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Polar Libraries Colloquy

PLC provides a forum through which librarians and others concerned with the collection, preservation, and dissemination of polar information can discuss issues of mutual interest. A central objective is to promote international collaboration.
The Colloquy meets biennially at venues by tradition alternating between Europe and North America

Conference theme "Poles apart - poles on-line"

The theme of the conference refers to the many library and
archive collections becoming accessible on-line. New databases
seem to become public almost every day, and thus the distance
between our collections diminishes.

Where are we right now? What new iniatives are in the pipeline?
How will we be co-operating in the near future? Will we see
electronic collections across the Polar regions?

Date and venue:

17-21 June 2002 at Gammel Dok, Strandgade 27 B, DK-1401 Copenhagen K, Denmark

How to get there:
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The easiest way to get from the hotels to Gammel Dok is to walk. It only takes 15 min.

Another option would be to catch a citybike

If you are arriving directly from the airport the easiest and cheapest way to get to the city center is to take the train from Terminal 3 to the Central Railway Station. This ride takes 12 minutes and trains run every 20 minutes. Outside the Central Railway Station (the front facing Tivoli) you may catch bus # 8 heading south and get out at Strandgade. Your airport train ticket is valid also for use in the bus (within 1 hour of time issued). (Airport train Copenhagen Airport)


The conference secretariat will be located at Gammel Dok


The official language of the conference will be English

General information

Tipping is not customary in Denmark neither in restaurants nor taxis

English is spoken in all shops and restaurants, and almost all Danes speak English.

The currency is Danish kroner. When you arrive at Copenhagen Airport you can change your currency to Danish kroner, or you can use one of the many banks or exchange bureaus in the centre of city.
All major credit cards (Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard, American Express) are accepted in shops and restaurants.

Electricity in Denmark is 220-volt.

The weather is unpredictable, it could be warm and sunny or cold and rainy. So we recommend that you bring an umbrella and a sweater for cool nights along with your summer clothes.

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