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Subject: Call for papers--Archives and Records Association Annual Conference

Call for papers--Archives and Records Association Annual Conference

From: Mark Allen <mark_allen<-a>
Date: Monday, December 15, 2014
Call for Papers for the conservation stream
"Challenges, Obligations, or Imperatives?"
Archives and Records Association, UK and Ireland
Annual Conference
Dublin, Ireland, 26-28 August 2015

There are many challenges to be faced when balancing access with
preservation and providing a service within the current climate of
restrictive funding is not easy.  The ability to define priorities
for conservation and to improve on collaborative cross sector
working is always of benefit.  Many archive repositories have
ongoing environmental stability issues others have had successful
new builds.  What failures and successes have we had in the archive
conservation world in recent years? Best practice should inform our
future choices in this fundamental area and this conference provides
an opportunity to discuss practical issues of treatment and new

Conservators may also wish to consider the following:

    How difficult is it to provide a service with restricted funds?

    Choices and decision making in project led conservation

    The challenges of enabling access and preservation

    Documentation, evidence and authentication

    Priorities and options for conservation, practical issues of
    treatment and exciting new techniques

    Collaborative and cross sector working, conservation for
    digitisation and outreach

    Repository issues, new builds and moving archives

    Exhibition preparation and display

    What failures and successes have we had?

The programme is flexible and session lengths will be decided once
papers have been chosen but please note that individual speakers
will generally have no longer than 30 minutes for their

The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 January 2015.
Notification: invitations to speak will be confirmed by the
committee by end February 2015.

Please submit your proposal, in the format suggested below, to:

    Andrew R. Nicoll (Archives and Records stream)
    andrewrnicoll<-a t->gmail< . >com


    Mark Allen (Conservation stream)
    mark_allen<-a t->flintshire< . >gov< . >uk

UK and Ireland based speakers will be reimbursed travel expenses up
to a maximum UKP75/Euro95.  International speakers will be
reimbursed travel expenses within Ireland only up to Euro95.
Speakers usually receive free conference registration for the day on
which they are speaking.

Try to connect your proposal to the theme of the conference as best
you can.  The theme is designed for speakers to bring topics to
light that touch on contemporary issues

Try to be creative with your paper.  How will your paper stimulate

Please provide as full information as possible as you can about your
proposal--this helps the Committee in making choices about papers
and scheduling of sessions

Try to be relevant and representative: consider looking at a topic
from opposing viewpoints, or focus on the broader picture rather
than institutionally specific ones

If you are considering making group submission for a session, try to
mix speakers from different backgrounds and institutions, or try to
include a user or customer perspective.  A group of no more than
three individuals

Your proposal should include the following:

    Name of proposer (or lead contact for group proposals)
    Contact details
    Submission title (or working title)
    Speakers (if a panel session)
    Session description (brief description, maximum 250 words)
    Brief biography/ies of speakers
    Special equipment needed (AV equipment etc.)
    Any other information

For further information see


For further information about the conservation stream, or if you
have further questions, please email mark_allen<-a t->flintshire< . >gov< . >uk

Mark Allen
Conservation studio
Flintshire Record Office
The Old Rectory
Rectory Lane
Flintshire CH5 3NR
+44 1244 532 364

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