Electronic Materials Group: Call for Papers for 2015 AIC Annual Meeting

The Electronic Media Group (EMG) of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is calling for papers about the preservation and conservation of electronic media for the AIC annual meeting, May 13-16 2015 in Miami, FL.
For information about EMG, please see- http://www.conservation-us.org/specialty-groups/electronic-media#.U8x2h6g2ndQ
The theme of the meeting is “Practical Philosophy or Making Conservation Work.” (For details, please see: http://www.conservation-us.org/annual-meeting/submit-an-abstract#.U8x2oag2ndQ ) Submissions are particularly encouraged that address practical considerations in the preservation of electronic media and considerations of how theory translates into practice and how practice informs theory.  However, all topics of interest to the Electronic Media Group will be considered.
If your paper is accepted, you are expected to secure funding for your registration and travel expenses to attend the conference. See the AIC webpage for more information about grants and scholarships. – http://www.conservation-us.org/grants-scholarships#.U8x3cag2ndQ
Please join the conversation – Submit an abstract by Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

How to Submit an Abstract

Email your abstract in Microsoft Word (NOT as a pdf) to Ruth Seyler, AIC Membership and Meetings Director, at rseyler@conservation-us.org.
Please send an abstract of 500 words maximum, along with a bio of 300 words maximum per author to Ruth by Wednesday, September 10, 2014. In the case of multiple authors, please list all authors and include an email address for each author. If you have questions or would like to discuss an idea for a session, please contact Ruth Seyler.
You may also submit your abstract for consideration for other sessions at the AIC Annual Meeting, as detailed below.
If the EMG Session is your first choice as a venue for your paper, please be sure to indicate this within your submission.
Session Types
Abstracts will be considered for the following session types.
General Sessions – General Session papers must specifically address the meeting theme.  Recent efforts to provide a variety of session formats will continue and authors accepted for general session presentations may receive requests to participate in lightning rounds or concurrent general sessions.

Specialty Sessions – Specialty Session papers are encouraged to address the meeting theme but may also explore other topics relevant to that specialty. Specialty sessions will include: Architecture, Book and Paper, Collection Care, Electronic Media, Health & Safety, Objects, Photographic Materials, Paintings, Research and Technical Studies, Sustainability, Textiles, and Wooden Artifacts.

Poster Session – Posters may address the meeting theme, but presenters can also address their current research interests. Posters are presented in the Exhibit Hall.
Submission Guidelines

  • You may submit an abstract for a combination of the three session types: General Sessions, Specialty  Sessions, or Poster Session. You may submit your presentation to only one or two sessions if you so choose.
  • If you are submitting a Discussion/Interactive Session, please submit only for that, since the format is not compatible with the other General Session choices
  • Please indicate on the abstract the session/sessions for which you want the paper to be considered.
  • Please limit your choices to three sessions and rank them in order of preference. For example, your preferences could be one of the following:
    • 1st Choice: General Sessions, 2nd Choice: Objects Session, and 3rd Choice: Wooden Artifacts Session
    • 1st Choice: General Sessions, 2nd Choice: Poster Session, and 3rd Choice: Book and Paper Session
    • 1st Choice: Photographic Materials Session, 2nd Choice: Electronic Media Session, and 3rd Choice: Research and Technical Studies Session
    • 1st Choice: Book and Paper Session, 2nd Choice: Book and Paper Session, 3rd Choice: Book and Paper Session
    • 1st Choice: General Sessions – Concurrent Interactive/Discussion Session
  • When listing your three session choices, please remember that if you are interested in a joint session you only need to list that as a single option. For example: if you want your second choice to be the Book and Paper and Photographic Materials Joint Session, don’t list it as either Book and Paper Session or Photographic Materials Session but list it as the Book and Paper and Photographic Materials Joint Session.