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Marzipano

Marzipano is a web-based tool that allows the user to create complex virtual environments, which can be experienced in a web browser.

If you want to share these virtual environments with others then you do need to a) have web-hosting somewhere and b) be able to upload files to it, but if you have both of those then it takes a matter of a couple of minutes to get your Marzipano experience online.

We uploaded 360 degree photos of Bromley House, then linked the rooms together to enable visitors to “walk through” the library and find out about key features in each of the rooms.

https://www.marzipano.net/

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YouTube

While it may seem obvious, YouTube is a simple service to use for finding and uploading video content. You can create your own channel which people can subscribe to and it also offers services such as live streaming and subtitles, which can improve the accessibility of your content. The service is stable, easy to use and has a large user base.

https://www.youtube.com

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SoundCloud

We often forget how important audio is. Speech, music and other collected sounds can all tell us about about a moment in time and memory.

SoundCloud is straightforward to use, you simply create and upload your audio files. Once you have uploaded the audio, you can share it on social media, and even link to it to a webpage. Other people can also comment on the time-line of the audio. It is a useful tool that is often overlooked.

https://soundcloud.com/

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Flickr

Do you have photos and images that you have scanned in?

Flickr is an ideal space where you can ‘host’ your images, add text and share them. It is a simple and useful service.

https://www.flickr.com

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Artcodes

Artcodes is an app which links physical things to digital content. The tool can trace and recognise visual patterns via a smartphone camera and launch a related webpage.

We used Artcodes with Bromley House to explore ways in which volunteers could digitally curate the items and books “in-place”, encouraging visitors to physically explore the library to reveal digital content.

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Echoes

Echoes is a tool that enables you to create a GPS-linked audio tour that can be used on a smartphone. It offers a simple way of creating an audio tour which allows you to use audio, images and text, making content ‘come alive’ when you are in a certain location. Echoes is therefore a useful way of using oral histories.

The service is free, but there are additional services that you can pay for.

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Yarn

Yarn is a community storytelling application designed to allow users to create and share stories online, using material from the web and from archive partners such as the BBC, National Media Museum and the Science Museum. Designed with communities across the UK in the Pararchive project led by the University of Leeds, Yarn provides a set of storytelling features to get you started, which will help you structure your stories quickly, connect them with other stories (written by yourself or other Yarn storytellers), as well as add interesting details to provide depth and context.

https://yarncommunity.org/

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Historypin

Historypin is an online system that allows you and others to add images, videos and text to Google maps. These can be from anytime and can be placed in such a way to develop stories and create located-archives that relate to a particular point in history. You can ‘pin’ your history and share it with others using the system. The site provides lots of guidance and you can see examples of how others have created stories in your area.

https://www.historypin.org/en/