21 June 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

The Canadian Statistics Hall of Shame
Shame on you Ontario, New Brunswick and the Yukon.
Statistics Canada has started publishing weekly death counts, by age group and sex. The most recent data, published on Friday, is for the week of 2 May, which itself is tardy. There's no data for Ontario, New Brunswick and the Yukon.

Theses Canada
An update from the last information on updating and opening this Library and Archives Canada facility. Staff have continued to harvesting theses working from home, 14 universities are now harvested. There are still a few technical issues to iron out with the catalogue vendor before these will be available online.

Canada Coast to Coast in 2 Minutes
A lovely animated two-minute film from Mercury Filmworks. To view it go to https://blog.toonboom.com/this-animation-shows-canada-coast-to-coast-in-2-minutes? and scroll down.

If You Want to Go Far, Go Together (doing more with more)
An article by retired Librarian and Archivist of Canada  Guy Berthiaume. “If You Want to Go Far, Go Together: The Collaboration among the GLAM Community in Canada (2016–2019).” Research Library Issues, no. 300 (2020): 6–17. https://doi.org/10.29242/rli.300.2.

Colors from RadioLab
To what extent is colour a physical thing in the physical world, and to what extent is it created in our minds? https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/episodes/211119-colors

Ancestry's title Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812 is updated with records for the parish of Babcary from 1648 to 1812.

Paul Milner Book Review: Tracing Your Georgian Ancestors 1714-1837: A Guide for Family Historians by John Wintrip

Recovery podcast part three — The slow recovery after the combined shock of Spanish flu and the first world war –https://theconversation.com/the-slow-recovery-after-the-combined-shock-of-spanish-flu-and-the-first-world-war-recovery-podcast-part-three-140877

Thanks to this week's contributors: Anonymous, Arlene, BT, Cliff, Gail B, Susan, Unknown.


Norm Prince said...

Just a thank you for Up here in Canada, as a good laugh is a great way to start ones day.

Paul Milner said...

Thanks John for the shout out to the review of John Wintrip's Book on Georgian Ancestors on my blog.

Plus loved the Up here in Canada clip

Btyclk said...

John, I enjoy reading your blog, especially on Sundays. You've found a couple of videos that express Canada. Thank you.

Sophronia said...

Thanks for that video. I couldn't wait for July 1st to post it to my Facebook page. As for the COVID-19 stats I only know what's happening here in Windsor where we are still in Phase 1. We have 19 more cases reported yesterday along with one death and our restaurateurs are chomping at the bit wanting to open despite the restrictions. It appears the anarchy in the US has take a foothold here, much to my dismay. I hope Ottawa is faring better.

Stephanie Stone said...

I really enjoyed the Up Here in Canada video, but it's too white! There was the obvious inclusion of Drake, plus Teresa Tam, and a couple of shots of Indigenous people; otherwise, everyone was white. Frankly, that's not Canada. Canada is much more "colourful" than that, and the video should reflect that.