BISA confirms the programme of speakers and events for this year's gathering hosted by BBC Archives. On Friday we are in the stunning location of the Council Chamber in Broadcasting House, London, and on Saturday we meet in West London at the BBC Archive Centre, Perivale, home to the extensive vaults, services and technical facilities.
BISA 2015 Programme
Friday 5th June
Council Chamber, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
0930 Registration , Tea/Coffee
1000 Welcome – Simon Rooks, Convenor, BISA
1010 Keynote Address: Simon Elmes, Radio Documentarist, Creative Consultant and Former Creative Director, BBC Radio Documentaries: more than 40 years using and contributing to sound archives through making radio.
1050 Laura Smyth, Library and Archives Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, English Folk Dance and Song Society: The voice of the people : traditional music collections in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
1140 Will Prentice, Audio Engineer and Conservation Specialist, British Library: The 'Save Our Sounds' Programme
1210 John Dell, Audio Co-ordinator, Media Access, BBC Archives: Adventures in Authentication: Rediscovering early Edison cylinders at the BBC
1240 Lunch (not provided)
1400 Joan Murphy and Jonathan Grimes – Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland: CMC Line-Up: A Linked Data platform for the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland’s collections
1430 Richard Ranft, Head of Sound and Vision, British Library: Uniting Europe's sound archives http://www.europeanasounds.eu/
1530 Sam Lee, English folk singer, musician, Mercury Prize nominee and founder of the Song Collectors Collective, a project which involves the general public in recording and archiving singers. www.songcollectorscollective.co.uk.
1600 BISA AGM and Elections Information
Saturday 6th June
BBC Archive Centre, Perivale Industrial Park, Horsenden Lane South, Middlesex, UB6 7RW.
1030 Tour of the BBC’s archive storage and technical facilities housing BBC audio, commercial recordings, film and VT , Sheet Music and photographs.
1200 Seminar/Workshop TBC
Please complete the online registration form. Fees are payable on the day.
BISA Members: £35/€45 (Registration fee is payable on the day and you can become a registered member of BISA for free on entry),
Non-Members: £45/€60 (if you prefer not to take up free membership)
Students/Unwaged: £20/€25 (proof of status required)
With 1000s of rooms in London and many daily deals and good transport to the venues, there are many options.
Booking sites such as www.trivago.co.uk and www.hotels.com will show daily deals.
Broadcasting House’s postcode is W1A 1AA, and useful walking distance areas are Soho, Euston, Fitzrovia. If you are staying further away, being on the Victoria, Bakerloo or Central Line tube will be handy.
More location information about Broadcasting House: www.bbc.co.uk/broadcastinghouse/
Local hotels worth considering include:
St George’s Hotel (Portland Place, moments from Broadcasting House)
Grange Langham Court (2 minutes’ walk)
Travelodge – Central London Euston and Premier Inn – London Euston (both around 25-30 minutes’ walk of a short bus/tube ride)