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Removed notes about incompleteness of lists of non-traditionals in Germany.
Added 2 great bells contained in one peal.
2020/09/01 - Added to the home page the capability to invoke Google Translate on that page using any of the principal languages of countries associated with member societies of the World Carillon Federation as well as some of the languages for other countries where tower bell instruments can be found. On the translated home page, a warning about the limitations of Google Translate will appear in the new language. The same language translation will remain in effect as the visitor follows links to other pages on this Website, but not links from here to other Websites.
Added to the home page the ability to detect that a visitor is using a mobile device or other small screen and to present a warning that this Website is not optimized for such devices.
2020/08/30 - Improved cross-linking between lists of indexes by instrument type and lists of indexes by geographical region.
2020/08/15 - Corrected the introduction to the index of porcelain tower chimes by Meissen and added some historical information.
Added some historical information to the Mabilon foundry index.
2020/08/08 - Constructed a new index to porcelain tower chimes using entries removed from the existing index to the work of miscellaneous bellfoundries. Initially, all entries represent the work of Meissen, but one or two other possibilities may exist.
Adjusted display widths of numerous pages for more uniform presentation.
2020/08/01 - Added indexes by keyboard ranges for traditional carillons around the world, together with a summary for the world of carillon sizes and keyboard ranges; all of the new indexes can be reached from that summary.
Revised clustering in the regional locator map for Belgium so that all top-level clusters represent provinces.
Added a note regarding Pugh & Russell to page 141 of Neil Goeppinger's book.
Improved consistency of style of city names for independent great bells in regional locator maps.
Corrected the remark about placement of a comma in the name of Blymyer, Norton & Co. on page 69 of Neil Goeppinger's book.
Fixed typos in most of the indexes by weight (pitch) for traditional carillons.
Corrected the link to George Dawson's spreadsheet of Naylor-Vickers bells.
Add Waymarking Weblinks to many site data pages (not itemized).
2020/07/01 - Added 2 great bells in Europe (already listed) to the regional maps
Restyled the gazetteer link in 360 site data pages (not itemized) for improved accessibility on small screens.
Supplied missing values for one index by weight.
Revised the weight of one great bell in the Netherlands, which caused changes in some other sequence numbers.
Improved the text of the Help page for regional locator maps.
Added two new features to the regional locator map systems:
(1) When an instrument contains a great bell cast by a different maker than the majority
of the instrument, the text in the info window for that site may offer the choice
of opening the site data page for the instrument or going to the descriptive paragraph
in the list of great bells for that region.
(2) When the location of an instrument is uncertain, the info window for that site
will report that "zoom is limited," meaning that the associated maptack will disappear
when the map is zoomed in too closely.
These features are now described in the Help window for regional locator maps.
Updated the locator map links in four lists of great bells; resolved several inconsistencies in indexing of great bells and site data pages; mapped several listed great bells (not itemized).
Revised the "Direction" note block which follows (and floats in this page):
"To travel far, you must choose a direction"
The direction in which the TowerBells Website is traveling can be seen in the worklist which is set out below. In roughly prioritized order, this shows the major tasks which the author has set himself, and which are intended to result in future news items on this page.
/signed/ Carl Scott Zimmerman, database owner
Celebrated 55 years of happy marriage.
2020/06/05 - Updated the locator map links in 264 site data pages (not itemized).
Updated 40 indexes and miscellaneous pages (not itemized) to repair broken links internal to the Website.
2020/06/03 - Added the great bell of Perpignan, France (list and map).
Removed update index map links from one old news page, and fixed a variety of broken links (not itemized).
2020/06/01 - Removed newly-added summaries for Italy, as that data should be incorporated with the rest of Europe; revised the two corresponding summaries for Europe accordingly; made all other regional summaries accessible from all lists-of-indexes pages.
Updated the North American summary of pitch vs. number in chimes, and added a similar summary for each of the other regions of the world.
Updated the North American summary of bellfounders' work in non-traditional carillons, and added a similar summary for each of the other regions of the world.
Added a new summary showing the distribution of instruments by type (and great bells) by country within Europe.
Added a new world summary for chimes. All of the new and revised summaries cited here can be found from the main summaries page.
Made hardcopy (PDFs) available from all lists-of-indexes pages.
Improved standardization of display in lists-of-indexes pages.
2020/05/28 - Updated all summaries that are common to regions of the world and added new world summaries for traditional and non-traditional carillons. Updated the North American summary of bellfounders' work in non-traditional carillons, and added a similar summary for each of the other regions of the world, including for the first time Italy. Updated the North American summary of pitch vs. number in non-traditional carillons, and added a similar summary for each of the other regions of the world, including for the first time Italy. Restyled the remaining summaries that are unique to the regions of the Americas, as well as 54 index lists and 14 miscellaneous pages.
Improved the wording of several paragraphs in the Data Top pages
2020/05/20 - Installed new versions of the site locator map routines so that accented characters in place names can be displayed properly. The prior versions of those routines remain in place for use by those sita data pages that have not been revised to use the new version. Visitors to this Website should see no changes in maps, though some HTML filenames will be different in the location fields of Web browsers.
Revised 97 site data pages and added 67
which include only those revisions that were substantive);
revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.
All database entries for France now have pages on this Website;
all such pages were revised to omit department numbers from Location sections,
since they are already included in the Country field.
Added a foundry index for Cornille-Havard of France, moving existing entries for that foundry out of the Miscellaneous foundries index and the corresponding sections of regional foundry indexes.
Updated map links for 6 additional sites in Paris, France (not itemized). All site data pages for France now use the new versions of the site locator map routines.
Added several great bells in France.
Revised the Bellfoundries index advice page to clarify what is not included in such indexes.
Replaced the Introduction PDF in the Hardcopy section, so that the code for Cornille-Havard is explained; also replaced the France PDF. An enhancement to the report-generator program that produces the basis for such PDFs adds a line of statistics about the data from which plots of bourdon code or treble code versus number of bells are produced.
Revised the main page about unrelated essays, and added another essay.
2020/05/04 - Replaced authorization token for Apple Maps with a current version.
Added an explanation of longitude sign conventions to the hardcopy page, and made small revisions at various places in its text.
Corrected errors in the sort order in the index of German traditional carillons by weight (pitch).
2020/04/26 - Added a new essay.
2020/04/21 - Replaced the site data page for St.James Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a paragraph in the Relocated Chimes section of the page about North American sites that are no more; revised 43 site data pages and added 6 (see list or map); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly. This included updating the two graphs in the historical index for North American traditional carillons, which are now on track to reach 189 in number. Were it not for the instruments that have been degraded, this region would now have 198 such instruments.
Revised the notes regarding incompleteness in 8 assorted foundry indexes.
Added Weblinks to a variety of site data pages (not itemized here).
2020/04/16 - Added a new entry for Belknap to the research notes for Goeppinger's book, with a corresponding addition to Appendix 1.
Added to the Glossary the terms "belfry" (subordinate to "campanile") and "stationary peal" (subordinate to "peal").
Added a pair of video links to the Meneely/Troy index page (following the History section).
Improved some of the text of the page about keyboard ranges.
Restyled 44 index pages, as well as 15 assorted text pages.
Corrected the weight and origin of the great bass bell of the Middelburg NL carillon, and adjusted the numbering of European great bells acordingly.
Added Weblinks to, or removed them from, a variety of site data pages (not enumerated here).
2020/04/09 - Added an entry for West Auckland NZ to the page of Asia-Pacific sites that are no more.
Added several independent great bells around the world, and mapped some others already listed.
Fixed a grammatical error in Notation for chimes and rings.
2020/04/03 - Re-styled 118 indexes and miscellaneous pages.
Split 2019 news into the separate history file referenced below, to save space here.
Revised the regional map system to handle instruments with another level of complexity.
Added one great bell in Germany, and mapped many of those already listed.
Added Ciudad Real, Madrid, Wuppertal and Zurich to the index of glockenspiels.
2020/03/18 - Revised 31 site data pages and added 1 (see list or map), most of which are also included in a new index of war memorials, peace carillons, etc. and a corresponding world map); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.
2020/03/16 - Added a new page about Characters to explain the complexities of correctly displaying characters from various languages on this Website.
2020/03/09 - Provided updated (and now complete) versions of the downloadable PDFs for Eastern and Western hemisphere traditional carillons; see the Hardcopy page, which was also updated in other respects.
Added links to the internal cross-references in the list of great bells in Great Britain.
Reorganized and expanded the Table of Contents in the Data Top page.
Added commentary to the entry for Veazey & White on the final page about Goeppinger's book.
Added a description of Maltese stationary peals to the corresponding section about Maltese great bells.
Provided a name for the great bell of Cuzco, Peru.
Demoted the great bell of Kyongju, South Korea, from 5th place to 19th place among great bells of Oriental profile based on report of actual weighing rather than on estimates derived from measurements.
Completed restyling of foundry index pages.
2020/02/27 - Removed the site data page for the defunct Taylor chime of Brockville, Ontario, replacing it with a paragraph in the list of sites that are no more; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.
Added to the Asia-Pacific region another great bell of Oriental profile.
Revised links to other Websites in 21 site data pages (not itemized); also updated locator map links as needed.
Added a quick links table to the
Great Bells main page.
Added four great bells in Malta; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.
Moved great bells of Russia out of the regional locator map for Europe into a new regional locator map for Russia.
Added further details about the National Bell Foundry to the research notes for Goeppinger's book.
Revised links to other Websites in 15 site data pages (not itemized); also updated locator map links for 10 of them.
Re-mapped all great bells in the British Isles,
regional locator map for them
and integrating them into the corresponding
general regional locator map.
Integrated independent great bells in North America into the corresponding general regional locator map subsystem.
Revised the main page about great bells to provide links to all appropriate sections of the great bells regional locator map system.
Revised a statement in the left side of the quick reference block of the data top page to indicate that independent great bells are now included in the overall regional locator map system.
2020/02/11 - Integrated Western profile great bells in the Asia/Pacific region into the corresponding general regional map. This integration process remains incomplete for some continental regions.
Improved the statistics display popup for regional maps.
2020/02/10 - Completed mapping of all Western profile great bells in the Asia/Pacific region, in both the list and the regional map for such bells. (Oriental profile great bells in the same region remain incomplete.)
2020/02/05 - Removed index maps from 2016 news page.
2020/02/03 - Repaired missing and erroneous map links in the list of Other Great Bells in North America, and provided it with a link to the corresponding regional map.
Revised all area lists of indexes for consistency of presentation.
Reorganized the Netherlands Antilles in the Index by country to Central and South America; changed Filipsburg to Philipsburg to adapt to modern usage; renamed file ANORANJE.HTM to ANORNJHM.HTM
Made the regional locator map set for great bells accessible from the
Great Bells main page.
Completed mapping of independent great bells for North and South America (with some approximations), adding what will become the largest bell in the Americas.
Replaced obsolete MultiMap links (and others) in Great Bells of the British Isles with map service selector links.
Revised headings of regional locator maps to report how many great bells are contained in the region.
Revised various area lists of indexes for improved consistency of style and improved access to the appropriate parts of regional locator map sets.
Modified the Search page to focus automatically on the form field.
Added a Netherlands Antilles site to the index of glockenspiels
Added details about the great bell of Valleyfield, Quebec.
2020/01/17 - Revised the Goeppinger book commentary with respect to the Blakes (pp.66-67).
Corrected the identification of the Salisbury MD carillon in various indexes.
Revised the site locator map system to allow the visitor to choose any of six
worldwide mapping services, with options for two regional mapping services
where appropriate, all via a new
Service Selection page.
Revised the Map Systems FAQ page
Added a new Map Services Features page, thereby obsoleting the existing Maps Comparison page, which is retained for historical purposes.
Revised the user guide that is built into Google site locator maps to fit Google's changes in the human interface.
See What was new in these pages during 2019?
2018 - See What was new in these pages during 2018?
2017 - See What was new in these pages during 2017?
2016 - See What was new in these pages during 2016?
2015 - See What was new in these pages during 2015?
2014 - See What was new in these pages during 2014?
2013 - See What was new in these pages during 2013?
2012 - See What was new in these pages during 2012 - the year of the merger?
A Website history explains the merger.
2000-2011 - See What was new in the TowerBells pages before the merger?.
1996-2012 - See What was new in the GCNA data pages before the merger?
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