INIS Sees Impressive Searches Through

This post was written by Darcy Katzman on August 27, 2015
Posted Under: Multilingual Search

The International Nuclear Information System, INIS, operated by the International Atomic EnergyAgency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, INIS cooperation with the   IAEA INIShouses the INIS Collection which offers access to over 3.6 million bibliographic records and over 350,000 full-text documents on topics such as Radioactive Waste Management, Nuclear Safety and the Fukushima and Chernobyl accidents. This set of non-conventional literature is available directly through the INIS online search, and is also included in the federated search portal.  

The portal, governed by the WorldWideScience Alliance, is a global gateway to scientific databases and portals. The portal accelerates information discovery through a one-stop search of databases around the world, including the INIS Collection.

Cooperation between the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) and WWS dates back to June 2009 when the first contacts were made during the Summer Public Conference, Managing Data for Science, organized by the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) in Ottawa, Canada. Following the conference, a WWS Alliance meeting was organized where inclusion of the INIS database as a new information resource into the WWS was discussed.

In 2012, was the top referrer to the INIS Collection, with search numbers predicted to grow.

Current statistics of searches coming to the INIS Collection Search from WWS are impressive. There were almost 70 000 unique searches during the first 7 months of 2015 and this number is constantly increasing. The first 7 months of 2015 alone generated the same amount of searches as the whole of 2014. By the end of 2015, the number of searches coming from WWS to INIS is expected to reach 100 000.

Deep Web Technologies proudly provides the federated search technology that powers the portal. In June, DWT upgraded the portal to include a mobile, responsive design and localization of page text. Other small improvements ensure that WorldWideScience will continue to advance information discovery for its researchers and Alliance members.

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