Erie Conference: Call for Papers

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Spring 2013 Program Committee is now accepting papers and/or session proposals for their upcoming spring meeting “Charting the Waters: Priorities and the Future of Archives,” which will be held in Erie, Pennsylvania from April 25-27, 2013. Sessions are generally 90 minutes in length and feature three presentations of 15-20 minutes each; sessions conclude with a question and answer period which is moderated by a session chair. Other session formats,such as roundtable discussions and pecha kucha, are also welcome.

The committee is accepting papers and session proposals on all topics relating to the archival profession, with particular interest in donor relations; outreach and advocacy; electronic records and “big data”; and initiatives which analyze and improve users’ experiences on-line and off-line. The committee also has a strong interest in papers or sessions which discuss the history of Erie and/or the Western Pennsylvania region.

If you are interested in submitting a paper or session proposal, please submit a brief description of the paper or session, a list of presenters and their institutional affiliations, and anticipated audio/visual and other equipment needs by October 31, 2013.

Proposals should be sent to

If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Sturm ( or Jessica Johnson (, Program Committee Co-Chairs.


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