• Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı ve Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi tarafından düzenlenen Yükseköğretimde Dinamik Çok Kültürlü Model Önerisi Arama Konferansı 17-19 Ekim 2014 tarihlerinde Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesinin ev sahipliğinde Isparta’da düzenlenecektir. Katılımcı modellerin kullanılacağı organizasyonun temel hedefi Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı, Üniversite ve Üniversite Gençliğini bir araya getirerek, çeşitli konulardaki beklentileri, sorunları, işbirliği imkânlarını ve çözüm önerilerini ortaya koymaktır.

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Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 30, 2014

H2020: Opportunities for Libraries by Susan K. Reilly #h2020

H2020: Opportunities for Libraries by Susan K. Reilly

 

  • Presentation from the H2020 panel session at the LIBER 2014 Conference in Riga.

http://www.slideshare.net/libereurope/h2020-opportunities-for-libraries-by-susan-k-reilly

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 30, 2014

Balance and trust

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https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=502046933230949

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Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 29, 2014

Make your Website UX ROCK by David Lee King #librarywebsites

Make your Website UX ROCK

  • Your library website visitors are having a user experience (UX) on your website right now. Do you know if it’s a good experience? Have you ever asked? And how can you improve it? This presentation will help make your website UX rock by providing easy-to-implement tips and tools to improve the experience your customers have while using your library’s website.

http://www.slideshare.net/davidleeking/make-your-website-ux-rock?

 

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 29, 2014

Many reasons you need a #librarian #infographic

Source: https://magic.piktochart.com/v/b85bc5e1-da03-4611-98f4-5cae6b25104c#.UTfXzxm67Tt

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Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 29, 2014

Famous Book Fairs Around The World

Famous Book Fairs Around The World

 

  • From Frankfurt to New Delhi, checkout these famous Book fairs from around the world.

http://www.slideshare.net/mapsofworld/famous-book-fairs-around-the-world

Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nun Kapitalistleşme Tecrübesi ve Telif Haklarının Gelişimi

  • Çalışmada, Swedberg’in kapitalizmi anlama modeli rehberliğinde, Osmanlı kapitalistleşme tecrübesi değerlendirilmiş ve telif haklarının gelişimi incelenmiştir. Osmanlı kapitalistleşme tecrübesinin başarısızlık öyküsü olduğu; başarısızlığın nedeninin zihniyette aranmasının gerektiği ve telif hakkı bilincinin gelişmemesinin, fikir ve sanat eseri üzerindeki özel mülkiyet hakkının ahlaken meşru sayılmamasından kaynaklandığı ortaya konulmuştur. Swedberg düşüncesinden hareketle, Osmanlı Devleti’nin kuruluştan Tanzimat’ın ilan edildiği 1839’a kadar olan dönemine ‘tarihteki devlet’ veyahut ‘Eski Osmanlı’ denilmesi gerektiği, Türklerin bugün özlediği Osmanlı’nın ‘tarihteki devlet’ olduğu savunulmuştur. Tanzimat’ın ilanıyla başlamış olan ‘Yeni Osmanlı’ döneminin iki alt döneme ayrılmasının isabetli olduğu ve ekonominin kapitalizme göre örgütlenmesinin 1839-1908 döneminde yavaş ve yüzeysel, 1908-1922 döneminde hızlı ve kapsamlı seyrettiği iddia edilmiş, İmparatorluğun yıkılışı, ‘eski rejim’ zihniyetinin tasfiyesinin yapılamamasıyla açıklanmıştır.

http://www.librakitap.com.tr/content/view/445/219/

http://web.hitit.edu.tr/direncakmak

 

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 29, 2014

Rakı Dos and Don’ts

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  • On warm nights in Istanbul everyone is out. Restaurants open their doors onto the sidewalks of back streets, creating a maze of tables and chairs. Waiters dance around the diners with bottles of spirits and plates of food while customers sing along with live musicians. On the coast, old hobbyist fishermen spread carpets, grill the day’s catch and drink from Turkish teacups as they talk. However, it’s not beer at the tables or black tea in those delicate glass cups. For celebration, commiseration or just an evening around the table with close friends, rakıis the alcoholic beverage of choice in Turkey. Also known as Lion’s Milk, this drink has an almost mystical reputation for shattering social niceties and piercing through to the soul. About three hundred years ago, rakı production first appeared in Anatolia. Alcohol artisans began to use the waste of wine pressing, the grape seed, stem, skin and flesh, to concoct this new spirit. All these centuries later, most rakı is now made from dried grapes with the addition of anise seeds, and has become a mainstay of Turkish meyhane (bar) culture. The most expert of imbibers can sit the whole night eating and toasting and never dropping the thread of conversation. New arrivals to Turkey will soon find themselves out with friends eager to give them their first taste of this strong drink. It’s best to be prepared for the situation.

http://yabangee.com/2014/09/raki-dos-donts/

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 29, 2014

The Future Of The Future Of Books via Librarian by Day

 

  • The future of books is hypertext! No. It’s pod! No. It’s enhanced e-books! Apps! Netflix for books! None of those? Wait. It’s cloud storage! Nothing myself or others haven’t been saying for years, but still nice to see someone who isn’t a librarian say it :-)

 

http://librarianbyday.tumblr.com/post/98545395996/the-future-of-the-future-of-books

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 29, 2014

Yahoo Transparency Report Update

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This latest transparency report contains information covering the first six months of this year (January 1 to June 30, 2014). This includes National Security Letters (NSLs) and criminal data requests (such as search warrants, court orders, and subpoenas issued in criminal investigations). FISA requests included are from July 1 – December 31, 2013, as they are subject to a six-month delay imposed by the U.S. Government.

At Yahoo, our users always come first. We evaluate any government request from a users first approach by:

  • Narrowly interpreting government requests to minimize disclosure of user data
  • Contesting requests we believe may violate a user’s human rights, including rights to privacy or free expression
  • Publishing a transparency report to promote accountability and transparency

https://transparency.yahoo.com/

  • Ortadoğu Teknik Üniversitesi’nde (ODTÜ) 20 yıldır gerçekleştirilen kuş araştırmaları sonucunda tespit edilen 231 kuş türünün renkli fotoğraflarından oluşan “ODTÜ’nün Kuşları Kitabı” basıldı. Kitap, Türkiye’nin en çok kuş türünü barındıran üniversitesi ODTÜ’nün, kuşlarını ve doğasını anlatan önemli bir başvuru kaynağı. Ayrıca kitap Türkiye’deki bir üniversite kampusunun kuşlarını anlatan ilk kitap olma özelliğini de taşıyor. Kitabı yayına hazırlayan Soner Oruç ve Kasım Kırlangıç “Kitabın benzer çalışmalara örnek olmasını ve ülkemizdeki doğa gözlemciliğinin yaygınlaşmasında ve Ankara’nın son bakir alanlarından biri olan ODTU arazisinin korunmasında katkıları olmasını umuyoruz.” diyor. Kitapla ilgili daha ayrıntılı bilgilere http://odtununkuslari.wordpress.com/adresinden ulaşabilirsiniz. Kitabın ilk bölümünde kuş gözlemciliği ilgili temel bilgiler mevcut. Kuş gözlemciliği nedir, ne zaman, nerelerde ve nasıl yapılır, hangi ekipmanlara ihtiyaç vardır, kuşları tanımlarken nelere dikkat etmeli gibi soruların yanıtlarını bulacaksınız. İkinci bölümde ise ODTÜ’nun doğasını, kampüsteki biyolojik çeşitliliği (ODTÜ’nün kelebekleri, memelileri, sürüngenlerini ve amfibilerini) ve bunların önemini anlatan yazılar var. Üçüncü bölümde ODTÜ’de yaklaşık 20 yıldır tespit edilen 231 kuş türünden her biri için birer sayfa ayrıldı. Her kuşun sayfasında kuşun Türkiye’de çekilmiş kaliteli fotoğrafı, yaşam alanı, beslenme, davranış ve ODTÜ’de görüldüğü zamanlarla ilgili bilgiler mevcut. Kitabıedinebilmekiçinaşağıdaki mailadresleriyleiletişimegeçebilirsiniz. Bolkuşlugünler.
  • Kasım Kırlangıçkasimkirlangic@outlook.com , 0507 939 30 95 Soner Oruç, soneroruc@gmail.com

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Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 28, 2014

Bisiklet Yolunda Piknik Yapmak

  • Kartal sahil yolundaki bisiklet yoluna kilimini yaymış aileyi bisikletli arkadaşlar kalkmaları için uyarıyorlar. Şu ülkede bisiklet sürücülerine her zaman 2. sınıf vatandaş gibi davranıldığı için tabi ki iplenmiyorlar. İkinci geçişlerinde ise aralarında tartışma çıkıyor. Ama bu videoda 3 tarafta hatalı bence. Öncelikle en büyük hata bisiklet yolunu zaptedenlerin. Bunlardan çok var, Eskişehir’de bisiklet yolları kaldırımdan bozmadır. Yani bir zeminden yüksek olduğu için eğik düzlemden kaldırıma çıkılır. Onun önüne araç parkeden dingilleri çok gördüm. Kameraya çeken bisiklet sürücüsü de haksız çünkü birisini izinsiz kayıt altına almak suçtur. Polis zaten malumunuz. Trip atan türbanlı bacıdan söz etmek istemiyorum bile. Yeni Türkiye’de her şey eski kalıyor sanırım?

http://alkislarlayasiyorum.com/icerik/221448/bisiklet-yolunda-piknik-yapmak-yeni-turkiye/

http://www.sakipsabancimuzesi.org/en/page/exhibitions/joan-miro-women-birds-stars

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 26, 2014

Boobs!…I did it again

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http://www.brentharpurart.com/

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Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 25, 2014

Influencing Skills for Librarians by Stephen Abram @sabram

Olsn advocacy

A copy of Stephen Abram’s presentation on advocacy and influence at  OLS-North Annual Conference.

http://stephenslighthouse.com/

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Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 25, 2014

How Scandalous Is Your Reading History?

  • Based on ALA’s lists of frequently banned and challenged books in the U.S., found here, here, and here.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/how-scandalous-is-your-reading-history#2ve0v6d

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 25, 2014

The new Kindle Voyage e-reader is shockingly good

Kindle Voyage: quick tour

 

  • A high-resolution screen finally makes ebooks read like real ones. It’s hard not to fall immediately in love with Amazon’s new top-of-the-line e-reader. It’s called the Kindle Voyage and it ticks off virtually every single hardware complaint I’ve had about the Kindle Paperwhite. Available for preorder now and shipping in October, it’s selling for $199 and will sit alongside the Paperwhite and a new low-end Kindle — which gives Amazon a full lineup of three touchscreen e-readers (a GSM 3G version will be available for $60 more). The Voyage is thinner, lighter, and ever-so-slightly smaller than the Paperwhite, but the big deal is the screen. Amazon has increased the resolution so that it reaches 300 pixels per inch, which makes text incredibly sharp and readable. I ratcheted the text size all the way down to the lowest setting and found it to still be crisp and sharp enough to read. At a more reasonable font setting, it’s the best reading experience I’ve seen on an electronic device.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IOY8XWQ

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/17/6353785/amazon-kindle-voyage-e-reader-price-announcement

  • AC/DC have confirmed that due to his prolonged illness Malcolm Young will not be re-joining the band. The news comes as the rockers announce the arrival of their new record Rock Or Bust, due to be released on Friday, 28th November. “Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s illness, he will not be re-joining the band,” AC/DC said in a statement. “AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of Rock or Bust in 2015. Steve Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays guitar on Rock or Bust and will accompany the band on tour.” Rock or Bust will be the first AC/DC album in history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. AC/DC announced earlier this year that the founding guitarist was taking a break from the band due to ill health, though the nature of that illness has never been disclosed.

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/acdc-rock-or-bust-malcolm-young-retired/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-25/legendary-ac-dc-guitarist-malcolm-young-retires/5768970

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 24, 2014

11 literary periodic tables of elements via Ebook Friendly

Source: http://ebookfriendly.com/literary-periodic-tables-elements/

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 24, 2014

Wasted Worldwide (a website that compares drinking habits around the world)

Wasted Worldwide, a website that compares drinking habits around the world, created a series of maps that reveal which countries drink the most, what types of alcohol are most popular, and which countries have the most alcohol-related deaths. To create these maps, they used data from the 2014 Global Status Report On Alcohol and Health.

http://www.projectknow.com/discover/alcohol-map/

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 23, 2014

METU Library Bookmarks #librarymarketing

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 23, 2014

METU Library Promo Materials #librarymarketing

Posted by: Emre Hasan Akbayrak | September 23, 2014

Swets Files For Bankruptcy via Library Journal

A story on the German publishing industry web site boersenblatt.net (in German) reports that Netherlands-based Swets (Swets & Zeitlinger Group B.V.) is insolvent and has filed for bankruptcy.

We’ve reached out the company for comment.

With the caveat the mechanical translation is far from perfect, we do learn a bit more by translating the boersenblatt.net article into English using Google Translate.

  • The company was granted bankruptcy protection by a court in Amsterdam.
  • “The company is dismissed for the duration of the arrangement of its payment obligations to creditors (mainly publishers so).”

Precisely what this will mean for customers, publishers, and others is to be determined. We will update as more details are learned.

For background about the company including financials for 2013, their latest annual report became available about one month ago (PDF).

Section 3.9 of the annual report is titled “Growing Concern” and offers a discussion of some issues that likely played a role in today’s bankruptcy filing. This section concludes with the following paragraph:

As per the end of 2013 as well as per the end of Q1 and Q2 2014, Swets Group failed to meet its covenant requirements related to the long term financing. As a consequence of this breach the syndicate and Intermediate Capital Group (both indicated as ‘the lenders’) are entitled to demand immediate repayment. At the moment of signing of the financial statements 2013, the lenders have not accelerated repayment of any of the loans. Since Swets Group is currently unable to fulfill such a potential demand, there is a material uncertainty regarding the continuity of Swets Group and its subsidiaries.

Swets says they have customers in 160 nations, offices in 23 countries, and employs over 570 people. The annual report adds that the company has 0ver 8,000 customers worldwide representing approximately 800,000 subscriptions.

This mechanical translation of a report from RTL.nl has a bit more.

UPDATE Springer Posts “Important Update” For Swets Customers
Springer’s announcement begins by telling customers that they, “are exposed to a substantial risk if they continue to submit payments to Swets for any Springer content” and that “Springer has terminated its contracts with Swets.” It goes on to urge customers to find “alternative
agents” for any current or planned business with Springer. Read the complete post.

UPDATE 2: We have also learned that Elsevier has sent a letter to customers re: Swets and their bankruptcy. The note tells customers until an order for a publication is transmitted from Swets to Elsevier with payment, Elsevier will not be able to fulfill the order.

UPDATE 3:  “Royal Swets & Zeitlinger Holding N.V. (‘Swets & Zeitlinger’ or ‘Swets’) is a group of information services companies operating around the globe. Swets & Zeitlinger operates under the trade name Swets, Accucoms, Libserv and Jongbloed.”

http://www.infodocket.com/2014/09/22/netherlands-swets-files-for-bankruptcy/

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