At the opening of the Digital Book World Conference in New York City two days ago, the British Library, together with technology partner BiblioLabs,LLC, was awarded the prestigious Innovation Award (PIA) for their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection ipad app.
The collection offers seamless, cloud-based access to more then 45,000 of historical works from the British Library, spanning 21 thematic collections.
The app, launched in August 2010, has already more then 350,000 users in 150 countries worldwide.
Available on iTunes now for the American market:
British readers go here:
This is great news for curious readers and researchers everywhere!
|British Library reading room|
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