The 2016 British and Irish Sound Archives event will be on Friday, 18th November and Saturday, 19th November 2016 at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra, Northern Ireland.
The programme and advice on travel and hotels are given below.
Abstracts of presentations
Friday, 18th November: all day
09.30 Registration, tea + coffee
10.30 Peter Curson & Clifford Harkness (Ulster Folk and Transport Museum): audio highlights in Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
11.00 Paul Loughran and Ciaran Murray (Near Media Co-op): the Near Archive, the first digital audio archive of community radio content in Ireland.
11.30 Piaras Hoban, ITMA Digital Projects Officer: Preserving Playability: using audiovisual resources to enhance access to the Irish Traditional Music Archive's (ITMA) printed & manuscript music collections.
12.10 Peter Curson & Clifford Harkness (Ulster Folk and Transport Museum): BBCNI's partnership with the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
13.45 Christian Poske (British Library and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London): The Bake Collection of the British Library Sound Archive: Global Perspectives on Historical Sound Recordings from South Asia
14.25 Martin Astell (Senior Archivist, Sound and Video, Essex Record Office): ‘You Are Hear’ – an HLF-funded project to preserve and provide access (in some interesting ways) to archive sound recordings
15.25 Will Prentice (The British Library): Surveying the UK’s audio landscape
16.05 BISA AGM
Saturday, 19th November: morning only (provisional programme)
To be be held in the silent cinema exhibit building.
09.30 Tea + coffee
09.45 Workshop: Packaging audio files and metadata for preservation and access (Will Prentice, British Library)
10.45 Round table discussion: Succession planning and transfer of sound archiving skills
11.45 Presentation or tour about the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum audio archives
Delegates may like to follow the morning's session with a visit to the open air museum http://nmni.com/uftm/Visiting-Information/Museum-Maps
Please complete the online registration form.
Registration fees are payable on the day:
Students/Unwaged: £15/€20 (proof of status required).
Premier Inn Belfast Titanic Quarter
2A Queens Road, Belfast, BT3 9DT
This hotel is close to the Belfast to Bangor Railway line Titanic Quarter Station.
Holiday Inn Express - Queen's Quarter
106 University St, Belfast BT7 1HP
The closest train station would be at Botanic.
How to get to Belfast: http://visitbelfast.com/home/page/getting-here
You’ll find the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2), near Holywood. We’re about 7 miles, or 15 minutes, east of Belfast City Centre, and there’s easy access by road, rail and bus. George Best Belfast City Airport is also nearby. More details:
For those arriving by train, there is a halt at ‘Cultra’, after exiting the train turn right and follow the path that brings you out in the museum grounds. However, there is still a fifteen minute walk from the station on the Transport side of the site, uphill to the Manor building on the Folk side where the event is being held. Our security staff will be happy to provide directions at the gate (pictured). The event is being held in the manor building.