Friday, February 10, 2006

Call for Proposals: 34th Museum Computer Network Conference

Call for Proposals - Deadline Approaching

34th Museum Computer Network Conference
Access to Assets: Return on Investment
November 8-11, 2006
Pasadena, CA

Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2006
Proposal Submission Forms:

Nonprofit businesses such as ours need to stay current, and stay solvent. We must be able to answer the tough questions asked in these lean financial years. How do we ensure the investment made today, in staff time and equipment, will justify the expense? What are some innovative new ways to produce more value in a time of severe budget constraints?

How do we maintain and enhance access to our assets, whether they are assets in the broader sense, such as intellectual capital or even our institutionĂ‚’s presence on the Internet; or in the more defined sense, such as data and images?

Our program will focus on ways to evaluate and demonstrate effective return on investment in knowledge management technology, but MCN conferences are always open for presentations on any museum-related technologies and concerns in our fields. Accordingly, 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:
  • Digital Assets Management
  • Collection Information Management
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Electronic Publications
  • Imaging Technologies
  • Cyber Communities
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Management Issues, including Funding
  • Membership and Fundraising
  • Multimedia and Streaming Technologies
  • Planning and Implementing Technology
  • Point of Sale and e-commerce
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Standards and 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 of MCN or be an individual MCN member. Topics for the sessions should fall into at least one of the categories listed on the proposal form.

All proposals for sessions and/or workshops must be submitted on the Call for Proposals form. To obtain more specific information, visit the MCN website,

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