Available for iPhone, iPad, Android.
From the Bodleian Libraries, U. of Oxford:
The Bodleian Libraries have launched a mobile app featuring a selection of the rarest, most important and most evocative objects from the Bodleian collections: from ancient papyri through medieval oriental manuscripts to twentieth-century printed books and ephemera. The app supports the Autumn 2011 exhibition, Treasures of the Bodleian – on show until 23 December. Created in conjunction with Toura, a leading solution for cloud-based mobile app development, the Treasures of the Bodleian app can be downloaded for free from http://a.toura.com/3205.
Users can explore in high resolution through themes including the classical heritage; maps and boundaries; the sacred word; the animal and plant kingdoms; literature and music; the sciences of observation and calculation; and moments in history.
- concise commentary from the curator of the exhibition and short video talks on a selection of objects by experts from around the University of Oxford
- podcasts of music and readings from a number of manuscripts in both the original language and English
- access to a number of additional treasures that are not on display in the exhibition room
Treasures, in high resolution, include:
- hand-written drafts from literary greats such as Mary Shelley, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wilfred Owen and Jane Austen
- documents capturing key moments in history from Magna Carta to the campaign for women’s suffrage
- manuscripts of religious significance including an early Qur’an, the ‘Gutenberg Bible’, the Kennicott Bible and Buddhist canonical texts
- key works from some of greatest names in scientific history including Hooke’s Micrographia and Isaac Newton’s Principia
- a detailed glimpse of the natural world through the stunning illustrations in Flora Graeca and Audubon’s Birds of America