In this document we describe the new functionalities we have added to the basic version of DIENST.
The new functionalities regard:
The original bibliographic record has been extended by adding the blue fields listed below:
Thanks to the introduction of subject fields, at the moment of submission, authors can classify their documents according to
the Computing Classification System (ACM)
and/or Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) schemes.
Moreover they can add free keywords to better describe the document subject.
You can find a detailed description of subject indexing and document classification in Subject Indexing and General instructions for indexing and classifying documents which are sections of the Bibliographic Fields document.
We have introduced an additional abstract field that authors can use for documents in languages
other than English.
The English abstract field is always mandatory, a local language abstract should also be included for non English documents. The introduction of this field is fundamental to implement a multilingual indexing and searching of documents. This functionality will be implemented in the next version of DIENST-ETRDL.
New user interface
A new graphical user interface for ETRDL has been developed. This is still a web interface but it has been enriched
to be more user-friendly for users, authors and administrators.
English and local language UI
We have developed a bilingual user interface (UI). Users can switch from English UI to Italian UI and viceversa.
The system is structured to allow a language customization in order to have a bilingual or multilingual UI with your own language(s).
The procedure to customize the UI is described in the Customize Local Language document.
There are three kinds of search:
Search criteria can be specified as explained in the FIELDED SEARCH section of the Search document.
In addition to browsing by authors and years you can now browse ETRDL collections by Free Keywords,
ACM and MSC codes.
You can find a detailed description on how to browse the ETRDL collection in the Browse document.
Administrator and User Interaction (AUI)
The AUI is a WWW interface that permits interaction with a Dienst system both at the user and administrator levels. In this way the
interaction is more user friendly and is possible to use the interface from any operating system; thus ensuring high portability.
From a user viewpoint, we have improved the procedure to submit a documents on the Dienst system.
Authors can now submit their documents using the Submit UI that allows the
bibliographic record and the document file to be inserted simultaneously.
It is now possible to insert document in various file formats. For example you can submit a HTML document and all the images that it links.
More details about the Submit procedure are in the Submit document.
Authors can now withdraw their documents using the Withdraw UI that allows document removal to be requested
to the administrator via an automatically generated e-mail.
More details about the Withdraw procedure are in the Withdraw document.
Some properties of the AUI system are:
The administration procedure allows the following operation to be performed onto the collections:
Management of different kinds of document formats
You can submit your document in one of the following formats:
|Document Insert||Document Display|
|PS||inline gif and thumbnails of PS file are created by the system||Users can display inline gif and thumbails of PS files using a web browser
Users can display PS files using a postscript viewer application
|no elaboration by the system||Users can display PDF files using Acrobat Reader application|
||no elaboration by the system||Users can display TXT files using a web browser|
|Document Insert||Document Display|
|HTML||all files linked by the first HTML document entered are accepted; these files can
be in HTML format and/or GIF and JPG format.
Attention: all linked files must be at the same directory level as the first file submitted
|Users can display HTML documents using a web browser and follow any links that it contains|
|TIFF||multiple TIFF files are accepted by the system||Users can display TIFF files using an image viewer application|
More details on how to submit documents with different file formats are in the Submit document.
Comments and errata corrige are welcome! Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org