Treasures from the British Library App: Follow Friday

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Treasures from the British Library App: Follow Friday

BritishLibraryToday’s Follow Friday is about the new mobile phone app from the British Library called Treasures.

Over 100 rare items from the holdings of the British Library are available in high-definition images, including the original version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the world’s oldest bible, priceless hand-painted medieval books, Nelson’s battle plan for Trafalgar, sketches by Leonardo, a 1664 plan of New York, “The Tyger” in William Blake’s hand, and many others.

The app is arranged in seven browsing categories: Science, History, Music, Literature, Faith and Religions, Maps and Views, Illuminated Manuscripts. There’s something in each of those categories to delight any genealogist.

Treasures is available as an introductory price of UK £1.19 (US $1.99) for iPhone and Android smartphones, and UK £2.39 (US $3.99) for iPad until 24 Jan 2011.

 

By |14 Jan 2011|apps, archives, iPads-iPhones|Comments Off on Treasures from the British Library App: Follow Friday

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”