Digitize

Photo: Digitize Digitize = convert images, text or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer. What records, videos, audio tapes, photos would you like to digitize? What are our options as we head in 2018? What would we like to see online by 2020? This page explores the practical ins …

Tourism, Crisis and Communication

Photo: Wilma When a crisis affects a particular place, it is rarely presented in a way that provides updated information for visitors. Many tourism businesses, not to mention regional and national ministries and campaigns, are reluctant to voice concerns. Scaremongering kicks in and things go from bad to worse. The consequence for not engaging the …

What’s in your toolbox?

Poster: toolbox? Hey world – Interested in responsible travel , conscious travel and ecotourism? Here are tips on using social web channels including blogs and wikis and Facebook, Flickr, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube. Online communication might be easier to understand if the tools we use were in actual toolbox. But the programs, apps, widgets and websites are creations of a digital, ephemeral age. Creating relevant communities for those interested …

Expanding World Heritage Dialogues

Photo: Bartłomiej Banaszak, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa, Dialogue Among the side events at 41whc For a Structured Dialogue with Civil Society Europa Nostra, the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe, together with the Host Country represented by the National Heritage Board of Poland, will host a discussion, in conjunction with the 41st session of the World …

Reading the First Books #firstbooksdh

Austin, Texas – LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections hosted a day-long digital scholarship symposium on May 30, 2017, titled “Reading the First Books: Colonial Documents in the Digital Age.” Hashtag: #firstbooksdh The symposium celebrates the culmination of “Reading the First Books: Multilingual, Early-Modern OCR for Primeros Libros,” a two-year effort to develop tools …

Biodiversity on the Social Web – Live Web Tours This Week #idb2017 #biodiversityday

Poster: BioDiversityDay 2017 Today – May 21 – is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) and Planeta.com hosts live, interactive web tours this week. Join us Tuesday at 10am Vegas, 12pm Oaxaca, 1pm Montreal, 6pm London, 3am Brisbane. Videos http://youtu.be/e2sHFqJAwo0 The objective of this exercise is to highlight and …

Journalism Under Fire: UNESCO #PressFreedom Colloquium

For those keen on a journalism deep dive Wednesday @UNESCO hosts a conference. Not sure if there will be live video, but we can hope someone at a press symposium can figure out persicope and facebook live for presentations and in-the-hallways chatter. Bonus points if someone can show a news stand. Key Links http://en.unesco.org/journalism-under-fire Twitter: @UNESCO …

Welcome to the #Twistance

Following up our feature on the Twitterstorm kicked up by Badlands National Park, the hashtag that sums up the week’s viral storm combines Twitter and Resistance in the colorful #Twistance Kudos @StollmeyerEU for the helpful Twistance list curating ‘rogue’ federal science agencies. She’s Twistance 2 with other rogue departments. Those launching the rogue sites share a mission of sharing …

Vote Now for #Macqwoty

Graphic: Macquarie Dictionary My favorite #woty (word of the year) is #macqwoty, hosted by Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. Each year they announce a public game in January to choose the best word of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Freecycle, Norman door, Blockchain, Post-Truth, Fake News, Driverless Car and mmmmm… bush carrots, must be Youlk! …