Dayton, Ohio

The University Libraries have been a PTDL since 2000.

We continue to offer 10 patent and 2 trademark workshops a year. We had a total of 173 people participate in these workshops. I have noticed sharp increase in the number of people coming in to use our services.

I completely updated our patent and trademark web pages. We are now using LibGuides software for our subject pages. We saw an increase of 143% in our PTDL service requests. This was happening across the board, from in person visits to email requests. I had opportunities to discuss the services available from our PTDL with the Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association and Entrepreneur Tech Center. After a presentation to the local IP law association, PubWEST has seen increased usage. Local patent attorneys using it and they are also referring their clients to us to begin their preliminary searches. In conjunction with the Dayton Metro Library, I offered a program on patenting. James Beyer, patent attorney, and Jeffrey Hunter, entrepreneur, also gave talks. It was attended by over 60 people interested in patents and small business start-up. Sandy Prell, Business Librarian with Dayton Metro, said it was the largest attended business workshop ever for the Dayton Metro Library!

Like all libraries, Wright State University Libraries went through a budget crisis. We lost a lot of resources, including some exceptional people. Our medical library is now housed in the main library. We are still consolidating the collections; the biggest effort is converting from NLM to LC numbers. Everyone in the department is also adjusting to the