Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Beyond Google: Effective Patent Searching in Every Library
The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.
Whether you're using them as a rich source of technical information or to determine if your invention is new and novel, patents are a valuable, complicated, and often underutilized public resource. On July 13, our fifth session will discuss patent searching tools, both those freely available over the Internet and those accessible only through Patent & Trademark Depository Libraries. We will also be discussing how to do a patent search, what you should and shouldn't do when you're helping patrons with patent questions, and the pros and cons of using Google Patents.
Co-presenter David Zwicky is currently the Engineering Services Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries. He received an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and an MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Co-Presenter Hyun-Duck Chung is currently the Librarian for Management and Entrepreneurship at NCSU Libraries. She received her MISt degree in the Library stream, from the University of Toronto.
We will meet together for Session 5, online on July 13 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (ET). Please RSVP for the Session by July 12 at 5:00 pm using this link: http://tinyurl.com/grs-session5
Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Elluminate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (lmkellam [at] uncg [dot] edu). You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.
The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).