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.