January 25, 2022

Apps: Books From NLM's Wonderful Version of "Turning The Pages" Now Available on iPad

The iPad app adds another way to access the collection of historic digitized biomedical books that the National Library Of Medicine “Turning the Pages (TTP) installation offers.

You can access the iPad version from the App Store. The app and access to the database is free.

From the TTP App Store Page:

[The iPad] version of Turning The Pages (TTP) is a system to allow users to touch and turn the pages of virtual books in an intuitive manner. The British Library initially created a system for visitors to access virtual books displayed on a touchscreen monitor in a kiosk. U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) created its version of TTP and have refined the original technology by using advanced 3D computer generated imagery, digital image enhancement, animation, illumination models and software programming to simulate the act of easily flipping through virtual books displayed in a highly photorealistic manner. Home users with an iPad and internet connection can now enjoy access to rare medical books in NLM’s collection through this app.

Using iOS we provide users a compelling and nearly identical version of the virtual books in the kiosks. We have currently completed two books for online consumption: Hanaoka Seishu’s Surgical Casebook, and Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Liber de Arte Distilland with others to follow.

TTP material is also available via kiosks (at NLM) and on the web (Flash required). Access TTP on the web.

See Also: More Materials Using TTP Technology from the British Library

See Also: The Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) a unit of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center also has an online version of Turning the Pages available.

The Eskind Biomedical Library’s Turning the Pages project presents two digitized volumes of a unique 4-volume edition of William Wadd’s 1829 Comments on Corpulency. These volumes, annotated with period illustrations and texts by English lawyer, author, and book collector A.M. Broadley, are an invaluable resource in the study of obesity and social attitudes of the 18th and 19th centuries.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.