BISA Conference 2013

Event: British and Irish Sound Archives’ Annual Conference

Venue: Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, IM1 3LY

Dates: 17 and 18 May 2013


Friday, 17 May 2013

09.30 - Registration and refreshments

10:30 - Welcome by Simon Rooks, BISA Convenor

10:40 - Digitising Sound Archives - A Manx Case Study, Paul Weatherall and Roland Ardern-Corris, both of Manx Heritage, followed by Q&A session

11:20 - Case study: Music Austria’s European funded project to improve management of and access to their sound archive (further information available from the On Media website, Rainer Praschak of Music Austria and Jana Wedekind of IN2 Search Interfaces Development Ltd, followed by Q&A session

12:00 - Widening access to sound archives through the participation process, Tilly Blyth, Keeper of Technology and Engineering at the Science Museum and Jen Kavanagh, Audience Engagement Manager for Making Modern Communications at the Science Museum, followed by Q&A session

12:40 - Lunch (not provided)

14:00 - Metadata standards, tools and processes for audio preservation at the British Library: an overview of new systems for audio description, preservation and access, Adam Tovell of the British Library, followed by Q&A session

14:40 - Building a digital repository for Ireland; building a digital community, Dr Natalie Harrower, Manager of Education and Outreach at the Digital Repository of Ireland, followed by Q&A session

15.20 - Refreshments

15.40 - Development of a Scottish Sound Archive: an overview, Alistair Bell of the National Library of Scotland, followed by Q&A session

16:30 - AGM

17:00 - Close


Saturday, 18 May 2013

09:30 - Roundtable discussion on “What’s stopping you digitising your archive?”
This event will be led by members of the BISA Committee. Though a lot of sound archives have digitized their collections to a greater or lesser extent, there are often aspects of the process which remain challenging; for example, resources, expertise, advocacy and metadata issues. There are no single answers to any of these, and the aim of the session is purely practical: for people to bring immediate obstructive issues, and with the help of those gathered, to go away with a better idea of how to overcome them.

11:00 - Tour of Manx Radio

12:30 - Close