Sunday, March 08, 2009

CFP: MCN 37th Annual Conference (Portland, Oregon)

CFP: MCN 37th Annual Conference (Portland, Oregon)

MCN 37th Annual Conference, November 11-14, 2009, Portland, Oregon
Online proposal submissions will be accepted March 6-27, 2009

The Museum Computer Network (MCN) will host its 2009 Conference with the theme
"Museum Information, Museum Efficiency: Doing More with Less!" in lovely Portland,
Oregon. The annual MCN meeting is one of the most important conferences serving
international cultural heritage professionals, collections and new technologies.

The MCN 2009 program committee seeks innovative sessions (panels, papers, case
studies, and workshops) that illustrate how institutions are effectively functioning
and planning to function during the tough times ahead. We are looking for active,
engaged individuals and groups of individuals thinking about and using best practices
in the following areas:

- Serving institutional mission with cost-effective strategies in tough economic
- Making, managing, and delivering digital media in new and effective ways
- Building the future now: innovations coming soon to a museum near you!

Conference Topics
Prospective authors are invited to make submissions in areas including, but not
limited to:

- Technology and Information Management Serving the Institutional Bottom Line
- Digital Readiness, Digital Accomplishments, Digital Accountability (Image
Capture, Digital Asset Management, Best Practices, Preservation, Access)
- Implementing Systems in Adverse Conditions
- Digital Convergence: Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- Doing More with Less
- Leadership, Sustainability, Accountability
- Social Media
- Superior Content, Superior Delivery

Innovative formats and interaction with audience are highly desirable and will
be important factors, as will practicability, in the 2009 selection process.

Online proposal submissions will be accepted March 6-27, 2009

If you have questions or need more information please contact Holly Witchey,
MCN Program Chair, 216-707-2653, or Christina DePaolo,
MCN Conference Chair, 206 654-3165,