IAEA Adds Mobile Website for Nuclear Information System
The International Nuclear Information System, INIS, hosts one of the world’s largest collections of published information about peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.
Recognizing the explosive growth of mobile devices, the International Atomic Energy Agency is making its International Nuclear Information System (INIS) accessible by launching a mobile version of its website. Operated by IAEA in collaboration with more than 150 member countries, INIS hosts one of the world's largest collections of published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.
It contains some 3.4 million bibliographic records and 440,000 full-text documents are available online. The information is used by governments, academic and research institutions, and private companies.
"INIS is a main source of nuclear information for many IAEA member states, and as such represents a potential target for mobile visitors," said Dobrica Savić, who heads the IAEA Nuclear Information Section. "More than 5 percent of INIS visitors use mobile devices, and many users have been requesting better mobile compatibility. Our aim is to make the INIS website more accessible and convenient, especially for those who use mobile devices and are often on the go. Our visitors are now able to easily explore INIS on a variety of mobile devices. This is of particular relevance as lower costs of phone subscriptions and the removal of technological barriers to mobile computing are expected to create an even wider pool of users who would benefit from accessing INIS information on the go."