ARCHIVES 2008: Archival R/Evolution & Identities
72nd Annual Meeting
Pre-conference Programs: August 24–27, 2008
Conference Dates: August 26–30, 2008
2008 Exposition Dates: August 28–29, 2008
Hilton San Francisco
333 O'Farrell Street
Call for Participants * Call for Presentations
2008 Research Forum
“Foundations and Innovations”
Tuesday, August 26
· 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Participants’ response to the 1st Annual
SAA Research Forum in August
2007 confirmed that the full spectrum of
research activities—from “pure” research to
applied research to innovative practice—is
of great interest and value to the archives
community. The 2008 Research Forum will
build on last year’s success by expanding
the presentations portion to a full day.
- 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
- Simply interested in what’s happening
in research and innovation….
Then join us for SAA’s 2nd Annual
Research Forum: “Foundations and
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. Major goals of the Forum are
to facilitate collaboration and help inform
researchers about what questions and
problems need to be tackled.
The 2nd Annual SAA Research Forum
will be held at ARCHIVES 2008 to
acknowledge current—and encourage
future—research and innovation from
across the archives community and for
the benefit of the archives profession.
Research Forum Events at ARCHIVES 2008
The following events are planned for 2008:
- Research Workshop (Monday, August 25, 9:00 am–4:00 pm): A one-day session that will provide guidance and advice for conducting research, from defining the scope
to presenting the results.
- Research Presentations and Posters (Tuesday, August 26, 10:00 am–4:30 pm):
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 2009
- “Office Hours” in the Exhibit Hall (Thursday, August 28, and Friday, August 29):
2008 Forum organizers will be on hand to hear your ideas about the Forum and for
ad hoc discussions about specific research projects.
- Poster Sessions: Be sure to make time to visit the poster sessions, which in 2008 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 archival practice or records management
in government, corporate, academic, scientific, or other setting. Presentations
on research results that may have emerged since the SAA Call for Proposals
deadline in October 2007 are welcome, as are reports on research completed
within the past 3 years that you think is relevant and valuable for discussion.
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 15, 2008. You will be notified
of the review committee’s decision by June 15.
Submit your 250-word abstract no later than May 15 via email to
researchforum [@] archivists.org.