Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The British Library is building a 60,000 book iPad app

The British Library is launching a new library-in-an-iPad application that gives tablet users access to tens of thousands of 19th-century books in their original form. The app, called the 19th Century Historical Collection, is taking a notably different tact to putting classic literature online than rivals such as the Kindle platform: Antiquarian books viewed through the British Library application will come in their original form--complete with illustrations, typefaces, pull-out maps and even the occasional paper wear.

More over at Fast Company.

1 comment:

Book Dragon said...

that would be worth purchasing an iPad for!