What:Business Archives Forum: A daylong gathering of business archivists from the MARAC region to discuss and share information aligned with the conference theme of Adaptable Archives: Redefine, Repurpose, and Renew.
When:Thursday, April 20, 2017
General Poster Session:
Posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which individuals or groups have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which MARAC members have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous year (2016-2017). Poster dimensions: 32 inches by 40 inches (may read vertically or horizontally).
Notifications regarding accepted submissions will be sent in late March 2017. Accepted posters will be on display throughout the MARAC Newark meeting, with one special time slot and location devoted to presentation and discussion of the posters.
To submit a poster proposal, please complete the proposal form (https://goo.gl/forms/hCM8PA5cYV2VBQ4O2) no later than March 15, 2017. (Proposals received after this date will not be considered.) Emailed submissions or submissions in any other format will not be accepted.
Note: This call for proposals is open to ANY professional or student who is conducting archival work or research.
Student Paper Session:
Student papers may focus on any topic of interest to the archival profession. This call for papers is open to any student enrolled in a graduate program in the 2016-2017 academic year, although submitted papers may date from the Fall 2015 semester to the present.
To submit a proposal, please complete the proposal form (https://goo.gl/forms/CvNAHBMVMBi8QoYI2) no later thanJanuary 31, 2017. (Proposals received after this date will not be considered.)
Notifications regarding accepted submissions will be sent in late February 2017. A maximum of four student papers will be accepted, and students must be prepared to present their paper in person at the Spring 2017 MARAC meeting.
After completing this form, please email a copy of your paper in PDF format to Jennie Knies < email@example.com>. Please include a title page with your name and the title of the paper.
Jennie Levine Knies
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Old Route 115, P.O. Box PSU
Lehman, PA 18627-0217
The top award will receive the designation of the Fredric M. Miller Finding Aids Award, in honor of Dr. Miller’s contributions to the field as archivist and author. Monetary awards will be presented at the Spring 2017 meeting in Newark, New Jersey.
In the last decade, there have been significant changes in the processes by which archivists arrange, describe and make their collections available to the public: most notably, the widespread adoption of streamlined processing practices and a push to make our work available online. At the same time, the fundamentals of good finding aids have remained the same: they provide content that enables researchers to understand the materials in our collections and are designed to help them find what they need easily and quickly.
The Finding Aids Committee invites MARAC members to nominate exceptional finding aids for the 2016 MARAC Finding Aid Awards. Successful finding aids will have outstanding content, take full advantage of the design capabilities inherent in their medium of publication, and incorporate successful innovations that enable researchers to more effectively access and use archival materials. Please see Characteristics of Successful Finding Aids for more details.
Submissions are due by December 31, 2016 and must include:
– A link to the finding aid’s URL (or 6 hard copies of the finding aid if only available in print)
– A nomination letter that addresses the finding aids’ exceptional qualities and/or discusses elements not readily apparent from examination of the finding aid itself.
Please see our Finding Aid Awards Submission Checklist for further information concerning the nomination letter and optional submission materials. Submissions should be sent to the Chair of the Finding Aid Award Committee: