1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 52), May 2005  
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In the second half of this year the ABS will be introducing a new look AusStats to the ABS web site. This upgrade will represent the second major change to the site in recent times, the first being the updated ABS home page released last August.

A lot of work has gone into the design for the new AusStats, which has been based on feedback that we have received.

Highlights will include:

    • Subject based navigation - The primary navigation path will be via subject areas, and all related links for a product will be in the one place. This replaces our existing navigation paths, which are largely based on the format of the data , e.g. Publications, Time Series Spreadsheets, Data Cubes etc.
    • A dramatic new look to our AusStats product pages - The new pages will be displayed with a series of tabs, each representing different types of information about the product. They will also be consistent with the current ABS home page and secondary pages.
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    The new AusStats design has undergone usability testing with representatives of each major client area: thanks go to the LEP library staff who participated. Feedback has been very positive. Keep watching www.abs.gov.au for more information.
    If you would like to provide your feedback on the ABS web site, or for more information on the new AusStats design, please contact me at mano.georgopoulos@abs.gov.au
Mano Georgopoulos
ABS Statistical Publishing Department