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This week in web: 14 March 2011

OK it is a bit late, but here are our web stats for January and February 2011.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Mar 2011

Specimens lost to the Australian Museum

In the 19th and early 20th centuries museums often purchased specimens to increase the size and variey of their collections. Read about one intended purchase that unfortunately did not proceed.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

Linkasaurus: Your Weekly Link Fix

Curated for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Mar 2011

“What’s your favourite app?”

At last Tuesday’s Jurassic Lounge we’ve asked our visitors some questions about mobile usage. People with a smartphone gave us some insight in the way they use their phone, how much money they spend on apps and which apps are their favourite! We are planning on doing some more surveys this month and the results, of course will appear on the blog.  

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Mar 2011

Dr Jodi discusses the Vampire Frog

Dr Jodi discusses the Vampire Frog & her journey in finding the creature.

By: Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Feb 2011

How to Choose iPhone Apps for Kids

What should adults look for when choosing iPhone apps for (and with) their kids?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2011

March 2nd people, it all happened!

Apple sent out invites to San Francisco press to a special press conference to be held on the 2nd of March 2011. The image sent out with the event shows an iCal image of March 2nd pealing back to reveal the corner of an iPad. Need we say more?

By: Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Feb 2011

Find out what past entrants of our Up Close and Spineless Photography Competition think of it?

In March 2009 we surveyed past entrants of the Museum’s annual photography competition Up Close and Spineless. The competition, which focuses on invertebrates and was launched in 2002 with 158 entries, has grown in popularity to attract over 500 entries in 2008. The survey was conducted to inform the future direction of the competition and investigate other photographic exhibition possibilities for the Museum.

By: Rubén Reyes, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Feb 2011

New scans of Percy Money PNG photos

With the help of our wonderful volunteers Sue Myatt and Nan Goodsell, we have just posted some new scans of the beautiful images taken by missionary Percy Money in Collingwood Bay, PNG in the early 1900s.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Dangerous, deadly and just plain mean!

Ever wondered about how safe Australia’s wildlife is … and how to avoid it? The Australian Museum’s newest mobile app provides information about different types of dangerous / potentially dangerous animals that inhabit Australia, where to find them and what to do when confronted by one.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011