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‘IPI-Discussions’ -- for Patent Information Professionals in General
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Information specialists working in the electronics and engineering fields are also encouraged to join the IPI-Eng Discussion List. This has been specifically established for the discussion of topics of unique and specialist interest to information professionals in the engineering areas. Examples of subjects addressed could include classification searching, full text searching, use of specialist indexing and databases, searching of drawings, etc.. Anyone registering or intending to register for IPI-ConfEx should also join the IPI-Discussion list above to receive important announcements regarding conference arrangements, as well as for general patent information discussions.