AABC and ARMA VI – Joint Conference – April 27-28, 2017

“Dominion of the Digital” Call for proposals

The AABC and ARMA VI are pleased to be holding a joint conference in Victoria B.C. in 2017. We are seeking proposals on the topic of “Dominion of the Digital,” extending on themes of concern in both the archival and records management communities in recent years.

Those of us charged with managing records build on the achievements of our forebears and set the stage for the successes of those that follow. At this juncture, we are challenged by the demands of a hybrid world: paper and digital. Our history serves us well in the management of the former; however the management of the latter requires a different set of skills. Or does it?

The AABC and ARMA VI invite the archival and records management communities to share their understanding of the challenges of, and solutions for, achieving dominion over the digital, from an individual, organizational, provincial and/or national perspective. Whether you are managing the preservation of a digital community photograph collection, navigating corporate records systems and technologies, or using social media to provide access and engage stakeholders, we all need to strive towards a better understanding of the tools, technologies and best practices needed to successfully manage our digital records and navigate a digital world.

Venue to be confirmed shortly.

The AABC will offer a one-day workshop in conjunction with the conference; details to follow in the new year. The AABC Annual General Meeting will take place at the end of the conference.

Proposals should demonstrate a connection to the conference theme “Dominion of the Digital” and can address the theme through consideration of the following suggested topics:

Digital records management
Digital preservation
Managing digital photograph collections
Digital repositories
Imaging practices
Outreach and the web
The importance of metadata
Email Management
Social Media management
Other topics that address the theme will also be considered.

The Conference Program Committee invites contributions in a variety of traditional and non-traditional formats, including posters. Submissions must include:

type and length of presentation
abstract of the proposed paper or panel (max 300 words)
brief bio statement(s)
contact information

Submissions are due by Friday, February 3rd 2017 by email to the Conference Committee Co-Chairs, Jane Morrison and Chance Dixon.

Please direct questions related to the conference to Chance and Jane.

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