I’ve recently been checking out Turning the Pages™, the British Library after reading about it on bbc.co.uk.
There is a fascinating collection of books, most recently including what was called “Alice’s Adeventure’s Underground”.
The concept is that you have turn ‘virtual pages’ and read the original scanned documents, as well as reading the text in plaint-text form, have having audio commentaries of sorts.
It seems quite ironic that this has been up and running for a number of years when Google is having so many difficulties with it’s online library service. Although, with the British Museum add about 3 books per year, I don’t see that being too much competition yet!