Establishing the Kyrgyz INIS Centre
The national INIS centre in Kyrgyzstan is being established, and, within the framework of the National TC project "Establishing the National INIS centre, Kyrgyzstan, KIG0002", Ms. T. Atieh, Leader of the Capacity Building and Liaison Group at the INIS & NKM Section, travelled to the capital Bishkek in February 2010 to identify and evaluate the project status and its needs. The national nuclear information centre will be hosted at the Ecological Safety Centre, which is part of the State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic. Although the main INIS centre will be hosted within this centre, an additional INIS branch will be hosted at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavonic University to fulfill the information needs of students and researchers at the university.
Open Resources on the Internet: A Valuable Source of INIS Input - A Success Story
In its endeavour to further increase the coverage and improve the timeliness, of the national nuclear literature in INIS, the national INIS centre of Egypt has begun using the web to locate and identify open access literature to be included in INIS. Within the last five months the Egypt INIS centre has contributed over 500 INIS input from different open sources. We congratulate the INIS centre on this new development and we would like to encourage all our national INIS centres to follow the same trend.
With more and more publishers using the web for publishing their work, the web has become an excellent place to locate valuable literature.
Once again, congratulations to the national INIS centre of Egypt and we look forward to announcing other countries joining this initiative.