Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CFP: The Document Academy (DOCAM ’09)

CFP: The Document Academy (DOCAM ’09)
March 28-29, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Library and Information Studies Helen C. White Hall Madison, Wisconsin USA

URL: http://thedocumentacademy.org/?q=node/4

DOCAM ’09 is the sixth Annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists and professionals in various fields interested in the exploration of the document as a useful approach, concept and tool in Sciences, Arts, Business, and Society.

The aim of The Document Academy is to create an interdisciplinary space for experimental and critical research on documents in a wide sense, drawing on traditions and experiences around the world. It originated as a co-sponsored effort by The Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromso, Norway and the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. For 2009, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies will be hosting the meeting.

The conference will run from 9 AM Saturday, March 28, to 5 PM Sunday, March 29. In order to keep the open-ended discussion atmosphere of previous DOCAMs alive along with a growing number of participants, we have decided to have only plenary sessions and a relatively limited, but well-selected number of presentations.

Call for proposals:
Scholars, developers, artists and practitioners working with document research and development are invited to submit proposals for full and short papers for plenary sessions and exhibits by December 1, 2008.

Full papers for plenary sessions will address these themes:
- DOCUMENT THEORY (general issues)
- DOCUMENT ANALYSIS (case-studies and methodological issues)
Length: 6000-7500 words

Short papers for plenary sessions will focus on
- DOCUMENT RESEARCH (theory, methods, case-studies)
Length: 2400—3600 words

Each author or group of authors of FULL papers will have 45 minutes for their presentation, including discussion; authors or groups presenting SHORT papers will be allotted 30 minutes. The order of presentations will be arranged according to themes as much as possible.

Conference language is English. Conference organizers can provide an LCD projector; other equipment is the responsibility of the presenter.

File format: RTF or PDF

All proposals must include:
- a short (500 words) verbal description of the work to be presented
- Explanation of how the work will be presented (verbal presentation, powerpoint, video, performance, demonstration, and equipment needs)

*Names of all contributors,

*Addresses, including email contacts and *Up to 5 keywords

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Catherine Arnott Smith at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (casmith24@wisc.edu). Please include “DOCAM 2009” in the subject line of all correspondence, including proposal submission.

Submission deadline for proposals: 11:59 PM, December 1st, 2008

Receipt will be confirmed within one week. Decisions will be announced no later than January 15, 2009.

Final deadline for accepted full papers: 11:59 PM, March 1, 2009

For more information contact the co-chairs of Docam 2009:

Catherine Arnott Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison 600 N. Park Street Madison, WI 53706
(608) 890-1334
fax: (608) 263-4849

Roswitha Skare, PhD
Associate Professor
Documentation Studies
University of Tromsø
NO-9037 Tromsø, Norge
Tel: +47- 776 46318