About the RSN2005 Signalling Notices Register

Functionality
Developments In Progress
Long Term Developments
Copyright Statement
Privacy Statement
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The RSN2005 Signalling Notices Register has been developed as a research aid in connection with the Signalling Notices Project of the Signalling Record Society. Access to the register is restricted until such time as publication is authorised, but access can be requested through the 'contact' link.

The register seeks to list and provide details of all known Signalling Notices issued by British Rail, London Transport, their predecessors and their successors. It will also serve as a searchable database to direct researchers to material relating to particular locations and resignalling schemes.

The register currently contains 13097 records relating to Signalling Notices dating from 1865 to the present day, and the whereabouts of 14992 individual copies of those Notices. A printed (brief details) report of the database currently runs to over 210 pages of A4 size printed at 8pt.

Scans, digital copies, and digital photographs of signalling notices are registered for archival and data checking purposes only. The register does not, and will not provide direct downloads of any copyright or confidential notices. Copies or information may be made available to individual reasearchers subject to copyright restrictions.


Functionality

The Signalling Notices Register provides the following functionality :-



  • Log-on system controls access to certain levels of recorded data and restricts access to private data.
  • Capability to record all known signalling notices.
  • Capability to record all known notices that are numbered in signalling notices numbering series.
  • The means to mask the display of non-signalling notices at the request of the user.
  • The means for users to edit the physical data relating to any signalling notice - all such edits will be recorded in the editing log.
  • Capability to record all known copies of notices held in public collections and the relevant catalogue references.
  • Capability to record all known copies of notices held in the private collections of participants.
  • The means for participants to add information relating to individual copies of notices held in their private collections.
  • Capability to visually display which notices are held in a participant's private collection (data available to that participant only).
  • Capability to restrict display of notices to only those held in public collections
  • Capability to mask the display of any individual privately held copy of a notice by the action of the participant.
  • Capability to mask the display of all copies of notices privately held in a collection by the action of the participant.
  • Capability to record the condition / status of individual copies of notices (incomplete / text only / diagram only / photocopy only).
  • Capability to record duplicate copies of Notices held in the private collections of participants.
  • Capability to provide a 'for sale or exchange' listing of duplicate notices on request by a participant.
  • Capability to record the availability of 'electronic copies' of Notices to enable the sale or exchange of such 'electronic copies'.
  • Capability to provide a record of all known sales of Notices, recording date of sale and price.
  • Capability to generate a Printable Register of all known Notices - this function is restricted pending future publication.
  • Capability to generate a Printable Register of a participant's collection by the action of the participant.
  • Search facility enables a user to identify all notices relating to a particular location.
  • Search facility enables a user to identify all notices relating to a particular resignalling scheme.
  • Search facility enables logged-in users to identify whether they own notices relating to a particular search.
  • Search facility enables logged-in users to identify the location of original copies of notices relating to a particular search.
  • Search facility enables logged-in users to identify whether there are electronic copies of notices relating to a particular search.
  • User Log recording all log-ons.
  • Editing Log recording all data edits.
  • Interactive Update Register recording dissemination of information regarding recent data / functional updates.
  • Interactive Development Log recording Bug Reports / Functionality Requests and Developer Feedback / functional updates.
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    Developments in progress

    The following updates in functionality are either presently being progressed or are user requests that will be progressed :-

  • A complete rewrite of the code to produce printed reports will provide additional features .
  • Additional data entry (Summary / Search Tags) to increase Search functionality.
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    Long Term Development

    The following updates in functionality are deferred until the development of RailRef / RailRefRPS is sufficiently advanced :-

  • Integration with RailRef / RailRefRPS to provide improved Search functionality.
  • Integration with RailRef / RailRefRPS to provide links to Sectional Appendix Database.
  • Integration with RailRef / RailRefRPS to provide links to Operating Notices references.
  • Integration with RailRef / RailRefRPS to provide links to Signalling Diagrams Database.
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    Copyright

    The information held on this database is held and made available for the purposes of research, and for recording / administration of personal collections

    Database Right is claimed in respect of this work and the publication or copying of any substantial part/s of the data in any form is prohibited without the express permission of the copyright holder/s

    Printouts of an individual's private collection by that individual will not constitute a breach of this copyright as long as such printout does not include data for notices which are not held by that individual.

    The register does not, and will not provide direct downloads of any copyright or confidential notices. Copies or information may be made available to individual reasearchers subject to copyright restrictions.

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    Privacy

    Private information registered on this database by users will not be accessible by any other party without the express permission of the individual user. This applies to :- information detailing notices held by an individual, details of duplicates available for exchange or sale held by an individual, and contact information for an individual.

    Exceptions:- The Database Administrators have access to all data held on the server for the purpose of administration of the system. The Administrators undertake not to divulge any information without the express permission of the individual user.

    e mail and other contact addresses provided by individuals in connection with this database will not be divulged or forwarded to any person or organisation without the express permission of the individual user.

    Cookies and Database Log-ins :- persistent cookies are not used by this database for the purposes of storing private information. No private information is transmitted to, or stored upon the individual user's computer, other than the data displayed by the browser as requested by the individual user.

    JavaScript:- JavaScript is used only sparsely in the database pages, and then only where it provides enhanced functionality. The database will function with JavaScript disabled in the user's browser, but some functions may be degraded. No private information is transmitted, stored, or processed using JavaScript on the individual user's computer.

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