Data Services Newsletter

Volume 10 : No 1 : March 2008

New IRIS Website in Development

Preview of the DMC Homepage

Work on a new IRIS website began in October, 2007 with the aim of making it easy to access information from all the IRIS programs. Plans are for the website to go live before the IRIS Workshop in June, 2008.

New Design

The new design represents a significant step for IRIS in our efforts to better serve the seismology research and education communities and the public. Among the major goals of this project were to provide easier navigation, highlight several lesser-known IRIS activities and also make people aware of the many ways in which they can access seismic data. To achieve these goals required changes not only to the look of the website, but also to the structure of the website itself.

As a result, some pages on the website have moved. We have made every effort to ensure that the new site is easy to navigate and that no information from the old site was lost. We have added significant new content. Much of the structure, especially at the lower levels, will remain familiar to frequent users. It is still different from the old website, however. This means that some extra time and effort may be required to find a web page that you frequently visit.

Feedback

When the new website launches on May 27th, please take time to familiarize yourself with its new look and structure. We would greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions for improvements. Each webpage has a link at the bottom you can use to send in suggestions, complaints or kudos.

If you have any questions related to the new IRIS website, you can direct them to the DMC webmaster.

by Tim Knight (IRIS Data Management Center)

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