3. Library and Archives Canada for ignoring newspaper digitization, and practically ignoring newspapers entirely by having no dedicated newspaper librarian. Canada is at or near the bottom of the list of national libraries for this aspect of operations. Continuing neglect.
4. The Ottawa Public Library: for letting the Ottawa Room flounder. For example, the Bytown pamphlet series recently published number 100, but the latest in the Ottawa Room is number 90 with a note attached that 91 and 92 are in cataloguing. There continues to be no meaningful virtual presence. This is the second year of neglect.
5. The General Records Office (England and Wales) for continuing to gouge for birth. marriage and death records, and continuing to do so despite findings that a restrictive policy is unnecessary. Some progress this year, could do better.
6. Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections: for inability to proof-read, spell and grammar check. This for the second year with no evident improvement.
Your nominations are welcome.