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Beyond the PDF 2

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Published: 26 May 2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL

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Beyond the PDF2 Conference

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, NL
Twitter: #btpdf2

Thanks to everyone who partipated in the conference. It was a great event. You can find summaries and outcomes of the event here.

Scholarly communication across all disciplines is changing profoundly under the influence of new technologies. New models, tools and standards are being developed that aim to enhance, enable or entirely replace formerly ingrained forms of scholarly communication, including publications, courses, conferences and policy. The Beyond the PDF conference brings together scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders in a lively forum, not just to broaden awareness of current efforts across disciplines, but to define the future through discussions, challenge projects, demonstrations and seeding new partnerships and collaborations. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. Beyond the PDF is organized by FORCE11, a group of stakeholders that arose organically from the first Beyond the PDF workshop, held at the University of California, San Diego, in 2011, and a follow on workshop held at Dagstuhl that same year. We will actively engage the membership of FORCE11 to shape and evolve this and future workshops, as the conference itself provides a platform for those interested in creating new modes of conference organization and participation. FORCE11 and the Beyond the PDF conference are supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Sponsorships are available.  If you are interested, please contact Maryann Martone:  mmartone (you know what goes here!)

  • Dates:  Main conference:  March 19-20th.
  • March 19, 2012 – 09:30 – 17:00 and an evening social event
  • March 20, 2012 – 09:30 – 17:00
  • Where:  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Venue:  Pakhuis de Zwijger

*Travel support:  We are pleased to provide support for student travel through a generous grant from Elsevier.  Post-doctoral fellows may also apply.  Post-doctoral fellows are also welcome to apply.  The deadline is February 15th.  At this time, we do not have funds to support non-student travel, but if you are not a student and require some assistance, please contact us ( and we will try to work with you to find travel funding.  

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Getting to the Venue

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By Tram

Pakhuis de Zwijger is easily accessible by tram. In front of Amsterdam Central Station, take tram line 26, direction ‘IJburg’. Get out at the second stop, ‘Kattenburgerstraat’. The location is right in front of you. You can by a ticket on the tram. A single ticket costs 2,40 euros for an hour journey. An all day ticket is 7.50 euros with discounts for more days.

By Bike

At the back of Central Station facing the water, turn right. You'll see a large glass concert building in front of you. The Muziek Gebouw. After 1.5 km you'll see Pakhuis De Zwijger on your left.


Lloyd Hotel is currently completely booked. We have a second option below (Hotel the Exchange) with a conference rate.

LLoyd Hotel – conference hotel

The location is right in the heart of Amsterdam, so you can stay at pretty much any hotel. Amsterdam is obviously a very popular destination so we encourage you to book early. We have arranged special room rates for the Lloyd Hotel. They are as follows:

  • 1* room: €80 per night
  • 2* room: €90 per night
  • 3* room: €100 per night
  • 4* room: €125 per night
  • 5* room: €150 per night

Please book with the promo code GF12673. The rates are good for March 15 – 23. Please check the hotel websites for the amenities of the rooms. 1* rooms for example have shared bathroom facilities down the hall.

Hotel the Exchange

This hotel is right near central amsterdam's dam square. And is about 20 minutes from the conference. Go to .

  • 1*: € 80 per night
  • 2*  € 95 per night
  • 3*: € 110 per night
  • 4*: € 125 per night
  • 5*: € 150 per night

Please book with the promo code GF164.

Here are some other recommended hotels:

Getting to Amsterdam and Other Info

WikiTravel provides a good guide for arriving into Amsterdam from Schipol Airport (AMS). We suggest using the train as this is the cheapest most convenient way into the center of Amsterdam.

For more information on Amsterdam and visiting, check out The Internet Guide to Amsterdam

Organizing Committee

Chair: Paul Groth

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