• Exploring 'inspiration' and the library's potential role in the creative process - conference paper

    Author(s):
    Cait Peterson (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Art education, Creativity, Information behaviour, Library and information science
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    ARLIS UK & Ireland Art Libraries Society
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Glasgow
    Conf. Loc.:
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Conf. Date:
    Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 July 2019
    Tag(s):
    Creative process, inspiration
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/v9bz-ty68
    Abstract:
    The library and information science literature on artists and designers shows that ‘inspiration’ is a crucial information need. This talk will explore how art and design libraries can help their patrons to understand, find, and foster inspiration. However, what is really meant by ‘inspiration’, and how is it found? I will be discussing some of the historical, cultural, and psychological conceptions of ‘inspiration’. Looking at the Library and Information Science literature on information behaviour, there are multiple areas of research that could be applied to finding inspiration, including browsing, Information Encountering, satisficing, and the importance of serendipity. I will be discussing these behaviours and how they can help in finding inspiration. Finally, the presentation will offer some practical ideas for how art and design libraries can help their patrons’ creativity and inspiration through sessions, resources, systems, and space.
    Notes:
    This conference paper is accompanied by a slideshow presentation.
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    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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