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INIS : International Nuclear Information System Yves Turgeon Head, INIS Unit International Atomic Energy Agency. Background. INIS was created in 1969 Co-operative system operated by IAEA and its Members 129 Members 110 States 19 international organizations

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    1. INIS : International Nuclear Information SystemYves TurgeonHead, INIS UnitInternational Atomic Energy Agency

    2. Background • INIS was created in 1969 • Co-operative system operated by IAEA and its Members • 129 Members • 110 States • 19 international organizations • Provides information on peaceful uses of nuclear energy INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus

    3. Subject Scope INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus

    4. INIS • Provides access to qualified nuclear information published worldwide • Bibliographic database (~2.4 million records; grows 80,000+/year) • Full text collection of non-conventional literature (~ 600,000 documents). • Availability • INIS Database on Internet from IAEA • INIS Database on CD-ROM (Silverplatter.) • STN; Energy Database (Dialog) INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus

    5. INIS Records • Bibliographic description (title, authors, etc.) • Abstract (at least one in English) • Subject Categories (1-3) • Descriptors (from the Joint Thesaurus): minimum of 3, usually more than 5 • Both categories scheme and thesaurus are maintained in collaboration with the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE), of the OECD/NEA INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus

    6. INIS/ETDE Joint Thesaurus • Origins in Euratom Thesaurus • Maintained by INIS since 1969 • Adopted by Energy Technology Data Exchange in the 80s, now managed by both • Covers INIS scope + and energy technology scope INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus

    7. INIS/ETDE Joint Thesaurus • Each term has a unique ID • Total number of terms: 27,773 • Valid terms: 20,973 • ‘Forbidden’ terms: 6,800 • Head terms: ~3,200 INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus

    8. INIS/ETDE Joint Thesaurus • Relationship Symbol Cross reference • Hierarchical BT Broader Term (9 levels) NT Narrower Term (9 levels) • Affinitive RT Related Term • Preferential UF used for; reciprocal USE... UF+ used for; reciprocal USE/AND SF seen for; reciprocal SEE/OR INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus

    9. INIS Dictionaries • INIS only • All language dictionaries linked to English terms (via the ID) • English, French, German, Russian and Spanish • Chinese being completed • Arabic started INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus

    10. Current Developments • Computer-assisted indexing • Currently installing and tuning a CAI system • Adding ‘hidden’ terms (synonyms): expected to add between 100-200,000 such terms) • INIS Taxonomy • Borrows from an earlier categorisation scheme used by INIS until year 2000 • Expected to be completed in 2004 • To be used with CAI and retrieval system for navigation and knowledge organisation INIS - Joint INIS/ETDE Thesaurus