Record Number : 84023 of 13452

Title : Online gallery : turning the pages

Description :

Part of the British Library's website, 'Turning the Pages' presents digitised texts of books, missals, psalters, atlases and other important documents that are held at the British Library. Based on the award-winning interactive display system used within the library itself to provide virtual public access to these rare texts which include: Leonardo Da Vinci's notebook; the Lindisfarne Gospels; the Sherbourne Missal; and Sultan Baybars' Qur'an. To view the books that are listed, a Macromedia Shockwave plug-in is required - although there are alternative versions for some of the texts. The Shockwave versions provides interactive animation that allows the user to turn the pages digitally, and also use zoom features to look at sections in detail. An introduction is provided for each book, along with audio descriptions of each page, which requires the use of a Real Audio player. Also of interest is a "highlights" tour of the texts, and a showcase of other manuscripts housed at the British Library.

An even more sophisticted version of Turning the Pages is available online now on the british Library website, for users who have fast broadband and Windows Vista.


Uncontrolled Keywords : De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body); digitised texts; digitized images; psalm books; books of psalms; Verzeichnuss aller meiner Werke (Catalogue of all my Works); Alice in Wonderland (Alices Adventures Under Ground); Sforza Hours; Sherborne Missal; History of England; Quran; Curious Herbal; Lindisfarne Gospels; Diamond Sutra; Luttrell Psalter; Golf Book; Golden Haggadah

Controlled Keywords : British Library; digital images; liturgical texts; diaries; psalters; missals; books of hours; illuminations; illumination (image-making process); illuminated manuscripts; atlases; maps; draftsmen (artists); artists; composers; musicians; authors; illustrators; illuminators; cartographers; pi2944; pi686; pi187; pi3806; pi2779; pi429; pi353; pi4272

Language : eng;

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