Topic: Turning the Pages
Another feature on offer from the British Library has been available since last year (April 2004) and it's worth reminding people about. Thanks to the internet, the general public have access to rare books and manuscripts through a project called, Turning the Pages. Diamond Sutra which is the world's oldest dated, printed book (a Chinese Buddhist scroll printed in 868) is just one of the remarkable treasures to be viewed. Leonardo's Notebook is another one. In October 2004, an early Jane Austen manuscript was added to the virtual library.
It's as easy as clicking the mouse to virtually 'turn' the pages. This is an incredible scheme and a perfect way to make these literary treasures available to everyone.