The Conceptual Librarian


A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art defines conceptual art as “A type of art in which the idea or ideas that a work represents are considered its essential component and the finished ‘product’, if it exists at all, is regarded primarily as a form of documentation rather than as an artefact.”(1)

The Conceptual Librarian applies the same approach to information provision, or, as Marshall McLuhan didn’t say: The medium isn’t the message. 

(1) “Conceptual art”  A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art. Ian Chilvers. Oxford University Press, 1998. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.  TAFE PREMIUM.  20 February 2008  <;


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