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SAA 2008 Research Forum
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
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 Society of American Archivists 2008 Research Forum
“Foundations and Innovations”
Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hilton San Francisco
Participants’ response to the 1st Annual SAA Research Forum in August 2007 confirmed that the full spectrum of research activities – from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice – is of great interest and value to the archives community. The 2008 Research Forum will build on last year's success by expanding the presentations portion to a full day.
- Engaged in research…
- Seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution…
- Willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials…or
- Simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation…
Then join us for SAA’s 2nd Annual Research Forum: Foundations and Innovations!
Researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and the curious across all sectors of archives and records management are invited to participate. Use the Forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives. Major goals of the Forum are to facilitate collaboration and help inform researchers about what questions and problems need to be tackled.
The 2nd Annual SAA Research Forum will be held at ARCHIVES 2008 to acknowledge current – and encourage future – research and innovation from across the archives community and for the benefit of the archives profession.
 Introduction - 9:00-9:15
 Presentation Session 1: Digital Content Planning - 9:15-10:00
Moderator: Nancy Y. McGovern
 Poster Session 1 - 10:00-10:30
 Presentation Session 2: Format Foundations - 10:30-11:15
Moderator: Joanne Kaczmarek
Computer Assisted Appraisal of Contemporary PDF Documents - Peter Bajcsy and Sang-Chul Lee
 Break - 11:15-11:30
 Presentation Session 3: User Studies - 11:30-12:15
Moderator: Paul Conway
 Lunch - 12:15-1:15
 Presentation Session 4: Archivists and Content - 1:15-2:15
Moderator: Nancy Bartlett
Archival History: A Case in Point - Susanne Belovari
 Poster Session 2 - 2:15-2:30
 Presentation Session 5: Format Frontiers - 2:30-3:15
Moderator: Ardys Kozbial
Automatic Metadata Extraction for Archival Description and Access - William Underwood
 Poster Session 3 - 3:15-3:30
 Presentation Session 6: Digital Repositories - 3:30-4:45
Moderator: Helen R. Tibbo
Opening aDORe - Ryan Chute