Call for Papers -- Closed

The Preservation Research Exchange (PREx) is the third annual symposium hosted by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) preservation doctoral fellows. PREx will be held February 17-19, 2012 at the School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin. This no-cost symposium is for graduate students, faculty, and other scholars interested in sharing digital heritage research.

The theme this year is Sustaining Digital Heritage. PREx is an opportunity for diverse disciplines to come together and share research about the many facets of sustaining digital artifacts. We are looking for original research exploring the technical, cultural, political, social, and historical aspects of sustaining digital heritage. Join us and share your research! The Preservation Research Exchange web site is


The three-day event will feature posters, panel presentations, speakers, and tours. We are soliciting abstracts for both posters and 20-minute panel presentations. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. In your abstract, please briefly describe your presentation idea and include full contact information (e.g. full name, affiliations, email, and phone number). Please name your file PREx_[enter last name_first name]. Poster and paper abstracts are due October 31, 2011.

Email your submission to:

Proposal receipt will be acknowledged via email within a few days of receipt. The abstracts will be reviewed in a double-blind process. All authors will be notified of decisions by December 1, 2011.

About PREx

The PREx Planning Committee consists of Carol Brock, April Norris, and Kathryn Pierce, IMLS doctoral students at the iSchool, The UT-Austin. We look forward to meeting you in February 2012.