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5 treasures from across the UK

Turning the Pages 2.0™ allows you to 'virtually' turn the pages of precious books. You can magnify details, read or listen to expert commentary on each page, and store or share your own notes.

In spring 2007 the British Library, in collaboration with the Society of Chief Librarians, Scottish library authorities and Microsoft, launched the 'Hidden Treasures' competition to put important manuscripts held in public libraries online. The five winners can be seen here:

* Dorset Federation of Women's Institutes War Records (1939-45)
* Textus Roffensis (1123-24)
* Arbuthnott Missal (1491)
* Staunton's Embassy to China: Proof Plates (1797)
* Diaries of William Searell of Beddgelert (1844-46)


For Microsoft Vista users only

Alternative versions which do not require Vista or Silverlight but will display images of pages (and enlargements) in standard web pages, in the same window will be added shortly.

More about these five 'Hidden Treasures'

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Technical specification for Turning the Pages 2.0™

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