I've only got 61 metadata records left to reconcile (or so it appears now--that doesn't mean I won't find another 500 tomorrow that somehow previously escaped my notice). Which means I can start creating a name authority file for both DC Creator and DC Title. It's nice to see some real progress on this project--namely, to see all the nasty red (or rather, dark pink) highlights in the metadata tool dwindling away.
I actually got about 143 records edited today--and all of that after lunch--which is a daily record, I think. My breakthrough appears to have been getting out my headphones (although it seems counter-intuitive) and letting my brain munch on something in the background instead of listing around for something more challenging to do. That, the new second monitor, and re-programming my extra mouse keys with copy and paste (so that I can perform almost all functions exclusively with my right hand), have really speeded me up.