Newly redesigned Women Writers Online, beta launch at
This early beta version is the first step in redeveloping the WWO interface and moving WWO onto a platform of modern XML publishing tools.
We welcome bug reports; a list of the major ones we know about is here:
Feedback form is here:
NEW features aimed at improving the value of WWO for teaching and research (to be rolled out gradually over the coming months)
--faceted browsing, narrow searches by genre, date, and other metadata
--reader control over the display of the reading text
--simpler, more direct interface for searching and manipulating the collection
--basic biographical details for many authors
--new tools for exploration, such as maps, timelines, and visualizations
Other important changes planned for 2012-13:
--all of the contextual and biographical essays currently included in Renaissance Women Online will be freely available, rather than being part of WWO's licensed content, and we will be recruiting additional essays to expand this collection beyond the Renaissance.
--contemporary reviews and reception materials from our current grant project on readership and reception will be linked from the texts they comment on.
Both the old and new interfaces will remain available during the month of March; the old WWO will be retired permanently in early April.