Friday, 9th July 2010
Reference and Research: Timelines: Sources of History from British Library Wins Award
From a BL Announcement:
Announced last night (7 July), the Nominet Internet Awards aim to recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations who are helping to make the Internet a secure, open, accessible and diverse experience for everyone who uses it.
Timelines: Sources from History (www.bl.uk/timeline) is a rich-media interactive that allows users to explore British Library collection items chronologically for the first time. Bringing together material from the Library's vast collections and using cutting-edge Flash technology, users are able to discover historical connections in an exciting multimedia experience. The timeline allows students to get a sense both of change and continuity when studying historical events.
The judges praised the British Library's interactive timeline for the way it brings global quality content to life for a worldwide audience and for its impressive use of multimedia and historical context setting.
Access Timeline: Sources of History
+ 2D and 3D Views
+ Save Favourites
+ Timelines Begin in 1210 and end in 2000's with entries on September 11th, London 7/7 Attacks, Obama Election, and Credit Crunch
+ Timelines Organized into Six Categories
+ Each Entry Can Be Downloaded with Image and Text
+ Teacher Resources
Highlights of the Timeline Include:
+ Manuscripts by great figures in history, including Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Mozart, Wordsworth, William Blake, Jane Austen, Florence Nightingale and Dickens
+ Original records of major events in history, from the Black Death and the Great Fire to the French Revolution and the abolition of the slave trade
+ The first Western printed book, the first English cookery manuscript, the first English language bible and the first postage stamp
+ Posters, advertisements and illustrations documenting everything from public executions and magic shows to plague cures and freak shows
Source: British Library
See Also: Other Nominet Winners