Walk this way: using geolocation for self-guided local history audio walking tours [slides]

Creator
Ahearne, Teishan
Description

National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium, 13-15 November 2019 Melbourne: Discover, Diversify, Dive In
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the session on using GPS for self-guided local history audio walking tours.
 
Session description: New technology isn’t a replacement for good content, but it can allow you to tell stories differently – and in the process, tell different stories, disrupting the dominant narratives in local history and innovating with new voices.
 
Moreland Libraries have created two audio walking tours of Brunswick, which allows residents to use an app to download a tour and engage with the local history of the area. With the successful launch of our People’s History of Brunswick walking tours as a pilot, we are now embarking on new projects to collaborate with our local community in the creation and sharing of local stories using ‘Echoes’. Using public workshops we are opening up the process of local history creation by asking our community what stories they would like to share. We are then taking a dual approach of collecting stories from the community, as well as training and upskilling community members to be autonomous in their own local stories creation.
 
Echoes is a GPS triggered audio tour app for smartphones. Hear about the potentials and limitations of using Echoes, what you will need to get started making your own geolocated local history audio walking tours, and our process of community collaboration.

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Contributor
Moreland City Libraries
Date
2019
Type
Format
Language
en
Relation
https://read.alia.org.au/alia-national-library-and-information-technicians-symposium-2019-program
Coverage
Australia