CiNii

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CiNii
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Producer National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
History2005–present
Languages Japanese, English
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CostFree; Subscription for full-text
Coverage
DisciplinesMultidisciplinary
Record depthIndex, abstract & full-text
Format coverageJournal articles and books
Temporal coverage1906–present
Geospatial coverageJapan
No. of records15 million
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CiNii ( /ˈsn/ ) [1] is a bibliographic database service for material in Japanese academic libraries, especially focusing on Japanese works and English works published in Japan. The database was founded in April 2005 and is maintained by the National Institute of Informatics. [2] The service searches from within the databases maintained by the NII itself [NII Electronic Library Service (NII-ELS) and Citation Database for Japanese Publications (CJP)], as well as the databases provided by the National Diet Library of Japan, institutional repositories, and other organizations. [3]

A bibliographic database is a database of bibliographic records, an organized digital collection of references to published literature, including journal and newspaper articles, conference proceedings, reports, government and legal publications, patents, books, etc. In contrast to library catalogue entries, a large proportion of the bibliographic records in bibliographic databases describe articles, conference papers, etc., rather than complete monographs, and they generally contain very rich subject descriptions in the form of keywords, subject classification terms, or abstracts.

Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic language family, and its relation to other languages, such as Korean, is debated. Japanese has been grouped with language families such as Ainu, Austroasiatic, and the now-discredited Altaic, but none of these proposals has gained widespread acceptance.

National Institute of Informatics Japanese research institute

The National Institute of Informatics is a Japanese research institute created in April 2000 for the purpose of advancing the study of informatics. This institute is also devoted to creating a system to facilitate the spread of scientific information to the general public. The NII is the only comprehensive research institute in Japan in informatics. It also oversees and maintains a large, searchable information database on a variety of scientific and non-scientific topics called Webcat.

Contents

The database contains more than 15 million articles from more than 3,600 publications. [4] A typical month (in 2012) saw more than 30 million accesses from 2.2 million unique visitors, [5] and is the largest and most comprehensive database of its kind in Japan. Although the database is multidisciplinary, the largest portion of the queries it receives is in the humanities and social sciences field, perhaps because CiNii is the only database that covers Japanese scholarly works in this field (as opposed to the natural, formal, and medical sciences which benefit from other databases). [6]

Database identifiers

The database assigns a unique identifier, NII Article ID (NAID), to each of its journal article entries. [5] A different identifier, NII Citation ID (NCID or 書誌ID) aka NACSIS-CAT Record ID, is used for books.

NCID Examples

CiNii Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator

CiNii is a bibliographic database service for material in Japanese academic libraries, especially focusing on Japanese works and English works published in Japan. The database was founded in April 2005 and is maintained by the National Institute of Informatics. The service searches from within the databases maintained by the NII itself [NII Electronic Library Service (NII-ELS) and Citation Database for Japanese Publications (CJP)], as well as the databases provided by the National Diet Library of Japan, institutional repositories, and other organizations.

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Identifiers are also assigned to authors of books, and of journal articles, in two separate series (so an author may have a different identifier value in each). For example, Shinsaku Kimoto is DA00432173 for books and 9000002393144 for journal articles.

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NCID may refer to:

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References

  1. "About CiNii". CiNii. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  2. 大向一輝 (Ohmukai, Ikki) (2009). "学術情報プラットフォームとしてのCiNii". Current Awareness (301). CA1691.
  3. "Databases Incorporated". CiNii. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  4. "titlelist_els.tsv". CiNii. 2014-02-15. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  5. 1 2 大向一輝 (Ohmukai, Ikki) (2012). "System design and data modeling of CiNii articles". The Journal of Information Science and Technology Association. 62 (11): 473–477.
  6. 日詰梨恵 (Hizume, Rie); 逸村裕 (Itsumura, Hiroshi) (2010). "CiNii 収録率から見たわが国の学術情報電子化の現状:人文学4領域を対象に". 中部図書館情報学会誌. 50: 19–35.