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Cultivating Creative Information Practices: Supporting the Ying and Yang of the Research Process

Anderson, Theresa and Bowler, Leanne and Nathan, Lisa and Trauth, Eileen (2012) Cultivating Creative Information Practices: Supporting the Ying and Yang of the Research Process. In: iConference: Culture Design Society, 07 February 2012 - 09 February 2012, Toronto, Canada.

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Description: A heightened research focus on creativity is coming from many quarters. In response, this event calls attention to the very activity through which scholars are exploring creativity -- the research process. In particular, we focus on the accepted information practices that are supposed to support our research. Are these standardized practices scaffolding truly creative inquiry that enables researchers to put their imagination to work? This interactive session provides an opportunity for participants to uncover the challenges and opportunities that emerge as one attempts to develop and sustain creative information practice, particularly in the increasingly regimented environment of academia. We wish to generate conversations and share reflections about how we can create, nurture and sustain sites of creativity proactively through research-related information practices. In light of growing interest in a more humanist emphasis to information research, the discussion explores the intersection between critical and creative capacities as a way to better enable contemplative scholarship.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Anderson, Theresa
Bowler, Leannelbowler@pitt.eduLBOWLER
Nathan, Lisa
Trauth, Eileen
Date: February 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Event Title: iConference: Culture Design Society
Event Dates: 07 February 2012 - 09 February 2012
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 15:35
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:07


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