Participate in the 2024 SAA Research Forum hosted by the SAA Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment (CORDA)

If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation within the archives profession, join us for the 18th Annual Research Forum! The Forum will be held virtually via Zoom on July 17 and July 24 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT.

Use the Forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives. Here’s your chance to find collaborators or to help inform colleagues about questions and problems that need to be tackled. The Forum features the full spectrum of research activities and innovative practice, all of interest and value to the archives community.

Call for Submissions

A full call for submissions will be published on the SAA Research Forum site on March 1, 2024.

The call will invite submission of abstracts (of 300 words or fewer) for a 10-minute platform presentation or a 3-minute lightning talk. For consideration, all abstracts must be received by May 1, 2024. We invite presentations on research results that may have emerged since the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting Call for Proposals deadline, as well as reports on research completed within the past three years that are relevant and valuable for discussion as defined by the rubric. 

The Research Forum Committee and CORDA encourage submissions on a range of topics, which may include:

  • Global challenges and their implications for archives and archivists, such as climate change, armed conflicts, environmental disaster, and human rights;
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (EDISJ) as a core value for archives and archivists;
  • Collaborating across domains—archives, libraries, galleries, and museums;
  • Repository-level data: how archives measure their output, outcomes, and activities over time;
  • Centering users in the design of archival systems for discovery; and/or,
  • Building audiences to increase the impact of archives on society.

These themes can be found in the CORDA Research and Innovation Roadmap (v1.4).

Questions? Join us for our CORDA Office Hours, Research Forum 2024 Q&A, April 2, 2024, 12pm CT. RSVP here.

Contact the organizers at—and watch for updates on the Forum’s webpage here.

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SAA Code of Conduct

We value and respect our diverse guests, volunteers, service providers, and staff members. We expect all of our attendees to do the same. Read the SAA Code of Conduct.