National Book Festival 2017

Washington, DC – The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. Key Links https://www.loc.gov/bookfest http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/multimedia/posters https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress https://twitter.com/librarycongress https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress Playlist Author Stages Amazing authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations on stages dedicated to kids, fiction, history, poetry, contemporary life and …

Trust and Freedom on the Internet: Nethui 2017

Photo: Moeraki Boulders NetHui is New Zealand’s multi-stakeholder event on Internet governance and policy issues.. Hashtag: #nethui The theme for NetHui 2017 was Trust and Freedom on the Internet. The 2017 event took place November 9-10 in Auckland at the Aotea Centre. Key Links https://2017.nethui.nz https://2017.nethui.nz/code-of-conduct https://2017.nethui.nz/venue https://www.facebook.com/NetHuiNZ https://twitter.com/NetHuiNZ https://livestream.com/i-filmservices November 8 On the day before …

Responsible Tourism Day 2017

Photo This week our attention turns to London, host city of World Responsible Tourism Day which takes place Wednesday, November 8. What’s new? November 7 – Responsible Tourism Fringe Networking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/responsible-tourism-fringe-networking-tickets-39052985531 We are delighted to be hosting this year’s Responsible Tourism Networking Fringe event at the Good Hotel. First, because the hotel is an inspiring …

Overtourism in Protected Areas (2017)

Poster Webinar: What is overtourism in protected areas and what can we do about it?, November 3, 2017. Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Steve McCool (University of Montana), Mr. Jon Kohl (PUP Global Heritage Consortium)Rising visitor use levels in tourism destinations over the last several years have caught residents and managers off-guard, leading to potentially significant social and biophysical impacts. This condition has been …

Climate COP23

Hashtags The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference took place November 6-17 at the WorldConference Centre in Bonn, Germany The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, is hosted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and presided over by Fiji. The UNFCCC secretariat and the Government of Fiji are closely working with …

Radio Preservation Task Force: From Archive to Classroom

Recommended Viewing from the Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force: From Archive to Classroom Mass-media historians and archivists in the first national attempt to assess the history and record of radio in the United States. Livestreamed sessions included “Indigenous/First Nations Radio” and “Material & Digital Curation.” Indigenous/First Nations – Friday, 9:10-10:45 (Montpelier) This panel …

Public Broadcasting at 50

Recommended Viewing from the Library of Congress Washington, DC – The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting Friday, Nov. 3, 2 –6 p.m. The symposium — “Preserving …

World Travel Market 2017

Hashtag This week (November 6-8) World Travel Market takes place in London. We are paying attention to the event and Responsible Tourism Day (November 8). Hashtag: #WTM2017. Key Links http://www.wtmlondon.com Exhibitor list Registration https://www.youtube.com/user/Worldtravelmarket http://www.wtmresponsibletourism.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldresponsibletourismday https://twitter.com/[email protected]_London Questions Who benefits from attending the World Travel Market? What are the outcomes of the World Travel Market? Who …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Cover Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future …