Workbench SaaS 2.2 was released in December 2020. The 2.2 release includes new features to support flexible publishing of digital editions. This entailed the development of the Workbench rendition module to support TextBase owners in configuring the resources and views of their digital edition, and the development of a Reader toolbar to support a rich and interactive experience for researchers accessing digital editions.
Workbench SaaS 2.1 was released in December 2018. The 2.1 release includes a major redevelopment of the Workbench model and workflows to integrate collaboration, based on a strata model, with management, based on a TextBase model. This entailed;
The READ Workbench Collections (Collections) site ws released in November 2019 to support an international network of researchers and developers engaged in the study of manuscripts and inscriptions with the aim of developing digital scholarly editions. The site provides a free, open and collaborative framework for researchers to publish their research output themselves.