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FromThePage 2.2 #624

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saracarl commented Apr 5, 2017

Today we are announcing a new set of features improving both the collaborator and owner experience in FromThePage. These features include:

Guest User

Without creating an account, guests can save transcripts up to three times. Guests who sign up for an account during the same session will have their activity moved to that account. This lowers the barrier for first time transcribers, allowing them to "kick the tires" before committing to an account.

"Needs Review"

Pages can now be marked as "Needs Review" by transcribers and any transcriber or owner can list pages needing review.

Better work statistics

We've improved our work statistics -- visible to transcribers as well as owners -- to include pages needing review, disabled subject indexing, OCR projects and translation projects.
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Owner Homepage

Project Owner Homepages now list collections and activity on those collections. This provides a public place to link to all of your projects.
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Export Entire Collection

You can now export an entire collection as a zip file of work exports.

Transcription Conventions at Collection Level

We now provide default transcription conventions. Transcription conventions can be set at the collection level for all works, or changed at an individual work level.

Improvements to Subject Linking

  • Subject Linking on a collection can be disabled completely.
  • Autolinking in translations.
  • You can delete subjects.
  • Better handling of text with quotes or periods.
  • Error messages for unclosed links.

IIIF Lookup Service

  • A new iiif/for service provides a redirector to resources in FromThePage corresponding to IIIF resources elsewhere.
  • GET requests to hostname/iiif/for/encoded_id will--when passed the IRI of a IIIF collection, manifest, or canvas--redirect the request to the IIIF presentation API response for the corresponding item in FromThePage.
  • If no corresponding item exists, a 404 response will be returned.

Configuration Documentation

The wiki now has a page on configuring FromThePage for your environment.

These changes have been tested and have been running in the FromThePage.com environment for weeks.

If you manage your own FromThePage server:

You'll need to do a database migration after pulling down the most recent code. Depending on how often you upgrade you will likely need to run a "bundle install" to install or upgrade new ruby gem requirements.

If you use our managed hosting:

You already have many of the changes since we upgrade your server monthly. We'll be upgrading your server to this release today.

Release Announcements

If you have an questions or feedback, please let us know.

@saracarl saracarl added the in progress label Apr 5, 2017

@saracarl saracarl merged commit 8b3a96f into master Apr 5, 2017

@saracarl saracarl removed the in progress label Apr 5, 2017

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