CFP: MCN 2004 - Great Technology for Collections, Confluence, and Community

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2004 Museum Computer Network Conference

Call for Proposals
Great Technology for Collections, Confluence, and Community

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Meeting Dates: November 10 – 13, 2004
Proposals Due: February 6, 2004

Dear Colleagues:

The theme for the 2004 Conference is Great Technology for Collections, Confluence
and Community. Join us in Minnesota where countless lakes, creeks and streams
flow together to give rise to the mighty Mississippi, the first super network
of our Nation. Minneapolis, the first great metropolis at the headwaters of
this life-giving waterway, will be the perfect site for the 2004 MCN conference
where we will focus on how museums, libraries, and archives put great technology
into action to build communities around our collective cultural heritage. The
famed Skyways of Minneapolis, a network of sheltered walkways connecting buildings
downtown, will serve to remind us how important it for us to focus on building
communities and collaborating with one another. And of course, the Mall of America,
will symbolize how the MCN conference has always been the "One-Stop Shopping"
place for learning about all of the technology museums have implemented. Who
knows, it might even inspire us to build a golf course inside our museum!!

Because we will be partnering with the Minnesota Historical Society we will
benefit from their proven expertise in providing access to collections, and
we will be exploring the on-going confluence of archives, libraries and museums.
The Program Committee is seeking presentations based on current and planned
activities or research that focus on one of the following broad areas of interest:

Collaboration & Confluence Management Issues
Collection Information Management Membership & Fund Raising
Cyber Communities Multimedia & Streaming Technologies
Digital Rights Management Preservation & Digital Longevity
Exhibition Technologies Point of Sale & eCommerce
Imaging Technologies Research & Evaluation
Intellectual Property Standards & Interoperability
Proposals will be accepted in one of the following three formats: panels, workshops
or roundtables. Each session must have a chairperson responsible for finding
other speakers and coordinating logistics. All chairs must be affiliated with
an institutional member or be an MCN individual member. Topics for the sessions
should fall into at least one of the categories listed on page 1 of the proposal
form. All proposals for sessions and/or workshops must be submitted on Call
for Proposals form available online at To get more specific information,
visit the MCN web site, or contact Susan Rawlyk at the MCN office
by email or phone (403) 288-9394.

2004 is coming. Let’s meet in Minneapolis to share ideas and experiences. Talk
with your colleagues about your organizations, your communities, your partnerships,
your ideas – then send your ideas and proposals for the 2004 Conference to the
Program Committee.


Sam Quigley

Christine Bostick and Marla Misunas
2004 Conference Co-Chairs
Received on Sat Jan 17 16:03:48 2004

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