IASA-ARSC Conference 2001 (11K)

Joint Annual Conference 23-27 SEPTEMBER 2001
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, UK NWT 2DB

Welcome to the conference website. The theme of this year's conference is
WHY COLLECT? - THE PURPOSE OF AUDIO-VISUAL ARCHIVES.
For more details of the programme, see under Preliminary Programme.

This is a joint event and all conference sessions will be open to delegates from both organisations. The two organisations will also hold separate business and committee meetings as usual. We will be updating the content of this site when new information is available.

General information
Conference venue
Hotel accomodation
Institutional visits
Preliminary Programme
Frequently asked questions
Links to ARSC, IASA and other relevent websites
Local information
Local Record Fair


General information

The local organising team is Alan Ward and Jane Harvell. If you cannot find the information you require on this site, please contact us:

The British Library National Sound Archive
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7440
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7441
E-Mail: NSA@bl.uk


Conference venue

auditorium (44K)

auditorium (41K)

 

The British Library is the largest publicly-funded building completed in Britain in the 20th century. The quality of its architecture and facilities received universal acclaim when it opened to the public in 1997. The conference centre has a fully AV equipped auditorium seating 255, four meeting rooms and a large foyer with bar and catering.

The National Sound Archive was one of the first departments to move into and offer services from the new building. The Library houses three exhibition galleries, a bookshop, two coffee bars and a restaurant, which are open to all. A reader's ticket is required by all who wish to use the Library's collections in the reading rooms. The Library is very well served by public transport and there are numerous cafes, bars, pubs and other meeting places nearby.


Hotel accomodation

There is plenty of hotel accommodation within easy walking distance of the Library, at a range of prices. Hotel bookings for the conference are being handled by the booking agency, The Corporate Team, NOT the conference organisers. Alternatively delegates may of course make their own arrangements. There is a Travel inn (search using Euston, London) situated almost opposite the Library which isn't covered by the booking agency which you may want to consider.

In addition there is a modern and well appointed hostel run by the Youth Hostelling Association immediately opposite the Library. For those on a tight budget, a shared room in the hostel (currently 23.50 per person per night) may be worth considering. If you would like to book accommodation in the hostel, please contact the conference organisers, NOT the hotel agency.


Frequently asked questions

Do speakers have to register?
Speakers who are members of ARSC or IASA will be expected to register as delegates in the normal way.

Will there be a daily rate available?
We hope to be able to admit people on a daily basis for £30.00 on 24,26 and 27 September, and £15.00 on 25 September when the afternoon session is taken up with professional visits which are only available by advance booking.

Single-day attendance is not bookable in advance and the organisers can give no assurance that places will be available. The overall conference fee has been kept very low in order to enable as many as possible to attend and we would encourage you to register for the whole conference if you wish to be sure of attending.

What is the weather expected to be like in London during the Conference?
According to the London Weather Centre, average rainfall for September is 2 inches or 50 mm and the average temperature 19C or around 66F but September weather is very difficult to predict. The BBC website offers a good 5 day forecast.


Links to ARSC, IASA and other relevant websites

IASA
ARSC
British Library
National Sound Archive (NSA)
NSA Catalogue - CADENSA

By coincidence the TV archivists' international organisation FIAT are also holding their annual conference at a separate venue in London over the same dates.

Hotel accomodation
Street map of the area
London transport
Heathrow Express - Heathrow to London every 15 mins
Gatwick Express
LondonTown.com - the official Internet site for London
Thameslink (for direct train from Gatwick to Kings Cross)


Local information

The King's Cross website has recently launched a new 'What's On' section. This will include a page which will list events local to the British Library and the Conference Centre.


Local Record Fair

Record fair leaflet (21K)

By coincidence, there will be a record fair held on Sunday 23rd September 2001. This is one of a highly regarded series of such fairs.

It will be held in the Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon. This venue is easily accessible from London Victoria Railway Station. The journey takes around 30 minutes - online timetable.

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Further information (2K)

For further information please contact:

     The British Library
     National Sound Archive
     96 Euston Road
     London NW1 2DB
     United Kingdom

     Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7440
     Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7441
     E-mail: NSA@bl.uk

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