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Turning the Pages is the award-winning interactive program that allows museums and libraries to give members of the public access to precious books while keeping the originals safely under glass. Initially developed by and for the British Library, it is now available as a service for institutions and private collectors around the world.


Arrow Leaf through 14 great books* and magnify the details

* Currently on display:

SKETCHES BY LEONARDO
See the genius's personal notebook   
      
JANE AUSTEN'S EARLY WORK
The History of England in her own hand   
         
THE ORIGINAL ALICE
Written and illustrated by Lewis Carroll   
   
MASTERPIECE OF THE RENAISSANCE
Beautiful images from the Sforza Hours   
      
FIRST ATLAS OF EUROPE
Compiled by Mercator in the 1570s   
   
... and many, many more...
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 22, 2006, 17:27 »

The Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room (Library of Congress) has a similar approach to display old books online. And the good news: it's not based on flash. Yay!

I can highly recommend their digitized archive of children's literature.
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