Start Date

8-3-2014 2:30 PM

End Date

8-3-2014 4:00 PM

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What does “brevity” evoke in today’s academic library? In this paper, I explore the notion of brevity with my colleagues at the University of Guelph Library, asking them what the term evokes for them in the library and higher education more broadly.

This paper reveals a clash of values and ideologies which may well point to one of the more universal tensions within higher education today.


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What do we talk about when we talk about brevity?

What does “brevity” evoke in today’s academic library? In this paper, I explore the notion of brevity with my colleagues at the University of Guelph Library, asking them what the term evokes for them in the library and higher education more broadly.

This paper reveals a clash of values and ideologies which may well point to one of the more universal tensions within higher education today.