Progress on the refreshed PWD

October 4th, 2018

We have been making great progress on refreshing the Papers of the War Department website and reworking the transcription system.

Just last week we had an in-house testing session to evaluate the new transcription system. It lets transcribers rotate and zoom in on page images, a feature we expect many of you will appreciate. Transcribers will still be able to easily switch between transcribing a page and the Discussion option for communicating with the Editors.

Below is a sneak peek of the new layout for browsing documents. This is not the final design, but gives an idea of what’s coming:

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We’re working on additional features which should make working on the Papers of the War Department an even more rewarding experience. The site should be available, with the new look, new resources, and new transcription system, in early 2019. Stay tuned!

The update of the Papers of the War Department is made possible by an American Council of Learned Societies Digital Extension Grants