This report covers not only the root directory but all subdirectories.
NOTE: If you have a tool or method for monitoring changed Webpages, this is the only page that you need to monitor on this Website, because it will always point to all other recently changed pages where the cause of the change was something other than a typographic error.
2019/05/28 - Revised link text for info windows in regional maps.
Standardized widths of many pages in the home directory.
2019/05/13 - Added a set of regional locator maps solely for the great bells of the world, as well as a FAQ page describing and explaining the customized map systems used here; revised the Data Top page (both standalone and frames versions) accordingly.
Added material to the entries for James Doolittle, for A.F.Shapleigh and for Ward, Bartholomew & Brainard in the Goeppinger book.
2019/05/10 - Redesigned some map-tack icons (map pins) for regional maps, added some, and revised the regional map help page, both in support of forthcoming changes regarding great bells.
Regional maps in the "traditional carillon" system (starting here) will now present a visual indication of which instruments contain great bells, and the number of such bells will be stated in the info window for each site.
Added a Statistics button to regional locator maps; for an example, see North America traditional carillons.
Added some locator maps to the page of great bells in Germany.
NOTE: Although the regional mapping system now has the capability to show the locations of individual great bells as well as those embedded in various kinds of instruments, little of this information has been added to that system.
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
2019/04/26 - Added a new paragraph to the end of the Website history.
Revised "Fixit" text in site locator map routine.
Removed update locator maps from 2015 news; update lists remain.
2019/04/05 - Rewrote the explanation on the second page of the supplementary information on weights.
Fixed clustering in several regional locator maps, and revised the text of the Help window for such maps to add a section on "Using Google's standard map controls".
2019/03/31 - Added a new independent great bell in North America (#16).
Added a link and a locator map to the great bell of Sydney General Post Office.
Revised the history of the chime at Trinity/Wall Street based on newly discovered newspaper articles.
Added locator map to the largest known great bell in South America.
Corrected numbering in western-profile great bells in the Asia-Pacific area.
Added date of marriage of C.D.Meneely to the Hanks-Meneely genealogy.
2019/02/05 - Corrected remarks regarding the disposition of the Vanduzen chime exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Revised the Deagan sites page
and the page of tubular sites that are no more
to reflect new information from Jack Gercken about his father's activities
as a tower chime installer for the J.C.Deagan company, as well as the donations
of four sets of tubes to various symphony orchestras.
Revised 50 site data pages (see list or map) and deleted three, for the same reasons; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.
2019/01/10 - Added the Westley Group (UK) to the Bellfoundries page.
Replaced most of the standard PDFs available for download, eliminating a few and adding a few, and revising the page about hardcopy; the set incorporates all database changes up to and including the current update package (see paragraph immediately above).
2018/11/30 - Revised the Hanks genealogy by adding a bit of detail about the iron foundry work of Alpheus & Truman Hanks, correcting the year of death of Zerviah Freeman Hanks, correcting the tangled relationships resulting from the five Hanks-Freeman marriages, adding bellfounder Arthur Hanks (1818-97) and revising the text accordingly. The Hanks/Niles foundry history was also revised with respect to Arthur Hanks.
Revised the Goeppinger book commentary page to add more material regarding various Hanks bellfounders.
2018/11/10 - Revised the Goeppinger book announcement on the home page to show that the announcement pages will be useful to owners of the book; revised the commentary page to include new material about the Fredericktown (Ohio) bellfoundry as well as new entries for the Alexandria Iron Foundry and T.W. & R.C. Smith.
Realigned lists of indexes (and a few other pages) for better readability on wide screens.
Revised the copyright date in the Title Page for hardcopy (pdf).
Added links and details to the page about great bells in North America (not in carillons).
Revised text of the page of Bell Weight Tables.
Expanded the history of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, including the latest change in its American representation.
Added a paragraph about the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894 to the page of North American sites that are no more, providing the probable early history of the bells of Mills College.
Revised the Introduction PDF to reflect additional maker codes in the database from which site data pages and PDFs are generated.
Revised the bellfoundry index advice page to clarify when replacements or recasting do or do not have separate index entries.
Added the sub-bourdon of Blois to pages about great bells.
Deleted 11 links to Panoramio photos, since Google has shut down that service.
2018/09/05 - Revised site locator maps and regional maps to account for changes in the versioning system of the Google Maps API.
2018/08/06 - Activated API keys for site locator maps and regional locator maps, to comply with Google's revised terms of service. This will require me to pay Google for the cost of visitors' use of these maps in excess of a still-unknown limit.
2018/07/31 - Revised the page about St.Louis bellfoundries.
Added A.F.Shapleigh Hardware Co. to research notes on Goeppinger's book.
2018/07/25 - Added details to the page about St.Louis bellfoundries
Fixed or removed broken links in 87 pages (not itemized).
Revised format and some maps in Great Bells pages.
2018/06/21 - Revised the description of the 2012 Olympic bell.
Revised the regional map system so that info windows can reflect the number of great bells that are included within an instrument. (This will not happen in single-type regional map subsystems -- only in the main system that shows all types of instruments.) Independent great bells are not yet mapped.
Moved the short list of great bells in the region of Central and South America into a separate page, and revised the regional index page accordingly.
Revised the Website Map slightly.
Split 2017 news into the separate history file referenced below, to save space here.
2018/06/15 - Changed Weblinks for wikipedia/wikimedia/wikimapia resources in 235 pages so that they will load faster for visitors.
2018/06/14 - Added Hunt Owen to the Goeppinger book page.
Corrected 22 email links.
2018/05/19 - Added commentary about Cornelius and Ephraim Force to the Goeppinger book page.
2018/05/18 - Tweaked a few definitions in both the alphabetic and the logical versions of the Glossary.
Added commentary about the Milwaukee bellfoundry names to the Goeppinger book page.
Added Trinity Episcopal Church, New York City, and University of Washington, Seattle, to the page of multi-instrument institutions in North America.
Updated Weblinks to the British Carillon Society, which has changed its domain name.
Corrected placement of the vanden Gheyn bellfoundry in the list of foundries by country.
Added another typo to the Errata for the first and second printings of Neil Goeppinger's book.
Added material related to the 2017 closure of the Whitechapel foundry.
Revised the help for Google maps.
Revised the page about things that are not carillons.
2018/04/20 - Corrected an error in linking the current version of the Website map page.
2018/03/21 - Fixed selection naming and site counts in several regional maps, as well as clustering in NC.
2018/02/18 - Corrected two entries in the index to North American carillons by keyboard range, and made minor changes to the associated text.
Split 2016 news into the separate history file referenced below, to save space here.
2018/01/31 - Renamed the Website map page.
Corrected the description of the travels of the Ward-Belmont bells through Sellersville, PA and their downgrading to the Virginia Arts Festival, as well as how that affected the history of North American traditional carillons.
Fixed broken links in this page and elsewhere.
2018/01/08 - Revised the Goeppinger book announcement to reflect a second printing in which many of the typographic errors of the first printing have been corrected; the corrected typos are now listed on a separate page, as are remaining typos, commentary and research notes.
Removed Bing Maps locator map links from 852 site data pages after discovering that Bing no longer recognizes links in the format used. Revised the map service history page and the main map use hints page to reflect the situation.
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?
This page was created 2000/03/02 and last revised on the topmost date above.
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