Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

VCR tape conversion at the public library
In Ottawa, there’s a VHS conversion station: DVD recorder and VCR at the Cumberland branch. The machine will only accept regular VHS cassettes.

Mapping Museums
A research project to document and analyze how the sector changed between 1960 and 2020. It includes information on 3.244 UK museums, most still in operation.

The Good Country Index
Most component datasets are produced by the United Nations system and other international agencies, and a few by NGOs and other organizations.

15-minute walkable community?
Does where you live to have good access to community services? How does that compare to where your ancestors lived?

How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors That Determine The Fate Of Every Project, From Home Renovations To Space Exploration And Everything In Between.
This is the title of Dan Gardner’s next book as a co-author. In this blog post, he covers the non-fiction book writing process, the content of the next book (title above) which is due in February, and the book he is now working on.

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Barbara Di Mambro, Brenda Turner, Gail B., Teresa, Unknown.

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