IFLA SOCRS satellite meeting 2017
Open Access: Action Required
16 – 17 August 2017
European Solidarity Center, Gdańsk, Poland
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.
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
Please register online.
Address: pl. Solidarności 1, Gdańsk.
700m from Gdańsk Glowny Railway Station.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Last update: 31 July 2018