I'm back, but not fully so. Hopefully I'll have time for some real blogging this evening or tomorrow. In the meantime, here's a link to a section on the English-language version of the website of our National Library that deals with the Shmita. Unfortunately, most of the content itself is on the Hebrew side of the website.
Someday someone ought to gently nudge the fine people at the National Library to do more with the collections they have online than they're presently doing. But this has to do with an aspect of my professional life I don't generally discuss on this blog.