Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Digital revolutions: The limits and affordances of online collections.
A preprint of a book chapter by Australian Tim Sherratt, who writes “How do we discover relevant resources? What gets digitised and why? How can researchers use these collections to ask new types of questions? After more than 25 years, the web has its own history. What problems and possibilities has it brought to understanding of the past?” Goes in-depth into the situation in Australia, presented as an island entire of itself.

10,000 Step Myth

International Institute for Genealogical Studies
As announced at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies Winter graduation ceremony online, as of 2023, the institute will be rebranded as the International Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Why we feel like Christmas comes around more quickly each year

LAC Preservation Storage Facility
You probably saw the announcement of the official opening.
Does anyone else find the building ominous? Will LAC one day get over it’s fascination with new buildings – nitrite film storage, preservation storage, shared building with the Ottawa Public Library, and put as much effort into a virtual facility to enhance access across Canada.

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Ann Burns, Anonymous, Barbara Di Mambro, gail b., Glenn W., Teresa, Unknown.

One Reply to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. I could not believe the LAC lab photo. Surely a joke, a big box? Photoshopped? No?

    On the other hand what a brilliant piece by the historically well informed Harvard prof on exercise. The professor is most genial yet presents impressive work. Reminded me Oscar Wilde’s imprisonment.
    I’ll forward to many.

    Thanks, John.

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