Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wired Wednesday--Virtual Touring

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Library of Congress
Read on for ways you can virtually tour the Library of Congress from your computer, other internet-enabled device, iPhone or iPad...

In August of this year, the Library of Congress released a virtual tour app for iPad and iPhone users with an array of features that puts some of the library's best resources at your fingertips.  There are beautiful photos of the Main Reading Room and The Great Hall, with architectural images, particularly of the ceilings, that are stunning.  In fact, the photos capture such vivid detail that virtually viewing the ceilings affords a much closer look than seeing them in person.

The virtual tour also links to images, audio, and related resources of several award-winning library exhibitions; namely, Exploring the Early Americas, Creating the United States, The Bible Collection, Thomas Jefferson's Library, and Minerva.  The overall content is engrossing and historically rich.  Anyone interested in knowing more about our country's origins will find these resources valuable. 

The app is available through the iTunes store, or can be accessed through this link from the Library of Congress website: Virtual Tour App.  Those without iPhones or iPads can access virtual tours of The Great HallMain Reading Room, and other library spaces from their computers or other internet-enabled devices. 


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