26 July 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

OGS Copyright Consultant
Librarians are Genealogists' best friends, so the OGS announcement that Elise C. Cole is joining the OGS team to ensure that the Society is informed and compliant with copyright law and copyright best practices is welcome. Elise in her role with the Oakville Public Library blogged at the no longer active Librarians Helping Canadian Genealogists Climb Family Trees.

Links to 2,275 Free Online Ontario City Directories
Kenneth R Marks does it again. https://bit.ly/3jHMDm3

Reimagining Searching in Chronicling America
A blog post that raised my blood pressure in thinking about the lost opportunities owing to Library and Archives Canada's failed leadership.

Libraries have been bringing older books to digital learners: Four publishers sue to stop it
Do you use the Internet Archive? A blog post by Brewster Kahle on the threat from commercial publishers to the availability of orphan works.

TheGenealogist adds Australian Records

Thanks to this week's contributors: Anonymous, Brenda Dunne, btyclk, Gail B., Ian Barker, Jon, K, K P,  Leslie Weir, M.Anne S., Nick Thorne, Unknown.

1 comment:

Kenneth R Marks said...

Thanks, John for including my link to the list of Ontario City Directories available online. Frankly, I was amazed at the large number available that are free to browse and search in Ontario.