News from the Nuclear Information Section
International Nuclear Information System (INIS), IAEA Library & SDSG

No. 16, August 2014
ISSN 1819-9186


INIS partners with Google Scholar

Google ScholarSince its inception in 1970, INIS has relentlessly pursued its mission to disseminate knowledge to the public on the peaceful applications of nuclear science. Since 2011, INIS has provided the nuclear community with an efficient gateway to its collection of more than 3.6 million bibliographic records: the INIS Collection Search (ICS) engine. The established partnership with Google underlines the tradition of INIS to embrace the newest technologies to continuously improve its services, while laying a strong foundation for future collaboration with Google.     Read more

New INIS Collection search features

ICS The INIS Collection Search (ICS,) the public interface of the Collection, is constantly updated and improved. Recently, version 5 of the ICS was released. This version continues the commitment of the Nuclear Information Section to provide a user-friendly experience and provide useful features for researchers and the general public.     Read more

INIS Collection usage: what can statistics tell us?

Web statisticsSince 2009, the audience of the INIS Collection has steadily grown to more than 125 000 visits per month. As a result, we have been able to collect and analyse comprehensive and objective statistics on INIS Collection usage.     Read more

INIS Thesaurus latest developments

INIS ThesaurusThe INIS Thesaurus is a valuable and useful product used by the INIS Secretariat and INIS Member States to index documents for input into the Collection and to facilitate information retrieval.     Read more

2013 INIS highlights

INIS highlightsThere were many INIS achivements, improvements and informaton technology developments in 2013. This article highlights some of the major ones.     Read more

New records in INIS Collection

INIS new recordsFrom January to June 2014, 66 118 records were added to the INIS Collection. This includes both 22 522 national records and 43 596 voluntary records. In comparison with 63 848 records from the same period last year, 2270 more records were added.     Read more

INLN membership reaches 50

INLNIn 2013, the fiftieth member joined the International Nuclear Library Network (INLN). It is now an established fact that the INLN continues to gain momentum, as nuclear libraries reap the benefits of the Network and realize the pressing need for nuclear libraries to be present in inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.     Read more

The IAEA Library: challenges and opportunities

Library challengesThe IAEA Library finds itself at a crossroads during these times when the traditional model of scholarly communication is fundamentally changing, the globalised dimension of research presents new challenges, and the interdisciplinary and comparative aspects of modern scholarship transcend discipline boundaries and put extra strain on Library resources.     Read more

Resource Description and Access

RDAResource Description and Access (RDA) is a cataloguing standard which provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and instructions on formulating data to support resource discovery of all types of content and media. The IAEA Library is in the process of implementing RDA in conjunction with our move towards a new Integrated Library Management System.     Read more

New collection at the IAEA Library

New Library collectionThe IAEA Library received a donation of valuable books and documents form the late Professor Dr. Franz J. Dahlkamp’s collection. This material is being incorporated into the Library collection.     Read more

Worth reading

Books to readThe IAEA Library regularly obtains a number of interesting new publications, primarily in the area of nuclear science and technology, but also from other areas of interest to its users. A selection of recently received publications is listed here.     Read more