Sunday 14 October 2018 to Wednesday 17 October 2018
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal, self-organised group of approximately 200 library consortia of all types and sizes in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
On behalf of the UK, Jisc is hosting the 2018 annual European ICOLC meeting.
These meetings, which ICOLC conducts twice a year, are dedicated to keeping participating consortia informed about:
- New electronic information resources
- Pricing practices of electronic information providers and vendors
- Emerging and policy issues of significance to libraries and users of information resources
- Other issues of importance to directors, governing boards, and libraries of consortia
More details of the programme will be released soon. Potential topics include:
- Library management services
- Open access
- Negotiation practices
- Open science
- Emerging information policy issues
There will be opportunities to take part in a series of networking events whilst attending the ICOLC event in London.
Sunday 14 October, 17:00-20:00 - Welcome drinks reception
Location: Jisc, 15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BW
A pre-conference drinks reception is being held on the evening of Sunday 14 October taking place between 17:00 and 20:00 at the new Jisc offices in Fetter Lane, opposite the Maughan Library, the main library of King’s College Library.This is a great opportunity to catch up and meet some of the event delegates. Situated just behind historic Fleet Street, once the thriving hub of the UK’s newspaper publishing industry, Fleet Street remains a hub for London’s law firms and now plays host to a number of financial companies as well. With the City of London, the West End, London Bridge and Islington all in close proximity there is plenty to see, do, eat and drink once you have caught up with colleagues before the start of the conference.
Tuesday 16 October, 18:30 - Conference dinner
Location: Skyloft, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
For the final night of the conference in London we hope that you will join us for a reception and dinner at the famous Millbank Tower close to Westminster. Skyloft boasts panoramic views of London and was created to celebrate the London Olympics with a reclaimed wooden floor from a school gymnasium and exposed brickwork from a Manchester factory.
If you are looking for somewhere great to eat during your stay, here are some suggestions.
Places to eat
Eco-conscious 100% vegan restaurant with a virtuous lunchtime buffet and candle-lit evening meals.
Address: 222 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14 9NU
One of the largest restaurants in London with vaulted ceilings, where staff in monk's robes serve mussels, frites and Belgian beers.
Address: 50 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LJ
Italian restaurant using free range meat, with vaulted basement area and upstairs wine bar.
Address: 71 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6RB
Burgers, whole lobster or lobster rolls with chips and salad for set price in American-style diner.
Address: 36-38 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4PS
A favourite for Indian food, it pays homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay.
Address: 22 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5QB
View menu (pdf)
A hand-crafted, floating, red pagoda restaurant on the canal, serving a Chinese menu.
Address: Southern Star Cumberland Basin, Prince Albert Road, London NW1 7SS
Peruvian cuisine in a contemporary style.
Address: 31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JH
Established in 1798, this is London's oldest restaurant. Serving classic British food (especially game) in Edwardian surrounds.
Address: 34-35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7LB
View menu (pdf)
Stylish vegetarian and vegan diner and takeaway, charging by weight for homemade salads and eclectic mains.
Address: 12-14 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London W1B 4DA
Slickly-designed, minimalist modern british gastropub with big windows and a canal-side alfresco bar.
Address: 3 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BH
View menu (pdf)
Who should attend
This event is for library consortia staff.
This is a private event, only open to members of the consortia, with all business conducted confidentially in order to promote the maximum amount of exchange and information sharing.
Why should I attend?
The meeting will keep participating consortia members informed about new resources, pricing and negotiation practices of publishers, and other issues of importance to consortia and their members.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your ticket gives you access to:
- The full conference and programme
- All refreshments and lunch across the conference days
- A welcome drinks reception
- All other networking opportunities
There are a number of great hotels close to the venue for those travelling into the city for this ICOLC event. If you plan to stay in the capital, here are some suggestions:
Grange Langham Court Hotel
Meliá White House Hotel
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
Other hotel information
- There are a number of Premier Inn hotels in London - the closest to RIBA is the London Waterloo (Westminster Bridge) hotel
- Airbnb is a great option for a unique London stay