[Air-l] Aoir Submissions -- content recommendations

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Tue Jan 18 14:37:48 PST 2005


>
>
>  Greetings all. Jeremy has sent out the conference submission site 
> while I try to figure out why my emails to the list are not getting 
> through.
>
>  Meantime, I wanted to add here a note about what should be in your 
> submissions. Often people do not know what to put in an abstract. As a 
> reviewer, I thought I'd share what I look for -- perhaps others can 
> also add their ideas on what makes a good abstract.
>
>  So, my personal view ...
>
>  Submissions for the conference are more like a *proposal* than a 
> final paper. You need to win the reviewer over by convincing them the 
> work is important, new, groundbreaking, and doable.  As a reviewer, I 
> like to see:
>
>   -- a clear description of what the paper / presentation / panel will 
> be about
>
>   -- why this work is important -- why the topic warrants all the work 
> that goes into the final version
>
>   -- what kind of paper it is -- a literature review, a report of a 
> study, a proposal of a theory?
>
>   -- the goal of the paper: e.g., to describe the state of the art in 
> area x, to review the historical background to area x, to solve 
> problem x
>  by doing a study, to suggest a theoretical resolution to conflicting 
> results, to outline a research agenda to explore issues extant in area 
> x.
>
>   -- how the goal will be accomplished? e.g., reviewing literature, 
> asking key informants, reading archives, conducting a study
>
>   -- when you are done, what will you have added to the world's stock 
> of knowledge? Why will the effort have been worthwhile?
>
>  -- a project of a manageable scope -- i.e., something that can be 
> completed in the 3 months or so between acceptance and time of 
> presentation
>
>
>    /Caroline
>
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>
>
>  At 03:36 PM 1/17/2005 -0500, jeremy hunsinger wrote:
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>  IR 6.0 SITE READY FOR SUBMISSIONS
>
>   The day you have all been waiting for ... the Internet Research 6.0: 
> Internet  Generations website is up and ready for submissions.
>
>   Please go to ...
>
> http://conferences.aoir.org/index.php?cf=3
>
>  where you can submit your abstracts for the conference. Some details 
> about the conference site are still coming, so please check back on 
> the website later for such information.
>
>   Please provide keywords with all submissions -- either in the text 
> of the abstract or where indicated at submission. These will be used 
> to assess who reviews the submission, and to allocate papers to 
> sessions.
>
>   The deadline for abstracts is February 15, 2005. So do not delay! 
> Submit your abstracts as soon as possible.
>
>   Please direct questions about the program to Caroline 
> Haythornthwaite, Program Chair, IR 6 (haythorn at uiuc.edu)
>
>   /Caroline
>
>   PS. Please distribute this notice to relevant lists.
>
>
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>  Caroline Haythornthwaite (haythorn at uiuc.edu)
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>  Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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> Champaign, IL, 61820
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> Caroline Haythornthwaite (haythorn at uiuc.edu)
>  Associate Professor
> Graduate School of Library and Information Science
> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 East Daniel St., 
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