Posting to Autocat
For those who may be interested, I have taken the postings to this thread (minus names and emails and repostings) and pasted them into a word cloud in Tagxedo, making links into the Google ngram viewer for Google Books, adding the word “libraries” to any word you click on.
I don’t know if there are any little nuggets we can dig out from either the word cloud or the Google ngrams, but it is fun to play with these powerful tools and, of course, such attempts are the only ways of discovering if anything turns out to be worthwhile or not.
Also, I cannot find a way to make the word cloud bigger and some of the words are very small, even when your mouse goes over them. If you want, you can click on the link and find out what the word is in the Google ngram viewer.