IFLA SOCRS satellite meeting 2017

When

16 – 17 August 2017

Where

European Solidarity Center, Gdańsk, Poland

Description

Satellite conference of the IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources, co-sponsored by the IFLA Section on Acquisition and Collection Development and the European Solidarity Center (ESC).

Scope / Objectives of the Satellite meeting

Open Access (OA) resources are important to the information needs of today’s researchers. Over the years, the number of OA resources has grown substantially and will continue to do so. They are here to stay. This satellite will address how libraries and others are meeting the challenges of Open Access. It will attempt to answer how libraries are staffing and organizing operations to support OA. Another focus will be how libraries identify OA resources and market them to their communities. The satellite will also consider long term preservation of OA resources.

Program

The program will be divided into three sessions titled:

  • Long-term preservation of Open Access Resources,
  • Marketing of Open Access Resources, and
  • Discovery and Access of Open Access Resources.

Download the program: IFLA SOCRS Satellite Meeting 2017

Registration

Please register online.

Conference venue

European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk

Address: pl. Solidarności 1, Gdańsk.

700m from Gdańsk Glowny Railway Station.

How to get to ESC

How to get to Gdańsk

There is Gdańsk Lech Walesa Airport, but has only domestic and European connections.

So probably the best way is to fly to Warsaw Chopin Airport and then take a fast train to Gdansk. It takes 3 or 4 hours, depends on the train (we recommend to take direct EIP or IC trains). The tickets can be purchased online in advance, don't forget to print out your ticket, the e-version on your mobile device is not enough

The tickets should be purchased from Warszawa Centralna to Gdańsk Glowny.

There is an urban rapid train from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Warszawa Centralna Railway Station, it takes approx. 30 minutes.

How to get from Gdańsk to Wroclaw

There is also a fast train from Gdańsk to Wrocław. It takes 5 or 6 hours, depends on the train (we recommend to take direct EIP or IC trains). The tickets can be purchased online in advance, don't forget to print out your ticket, the e-version on your mobile device is not enough.

The tickets should be purchased from Gdańsk Glowny to Wrocław Glowny.

Hotels in Gdańsk

Scandic Hotel in Gdansk (opposite the Gdansk Railway Station) offers the following for meeting attendees:

Direct email address to the reservation department: gdansk@scandichotels.com (the hotel will resend a special form to confirm reservation.)

  • Conference name/booking code: IFLA Gdansk 2017
  • Date: 16-17.08.2017

Prices ( special rate for the conference)

  • 359 PLN /one night/single (approx. $96 / 85 Euro)
  • 424 PLN /one night/double (approx. $114 / 100 Euro)

Room rates include breakfast buffet, VAT tax, internet access, entrance to fitness Center and sauna.

2.17 PLN city tax will be added per person per night. The fee shall be included in the total payment for stay in the hotel.

Satellite Meeting, Serials and Other Continuing Resources , Open Access, Serials, Poland

Last update: 18 July 2017