Monday, March 07, 2011
British Library offers app entrepreneurs 65,000 19th Century classics in IC tomorrow Digital Innovation Contest
"The British Library has made 65,000 largely out-of-print 19th Century titles available to entrepreneurs building applications within the IC tomorrow Digital Innovation Contest. Originally digitised in partnership with Microsoft Livesearch, countless forgotten literary gems covering philosophy, history, poetry and literature – over 25 million pages of content, will be made accessible to the £200,000 contest participants, aimed at helping entrepreneurs bring innovative UK digital applications to market. The Digital Innovation Contest is investing in up to 20 consumer trials across creative market sectors including Music, TV/Film, and Publishing. Panels of leading digital content industry figures will help decide which applicants to support. Each successful entrant will receive up to £10,000 to help work towards a six month consumer trial on the IC tomorrow digital test bed programme"