^Through June, 2012^
They are quite similar, with the two most used words being "libraries" and "ideas". Other common words include "circulation," "resources," "ebooks," "books," and "electronic." I'm a little chagrined at the frequency of "rather" and "however". Words that I expected to be more prominent were "value" and "collection". However, "metrics," "model," and "measure" are pretty big.
I also looked back on my ideas that I was wanting to pursue, notably my "Top Ten Questions" and "What to Study Next". Well, my eyes have always been bigger than my stomach, and I did not pursue a course of study in logic, epistemiology and professions. I did, however, carefully read Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science (see postings), from which I had gained much insight into the history of librarianship. My top questions, however, I think are still valid and worth pursuing, particularly those related to measuring the quality of a collection, and what impact the collection has on student learning and faculty research.
Ideas I imagine I will be pursuing over this next year include:
- Library Impact Data Project - they have a toolkit that I'd like to look into using
- Assessment in Action (ACRL)
- More thorough overlap analysis of A&I databases (for yet another round of budget cuts)
- Evaluation of accessibility of our resources for those who are print disabled
I also tried making a timeline from my postings using TimelineJS. This was not as easy as I had hoped...But I got something interesting:
When I started this blog, I wasn't sure if it was something I could keep up. I did not want to have a blog that laid fallow with rare postings. Now that I know that I can write regularly, I need to decide if this is something that I want to continue doing. And while I think it is perfectly valid to write for my own ear, my goal is to develop conversations and discussions. While I want to contribute my voice, I would hope that others would want to listen. So, I'm hoping to generate a little more interest in my work over the next year.