News from the International Nuclear Information System
Number 11, June 2011


The 35th Consultative Meeting of INIS Liaison Officers

Sixty-eight delegates from sixty two member countries or member organizations participated in the 35th Consultative Meeting of INIS Liaison Officers, held on the 28th- 29th of October 2010 in Vienna. The meeting was devoted to the 40 years anniversary of INIS and directions for the future, as well as INIS input and production or the use and effectiveness of INIS.

In addition to expressing gratitude to all INIS Liaison Officers and all INIS members for their dedication and hard work on building and maintaining the INIS database for the last 40 years, as well as reaffirming its primary objective of providing information on scientific literature published world-wide on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the ILO Meeting adopted a number of Actions and Recommendations. The major ones were:

• Revisit INIS Membership Arrangements in order to adapt them to changed realities. 
• Focus on the quality of INIS records from the beginning of the processing chain. 
• Make MET available to INIS Centres in Member States. 
• Move to publishing all thesaurus versions in electronic form only. 
• Increase, due to their vital role to INIS users, the electronically available full-text resources. 
• Make Google Search Appliance the search tool for both non-conventional literature (NCL) and bibliographic records. 
• Continue training activities. 
• Encourage INIS Centres to use the INIS web widget on their websites. 
• Ensure the INIS Secretariat continues providing guidance on how to promote INIS services. 
• Develop and make available a survey tool for standard INIS users. 
• Further streamline & simplify the methodology used for creating and processing INIS input. 
• Foster further integration of INIS into global information networks.

The 35th ILO Meeting also emphasized the importance and significance of providing open access to the INIS database on the Internet.

A complete list of actions and recommendations is available at the ILO Meeting’s website:

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