INIS promotion at the Global 2011 international conference: Japan National INIS Centre

The Library of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), which serves as the National INIS Centre of Japan, gave a presentation titled 'INIS-based Japanese Bibliographic Tools for Human Resource Development' at the Global 2011 international conference, which was held in Japan in December 2011.

The purpose of the conference was to discuss medium and long-term prospects of atomic energy and nuclear fuel cycles across nations and beyond generations after the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS), focusing on drawing lessons from the accident of FDNPS and sharing these globally.

The presenter of the JAEA Library stressed the usefulness of INIS for human resource development in the nuclear field, demonstrating the importance of collecting reliable references to resolve the accident of FDNPS and also to remedy the environment contaminated by radioactive materials. He introduced two Japanese bibliographic tools based on INIS, i.e. 'Transliterated Japanese journal title list' and 'INIS Thesaurus in Japanese' which were elaborated to help Japanese INIS users searching for articles or documents to better match their needs.