Now online! (Works best on broadband) The kiosk is now online for your viewing enjoyment, but please note that due to technological limitations, the small button texts are not as sharp as it is on the actual kiosk at the Library, due to browser resizing of the original graphics. Also, please note that the "help" key is not available online. When finished, use your browser's Back Button.
With the support of the Northern Bible Society and a grant from the Willis E. and Emma E. O'Connor Foundation, UMD library staff designed and unveiled in 2001 an interactive touch-screen computer kiosk that showcases the history, selected bibles, unusual languages, and other aspects of the Collection through high-resolution images and audio narration by Donald J. Pearce, who served as curator of the Collection from 1989 to 2001.
The kiosk's ease-of-use makes it appealing to those of all ages. One touch to the screen starts the introduction, and you can sit back and watch the presentation like a movie. Or if you prefer, you can touch large buttons on the screen to navigate through any topic of your choice in any order you like. The oval buttons on the left are the main topics, and the rectangle buttons across the top represent chapters within each main topics. The kiosk is availbale to the public during regular UMD library hours. The kiosk is located on the second floor near the elevators just outside of Room 262.
Left to right: Paul Ramseyer, (great nephew of Henry Ramseyer)
with wife Grace, and Donald Pearce, kiosk narrator
Guests using the Kiosk
Church and lay groups, societies and clubs are cordially invited to organize special visits to the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection. A member of the UMD Library staff will give commentaries on the material held, by prior arrangement. Call (218) 726-8102 for more information.