Thursday, September 06, 2007

British Library Digitisation Project

The British Library has announced the winners of its competition to make "spectacular' and unusual treasures from public libraries more widely available via the web, through its online digitisation project Turning the Pages 2.0 virtual texts.

Now alongside virtual copies of William Blake's notebook, the Lindesfarne Gospels, and the manuscript of Jane Austen's History of England, it will be possible to read extracts from the Dorset Federation of Women's Institutes beautifully illustrated War Record Book 1939-1945 and the Arbuthnott Manuscrits - a spectacular illuminated missal containing a "blood-curdling rite of excommunication" . Further details on 24 Hour Museum: