Archives Association of Ontario: Call for Papers

The Archives Association of Ontario is pleased to announce its Call for Papers for the 2013 Annual Conference to be held 29-31 May 2013 in Ottawa, Canada’s National Capital:

Is the Medium Really the Message?: Digital v Traditional Formats, should you, when could you, and why on earth would you?

Proposals are invited for examinations of the general topic – which is better for you, traditional media or digital, electronic or paper (or film, sound recordings, tapes etc)?

In a time of increased calls to deal with digital records, let us examine the issue in all of its variants:
Should you digitise?
When Could you digitise?
Why Would you digitise?

Potential subjects include:
Cost benefit analysis
Data migration – problems and possible solutions
Wider distribution of locally-held records
Tapping into web-based resources
Uses and utility of social media

Come join us in historic Ottawa, visit the beautiful Rideau Canal, travel across the Ottawa River into Québec to experience la belle province, have a Beavertail at Hooker’s in the Market (something at least one American president has done), view the Houses of Parliament, including the wonderful Library of Parliament, and generally enjoy yourself in Canada’s National Capitol.

Proposals are invited in the form of complete sessions or individual presentations, and may be sent to:

Daniel German
Program Chair
AAO2013
Daniel.German@bac-lac.gc.ca

The due date of applications/submissions is 31 October 2012

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