|Posted by Mark @ Archival Access Victoria on June 4, 2012 at 2:45 AM|
I’ve discovered a few interesting iPhone Apps over the past couple of weeks that I think are worth mentioning for any tech savvy researchers out there -
Vic-Heritage App – made for the iPhone, it helps you to explore and learn about the architectural and historical treasures of Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing mobile access access to the Victorian Heritage Database – history wherever you are! The app can find heritage listed locations in your general vicinity or you can search for a specific heritage item buy name, location etc. The app includes photos of heritage listed buildings and details of their historical significance. This snazzy little app brought to my attention over 30 heritage locations near where I live and it’s been great to learn about these buildings I’ve been driving by over the past few years!
iTunes U – this app is like a university in your pocket. You subscribe to ‘courses’ and can download podcasts of lectures and interviews from experts in a wide range of fields. You download the podcasts direct to your phone and you can listen and learn while walking the dog or waiting for a train. La Trobe University has an ‘Australian History’ course in iTunes U which I have been slowly working my way through! The 20+ topics in this course (completely free by the way!) includes topics such as immigration, Aussie slang and the whaling industry.
If you don’t have an iPhone, you can still access the content created by La Trobe on their podcast webpage.