Saturday, March 17, 2012 Thursday, December 1, 2011
theatlantic:

Beautiful Old Texts, Available Online

The Internet’s collection of old manuscripts and texts is not only growing in size but improving in quality. With a few clicks of the mouse you can zoom in on some of the earliest Hebrew scrolls, the handwritten works of Leonardo da Vinci or Jane Austen, and the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence. Above, the Dead Sea Scrolls. See more.

theatlantic:

Beautiful Old Texts, Available Online

The Internet’s collection of old manuscripts and texts is not only growing in size but improving in quality. With a few clicks of the mouse you can zoom in on some of the earliest Hebrew scrolls, the handwritten works of Leonardo da Vinci or Jane Austen, and the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence. Above, the Dead Sea Scrolls. See more.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 Thursday, September 8, 2011 Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Monday, June 27, 2011 Saturday, June 25, 2011
rachelfershleiser:

It’s a nonfiction nerd’s fantasy: a database of nearly 30,000 feature stories, meticulously organized, sleekly presented, and fully searchable — by author, by publication, by topic.
Byliner.com, which launches today, wants to be the Pandora of narrative nonfiction. It offers users a recommendation service that suggests new authors they might like, as well as automatic Facebook updates whenever a favorite writer publishes a new story. It also offers writer profile pages that gather their long-form stories from across the web together with links to the Amazon pages of their published books.
The site is already large and impressive. It has the “follow me down the rabbit hole” appeal of Wikipedia (one page leads to another, and suddenly you’ve spent an hour on the site), paired with the ambience of a gentleman’s club: elegant design, good service, a certain tone — like the rustle of electronic pages as Serious People Read.
(via A discovery engine for narrative nonfiction: Byliner.com launches with high hopes and a sleek site » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism)

rachelfershleiser:

It’s a nonfiction nerd’s fantasy: a database of nearly 30,000 feature stories, meticulously organized, sleekly presented, and fully searchable — by author, by publication, by topic.

Byliner.com, which launches today, wants to be the Pandora of narrative nonfiction. It offers users a recommendation service that suggests new authors they might like, as well as automatic Facebook updates whenever a favorite writer publishes a new story. It also offers writer profile pages that gather their long-form stories from across the web together with links to the Amazon pages of their published books.

The site is already large and impressive. It has the “follow me down the rabbit hole” appeal of Wikipedia (one page leads to another, and suddenly you’ve spent an hour on the site), paired with the ambience of a gentleman’s club: elegant design, good service, a certain tone — like the rustle of electronic pages as Serious People Read.

(via A discovery engine for narrative nonfiction: Byliner.com launches with high hopes and a sleek site » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism)