New Version of INIS Online Database Released


8 May 2006 – A modified and more user-friendly version of the INIS Online Database is now available at http://inisdb.iaea.org/

Presenting a new "look" and improved features such as an enhanced multi-lingual interface, the new INIS Online Database now offers direct on-line access to full-text documents of non-conventional ("grey") literature in pdf format. The INIS Online Database can be accessed with the same user ID, password, and IP address as the previous version.

Features and Benefits

  • IAEA official design
  • Direct access to NCL documents in pdf format
  • Extended and configurable hyper-linking of external web addresses and emails, facilitating easier access to NCL documents on external systems or contacting authors
  • Weekly email notifications
  • Improved usability:
    • Allows users to see the query and its results at the same time
    • Allows users to preserve previously run queries for comparison purposes.
    • Displays records in reverse chronological order, giving users quick access to the latest records.
  • Better documentation:
    • Tool-tips assist users in performing tasks
    • Static help pages with "how-to" documents, manuals and glossary of terms can be opened in separate window for consultation.
  • Improved configurability:
    • Allows users to fully customize the search mask and search results pages
    • The interface can be used in English, German and Spanish, with Portuguese to be added soon. More languages can be added upon demand
    • Anonymous users can register their own profiles and enjoy personalized features
  • Improved Index/Authority Navigator with search-composing assistant (CTRL-CLICK)
  • Increased data export capabilities: new formats (XML, Excel, formatted text, delimited text, HTML), sorting of exports
  • The type-ahead, search-ahead functionality "INIS Suggest" assists users when entering search terms and shows the hit count before the search is executed; this provides additional useful information when composing queries
  • Searches are much faster, now enabling queries that used to time out in the old system. Most queries are estimated to be between 5 and 20 times faster
  • Support for concurrent users: a round-robin load balancer distributes the load among different databases
  • Improved maintenance: all update procedures are automated, require no human intervention and notify administrators in case of problems
  • Zero downtime per week: updates are transparent to users, who can use the system 24/7 without performance detriments.