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SPIRES and PDG Travis Brooks Pat Kreitz SLAC-SPIRES Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P.

SPIRES and PDG Travis Brooks Pat Kreitz SLAC-SPIRES Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz

Introduction Basics ¡ Some Recent Projects ¡ Experiments DB ¡ Future Plans ¡ In

Introduction Basics ¡ Some Recent Projects ¡ Experiments DB ¡ Future Plans ¡ In the context of SPIRES and PDG Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 2

Introductions New (Feb 2004) SPIRES Software Developer : Mike Sullivan ¡ Previously-Stanford U. SPIRES

Introductions New (Feb 2004) SPIRES Software Developer : Mike Sullivan ¡ Previously-Stanford U. SPIRES developer ¡ Position on hold for 4 years-now filled ¡ l More bandwidth for improvements etc. !! Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 3

Some SPIRES basics Over half a million bibliographic records ¡ Searches/Month @ SLAC ¡

Some SPIRES basics Over half a million bibliographic records ¡ Searches/Month @ SLAC ¡ l l l ¡ Oct 2002: 790, 000 Oct 2003: 885, 000 Oct 2004: 1, 117, 000 5 mirror sites with additional 150, 000 searches/month Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 4

SPIRES Web Searches Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 5

SPIRES Web Searches Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 5

Recent Projects Website Redesign ¡ Seamless Re-sort ¡ Playground ¡ Titles and Authors ¡

Recent Projects Website Redesign ¡ Seamless Re-sort ¡ Playground ¡ Titles and Authors ¡ New Databases ¡ Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 6

Complete Redesign of SPIRES site ~100 pages ¡ SLAC Sci. Arts group ¡ Live

Complete Redesign of SPIRES site ~100 pages ¡ SLAC Sci. Arts group ¡ Live May 2004 ¡ Still working on CSS and XHTML 1. 0 Standards Compliance ¡ l Expect to export to mirrors when completed by end of year Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 7

Spires Sample Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 8

Spires Sample Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 8

Seamless Re-sorting ¡ Massive project to allow quicker display of papers in oft-requested descending

Seamless Re-sorting ¡ Massive project to allow quicker display of papers in oft-requested descending date order l l l Challenge to do this without breaking existing links to database Proof of Principle/Test System Done “Real Soon Now” Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 9

Statistics Playground ¡ An area for statistics about the papers in the database l

Statistics Playground ¡ An area for statistics about the papers in the database l l ¡ Interesting questions for/from the community Not meant as absolute gospel 1, 500 hits in its first month Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 10

Spires Sample Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 11

Spires Sample Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 11

Titles and Authors ¡ New methods to allow “synonym” searching in titles l l

Titles and Authors ¡ New methods to allow “synonym” searching in titles l l ¡ Abbreviations, hyphens, acronyms Not thesaurus synonyms Broader subject search combining l l Title Author supplied keywords DESY supplied keywords PACS ? Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 12

Titles and Authors ¡ Authors need better distinction l l l J. Smith etc

Titles and Authors ¡ Authors need better distinction l l l J. Smith etc is getting too common Ideas but no working model…yet Use the HEPNames database to drive a lot of this Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 13

Spires Sample Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 14

Spires Sample Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 14

New* Databases ¡ Jobs l l ¡ Listing of Jobs of interest to HEP

New* Databases ¡ Jobs l l ¡ Listing of Jobs of interest to HEP people Free to posters and searchers Weeded for closed positions 20 K searches/month (seasonal) Video Records of over 2, 000 streaming videos of conferences and other talks hosted at many (external) locations *New since last PDG meeting (Jobs: Dec 2002 Video: Feb 2003) l Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 15

Experiments DB ¡ Jan 2004 hired part-time Experiments DB maintainer: l l l Yasuko

Experiments DB ¡ Jan 2004 hired part-time Experiments DB maintainer: l l l Yasuko Weyhrauch Works with SPIRES at SLAC in other functions Combination of PDG and SPIRES money paid her through Sept. 2004 Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 16

Accomplishments ¡ ¡ ¡ Of the total 2, 400 experiments listed, she “touched” over

Accomplishments ¡ ¡ ¡ Of the total 2, 400 experiments listed, she “touched” over 1, 300 Added 50 new experiments Scanned laboratory websites like SLAC to update information about experiments Answered 300 emails from spokespeople, users, etc, relating to experiments information Numerous other tasks to integrate with other SPIRES DBs Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 17

Future Plans with PDG ¡ Links to new PDG DB system l Test links

Future Plans with PDG ¡ Links to new PDG DB system l Test links already worked Removed ¡ Will replace when system is ready ¡ Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 18

Future Joint Efforts ¡ Continued Collaboration, crosslinking, and mirroring with: l l PDG Durham

Future Joint Efforts ¡ Continued Collaboration, crosslinking, and mirroring with: l l PDG Durham Reaction Data ADS Others… Nov 2004 PDG Meeting T. Brooks/P. Kreitz 19