Sunday, January 25, 2009

Folger Library launches online image collections

The Folger Shakespeare Library just expanded access to its Digital Image Collection by offering over 20,000 images online. The collection includes books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, art, and 218 of the Folger’s pre-1640 quarto editions of the works of William Shakespeare.

Online use is through the Luna Insight Browser -- you have to add an exception to your popup blocker or the software will not function properly. To access their Shakespeare Quartos collection and to get full functionality (saving searches, exporting html pages) you have to install the free Insight Java client.

They have a "how-to" page and search tips available.

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