Turning the Pages for Home at Grasmere, MS B
What is Turning the Pages™?
Turning the Pages™ is a programme developed by Armadillo New Media Communications working with the British Library to produce a way of presenting manuscript materials in an accessible way. It allows libraries and museums to create a 3D environment for their work. We have used it in a fairly basic way on the site, using macromedia flash, although Armadillo systems have developed it in far more advanced ways. For the pilot we have merely given a sample of what Turning the Pages™ has to offer.
How to Turn the Pages
If you place the cursor at the top left hand side of the page, the page will begin to move towards you. By pulling your cursor across the screen in a simulation of how one would turn the page by hand you can move through the manuscript. Sometimes, however, this mode can be frustrating and the pages don't turn fully.
If you have trouble turning the pages "by hand", as described above, then you can solve the problem in one of two ways:
- if you single click on the bottom left hand corner the programme will automatically turn the page for you.
- if you double click on the top right hand corner the programme will automatically turn the page for you.
Turning the Pages of Home at Grasmere, MS B (DC MS 59)
Turning the Pages™ is used here to show a substantial section of the notebook. For DC MS 59 we have presented the first 21 pages as entered in the notebook, copied from MS A. This is a "soft" manuscript with no hard cover which starts directly on a large block of paper of a certain size. The sample ends at the point where MS R is copied out on a second block of paper sewn onto the first in MS B.