Nancy K. Roderer

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A word cloud is a visual representation for text data, typically used to visualize free form text. The author, Nancy K. Roderer, Johns Hopkins University, uses wordle.net to create her word clouds. Her choice of information professions was idiosyncratic. In addition to ones that are general, and others that group around librarianship, she included several from the health sciences, where she practiced. Finally, she included some information professions with titles of recent origin, including user experience director and data scientist. Reviewing the word clouds, she looked for the most prominent words and occurrences of data, information, knowledge as the essentials, resources, systems/technology, users, services as the components, creating, organizing, providing, managing, analyzing as verbs, and organization, society as the context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalInformation Services and Use
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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