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LHNCBC: What's New - Turning The Pages App for iPad
What's New: Turning The Pages App for iPad

March 2011

The Lister Hill Center's Communications Engineering Branch (CEB) has developed a version of its popular Turning The Pages program for iPad. The free app is available from Apple iTunes.

Turning The Pages (TTP) is a computer system with touchscreen that allows users to touch and turn the pages of virtual books in an intuitive manner. Initially created by the British Library for use on a touchscreen monitor in a kiosk, the CEB has significantly 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. Home users with an iPad and internet connection can now enjoy access to rare medical books in NLM's collection through this app. The TTP for iPad is a compelling and nearly identical version of the virtual books in the kiosks. Two books are currently available: Hanaoka Seishu's Surgical Casebook, and Hieronymus Brunschwig's Liber de Arte Distilland, with others to follow.