19 July 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Lessons from the Reopening of Libraries and Archives in Europe
Some comments about digitization on request.

Librarians Turned Google Forms into the Unlikely Platform for Virtual Escape Rooms 
Is there scope for gamification in attracting youngsters to family history?

Notable and Recent Additions to the Waterloo Digital Library
COVID-19 and the closure of the University of Waterloo campus hasn't stopped the library making additions online. Included are some interesting early maps.

Ontario Land Registry Office Update
OGS posted news about plans to discontinue the land registration counter services at all Land Registry Offices effective 9 October 2020. It appears OGS has acted promptly — good, it should have been aware earlier.

Old British Lighthouses
The Historical Light Aids to Navigation dataset is an Excel spreadsheet that “shows the development of historical lighthouses, lightships, harbour lights and beacons in England and Wales for several benchmark years between 1514-1911. via Jeremy Singer-Vine at Data is Plural

Thanks to this week's contributors: Anonymous, Bob, Bob H., Dorothy Kew, Glenn Wright, Gloria, Jane, jon, Judy Lynn, K, LGLowrey, NigelBeale, Teresa, Terry, Unknown.

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