Annual Meeting of the Document Academy

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March 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm CFP Deadline

Theme: Documents Without Borders

DOCAM14 is the 11th annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists and professionals in various fields, who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the document as a resource for scholarly, artistic and professional work.

DOCAM14The Document Academy fosters a multidisciplinary space for experimental and critical research on the document in the widest sense, drawing on scholarship, traditions and experiences from the arts, humanities, social sciences, education and natural science, and from such diverse fields as information, media, museum, archives, culture and science studies.

The Document Academy originated as a co-sponsored effort by the Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway, and the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. 

The 2014 conference will be hosted by the School of Library and Information Science, College of Communication and Information, at Kent State University from 7-9 Aug. 2014, with an optional pre-conference gathering on the evening of 6 Aug. 2014.

The DOCAM’14 Program Committee especially encourages presentations, research, and visualizations in the following formats:

1.    20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion

2.    Burst sessions of 7 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion

3.    Poster sessions to be on display for the duration of the conference

[20-minute presentations are useful for research, performance, demonstrations, and innovations; burst sessions are useful for unfinished research and unpolished ideas; poster sessions are especially useful for students to showcase research; not limited to students, professionals and scholars may use posters to show off collections and for visual representations of models and data]

Proposal Submissions:

For your proposal, include all of the following. Please use standard formats (such as .doc, .pdf, .jpg, .mpg for your submission components).

1.    A brief description of up to 500 words (or equivalent) for your proposed presentation

2.    Title and up to 5 keywords

3.    Names and contact information of all contributors

4.    What type of presentation you are proposing

5.    Special equipment requirements

6.    MuseLab exhibit document: All presentations will be represented as part of the DOCAM’14 MuseLab Instantiation. Describe the document you will be submitting for exhibit including material, dimensions, title, 20-25word description (this will be the label for the exhibit), and a short explanation about how it relates to your presentation (not for exhibit). A photograph of the document would be tremendously useful.*

*Once your proposal has been accepted, you will be asked to send (preference) or bring the document, or copy of the document to the DOCAM ’14 MuseLab Committee.

Proposal submissions should be sent to Jodi Kearns ( no later than 15 March 2014. Decisions will be announced by 15 April 2014.