Vi är två bibliotekarier från Almedalsbiblioteket i Visby, Sverige, som
gärna skulle följa med på er resa. Har du plats för oss?
Almedalsbiblioteket är ett integrerat folk- och högskolebibliotek. Jag
är bibliotekschef och min kollega Leif Hagberg ansvarar för
högskoleservicen. Vi har lyckligtvis pengar till en utbildningsresa
och skule väldigt gärna delta.
Tack och hej
621 22 Visby
tel 0498 29 90 90
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>>> Poul Erlandsen <[log in to unmask]> 09-02-05 12:04 >>>
Vi har endnu nogle få pladser ledige på studierejsen til USA, så om du
lyst at følge med, skal du være velkommen. Her er det foreløbige
Seattle vil der også blive besøg hos enten Amazon eller Serials
vi arbejder på sagen.
*Would you like to be updated and inspired by colleagues in the US? Then
should consider joining this study tour that will focus on some
new trends and services that are being developed and implemented by
The tour that will take you to Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia and New
(optional) will cover development of new library catalogues (WorldCat
Local), consortial borrowing services (Summit, Borrow Direct and E-Z
Borrow), new collection development agreements within consortias,
sharing and delivery systems for books and journal articles, the new
for libraries within universities and more.
There will also be a chance to visit the famous Seattle Public Library
opened a few years ago.
Programme (preliminary - changes may occur)
*15.45 Departure on SAS SK 937 from Copenhagen
*17.45 Arrival in Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Airport bus to our hotel:
Hotel Vintage Park
1100 Fifth Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
This is a boutique hotel centrally located in downtown Seattle just
the street from Seattle Public Library.
Visit University of Washington Libraries. Meet with Thom Deardorff,
Coordinator for Access Services and other staff members to get
of their WorldCat Local installation as well as the new consortial
platform WorldCat Navigator used within the Summit Consortia.
How does library users respond to searching a new type of library
and what new challenges do ILL staff have to face when a library
is giving access to resources held locally as well as globally?
Another visit this day is being planned. We're hoping to visit the HQ of
Amazon.com which is located in Seattle or Serials Solutions. Their new
product Summon was released during ALA Midwinter and attracted lot of
interest. This visit is not yet confirmed.
Morning: Visit the Seattle Public Library (Central Library) which is
designed by Dutch architect Rem Kolhaas and opened in 2004.
The rest of Saturday free for sightseeing in Seattle.
Morning: Airport bus to Seattle Tacoma International Airport
*11.25 Departure on United Airlines UA876 to Denver
*14.54 Arrival in Denver International Airport
Airport bus to our hotel:
Warwick Denver Hotel
1776 Grant Street
Handsome 15-story Executive Hotel situated in the downtown business &
financial area of Denver
23/3 Monday + 24/3 Tuesday
The following visits are being planned for Denver:
1. The library courier that serves the entire state of Colorado is run
of an office in the Denver metro area, the Colorado Library Consortium.
Executive Director, Valerie Horton, is a national expert on library
systems and is the editor of a book on library delivery systems that
published shortly by ALA. She runs a clearinghouse on information about
delivery systems: http://www.clicweb.org/movingmountains/. The
Library Courier delivers several million items annually to hundreds of
libraries of Horton and get a tour of the central sorting facility that their
carrier uses. While her experience is with the U.S., talking with her
her carrier would be useful to think about how to find ways to make
more efficient and cut down on delivery time in general.
2. PASCAL (the Preservation and Access Service Center for Colorado
Libraries) is a state of the art high density library storage facility
located in Denver. The facility is shared by 4 academic libraries, will
up to 1.6 million volumes, and is climate controlled. Primarily low use
materials are stored there, but since PASCAL is served by the statewide
library courier, users can place a hold on materials and have it
to them at their home library in 24 to 48 hours after it is requested.
will have a tour and presentation about their facility.
3. The Colorado State Library has several statewide resource sharing
initiatives. They run a reciprocal borrowing program called Colorado
Libraries Collaborate. All public libraries, most academic libraries,
many school and special libraries in the state participate. A user can
their home library card and walk into any participating library in the
and check out materials. http://www.clc-key.org/ . The State Library
installation of OCLC's VDX system called SWIFT that supports the
interlibrary loan activities of around 365 libraries throughout the
http://www.aclin.org/swift/ We will visit and talk with their staff
4. Visit the Bibliographic Center for Research (BCR) where we will meet
president and CEO
Brenda Bailey-Hainer. BCR serves over 8,000 libraries of all types,
primarily in the Western
U.S. They are in the process of setting up a high volume digitization
facility in their office that
will be completed in January 2009. www.bcr.org
The order of these visits is not yet decided. More visits in Denver may
Morning: Airport bus to Denver International Airport
*10.45 Departure on United Airlines UA 264 to Philadelphia
*16.17 Arrival in Philadelphia International Airport
Airport bus to our hotel:
Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel
1701 Locust Street
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza-Warwick
was originally constructed in 1926. With 301 handsomely appointed rooms,
this historic yet modern Philadelphia hotel is located just off the
world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious
commercial and business district.
Morning: Visit University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Meet with Robert
Director, Departmental Libraries, Resource Sharing and Delivery Services
other staff members. We will get a presentation of the two consortial
borrowing services offered by the library to it's users - Borrow Direct
E-Z Borrow. How does participation in programmes like these influence
collection development policies? An dhow do library users respond to
Visit Temple University Libraries. We will have a chance to learn about
famous information literacy programme offered by the library.
Around noon: Departure by train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to
SAS flight SK910 departs from Newark 17.40 and arrives in Copenhagen the
following morning (Saturday) 07.15.
If you wish it is possible to stay on the train and continue to Penn
in downtown Manhattan and begin your homebound travel later. When
your registration please indicate which date you would like to return.
travel agency would be happy to book your hotel room in New York but you
also do this yourself.
Pricing and conditions
Price for one person sharing a hotel room is DKK 13.750,-
Price for one person in single room is DKK 18.895,-
This includes flights from Copenhagen as described in tour programme,
aihotel taxes included, porterage for 1 piece of luggage with check
out of hotels, train ticket (2nd class) Philadelphia - Newark (Penn
Station), tour planning and leadership, gifts to our hosts during
Tour leader is Poul Erlandsen.
Not included: Meals while in the US, tips, personal expenses, airport
and other local transportation, health and travel insurance.
The travel arrangement is based upon 20 paying participants. In case
number is not reached when registration expires the tour will be
The date of the outbound travel is fixed. Connecting flights to/from
Copenhagen at attractive prices should be requested at the time of
registration. The homebound travel is flexible. Changes from the basic
arrangement is charged DKK 500,- by SAS.
Until 5 weeks before departure the name on airline tickets may be
no cost. Between 5 and 2 weeks before departure name changes are charged
500,- each. Hereafter no changes are possible and tickets are non
All prices are subject to price changes from second party and/or
Please direct questions about payment, name changes, hotel room in New
etc. to Mogens Lystager, Profil Business Travel, Gammel Kongevej 3-5,
DK-1610 Copenhagen V.
Questions about the professional programme should be directed to Poul
Erlandsen [log in to unmask]
Please fill, sign and submit your registration as soon as possible to
Erlandsen, National Library of Education, PO Box 840, DK-2400 Copenhagen
Denmark - [log in to unmask]
Accommodation (please tick preferred option): Single room: or:
Shared double room:
I would like to share room with (write name):
I want to extend my stay in the US until:
I would like to receive information from travel agency about hotel
in New York:
I will begin my travel from
(airport): and would
to receive pricing information about connecting flights from this
With my signature I accept the above mentioned conditions: