Title: Time-lag of record inputs to the international nuclear information system bibliographic database

Authors: E.R. Prakasan, Nita Bhaskar, K. Bhanumurthy

Addresses: Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay 400 085, Mumbai, India. ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay 400 085, Mumbai, India. ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay 400 085, Mumbai, India

Abstract: This paper discusses the timeliness in inputting bibliographical records to international databases with a case study of the international nuclear information system bibliographic database from the inception (1970) to the year 2008. The authors have attempted to calculate the overall and average inputting time-lag of the database. The time-lags of inputting countries and international organisations are analysed separately. The study also tries to identify the nature of inputs that are responsible for this delayed response.

Keywords: INIS; International Nuclear Information System; timeliness; time-lag; bibliographic databases; literature input; nuclear databases; bibliographic records inputting; information dissemination; documentation; nuclear energy; nuclear power.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2011.042002

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2011 Vol.5 No.3, pp.249 - 259

Published online: 20 Aug 2011 *

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