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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Here's hoping they'll be available for other tablets, too

British Library offers e-classics app for iPad
The British Library is making digital copies of more than 40,000 classic books available for the iPad.

Texts appear in fully digitised form, complete with original page markings and drawings, as opposed to the plain formatting associated with other types of e-books.

All of the works date from the 18th and 19th centuries and include novels, poetry and historical accounts.

Users must pay a monthly subscription of £1.99 to access the full collection.
This digitisation project was funded by Microsoft. A new deal to digitise 250,000 public domain works has been signed with Google and are expected to eventually be available in electronic format.

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