Monday, May 23, 2011

Biblion: the boundless library

The New York Public Library has developed a free App for the iPad called Biblion: the boundless library. It is a development of their print magazine into multimedia, and it is done superbly. This first issue focuses on the World Fair 1939-40. It is a wonderful mix of images, text, film and audio.

It really has the quality of visiting an official exhibition - plus the added digitised notes and letters give every visitor a hint of the background involved in working in archives and special collections.

Alexis Madrigal at the Atlantic wrote a good review.

This is a wonderful way of sharing the library's collections with the world. Maybe we could do this for our North Queensland collection?



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