Minutes of British & Irish Sound Archives (BISA) Annual General Meeting held on 18 November 2016 at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
1. To receive the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on 5 June 2015 at the Council Chamber, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA
The minutes were accepted as a true record. Jonathan Draper (JD) duly signed the minutes.
2. Committee members’ reports
Convenor: Position vacant
Secretary: Jonathan Draper (JD) explained that prior to this year’s event, BISA had 108 members.
Treasurer: JD stated that the balance in BISA’s account is £2,779.52.
Webmaster: Richard Ranft (RR) encouraged everyone to use and populate the directory of sound resources.
Listowner: Will Prentice (WP) reported that membership of BISA’s JISCmail discussion list remains the same at 158 members.
3. Future of BISA to include membership, committee elections and scope
It was unanimously agreed that BISA should continue, that BISA should stop inviting membership because there was no longer anything offered in return; and that BISA’s focus should be on maintaining the website, maintaining the JISCmail discussion list and planning and delivering the annual training and network event and that the committee should effectively become an organising committee for the next event.
Following Simon Rooks’ resignation as Convenor, no nominations for that post were made.
It was agreed that Alison Smith of The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales should become treasurer (nominated by JD and seconded by WP).
4. Next BISA conference
An offer of a venue for an event in November had already been received from the National Library of Scotland and the School of Scottish Studies. It was agreed to accept the invitation.
5. Any Other Items of Business
No items of other business.