Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: #OAweek To be fair, International Open Access Week has always been about catalyzing action, and this year’s theme encourages everyone to take …

New Zealand on the Social Web

What are your inspired, go-to New Zealand resources? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of New Zealand, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, shares, clips, favorites, likes …

Happy IDUAI!! September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information

Let me be among the first to wish you a ‘Happy IDUAI!’ September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (also known as IDUAI). Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay , #IDUAI, #RightToKnowDay I know this doesn’t roll off the tongue, but this day in tandem with World Tourism Day has great potential. More about that below. One of the cornerstones …

Announcing the Recipients of Four Winds Recognition

Indigenous Peoples Week took place August 8-14. The objective is to help raise awareness of Indigenous tourism options around the world and improve digital literacy skills among Indigenous friends. Partners in this endeavor are Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited, Madidi Jungle Ecolodge and The Travel Word. This was our sixth annual celebration of social web …

Encouraging Engagement

One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is how to develop engagement with the public — critical if we wish to encourage sustainable practices. Engagement (aka ‘meaningful interaction’) needs to be central to our work, not an add-on. We need an engagement strategy as much as any …

Livestreaming in the USA: Virtual Park Circuit

parkexchange US national parks deserve kudos for making the most of live, unscripted videos. Check out the list of parks on Periscope! Today — On August 22 National Park Service sites across the country will begin the week’s celebration of the service’s centennial by using Facebook Live to explore innovation, one park at a time. This ‘virtual …

#IPW6 Day One: Request for Introductions / Livestreaming

dine Day 1! Welcome to Indigenous Peoples Week, 2016. Hashtag: #ipw6 Our conversations are about to unfold on Facebook as well as Twitter and other social channels. Don’t worry. All of this is curated on the Planeta Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/indiweek2016 Today: Livestreaming around 1030am PT via FacebookLive.  Direct link Today’s requests: If you have not done so already, …

How do we make our parks more inclusive? = ¿Cómo hacemos que nuestros parques son más incluyentes? #Next100chat

incluyentes How do we make our parks more inclusive? ¿Cómo hacemos que nuestros parques son más incluyentes? Here are highlights from today’s (August 3, 2016) #Next100Chat tweetchat celebrating the100th anniversary of the US National Park Service. Follow Voces Verdes @VocesVerdes Starting now! TweetChat on the Next 100 Coalition’s celebration of@NatlParkService’s 100th anniversary. Use #Next100Chat to follow …

Preview: 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #40whc

Istanbul, Turkey hosts the 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee July 10-20, 2016. Hashtag: #40whc The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session, which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion and Cultural Affairs at the Turkish Ministry of …