FIZ Karlsruhe, a European provider of information services and partner of science and technology online service STN International, has launched Derwent World Patents Index First View (DWPI First View) on STN International. DWPI First View is the alerting companion file to Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI)—a database of value-added patent information. DWPI users are now able to access previews of patent documents in advance of their inclusion in Derwent World Patents Index.
DWPI First View is available on STN in the WPIF file. Records will contain enhanced bibliographic data for all new patent documents, along with original titles, abstracts, technical drawing images, and English-language abstracts for patents from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Russia. The file contains records and images, and will be updated every three to four days. To enable users to familiarize themselves with DWPI First View, STN customers can use DWPI First View, with no connect time charges, during March and April 2004. STN International can be accessed by dialing in to STN's online service using its proprietary client software, STN Express with Discover! Alternatively, it can be accessed directly over the Internet using a standard Web browser or secure server.
For more information on the database, see ITI's NewsBreaks:
(http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de), (http://www.stn-international.de), (http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb040329-2.shtml)