NYPL Biblion Apps: An Invitation to Explore

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NYPL Biblion Apps: An Invitation to Explore

English lit teacher Jason Lobdell praises Biblion: Frankenstein and Biblion: World's Fair as “far more engaging than a digital ‘textbook.’”

STORIES — Simply scroll up to read the stories. Groups of images will automatically change as you reach their corresponding story sections.

 
 
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Smithsonian Channel for iPad’s organic interface for discovering videos. Image courtesy Potion

 
 
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Interactive walkway in NOVIY restaurant, Moscow, Russia. Image courtesy Potion

 
 
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Be sure to keep an eye on this image and caption space, which will update as you scroll through the text, for important instructions on how to navigate through Biblion: Frankenstein. Similarly, throughout the app, images will automatically change to correspond with your place in a story.

 
 
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Source View, Frankenstein: See every extant page of Shelley’s Frankenstein draft, begun in 1816. Tap “Transcript” to compare an overlay of corresponding sections from the published 1831 edition. See what Shelley changed, added, and omitted.

 
 
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Source View: Rotate to landscape from any story or discussion to see a source document that inspired or informs the story you’re reading. Use the bottom bar to explore more source materials.

 
 
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Contents (left): Tape the left navigation bar for a list of stories and discussions, grouped by theme. “AskBiblion” (right): Join discussions inspired by the stories, answering questions or posing your own to the NYPL community. Your submissions may be featured in the app.

 
 
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Themes (left): From the surrounding sources, four themes emerge: Shelley’s Ghost, Frankenstein, Outsiders, and Creation/Remix. Tap one to get started. The Sources (right): Rotate to see circles of source materials that have inspired the stories you’re about to explore.

 
 
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The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Photo by Jonathan Blanc

 
 
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