Curio is a mobile app designed in partnership with Art Processors, the creative team behind MONA’s ‘O’ and launched in April 2013 at the State Library of NSW. Curio uses a unique indoor location technology which is incredibly accurate and the app is easy to install for both iOS and Android devices. The innovative mobile interface knows where you are inside the State Library and intuitively delivers interesting facts, surprising stories and multimedia about the objects and architectural features around you. The mobile experience goes far beyond the traditional audio guide, streaming informative content without disturbing the heritage building. It offers an interactive experience that allows visitors to rate objects on site. They can then play back their visit at home and share their favourite objects on Facebook and Twitter.
Megan Perry is the Manager of Learning Services at the State Library of NSW. She has managed the roll out of a range of K-12 learning programs using new technologies to engage learners onsite, online and on tour. Programs include video conferences across the state and internationally, the use of iPads in learning programs, and learning app development. Megan is currently managing the development of web-based learning resources for the NSW History and English syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum. Megan is a member of the National and State Libraries Australasia Literacy and Learning Project Group.
Louise Prichard has recently taken up the position of Project Manager, Web and Online System Integration, Digital Excellence Program. In her previous role of Web Coordinator, she coordinated work across the State Library website and recently project managed the Library’s new Curio app, launched in April this year. She is also a member of the National and State Libraries Australasia Community-Created Content Group which organised the Library Hack competition and Mash-up at the Mitchell.