How theme park technologies have helped museums: a case study of the new St. Louis Aquarium (Web Informant)

Web Informant: How theme park technologies have helped museums: a case study of the new St. Louis Aquarium. “I am a big patron of museums. I go to many of them and try to fit in a visit whenever I am out of town. But what I have seen lately is how they have begun to use the same technologies that entertainment companies have been perfecting for movies and theme park rides, all in the interest of capturing more visitors and increasing visitor engagement. I think this a positive development, and this blog explains its evolution and why it is welcomed.”

The Art Newspaper: How to make museums more accessible for disabled people? Ask them

The Art Newspaper: How to make museums more accessible for disabled people? Ask them. “Museums can be hostile places for disabled visitors, with buildings that are hard to navigate by wheelchair and exhibits presented with few concessions to those with sensory or cognitive impairments. But a handful of European institutions have conducted access studies that promise to transform this dispiriting experience, drawing on expert advice from participants with diverse lived experiences of disability.”

EurekAlert: Significant potential demonstrated by digital agricultural advice

EurekAlert: Significant potential demonstrated by digital agricultural advice. “The near ubiquitous penetration of mobile phones among smallholder farmers in developing countries has enabled a powerful new tool for dispensing agricultural advice to farmers. Low acquisition and marginal costs make digital extension scalable at low cost when compared to traditional in person extension practices.”

The Daring Librarian: 10 Easy Instagram Photo Book Challenge

The Daring Librarian: 10 Easy Instagram Photo Book Challenge . “For the past 6 months, I’ve been working on a new presentation for a keynote appearance in Ohio and it’s making me more thoughtful about the potential of Instagram. More clever ways to interact with Libraries, literacy, books, reading, kids, and our community.”

NiemanLab: Can a science escape room livestreamed on Twitch help bring viewers to public media?

NiemanLab: Can a science escape room livestreamed on Twitch help bring viewers to public media?. “Twitch. An escape room. YouTube influencers. Outer space. And public media. You never know what concoction of trends will make an experiment successful. And that’s the job of WGBH’s emerging platforms initiative: finding mixes that help the Boston-based public media station reach younger audiences (Gen Z and millennials) through newer platforms (Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, Snapchat Discover, YouTube, subreddits, and TikTok). ”

Europeana Pro: The role of community-generated content in the digital legacy of the First World War

Europeana Pro: The role of community-generated content in the digital legacy of the First World War. “The revolution in digital technology and the accessibility to new material via digital storytelling are changing the way researchers are able to look at the period of the First World War. Projects like Europeana 1914-1918, which combines institutional and publicly contributed material, are disrupting the research life cycle and promoting new insights into historical research. Dr. Agiatis Benardou, Senior Researcher at Digital Curation Unit / ATHENA R.C. – a Europeana DSI-4 partner – fills us in.”

ReliefWeb: British Red Cross launches new online knowledge-sharing platform

ReliefWeb: British Red Cross launches new online knowledge-sharing platform. “The hub is a free online platform with over 300 resources, providing a ‘one stop shop’ for anyone mainstreaming community engagement and accountability. Materials range from a ready-to-download three-day training package, to a toolkit designed to help set up and manage complaint and feedback mechanisms in any context.”