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Being Agile in a Novel World / Steve Williams

Gregynog Colloquium 2020

Swansea University Author: Steve Williams

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Gilbert Ryle suggested to us in 1979 that in 'a partly novel situation, the response is necessarily partly novel, else it is not a response.' Academic libraries across Wales have both aimed to respond, but also to address the novel characteristics presented by a pandemic in the 21st Centur...

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Published in: Gregynog Colloquium 2020
Published: 2020
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa57296
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Abstract: Gilbert Ryle suggested to us in 1979 that in 'a partly novel situation, the response is necessarily partly novel, else it is not a response.' Academic libraries across Wales have both aimed to respond, but also to address the novel characteristics presented by a pandemic in the 21st Century: even 10 years ago the technological limitations would have been much more significant to the shift to online learning; the opportunity to work flexibly is something that many would like to continue post-pandemic; staff and student engagement online is many cases is higher than in-person, staff and student wellbeing has become a significant priority; and so forth. How do we learn from this experience and how do we best create a new future for ourselves and our services?
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