8 July 2007 -- NDT.net has released a new Nondestructive Testing Encyclopedia which is now
based on SQL Database programming.
The new version offers many more features and usability. The design gives
access to multiple resources from one location, delivering results with a
range of content including encyclopedia articles, related database articles,
related Web sites, related Exhibitors and much more. Dynamic database
queries to all other NDT.net databases make it self-maintaining and always
up to date.
A new content management is another important change. A multi-editor or
multi-author editing access is established, which now allows the community
of NDT.net members to act as author of this NDT encyclopedia. The idea is to
allow input "From (and to) the NDT Community", so called Wiki. A wiki
enables documents to be written collaboratively. A single page in a wiki is
referred to as a "wiki page", while the entire body of pages, which are
usually highly interconnected via hyperlinks, is "the wiki". A wiki is
essentially a database for creating, browsing and searching information. In
our "NDT Wiki" only NDT.net members (members of the forum) have permissions
to sign-in, thus hopefully avoiding the vandalism problem.
Although we hope to be receiving a lot of community contributions, Rolf
Diederichs and Ed Ginzel together with the editor advisory board will still
continue to write new content and to monitor the quality by the community
submitted content. This is the basis of the "reliable information
For someone who wants to add content or to write comments to an existing
encyclopedia term, perhaps submitted by a colleague, they can do this via a
message form. So it can serve also as an discussion board or a collection of
users opinions of pro can cons of a specific NDT topic.
Since the Encyclopedia will be continually updated we recommend not to save
the material on your disk, come back and study online or just use it on
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