The British Library has gone modern.
The library has launched an ‘eBook Treasures‘ series that allows users to explore some of the British Library’s most treasured manuscripts in detail. Included are text, video and audio interpretation. The eBook Treasures are viewable in full-screen high-definition, with realistic page-turning capabilities.
Works by Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Lewis Carroll are on the list of available eBooks. Seventy-five titles will be available within the next two years.
eBook Treasures are available for download worldwide from the iBookstore. Prices range from £3.99 to £14.99. Once downloaded, the ebooks can be read offline on the iPad, iPhone (3GS and 4) and iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generations).