Sunday, 23 December 2018

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

LAC Progress Report Q2 (July to September 2018)
It's a mixed picture with some notable successes, some less so. The block review process has opened much more than the 1 million pages of government records available per year target, but LAC is falling behind in making them discoverable by users.
Most disappointing is that now the CEF service file digitization project is complete the pace of digitization has dropped with still 24% of the 30 million three year target of images remaining to be digitized with 17% of the period remaining.

For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the US Public Domain
At midnight on New Year’s Eve, all works first published in the United States in 1923 will enter the public domain.

Best Sites for Finding Song Lyrics

Book Review: A Year of Turner & the Thames
"... a journey, but also a journal, of a year spent tracing the footsteps of Joseph Mallord William Turner. The beautiful narration draws together several threads, charting the life and times of Turner and visits made in pursuit of this, interwoven with entertaining accounts of encounters on the way."

Conversation with Daniel Kahneman
Kahneman joined Tyler Cowen for a live conversation about bias, noise and more, including happiness, memory, the replication crisis in psychology, advice to CEOs about improving decision-making, superforecasters, the influence of Freud, working in a second language, the value of intuition, and why he can’t help you win arguments with a spouse.

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