This year the Pennsylvania State University PTDL at University Park celebrated 30 years as a depository library. There were a number of events to celebrate the occasion. The most significant was a visit by
Tom Turner and Doug Salser traveled to our campus and presented an all day public information session “Researching Patent and Trademark Information” (http://live.psu.edu/story/42328). The program had attendees from as far away as New York City and brought students, faculty, and the community together. The USPTO presented a certificate to the University Libraries in recognition of the 30th anniversary.
This year also saw the move and redesign of Penn State’s “Patent Search Tutorial” (http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/pams/patent.html). Originally created by Kevin Harwell and Rick Stringer, the tutorial now has a home on the website of the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library, the current home of the PTDLP collection. The PAMS Library has also replaced the PTDL workstation with a new computer, a display case dedicated to the PTDLP, and a new informational handout. (http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/pams/patent/ptdl.html).