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No. 17, October 2015
45th INIS Anniversary Newsletter

Hungary: INIS and Hungary

Mr Sándor ZSIGAhas been working at the Hungarian INIS Centre as a team member since 1997 and as the INIS Liaison Officer since 2005

Fig. 1. Mr Peter Roboz 

Physicists, chemists, researchers, and information specialists in Hungary, who are familiar with INIS, associate it with a certain person, Mr. Peter Roboz.

Mr Roboz suggested that Hungary join INIS in 1970, knowing that it would prove to be an important and fruitful partnership for Hungary, as well as INIS. 45 years have passed since then and the INIS database has grown significantly. Today, the INIS database contains over 3.7 million bibliographic records, 20 738 of which were contributed by Hungary over the last 25 years. This may not sound like a lot, but Hungary has continuously sent input from the outset and this small country has always been among the top twenty most active INIS Members. Mr Roboz was very active in the INIS family until his death in 2004. His name is synonomous with INIS.

Mr Roboz wrote 2 important papers about the INIS database for the Hungarian Journal, Scientific and Technical Information /TMT/: Interactive Information Search Service in Hungary with Direct Access to INIS Database (1981/8-9), and (mind the year!) Databases Hand in Hand: INIS and Energy Database (1998/11).

On a final note, it is worth mentioning that the 3 millionth record input into the INIS database at the end of 2008 was a Hungarian journal article from the 2007 ATOMKI Annual Report (Figure 3).


FIG. 2. In 2007, the Hungarian INIS Centre moved into the central building of the Budapest Technical and Economics University.

FIG.3. Number of INIS input records from 1990 to 2014

FIG. 4. The Budapest Research Reactor in KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

FIG. 5. The Training Reactor in Budapest University of Technology and Economics.