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|NDT.net Issue - 2007-07 - NEWS |
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 continuously growing!"
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 demand. Visit Now