International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management: Strategies, Information Management and Human Resource Development
7-10 September 2004, Saclay, France
Special Session — The Role of INIS in Knowledge Preservation
Thursday, 9 September 2004
Welcoming Remarks from INIS
Y. Turgeon (IAEA INIS)
Welcoming Remarks from the Session Chair
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Users Requirements from Industry, Researchers and Academic Institutions
INIS and Technology Knowledge Preservation
R. Workman (British Nuclear Fuels plc)
This presentation will describe the way in which INIS can be utilised by those organisations, such as BNFL, who are developing knowledge preservation programmes in core technologies. It would seek to explore ways in which a similar approach to that adopted within BNFL's Nuclear Sciences and Technology Services group might be utilised within the IAEA with potential benefits to the INIS user community.
Framatome Experience and Expectations with the IAEA Information and Knowledge Management
P. Gourmel (R&D Dept Framatome Anp)
Framatome Anp is using several databases and knowledge management services provided by IAEA. We especially need information and knowledge services about international nuclear safety standards and guidelines, about nuclear technologies for example operational data from industrial plants, nuclear component manufacturing and operating standards, methods and practices, operating and incident information and analysis from worldwide nuclear plants, nuclear research publications and experimental data from research reactors, country nuclear economic profiles. We also are interested into long-term know-how preservation actions (HTGRs, decommissioning, waste management etc). Framatome appreciates the high quality of knowledge management systems provided by the IAEA and supports the integration of existing knowledge bases into a "nuclear knowledge portal".
Expectations from INIS
R. Grover (Department of Atomic Energy, India)
This presentation will convey India’s expectations from INIS in terms of contents, access, comprehensiveness and timeliness.
CNIC Experience with INIS
Ms. Xue Enjie (INIS Division, China Institute of Nuclear Information & Economics)
This presentation summarizes the China Nuclear Information Centre’s (CNIC) experience with INIS services, and their users’ needs and expectations. Users expect INIS to be not only a bibliographic database, but to become a nuclear information portal with access to the full text of documents. Users would also like INIS to collect more types of nuclear information, for example video, audio and other information.
Integrating INIS into a High Energy Physics Information Environment: Thoughts from CERN
J. Yeomans (Scientific Information Group, ETT Department, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN))
Information searchers from the high energy physics community expect an integrated information environment. The CERN Library offers its print and electronic collections through a combined Web interface and maintains the database by semi-automated processes to upload bibliographic and full-text records. Suggestions are offered by which INIS could develop its own Web interface and better match HEP users’ expectations. These include implementing full-text linking, increasing currency, expanding search and display functions and developing the richness of the data. Links with the National Nuclear Data Center and Crossref could also increase its visibility.
INIS Multilingual Thesaurus and Nuclear Knowledge Management
V. Koupriyanov (TSNII Atominform, MINATOM)
Historically several national nuclear programs have been established (American, English, French, German, Russian, etc.) with their own national nuclear terminologies. In order to manage nuclear information and knowledge at the international level it is necessary to have appropriate multilingual linguistic tools. This presentation will describe the important role of the INIS Multilingual Thesaurus as a main linguistic tool for the nuclear knowledge management.
Central and Regional Developments/Experiences
RRIAN: Building together information services at regional level
A. Chavez (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina)
RRIAN, the Regional Information Network in the Nuclear Area, has been established to develop a network of information centres in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its main aim is to improve the access and use of nuclear literature based on electronic delivery. RRIAN also encourages Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries participation in INIS to enable the results of research undertaken and published in the region to become more widely known and accessible. Partners in this initiative are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Achievements, difficulties, and future challenges are presented.
Regional Access in Asia and the Pacific Region Through the INIS2 Site at KAERI
Y. C. Chun (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
Presentation on the INIS2 Database Host Site (http://www.inis2.com) in the Republic of Korea.
Republic of Korea
INIS Usage and Users Needs
T. Atieh (IAEA INIS)
The presentation will provide an overview of the usage of INIS products and the type of users in Members States. It will review users’ needs and the INIS Secretariat initiatives to fulfil those needs; to facilitate the dissemination of nuclear information in Member States; and to reach potential users worldwide.
INIS Strategic Development and the IAEA Library
Y. L. Yanev (IAEA INIS&NKM)
Nuclear Libraries Networking: Sharing of resources and expertise
A. Sorokin (IAEA Library)
Networking of nuclear libraries is an important issue in the global effort to share information resources and expertise for the improvement of peaceful uses of nuclear energy and the development of nuclear sciences and technologies. The purpose of networking is to provide cost-effective access to information resources, and the exchange and distribution of information within the network. It is a mechanism for cooperation and collaboration to strengthen the participating libraries for making optimal use of existing resources. A consortium of nuclear libraries could be established in order to avoid duplication of efforts in creating collections of resources and reduce the cost of its development. Use of the Internet technology can facilitate information building, sharing, and enhance the dissemination of information. In order to organize information flow from and to the network it is advisable to develop an International Nuclear Electronic Library (INEL). Collaborative reference and information services would provide consultancy and reference services to researchers through an international network of nuclear libraries. The IAEA Library, as part of the IAEA Consortium of Nuclear Libraries, and INIS could play together an active role in building such a platform, which would form the foundation for a worldwide Nuclear Knowledge Portal.
Preserving and Accessing Nuclear Knowledge: Extending the INIS model
Y. Turgeon (IAEA INIS)
INIS was created nearly 35 years ago with the mission to provide its Members with access to scientific and technical information. Although its methods of collection and distribution have evolved, the mission and objectives of INIS have remained constant: building a bibliographic database, and collecting and distributing the full text of non-conventional (‘grey’) literature. It is now agreed that the INIS model must evolve to meet the needs of a changed environment, both political and technical, as well as a different users base. This paper discusses key changes to the INIS model.
Panel and audience discussion on strategic directions for INIS