大英圖書館推出互動式的歷史年表

大英圖書館(British Library) 前不久推出一個出互動式的歷史年表,讀者(特別是教師和學生) 可以透過這個新介面探索豐富的館藏,從中古世紀到現代的資料都可以看的到,資料類型也相當多樣,除了文字外,還包括傳單、海報、信函、… 及影音資料等。

很喜歡它的介面,操作起來很直覺、很容易,除了資料外,還可以把喜歡的事件加入類似我的最愛功能,還可以列印或以 pdf檔下載。推薦各位可以去玩看看,網址請點擊 Timelines: Sources from History。或者可以看看下面影片的介紹:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ogwR-NasR0

Highlights of collection items featured include:

  • Records of major events – from the Black Death and the Great Fire to the French Revolution and the abolition of the slave trade.
  • Printed matter – the first English printed book, the first cookery manuscript, the first English bible and the first postage stamp.
  • Public Life – posters, advertisements and illustrations documenting everything from public executions and magic shows to plague cures and séances.
  • Campaigns – pamphlets and writings from activists such as Abolitionists, Chartists, Communists and CND marchers.
  • Manuscripts – written by great figures in history including Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Captain Cook, Beethoven, Wordsworth, Abolitionists, Florence Nightingale and Dickens.
  • Maps – cities, military campaigns and imagined lands.
  • Patents – including those for the Spinning Jenny, the bicycle and the machine gun.

延伸閱讀:
RealWire - British Library Launches New Virtual History Timeline

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