NiemanLab: Text-for-housing-data service Outlier Media and MuckRock combine to close more information gaps around the country

NiemanLab: Text-for-housing-data service Outlier Media and MuckRock combine to close more information gaps around the country. “Two nimble but powerful organizations are joining forces to continue reimagining journalism as a public service. The three-person team of Detroit’s text-for-housing-info startup Outlier Media is becoming part of MuckRock, the 10-year-old nonprofit news site focused on accountability journalism through public records, they announced Monday.”

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.”

Mashable: Influencers urge young people to vote in UK election to ‘cancel the haters’

Mashable: Influencers urge young people to vote in UK election to ‘cancel the haters’ . “The ‘snowflakes’ of the United Kingdom have something to say: get out and vote. High-profile influencers have teamed up to create a video urging young people to exercise their democratic right in the General Election on Dec. 12.”

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.”