A new version of the Colonial Despatches site, edition 2.1, was published on 9th July 2020, including the following new features:
- Several new sections have been added to the About page, including:
- Colonial Office Staff and Consultants
- The Despatches at Court
- Decolonizing the Despatches
- Glossary of Terms
- Many more biographies and abstracts have been added to the collection.
- The search page now allows the use of wildcards (* = anything and ? = zero or one character). This can be helpful when searching for names or terms that may be inconsistently spelled.
- The facsimile browser has been rewritten to improve its responsiveness.
- Encoding Documentation and Guidelines have been updated.