INIS Collection on Google.com
4 February 2014 - After much preparation, the INIS Collection is now searchable through Google.com and Google Scholar. Presently, only publically accessible full-text INIS PDF publications have been indexed and made available. However, we are working on adding the bibliographic records of the INIS Collection
The impact of this inclusion on the traffic of the INIS Collection Search (ICS) was far greater than expected. As Figure 1 indicates, in comparison to January 2013, ICS statistics for January 2014 show a 15-fold increase in total traffic (number of visits), and a 23-fold increase in the number of unique visitors. Besides that, in January 2013 there were 2618 PDF downloads, out of which 1771 were unique documents, with the most popular document being downloaded 15 times. In January 2014, there were 43 533 downloads (almost 17 times higher), with 20 560 unique document downloads, the most popular of which was downloaded 79 times.
Figure 2 shows the way INIS records are displayed in Google.com. If Google recognizes that the search text is included in scholarly articles, links to Google Scholar will appear at the top. Below this, links to the full-text of the records are displayed. When a user clicks on such a link, they are taken to the ICS bibliographic record page. From there, the user can click on the title and download the full-text PDF.
Similarly, Figure 3 shows the way INIS records are displayed in Google Scholar, including some additional functions, such as Cited by, Related articles, Number of Versions available, possibility to Cite the publication in MLA, APA and Chicago formats, Import into different formats, Save into your Google Scholar Library, and a possibility to view the document as HTML.
Inclusion of the INIS Collection in Google.com represents a remarkable achievement in the 45-year history of INIS, and is a huge step in bringing our collection of nuclear related publications closer to our users.
FIG. 2. Google.com display of INIS records
FIG. 3. Google Scholar display of INIS records
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