2011 Research Forum: Call for Participants/Call for Presentations

Participants’ enthusiastic response to the past four Research Forums confirms that the full spectrum of research activities—from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice—is of interest and value to the archives community. The 2011 Research Forum will build on previous success by continuing with a full day of presentations.

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 beta site for research trials. . .
  • Simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation. . .

Then join us for the 5th Annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations”

Researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and the curious across all sectors of archives and records management are invited to participate. Use the forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives. The event seeks to facilitate collaboration and help inform researchers about what questions and problems need to be tackled.

As archivists from around the country and the world convene at ARCHIVES 360°, the Research Forum will provide a platform to acknowledge current—and encourage future—research and innovation from across the broad archives community and for the benefit of the archives profession.

Research Forum Events at ARCHIVES 360°

  • Research Presentations and Posters (Tuesday, August 23, 9 A.M.–5 P.M.). Here’s your chance to present, discuss, listen to, or view research reports and results on a variety of topics. The final 30 minutes of this session will seek input for SAA’s 2012 Research Forum.
  • “Office Hours” in the THINK BIG! Exhibit Hall (Thursday, August 25, and Friday, August 26). Research Forum organizers will be on hand to hear your ideas about the Forum and for ad hoc discussions about specific research projects.
  • Poster Sessions. Make time to visit the poster sessions, which will include practice innovation and research topics.

Call for Platform and Poster Presentations

SAA invites submission of abstracts (of 250 words or less) for either 10-minute platform presentations or poster presentations. Topics may address research on, or innovations in, any aspect of archives practice or records management in government, corporate, academic, scientific, or other setting. Presentations on research results that may have emerged since the ARCHIVES 360° Call for Proposals deadline in October 2010 are welcome, as are reports on research completed within the past three years. Please indicate whether you intend a platform or poster presentation.

Abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee co-chaired by Nancy McGovern (Inter-university Consortium for political and social Research, university of michigan) and Helen Tibbo (university of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 2, 2011 May 6, 2011 (deadline extended) via e-mail to researchforum@archivists.org. You will be notified of the review committee’s decision by July 11.