British Library – Turning The Pages

by The Good Reverend on December 12, 2005 · 3 comments

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I stumbled across this site while doing research the other day and must have wasted 20 minutes tooling around on it.  It is a new flash application called Turning The Pages – part of the British Library online.  With it you can do a virtual flip through literary classics and other famous manuscripts – all in the hand of the original author.  Since it’s new there aren’t a lot of choices yet, but it’s worth bookmarking and revisiting as they continue to add to the volume.

I’ve always idolized Da Vinci, so I recommend you start with a look at his sketches.

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  • Shadow Stalker

    That’s not Flash, that’s Shockwave.  Who the hell uses Shockwave?  I didn’t even know Macromedia still sold it.

  • Shadow Stalker

    Seeing Davinci’s drawings is pretty cool, but I’ll take searchable, indexable, compressible plain text over fancy readers any day.

  • The Good Reverend

    Yeah, I don’t think they are expecting people to read the books using this.  I think it’s intended more as a museum exhibit.

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