British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

CFP: British and Irish Sound Archives 2012

British and Irish Sound Archives (BISA) invites submissions for presentations to be given at this year’s conference and training event on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2012 at the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich.

We Are looking for Ppapers and presentations are usually scheduled for the Friday with Saturday morning features a training session. Papers should be up to 30 minutes duration, allowing time for questions, and can be on any theme relevant to sound archives and archiving including.

  • collection policy and practice
  • selection, deselection and disposal
  • access, publication, distribution and user services
  • metadata, documentation and cataloguing
  • preservation and digitisation
  • copyright, ethical and ownership issues
  • professional theory and practice

We encourage the use of audio and a/v (it is what we’re about, after all).

How to submit

Please send an outline of your proposal by Friday 2nd March 2012 to the Secretary, Jonathan Draper at

If you have any questions about BISA, please contact the Secretary as above or the current Convenor, Simon Rooks at

** Please note, BISA website is out of action whilst we continue to explore options for a new platform, architecture, host and design **

About BISA
BISA is for all and anyone whose work includes responsibility for the collection, management and care of archival sound recordings. BISA’s members are archivists, librarians, audio engineers, academics, students, independent consultants and freelancers. They represent research and university departmental collections, county and regional archive services, national libraries, broadcasters and themselves.


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