Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

I never thought I cared about my family history, and then I went to Ireland

A Brief History of Book Vending Machines
This is one of two vending-type machines the Ottawa Public Library provides at my local community centre, use is free, acknowledging the distance to a branch library. Here are other creative approaches to making books available —

Library and Archives Canada acquires 100 environmental interviews

Freedom for Authors
Perhaps AI could at least free authors from the chore of formatting articles to journal specifications! How much of an issue is this for authors of genealogical journal articles?

ShadeMap: Direct Sunlight Chart
An interactive map which can calculate the number of hours of direct sunlight for any location on Earth accounting for shadows cast by buildings and terrain.

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Brenda Turner, Dianne, gail benjafield, Ken McKinlay, Lois Logan, May Prange, Nick McDonald, norm prince, Robert Halfyard, Sunday Thompson, Teresa, Unknown.

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