In the era of instant access, libraries, museums and universities are racing to scan rare manuscripts and artifacts in their collections and make them available online. Examples can be found on The British Library, The Library of Congress and The World Digital Library.
The British Library began a massive digitalization project in 2005 with Microsoft, and plans to scan 25 million book pages, including some of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks.
A collection of loose papers and notes, these 28 pages outline da Vinci’s fascination with mechanics, bird flight and studies on reflections and curved mirrors. The Italian script is written in da Vinci’s typical left-to-right “mirror” writing.
See the notebook here.