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