March 19, 2001
Electronic-Book Technology Makes Rare Volume Accessible to Readers
A Curious Herbal, a rare book from the 18th century, would normally be housed in a glass case with only one page set open. But, as a result of a collaboration with the British Library, visitors to the National Library of Medicine here now can leaf through an electronic version of the volume using touch-screen technology.
Specialists at the British Library began digitizing select volumes in