In 2019 we invite archivists to show us how they are sharing their collections with the wider world. This might be by cutting through cataloguing backlogs, developing digitization and digital archives workflows, or by taking archives to community groups in innovative ways.
This is an opportunity to speak about successes – as well as the challenges faced – in promoting collections, expanding audiences, and fostering engagement with archives. We’d also like to hear about your instructive failures!
The AAO 2019 Program Committee invites proposals which touch on any aspect of the broad theme of improving access to archives.
Session topics may include:• Providing access via digitization• Innovative outreach activities• Engagement with diverse user groups or emerging areas of research and scholarship• Promoting archives through partnerships• Strategies for reducing backlogs
The Program Committee will accept both individual submissions for papers as well as full session proposals for multiple speakers.
Full sessions are 1h15m in duration and may take the form of:- Conventional sessions (formal presentation of papers; approximately 20 minutes per speaker, with questions to follow as time allows); -Panel discussion (abbreviated presentation of papers; approximately 10-15 minutes per speaker, with discussion to follow); -Roundtables (brief 5-7 minute presentations with open discussion); or-Focused Debate on a specific topic (brief presentations with open discussion & debate to follow).
If you have any questions, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Rodney Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>