British Library launches new smartphone application
| Jan 11, 2011
"Injecting some high-brow culture into a smartphone realm more characterized by people texting at dinner and playing videogames on the subway, the British Library has released an application to allow exploration of some of its collection," according to an article on CNET.com.
The Treasures app gives a new digital lease on life to a wide range of historic cultural materials. The app will cost $4 for iPhone and Android and $6 for iPad once a half-price promotion ends January 24.
To learn more about the application and some of the artifacts available, which range from a version of the Magna Carta to handwritten lyrics by the Beatles, read Stephen Shankland’s article in the Deep Tech section of the CNET news website.