What's new in these pages?

This page reports on the evolution of this collection of pages during the year 2006.  This helps to keep the "What's New" page to a manageable size.  The changes are reported in reverse order, with the latest at the top.  Dates show when pages were installed on the Web server, which is not always the same as their internal dates of revision.  Revisions to the list of non-carillon things will not be reported, nor will minor (cosmetic) editorial fixes (though the revision dates of such files will change).

For changes which took place subsequent to 2006, see "What's New".


2006/12/31 - Revised the worldwide summary to reflect recent progress.

2006/12/26 - Revised 12 site data pages (list IX061214.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/12/22 - Revised most Great Bells pages, adding sound links and other details.

Revised 8 site data pages (list IX061206.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Added 26 site data pages for chimes in Asia and the Pacific Rim (see index); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/12/06 - Revised 10 site data pages and added 6 (list IX061204.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.  Finland and Russia are now complete with respect to the supporting database (though that is probably incomplete with respect to reality).

2006/12/04 - Fixed numerous broken and missing links in (or related to) recently-added Great Bells files.

2006/12/02 - Added a new page about the Bells of the Moscow Kremlin, linked to and from the site data pages for the three tower bell instruments there as well as to/from the Great Bells paragraph about the Tsar Bell.

2006/11/30 - Revised 12 site data pages and added 6 (list IX061114.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Split the page for great bells of Europe to make a separate page for great bells of Russia, and added numerous entries to the latter; revised related pages appropriately.  Revised the page of great Oriental-profile bells of Asia.

Expanded the text of the index of glockenspiels.

2006/11/24 - Added 21 site data pages for traditional and non-traditional carillons in the region of Asia and the Pacific Rim, with a complete set of index pages.  Added a pair of pages for great bells in this region.

2006/11/14 - Revised 6 site data pages and added 2 (list IX061104.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/11/13 - Added a new page about Vanduzen double-action chimestands, and revised the History section of the index page for that foundry.

Replaced the site data page for the chime at Clinton, IA, with a paragraph in the page of sites that are no more; revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised the site data page for St.James, Dallas; revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised the page about maintenance of the GCNA Website to add further details and to invite cooperation in a major conversion project, the scope of which is broadly described at the end of the page.

2006/11/05 - Revised 28 site data pages and added 6, mostly for North America (list IX061030.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised the standard format of site data pages to enable identification of the origin of an instrument when a formal name has not been given, and to make explicit the inclusion of denominational affiliation in the Location section when relevant.

Added "glockenspiel" to the Glossary pages, and added a new worldwide index to glockenspiels.

2006/10/18 - Revised the entire set of pages on Great Bells, and added a new page which groups great bells in Europe by country.

2006/10/16 - Revised site data pages for the carillons of Aiken, SC, Danbury, CT, Panama City Beach, FL (Carillon Beach) and Washington, DC (Zoo).

Added 4 site data pages for all known non-traditional carillons in Italy, one of which was formerly the only traditional carillon in that country; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/10/13-14 - Revised 48 site data pages for carillons and chimes in the UK, primarily to use historic county names consistently, but also to improve locator maps and other details; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/10/09 - Revised site data pages for Rochester, MN and Sharon, PA, and revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/10/06 - Revised 21 site data pages, primarily to add locator maps (with driving directions available), so that all North American traditional carillons now have them.

Revised the map use hints to make it easy to download the Firefox Web browser, which may resolve problems encountered in using our Google Maps customization.

2006/10/04 - Revised 37 site data pages, primarily to add locator maps (with driving directions available), so that all North American traditional carillons with city names beginning with A through O now have them.

Demoted the carillon of Furman University from traditional to non-traditional; revised affected indexes accordingly.

Recognized the carillon of Hamilton, Ontario as a milestone in bellfounding history.

2006/09/26-27 - Revised 7 site data pages (list IX060919.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised almost all site data pages in Connecticut, primarily by either adding or revising new locator maps based on improved-resolution overhead photography from Google Maps but also for other changes in content.

Modified the Google Maps display page to allow the starting marker to be cleared and restored, so that a new marker can be set very near where the old one was.

2006/09/20 - Added document type declaration and/or META tag for character set and/or ROBOTS tag to limit indexing of indexes to more than 130 assorted non-site pages.  These changes should not be visible to visitors.

2006/09/18 - Revised 4 site data pages (list IX060917.HTM removed to archive in 2012).

Further revised the page of history of the chime of Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC.

2006/09/14 - Revised Weblinks on the site data pages for the existing chime and new ring of 12 of Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC, and for the newly-installed chime in London, Ontario.

2006/09/12 - Revised Weblinks on the site data pages for the existing chime and new ring of 12 of Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC, along with the page of history of the chime; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/09/08 - Revised the site data page for the historic carillon of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church.

Provided a new index of non-traditional North American carillons by denomination.

2006/09/07 - Revised 24 site data pages (list IX060829.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised the North American combined index by state/province to include as static images the locator maps which were provided dynamically before August 2005.

2006/09/03 - Revised the Google Maps locator page (which is used by all site data pages which have Google Maps locator links) to provide options for driving directions as well as an easier method for reporting corrections to locations.  Revised the page of general Map Use Hints as well as the page of Google Maps Usage Hints to reflect these changes.

2006/09/02 - Added a new list of bellfoundries by country, including not only those for which index pages exist but also several others, past and present.

2006/08/28 - Updated several Summaries to reflect current counts.

2006/08/26 - Revised 8 site data pages (list IX060826.HTM removed to archive in 2012).

Revised indexing of all chimes which originally were (or might have been) rings (see the index of rings by year of completion).

2006/08/25 - Revised 10 site data pages and added 3 (list IX060825.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Expanded the list of great bells of Europe, and added more Weblinks to some existing entries.

Revised and expanded the hints for using site locator maps, including the main page and three subordinate pages.

2006/08/23 - Revised 10 site data pages for instruments of all kinds and added 2 (list IX060822.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised all site data pages for North American rings to add GPS coordinates and workable locator maps (see index).

2006/08/17 - Updated the worldwide summary of all instruments in the database to reflect that all known sites in Denmark have now been posted to this Website.

Revised the standard format description to give more details about the presentation of latitude and longitude information.

2006/08/15 - Revised 14 of the new Danish site data pages for instruments of all kinds (list IX060815.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/08/14 - Added 68 site data pages of all kinds for Denmark and dependencies, with 25 new index pages of all kinds; revised 11 other pages accordingly.

Added a new entry to Great Bells of Germany.

Added a remark to Great Bells of the British Isles.

Replaced a Weblink for Naperville, IL.

2006/07/31 - Revised 17 site data pages for instruments of all kinds (list IX060729.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Corrected figures in the North American summary of traditional carillons by state and province.

Revised the page about standard format to explain why multiple sets of map links may be presented in rare circumstances, and to expand the section about Navigation.

2006/07/06 - Revised the page on Great Bells of Europe to add more details and photo links about the three great Taylor bells for Malta.

Revised 21 site data pages for instruments of all kinds (list IX060701.HTM removed to archive in 2012), primarily to add new locator maps.

2006/07/03 - Revised the page which describes the standard format of site data pages.

Split last year's news into the separate history file referenced below, to save space here.

Revised 30 site data pages for instruments of all kinds (list IX060630.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly. 

2006/06/30 - Revised the page on Great Bells of Europe to link a page about a small replica of the first "Jeanne d'Arc" bell for Rouen, France.

2006/06/29 - Added a new PDF file (17 pages, 63KB download) which lists the non-traditional carillons of North America as of this date.  Revised the Hardcopy page accordingly.

Revised and expanded the existing summary for traditional carillons in North America; added a similar summary for non-traditional carillons in North America.

2006/06/28 - Deleted site data page for chime at Battell Chapel, Yale University, New Haven, CT, having discovered that it is actually a 5-bell clock chime; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/06/14 - Add a new PDF file (38 pages, 165KB download) [later renamed] which lists the traditional carillons of North America as of this date, containing Location, Carillonneur(s), Contacts, Schedule of playing, Remarks, and complete Technical details.  Revised the Hardcopy page accordingly.

2006/06/13 - Revised 72 site data pages and added 2 for instruments of all kinds (list IX060531.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.  These revisions include all changes resulting from the Oct.2005 publication of the GCNA Roster, as well as the expansion of a chime which will form the 180th traditional carillon in North America when completed later this year.  A few of these revisions are solely for the addition of new-style locator maps.

Added another entry to the list of Great Bells of Europe.

2006/05/21 - Revised 11 site data pages and added 2 for instruments of all kinds (list IX060520.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/05/17 - Added more entries to the list of Great Bells of Europe (though it is still far from complete), and revised affected foundry indexes accordingly.

2006/05/15 - Revised 8 site data pages and added 2 for instruments of all kinds in North America (list IX060514.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Finished correction of Polish names.

2006/05/11 - Revised 3 site data pages and added 30 for instruments of all kinds in Europe (list IX060502.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

Significantly expanded the list of Great Bells of Europe (though it is still far from complete), and revised affected foundry indexes accordingly.

2006/05/05 - Revised site data pages for 2 Polish carillons, and related indexes, for better indications of current and historical naming.  (See list for 04/30 for links.)

Added Map Use Hints for Global Gazetteer

2006/04/30 - Revised 2 site data pages for carillons and added 47 for instruments of all kinds (list IX060424.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly, adding a full set (including overviews) for Europe.

Revised the Map Use Hints yet again, to reflect the changes implemented with this batch of new site data pages.

Provided a new worldwide summary of all instruments in the database (not just those presently posted on this Website), by type for each region or country for which indexes are (or will be) posted.  From this summary you can deduce approximately how much work remains to be done before this Website approaches completeness as planned.

Added quarter bells to entry for Nottingham in Great Bells of Great Britain, and corrected typo for weight of bourdon of St.Helens carillon in that list.

2006/04/14 - Revised 11 site data pages of all kinds (list IX060411.HTM removed to archive in 2012); added the chime of Grace Episcopal, NYC to the list of mini-carillons.  Revised the Map Use Hints for Google further.

2006/04/12 - Revised the page about standard format.  Revised the new Google Map links for 31 site data pages.  Revised the Map Use Hints for Google to reflect changes we've made in constructing map links, utilizing new features available from Version 2 of the Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface).

2006/04/07 - Revised 11 site data pages for carillons and added two (list IX060327.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/03/31 - Started process of switching from IXNACOMBsp.html to IXNAsp.html; both will exist in parallel until all links to the former have been removed.

2006/03/26 - Revised 19 site data pages for carillons and chimes (list IX06032W.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.  Revised a Weblink for carillons in Danbury, New Britain, New Canaan, New Haven, New Milford, Simsbury, Stamford, Storrs, and West Hartford, all in Connecticut.

2006/03/21 - Revised the page about standard format to cover recent changes and additions (especially as mentioned in 03/17 and 02/28 below).

Revised the Map Use Hints further, and finished the subordinate page for Google Maps.

2006/03/17 - Revised 7 site data pages for carillons (list IX060310.HTM removed to archive in 2012) to include information on former carillonneurs.

Revised the Map Use Hints further, and finished the subordinate Map Service History page.

Revised list of chime indexes to reflect the recent relocation of Joe Connors' AllChimes Website.

2006/03/04 - Revised the Map Use Hints further (main page and subordinates).

2006/02/28 - Revised 13 site data pages of all kinds (list IX060232.HTM removed to archive in 2012); revised affected indexes accordingly.  Newly included in each page is a line stating the latitude and longitude of the site, for the convenience of those who use GPS (Global Positioning System); the page about Standard Format was revised to reflect this new feature of the Location section.  Also included in each page are Google and MapQuest locator map links; accordingly, the page of Map Use Hints has been revised significantly, and two subordinate pages have been added.  These new features will be supplied for every site in the USA and Canada when they are next revised.

Revised and expanded the history of the defunct carillon of St.Joseph's Cathedral, Buffalo, NY.

Added four new entries for defunct chimes from the Buckeye Bell Foundry (now its earliest known - 1856, 1871, 1872, 18??); added a related paragraph to that foundry's History.

Revised a patent-related remark in the history of the Jones bellfoundry.

2006/01/27 - Revised 5 site data pages of all kinds (list IX060132.HTM removed to archive in 2007).

Corrected the foundry attribution for the chime at Clinton, IA (Vanduzen, not Jones) and revised affected indexes accordingly.  Removed entry for "lost" chime in Clinton (state unknown), now believed to be the one in Clinton, IA. 

2006/01/20 - Removed useless area map links from combined index to North America for faster loading. 

Replaced site data page for chime at Suburban Home School, New Haven, CT, with a paragraph in the page of sites that are no more, on the assumption that this chime no longer exists; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2006/01/16 - Corrected and expanded the sequence of names used by the Vanduzen foundry.


Prior years' news has been moved into the following separate files to save space here.

2005 - See What was new in these pages in 2005?.
2004 - See What was new in these pages in 2004?.
2003 - See What was new in these pages in 2003?.
2002 - See What was new in these pages in 2002?.
2001 - See What was new in these pages in 2001?.
2000 - See What was new in these pages in 2000?.
1999 - See What was new in these pages in 1999?.
1998 - See What was new in these pages in 1998?.
1997 - See What was new in these pages in 1997?.


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