Redesigned Making of America
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 08:45:41 CST From: Maria Bonn <email@example.com> To: TEI-L@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU Subject: Redesigned Making of America invites feedback
Since 1997 the University of Michigan Making of America project (http://www.umdl.umich.edu/moa), a collection of primary source materials in 19th century American social history, has been widely used and well received by professional and amateur scholars of American history and culture all over the world.
Over the past several months the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service (DLPS), which is responsible for the production and implementation of the Making of America, has redesigned and improved several aspects of the Making of America system, including adding search possibilities, improving navigation, and making available the plain text of the page images that make up the MoA collection.
DLPS would like to invite testing of the new system before we replace the old system entirely. The revised Making of America can be found at http://www.umdl.umich.edu/moa.new. Please try it out and let us know what you think and if you encounter problems by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The redesign of the system is an important step in preparing for the addition of another 7500 volumes to the collection over the next two years, so we are particularly anxious to get feedback from users.
Please note that we're in the final stages of revising the system, so you may see small changes, especially in explanatory and help text, if you make repeated visits to the site.
We hope you enjoy the site, and we welcome all suggestions.
Maria S. Bonn
Digital Library Program Development Librarian
Digital Library Initiative
University of Michigan