Working with this local authority, we have now made available their first edition of their Poems Chiefly In The Scottish Dialect by Robert Burns. We love this project. It’s just one book, but it is tremendously important for the area, and the recordings of the poems are sensational.
As part of the Darwin celebrations around the anniversaries of his birth and the publication of On the Origin of Species we have made available a digital version of the Origin. It’s the copy owned by Wallace, Darwin’s collaborator in that work, and has his annotations on many pages. It’s available now in the NHM Darwin exhibition and online shortly.
The Henry Moore Institute continue to grow their online collection of the diaries of the sculptor Helen Chadwick. These were getting increasingly fragile, and the decision to put them online led them to us. They truly do benefit from being available in a realistic format. You can find the Henry Moore Institute TTP.
After the success of providing digital versions of the works of James Joyce and WB Yeats, the latest NLI project is to provide access to some fascinating early heraldic books, documenting the Flight of the Earls in the 17th century. As well as being installed in a touchscreen onsite.
Down on the South Bank we have installed the National Theatre Digital Archive, an application that allows you to browse through hours of footage of performances at the National Theatre. Chose your camera angle, find out about the cast – it’s all here.