Armadillo Systems, who – along with the British Library – have designed the popular Turning the Pages software for viewing books online, are currently developing a new version that will cater for large 2D images such as maps and scrolls that do not require page turning technology. The new version will enable enhanced zooming and panning instead. Obviously “Turning the Pages”, a well-known and catchy title for the original software, will not apply to this new version, so Armadillo are looking for suggestions for a new name. You can email them your suggestions.
The Wellcome Trust has four Turning the Pages kiosks at both 215 and 183 Euston Road premises. The 183 kiosks are open to the public in line with Wellcome Collection opening hours.
There are also three items on the Library website using Turning the Pages technology:
- Wellcome Apocalypse [Western MS 49]
- Nujum al-‘Ulum (Stars of Sciences) [Persian MS 373]
- On Cutaneous Diseases – by Robert Willan