Sneak Peek at Footnote’s “Newer Viewer”

Sneak Peek at Footnote’s “Newer Viewer”

Historical records site Footnote has been quietly working on a “newer viewer”—a new-and-improved version of the site's record viewer. Here's the current version:With the updates, Footnote wants to make record images load faster and be easier for you to work with, and to make browsing to related images easier. Read...

Historical records site Footnote has been quietly working on a “newer viewer”—a new-and-improved version of the site’s record viewer.

Here’s the current version:

With the updates, Footnote wants to make record images load faster and be easier for you to work with, and to make browsing to related images easier. Read about the new features and get a look at them on Footnote’s blog.

The newer viewer isn’t ready for release yet, but Footnote is letting you try it out and provide feedback. Give it a whirl using the link at the bottom of Footnote’s post.

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  1. I like the newer viewer.You can hover over handwritten words in a document and the digitized version is then provided,saving eyestrain and frowning,trying to read what the original handwritten document says.

  2. Looked at the new version and while the page is very clear and the transcribed words are large, was disappointed to see the word "living" which is very clear on the image, digitized as "livin" on the bottom of the first page of the draft of the Gettysburg Address, one of the more important American documents. I read where some companies use foreign transcribers, hope this is not the case here, as most people with English as their first language would not likely make this kind of error. ET Morris