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1 Nuclear Information Section The International Nuclear Library Network (INLN): Doing more with less! Thanos Giannakopoulos

2  A global nuclear information and knowledge management initiative aiming to strengthen international cooperation in nuclear information resource sharing  Working towards leveraging technology and information flows to deliver point-of-need access to information services for nuclear researchers.

3 Promote international cooperation Focus on resource sharing and best practises for nuclear information management Contribute to global nuclear knowledge management Cater for comprehensive content sources Strive for low-cost, high-benefit solutions, promote open access policies Point-of-need access to services Operate in an environment of data- intensive science INLN INLN objectives

4 Governance of the INLN INLN Continual Service Improvement INLN Operation INLN Strategic Directions Web Coordination Group Argentina Ms Verónica Wallingre Nuclear Regulatory Authority Library Brazil Ms Maria Betania Monte Alto Lambert CGTI/Centro de Informações Nucleares - CIN CNEN - Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear Ireland Ms Isabella Bolger Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland Mexico Mr Caludio Fernandez, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ) Centro de Información y Documentación (CID) IAEA Library Mr Thanos Giannakopoulos convenes online

5 51 nuclear libraries, documentation offices, university physics departments, institutions and nuclear regulatory authorities. | Argentina | Australia | Austria | Belarus | Brazil | Canada | China | Czech Republic | Egypt | France | Ghana | India | Indonesia | Ireland | Japan | Kenya | Libya | Mexico | Morocco | New Zealand | Nigeria | Norway | Pakistan | Poland | Republic of Korea | Russian Federation | Serbia | Thailand | Tunisia | Turkey | Uzbekistan | IAEA Library | International Thermonuclear Reactor 31 countries, 2 international organisations

6 Documentdelivery Researchsupport Interlibraryloan CurrentAwareness(alerting) Guidance on nuclear information management Members also exchange information, not recorded in the IAEA Lib. statistics. INLN Information services

7 Increase by Sep. 2014: 29% Growth of RfIs

8 -Comparative and interdisciplinary nature of research – increasingly difficult to delimit the focus on nuclear topics from broader global themes (IAEA publications attest to this) -Big data -Rising need for evaluated and credible sources - difference between scientific activity (“good enough”) to scientific achievement (“exploratory research”) -Point-of-need access to content Challenges to digital scholarship -Comprehensive content, semantic web -User services (data curation, new research infrastructures) -User services (online or in person training, information analysis, new library spaces) -Information services rebuilt around user work-flows (sophisticated linking technologies, interconnectedness of web- scale library systems, discoverability) (nuclear) Library actions THEN: Resources were scarce and time was abundant NOW: Resources are abundant and time is scarce

9 INIS & INLN synergies: a case INIS 3.7 m. records SCITEC (Information Bridge and Energy Citations) Database). 3 m. records WorldWide Science 95 databases and portals from over 70 countries Faostat 3.5 m. records IAEA Library Catalogue Brazil CNEN Library Catalogue Web of Science 80 m. records Science Direct 12.5 m. records ProquestCentral 70 m. INSPEC 14 records Academic Search Complete 5 m. records National Technical Reports Library (US) 2.2 million 20,000 electronic Journals Open Access (a selection) Subscriptions (a selection) How are users expected to access content? Web content? Blogs, vlogs, social media content etc. not included Inconvenient information consumption patterns example: the IAEA Library Resource Portfolio

10 INIS & INLN synergies LAYER 1 Searching Library Catalogues of INLN participants LAYER 2 Searching open access and subscribed resources of a nuclear Library OPEN SOURCE DISCOVERY SYSTEM

11 2005 INLN Foundation  Alignment in mission, goals and purpose across the INLN partners  Reconfigure nuclear information services around new user engagement  Work towards index-based discovery across INLN collections  Alignment in mission, goals and purpose across the INLN partners  Reconfigure nuclear information services around new user engagement  Work towards index-based discovery across INLN collections  Practical Arrangement ratified  Web Coordination Group (INLN governing body)  INLN directory created  Work towards resource bridging  Yammer, Enterprise Network  Practical Arrangement ratified  Web Coordination Group (INLN governing body)  INLN directory created  Work towards resource bridging  Yammer, Enterprise Network  Contextualising the INLN: eScience environment  Linking INLN to other Networks or Associations (SLA, LIBER)  Work towards a Practical Arrangement  Contextualising the INLN: eScience environment  Linking INLN to other Networks or Associations (SLA, LIBER)  Work towards a Practical Arrangement 2010  INLN, an open network  Web. 2.0 presence  Momentum continues  INLN, an open network  Web. 2.0 presence  Momentum continues 2008  INLN gains momentum  Work towards breaking the silos  INLN gains momentum  Work towards breaking the silos INLN: history and roadmap

12 INLN web presence updated. Contact details of new member are distributed to participants. IAEA Lib. writes a story introducing the new member. Official request ( ) to the IAEA Library INLN Member IAEA Member States UN Organizations ▼ IAEA Lib. seeks approval from members IAEA Lib. communicates the decision to requester: No Official request ( ) to the IAEA Library INLN Member Yes ◄ Other bodies INLN web presence updated. Contact details of new member are distributed to participants. IAEA Lib. writes a story introducing the new member.

13 Learn more – become a member: Contact: 4th International Nuclear Library Network (INLN) Members Meeting Wednesday 15th October :00 – 13:45 IAEA Library Training Room, F0185H (1st Floor, F-Building) Tel.: Visit: INLN.IAEA.ORG Thank you!


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