Just words

Surprise! Report writing results in more Wordles–and other symptoms of working in academia.

I thought I’d post a Wordle from a report I wrote recently.The report is the result of a couple weeks of collaborative brainstorming with four colleagues concerning the future of library authority data. Going through the brain acrobatics of imagining a recordless linked data environment that weaves together authority and bibliographic data was surprisingly enjoyable. In retrospect, I realized that I consistently used the phrase “authority data” rather than “authority metadata.” One person’s metadata is another person’s data I suppose. <stale NSA joke omitted/>

Wordle generated from a recently written report

On my writing list before the end of the year: cataloging policy and procedure and then my annual report. It’s a good thing I’m finally feeling better. Writing with medicine head and little sleep is no fun at all.