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Update on migration of Transcription Desk website

By uczwlse, on 24 September 2018

Thanks to the hard work of UCL Research IT Services and Co-Sector, University of London, we are almost ready to migrate the Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk to a new server at UCL.

The planned date of the migration is 9 October 2018. 

I hope that the migration process will not affect volunteers too much.  There will be a day or two of downtime, after which point volunteers will be able to continue transcribing as normal.

UCL Research IT services will update the Mediawiki and eliminate any bugs.  Having the platform hosted at UCL should also put us in a better position to make further technical improvements to it in the future.

Migration Timeline

8 October

  • Volunteers can carry on working up until midnight on 8 October.
  • All edits made by volunteers up until the end of 8 October will be preserved.

9 October

  • The site will go into maintenance mode.  There will be a notice to this effect on the current site.
  • Data will be migrated and tests carried out.
  • Volunteers should not make any edits to the current or new site at this time – any changes made after 8 October will not be saved.

10 October

I am very much looking forward to working with you all on the updated site.  If you have any questions about the migration, please get in touch.

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