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ICOLC North American Meeting 2018

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 5:00 PM EST
Wednesday April 18, 2018 5:30 PM EST

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

The discounted room rate for this conference is $169 USD per night (plus tax).

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RegistrationThings to do

Deadline to register for the conference is April 1, 2018
Your registration fee of 450 USD will cover:

  • Opening reception Sunday evening (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch each day of the conference
  • OA2020 Post conference workshop
  • Ticket to Detroit Princess Dinner Cruise for Monday evening (additional tickets for guests available for purchase)
  • Conference materials

Please note: Refunds are not available after April 1, 2018
All cancellation requests must be emailed to Heather Ladiski at

OA2020 Transformation Post Conference Workshop
April 18, 2018 9:15 am – 5:30 pm

Note: while registration for the ICOLC conference is limited to member affiliates, the Open Access Transformation Workshop is open to the academic library community at large and university administrators.

Workshop description and objectives
This workshop is a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the essential role that libraries and consortia play in driving the transformation of
scholarly communications from the current
subscription model to open access publishing. Learning from the experiences of national-level consortia and
individual institutions from around the world, participants will gain strategic insights and practical knowledge that will enable them to:

  • Understand the relevance of open access publishing and how it can be leveraged in the context of licensing
  • Acquire and analyse the data necessary to define an informed, pro-active approach to the transition under way
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for publisher negotiations to drive the open access transformation
  • Identify new opportunities for consortia to deliver services and value in future, fully open access scenario

For a full agenda, click here

This workshop is included with ICOLC conference registration. For all others, the registration fee is $125 USD.

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