04 February 2008
SLV - podcasts
After looking over their digitisation facilities, I had a look at the Victorians on Vacation temporary exhibition. It is an interesting exhibition with some very evocative images, but I found their online audio guide to be a good model for us. There is clear signage about it as you enter the exhibition and I asked the staff about their free to hire MP3 players. They are iPod Nanos (about $199 each I think) and visitors can borrow them for a photo ID. They've had only one stolen and for that one no photo ID was left - just stolen credit cards. They're pretty well used, especially on the weekends, but they only had a few to lend out. They say the use of the guides varies depending on the exhibition content, but they are expecting them to be popular for their next exhibition, The Medieval Imagination, opening in late March.