' competitors and monitor their activities, monitor infringement risk, identify key technologies for licensing, and manage your patent portfolio.  Discover Derwent's system of company codes and learn how to use online statistical analysis commands to release valuable data buried within your search results. Find out how to set up Alerts/SDIs and Early Warning Alerts so that you are automatically kept up-to-date with the latest information. A basic knowledge of host commands will be assumed, but participants need have no prior experience of patents or of Derwent's databases.

        Register for the Derwent sessions at http://www.derwent.com/training/register_us.html
Dialog Easy-to-Use Interfaces-Wednesday, November 20, 2002,  9:30-11:30 at the Madison Bldg., Library of Congress
        Designed for users who need targeted information, but do not need or want to develop advanced search skills, Dialog offers authoritative information via user-friendly interfaces such as DialogWeb, Dialog Select, and Dialog1. Knowledge of Dialog commands is not needed for these simple point-and-click search forms. Convenient links connect to document delivery, e-journal linking, and Alert features.

        FLICC/FEDLINK will be hosting this presentation in the Library of Congress National Digital Library Learning Center in the Madison Building, at First and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. The Metro stop is Capitol South on the Orange and Blue Lines.  The event is free, but seating is limited. Please sign up today by calling FLICC at (202) 707-4800. Please request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Search Basics Using DialogWeb, Wednesday, November 20, 2002,  9:00-12:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA

        This half-day seminar teaches Dialog basics using the DialogWeb interface. This seminar is designed for customers who are getting started on Dialog and plan to use the Web as their search vehicle. It can also be used for customers who are shifting to the Web for searching and need a quick review of how DialogWeb works.  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564.

Developing Patent Research Expertise, Part 3: Prior Art Searching for Patent Prosecution (Classic Dialog), Thursday, November 21, 2002,  9:00-12:30  at Dialog in Arlington, VA

        Part 3 of the four-part series, Developing Patent Research Expertise, this 3-hour class highlights the extensive technical literature collection of Dialog as a resource for searching prior art. Techniques are illustrated for retrieving examples of technology reported not only in patents worldwide, but dissertations, journal articles, conference papers, meeting reports, and trade press sources. Special techniques are shown for retrieving chemical patents. Applications are shown using the Classic Dialog interface.  Prerequisite:  Developing Patent Research Expertise, Part 1.  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564.

Brown Bag:  Navigating Market Research on Dialog:  Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 11:30-1:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA

        Learn about the wealth of company, product, technology and market research to be had in Dialog's full-text market research files.  Specific techniques will be demonstrated on how to tap into this rich source of unique information.  This hour-long session takes place over lunch, so bring your brown bag, and we'll supply the drinks and dessert!!  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564

Brown Bag: Using Dialog For Fundraising: Wednesday, December 4, 2002,  9:00-11:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA

        Explore how to use Dialog to help you find people and organizations that have potential as resources for funding.  This quick, 1 hour seminar will be given during lunch, so bring your brown bag and we'll supply the drinks and dessert!!!  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564.

Quantum Session to be Announced, Thursday, December 5, 2002

Developing Patent Research Expertise, Part 4: Competitive Intelligence Applications (Classic Dialog):  Friday, December 6, 2002, 9:00-12:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA

        The final installment in the four-part series, Developing Patent Research Expertise, this 3-hour class presents numerous examples of mining patent literature for competitive intelligence. Topics include: tracking international patenting activities; locating citing and cited patents; tracking a company's patent licensing activities; identifying any pending patent litigation a company may be involved in; and using business literature for locating information about patenting activities. Applications are shown using the Classic Dialog interface.  Prerequisite:  Developing Patent Research Expertise, Part 1.  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564.

Engineering Information & Techniques on Dialog (Classic Dialog):  Tuesday, December 10, 2002,  9:00-12:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA

        This half-day seminar provides an overview of the special indexing and features of science and technology databases on Dialog. Emphasis is given to using online resources to enhance your understanding of unfamiliar technologies. A chart of databases will help in database selection, and special emphasis is given to using online thesauri, Additional Indexes, and the RANK command throughout the Engineering Process.  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564.

Search Basics Using DialogWeb: Thursday, December 12, 2002, 9:00-12:30 at Dialog in Arlington, VA

        This half-day seminar teaches Dialog basics using the DialogWeb interface. This seminar is designed for customers who are getting started on Dialog and plan to use the Web as their search vehicle. It can also be used for customers who are shifting to the Web for searching and need a quick review of how DialogWeb works.  To register, call the Knowledge Center at 800-334-2564.


Elizabeth Simmons
Account Executive, Government Sales
Dialog - A Thomson Company
1560 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22209
Voice: (703) 908-2391 / (800) 213-1439 ext. 2391
Fax: (703) 524-1680
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