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Travel & Accommodation Information for PRDLA 2011 in Los Angeles

Primary Conference Venue Information
University of Southern California (USC)

Doheny Memorial Library (DML)

Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Room 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

  • Doheny Library and the Radisson Hotel are only separated by Figueroa Street, which is marked in the campus map below.
  • Map of University of Southern California (University Park Campus) www.usc.edu/maps

One afternoon of sessions will take place at the UCLA Libraries, who are co-hosting this year’s meeting.

Transportation to UCLA will be provided for conference attendees, as will shuttle service from the downtown Marriott at L.A. Live for those who do not stay at the Radisson at USC. The Radisson is within very easy, 5-minute walking distance to Doheny Memorial Library.

Additional information on the cultural day tour and sightseeing activities for guests during the conference days will be available here soon.

Accommodations

Main Conference Hotel

Please note that the group rate is valid at the Radisson only for the days and nights of the conference. The online form will not accept the PRDLA code for reservations on the weekend of November 11-13.

The block of rooms will be held until Monday, October 24, 2011

Radisson Los Angeles at USC (adjacent to USC campus).
3540 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90007
(001) 213-748-4141

Rate: standard room based on single or double occupancy at $139.00/night subject to state and local taxes, and parking fees

When making your reservation by phone, please identify yourself as part of the “PRDLA – Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance Conference Group” for the group rate.

Web site: www.radisson-midtown.com, enter arrival and departure dates, click: get rooms and rates, on right side of page in the “Promotional Code” field enter: PRDLA, click search, and complete booking.

There is a USC Football home game scheduled on November 12th, we recommend reserving your room soon.

Additional Hotel Option

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live (2.4 miles from USC Campus. Central location near downtown).

900 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(001) 213-765-8600

Rate: standard room based on single or double occupancy at $179.00/night subject to state and local taxes, and parking fees. Reservation Code: USLUSLA

Web site: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxjw?groupCode=USLUSLA&app=resvlink&fromDate=11/7/11&toDate=11/12/11

Climate and Dress
The average temperature in Los Angeles in November is 69°F (20°C). The average high temperature is 80°F (26°C) and average low temperature is 58°F (14°C). As always the temperature of the meeting rooms may be somewhat warmer or colder than you might expect.

Ground Transportation from LAX
By Air/From LAX (
Los Angeles International Airport): www.lawa.org/welcomeLAX.aspx

Shared Van Ride

The most popular shared van providers are Super Shuttle

(http://www.supershuttle.com/en/LAXAirportShuttleLosangeles.html) and Prime Time Shuttle (http://www.primetimeshuttle.com/). You can either make reservation before you arrive or just go to the Super Shuttle or Prime Time Shuttle desks which are located at the curbside outside of every airport terminal. Rides from the airport to USC are usually around $15/per person, one way. If you wish to use the shuttle back to the airport after the conference (which we recommend) you may receive a better deal. The shuttle will then pick you up at your accommodation the day of your departure.

Taxi

Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the yellow sign indicating Taxis. Passengers will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations. Only authorized taxis with an official seal issued by City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation on each vehicle are permitted in the airport. It is illegal for any transportation services to solicit fares, and travelers using such services do so at their own risk.

Rental Cars

Approximately 40 rental car companies operate out of LAX, with vehicle rental sites located off the airport. Many of these rental car companies provide phone links inside or near the baggage claim areas on the Lower/Arrival Level of the terminals so travelers can request a free shuttle pick up to reach the rental car sites.

Getting to Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus,

University of Southern California

By car:

110 (Harbor) North:

Take the Exposition exit. Go straight through the 37th Street light. Keep left. Go under the freeway bridge. Cross Flower at the light and turn right at the Figueroa light. Turn left at the light on 35th Street. Enter campus at gate #3.

110 (Harbor/Pasadena) South:

Take the Exposition exit. Cross Flower at the light and turn right at the light onto Figueroa. Turn left at the light on 35th Street. Enter campus at gate #3.

10 (Santa Monica) East:

Take the Hoover exit; turn right at the light. Go all the way to where Hoover ends at Jefferson. Turn left on Jefferson, right on Figueroa. Turn right on 35th Street. Enter campus at gate #3.

10 (Santa Monica) West:

Take the Hoover exit; turn right at the light. Turn right on Hoover and go all the way to where Hoover ends at Jefferson. Turn left on Jefferson, right on Figueroa. Turn right on

35th Street. Enter campus at gate #3.

405 (San Diego) South or North:

Take the 405 to the 10 (Santa Monica Freeway). Go east (Los Angeles) on the 10. Take the Hoover exit; turn right at the light. Go all the way to where Hoover ends at Jefferson. Turn left on Jefferson, right on Figueroa. Turn right on 35th street. Enter campus at gate #3.

101 (Hollywood/Ventura) South or North:

Take the 110 going south. Take the Exposition exit. Cross Flower at the light and turn right at the light onto Figueroa. Turn left at the light on 35th Street. Enter campus at gate #3.

5 (Golden State/Santa Ana) South or North:

Take the 5 to the 110. Go south on the 110. Take the Exposition exit. Cross Flower at the light and turn right at the light onto Figueroa. Turn left at the light on 35th Street. Enter campus at gate #3.

Parking at USC

Parking Structure X (PSX), Gate 3, off Figueroa Avenue and McCarthy Way. Parking is $8 a day.

Public Transportation to USC

DASH Route F (line starts at 7th Street Metro Center station): Runs every 15‐30 minutes

from 6:30 a.m. ‐ 10:00 p.m. Mon‐Sat. Drops and picks up on Figueroa Street. Cost: 35

cents. For more information about DASH routes, call 1‐800‐2LA‐RIDE or go to

http://www.ladottransit.com/dash/routes/downtown/downtown.php.

Metro Bus and Metro Rail: Bus service is provided from Union Station to the University Park Campus on bus lines 444, 445 and 446. Bus line 71 provides transportation between Union Station and the Health Sciences Campus. For information about these and other routes and schedules, call 1‐800‐COMMUTE. Single zone fare: $1.50.

Tram Services

Union Station: The shuttle picks up passengers outside of the main lobby, adjacent to the taxi and tram pick‐up area at Union Station, and in front of the JEP House located on 34th Street at Trousdale on the University Park Campus. Operates Mon‐Fri, morning trams run from Union Station to UPC, afternoon trams run from UPC to Union Station.

NOTE: Tram services are provided at no charge to USC students, faculty, staff and guests. For further information regarding tram route locations and schedules, call

Transportation Services at (213) 740‐3575.

Questions and a Note for those with Special Needs
We are very much looking forward to making this a productive and rewarding PRDLA in Los Angeles. If you need any assistance, have formal invitation requirements, or have any questions about the information above, please call or e-mail:

Patty Johnson Tel: (001) 213-821-1153 pajohnso@usc.edu

Tyson Gaskill Tel: (001) 213-740-2070 gaskill@usc.edu

We wish to ensure that no individual with a special need is excluded, denied services, or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you are in need of auxiliary aids or services, or if you have any dietary concerns or restrictions, or any question about the conference, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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