Reflections of a Library Science student

Since starting a MSc in Library Science in September 2020, I feel as though I have been on rather an emotionally-charged rollercoaster. Having just received the results of my term 1 assignments, I decided to note some thoughts; firstly, what was going through my mind throughout term 1, then reflections now that I have receivedContinue reading “Reflections of a Library Science student”

Every Word Cloud has a Data Lining

Some days, having studied for hours, I tend to suffer from brain-fry. My thoughts can get foggy, my vision blurry, and my mind cloudy. However, the latest session of Data Information Technologies and Applications has demonstrated that cloudiness is not necessarily a bad thing – at least in the case of word clouds. I createdContinue reading “Every Word Cloud has a Data Lining”

Ye Olde Library Yonder

​​When I first attended university, it was during the days of chunky cube-like computer monitors, and I saved my work onto a floppy disc. Internet access inside halls of residence was unheard of. I accessed learning materials primarily through physical books and VHS tapes. I travelled to campus by horse and buggy. (OK, the previousContinue reading “Ye Olde Library Yonder”

DITA vs Dita

As a long-time fan of renowned burlesque artiste Dita Von Teese, an academic DITA module sounded right up my street. However, it transpires that Data and Information Technologies and Applications is a very different kettle of fish… Today everything seems to either directly or indirectly revolve around technology. The gathering of information is such aContinue reading “DITA vs Dita”

Swisslove πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

My love affair with Switzerland started on my first visit when I was a teenager. It wasn’t only the stunning natural beauty that drew me in, but also the cleanliness and complete efficiency in every aspect. Unlike here in the UK, you can plan a train journey in Switzerland and know that the train willContinue reading “Swisslove πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­”