Open science commonly refers to efforts to make the output of publicly funded research more widely accessible in digital format to the scientific community, the business sector, or society more generally. Open science is the encounter between the age-old tradition of openness in science and the tools of information and communications technologies (ICTs) that have reshaped the scientific enterprise and require a critical look from policy makers seeking to promote long-term research as well as innovation.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
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Yazan: Brigitte Labbé, Michel Puech
Resimleyen: Jacques Azam
Türkçe yayın editörü: Müren Beykan
Türkçesi: Azade Aslan
Dünya çocukları bu diziyi okuyor! Brigitte Labbé’nin Paris Sorbone Üniversitesi felsefe profesörlerinden Michel Puech danışmanlığında kaleme aldığı dizi yeni kitaplarla büyüyor.
Yaşamı ve dünyanın işleyişini anlamaya çalışan çocuklara yardımcı olacak temel sorularla kurgulamış kitaplardan oluşan felsefe dizisi, ülkemizde yayımlanmaya başladığı 2006 yılından bu yana büyük ilgi gördü. Okullar tarafından en çok önerilen kitaplar arasında yer alan diziyi, bugüne dek onbinlerce çocuk okudu. Her birinde farklı bir temel konunun ele alındığı, günlük yaşamda sıkça karşılaştığımız örnek olayların öyküleştirildiği kitaplar, Jacques Azam’ın karikatür tadındaki renkli resimleriyle ve özgün sayfa tasarımlarıyla hem çocuklar, hem de öğretmenler ve anne babalar tarafından sevilerek okunuyor.
Yalnızca Fransa’da 2 milyonun üzerinde baskı yapan, Türkiye de dahil olmak üzere Almanya, İspanya, Finlandiya, Yunanistan, Brezilya, Tayvan, Çin, Kore, Japonya, Slovenya, İtalya, İsveç, Danimarka, Hollanda, Portekiz gibi 17 ülkede yayımlanan “Çıtır Çıtır Felsefe” dizisi, bilginin değerini; kavramlar, sorunlar üzerine kafa yormanın önemini ve yöntemini ortaya koyuyor, doğru düşünebilmenin yollarını, hayatın içinden birçok küçük örnekle tartışmaya özendiriyor. Her kitap, çocukların hep aklını kurcalayan ya da karşılaşacakları güncel ve evrensel kavramları karşılaşacakları kavramsal sorunları nasıl düşünüp irdeleyebileceklerinin, nasıl farklı farklı cevaplar oluşturabileceklerinin başarılı örnekleriyle dolu.
Çocukla felsefeyi en doğal biçimde bir araya getiren “Çıtır Çıtır Felsefe” dizisi, öğretmeye çabalamak veya öğüt vermekten çok; paylaşan, hayatı birlikte anlamaya çalışan, açıklama yapma kaygısı gütmeyen bir anlatımla kaleme alındı. Özellikle anne babalar ve öğretmenler, çocuklara cevap verirken güçlük çektikleri pek çok temel soruya bu dizi sayesinde akılcı ve pratik cevaplar bulabiliyorlar. Böylelikle dizi, nesiller arası iletişim için de mükemmel bir anahtar işlevi kazanıyor. Dizi, eğitimcilere de temel konuları farklı yaklaşımlarla açıklayabilmeleri için zengin bir olanak sağlıyor. Öğrencilerin bağımsız düşünebilen ve düşüncelerini açıklıkla ifade edebilen bireyler olarak gelişmelerini sağlayan örneklerle hazırlanan dizi, felsefeyle en doğru ve hızlı yoldan buluşmak için yetkin bir kaynak, etkili bir eğitim materyali.
Innovation is the lifeblood of the global economy. It is what drives the advancement of better technologies, improved medicine, streamlined services and most new products and solutions. Historically, innovation has been associated with the corporate realm: large organizations that invest millions or billions in R&D to keep pace with consumer demand for new widgets and shorter product or drug lifecycles. However, with the increased acceptance of open innovation and realization you can innovate by collaborating with different stakeholders, university involvement in innovation has also increased. In fact, the academic and corporate worlds form two parts of a symbiotic whole, with the former exceling in the research and discovery phase and the latter in commercialization. Nuzzled neatly between these two is another critical stage of the lifecycle of innovation: protection, which is achieved equally by either party.
Library work is changing and staff need new skills. On the shop floor, customer care is becoming customer engagement while traditional displays are being replaced by retail-style merchandising. Today’s library managers are expected to develop new expertise in marketing and audience development, in strategic thinking, advocacy and partnership skills. Opening the Book training can help to inspire staff to meet these challenges. 95% of library services in the UK and Ireland have used our training and we support learners in many different countries. Taking a Frontline course is a gateway to an international learning community.
About 20 years ago Brewster Kahle said to me that “everybody wants to be a publisher.” This caught me by surprise. Even then (this was before Alexa and The Internet Archive) Brewster was someone to take seriously (we had contracted with Brewster for his WAIS technology, the technical underpinning for Britannica Online, which was launched in October 1994), but even so, it was very hard for me believe the proposition. Sitting at Encyclopaedia Britannica at the time, my day was spent moving from crisis to crisis. Why would anyone want to get into this business when those of us who were already there were trying desperately to get out?
Thassos has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Greek islands. Golden Beach, Makriammos and Paradise stand out as the most picturesque and organized Thassos beaches. Although many beaches in Thassos are developed with hotels and other tourist facilities, however they haven’t lost their pure environment. A drive around the island will also bring you to secluded Thassos beaches, ideal to enjoy total privacy. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Thassos island. http://www.greeka.com/eastern_aegean/thassos/thassos-beaches.htm
İstanbul’da doğdum; annem, babam, dedelerim de öyle. Dedelerin dedelerinden biri Girit’ten gelmiş, biri Bosna’dan, biri Erzincan’dan, biri Giresun’dan, diğerlerini bilmiyorum bile. Beşiktaş’ta büyüdüm. Ermeni katliamını bilmeden önce Ermenileri, Yahudi soykırımını öğrenmeden önce Yahudileri, 6-7 Eylül’ü duymadan önce Rumları tanıdım. İsimleri farklı gelmişti sadece, çoğu bu topraklarda bizden çok daha eskiydi ve bu oyun oynamamıza engel değildi. Çok küfür edilirdi ama kimse kimseye “X dölü” demezdi. “X dölü” hayatıma yıllar sonra Twitter’la girdi. Ermenilerin acı çekerek ölmesini istemiyorsam; Ermeni dölüydüm artık, 6-7 Eylül’ün büyük bir rezalet olduğunu düşünüyorsam; Yahudi ya da Rum dölü…
Türk olmak üzerine bu kadar kafa yoranlara şunu hatırlatmak isterim; Facebook’taki “TC…” paylaşımları dışında iki satır okusaydınız, Türklerin Avrupa’nın en heterojen ırkı olduğunu bilirdiniz. Ben de bu ülkenin genlerinde yüzde 7’den fazla Türklük taşımayan on milyonlarca vatandaşından biriyim. Gür sakallarım, kıllarım ve çekiklikten çok uzak gözlerim var. Öncelikle aynaya baktığınızda kendinizi bir Uygur Türk’ünden farklı görüyorsanız veya erkekseniz ve mikroskobik bir penisiniz yoksa bu sizin de gerçek bir Türk olmadığınız anlamına geliyor. Sanırım böylece hiçbirinizin gerçek Türk olmadığını, özellikle erkeklerin asla ve kat’a Türk olmadıklarını kanıtlamış oldum.
New empirical findings reveal the researchers’ need for privacy and the lack of knowledge about existing possibilities for the professional uses of Web 2.0 services. Modern libraries can act as providers of personalised advice to help researchers select the most appropriate Web 2.0 service.
Our world today is perhaps more text-driven than at any other time in history. In the Digital Age, the ability to read and write can transform lives, families, and even whole communities. Since UNESCO celebrated the very first International Literacy Day on September 8, 1966, the plight of millions of people around the world has improved through programs dedicated to helping marginalized populations become literate. But there is still a long way to go. Illiteracy is more than just a lack of reading skills. Around the world, it is a clear predictor of poverty, illness, and disempowerment. It’s not a problem confined to the developing world, either. Even in the United States, there are thirty-two million adults who cannot read, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
“We are not here to take part, we are here to take over!”
The movement of location independent entrepreneurs, freelancers and employees is speeding up all over the world. This means there will be more and more people going on the road and work from anywhere. The first movers on the road have a big responsibility of shaping the future of this lifestyle and making it a sustainable part in the future of work.
Freelancing is becoming the reality
One-hundred percent remote companies like Buffer, Automattic and toptal understand that remote work is a big opportunity and game changer. Companies that adapt quickly to the new way of working have a big asset in the war for talents on the job market. Freelancing is the new reality for millions of people. The Intuit study predicts that by 2020 nearly half of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers. The Freelancers Union announced last year that one third of all working Americans are already self-employed freelancers.
As the 21st century progresses, what roles will libraries play in connecting communities and users with knowledge and knowledge creators? As information becomes ever more digitised and omnipresent, what physical space will libraries require? What impact will relentless technological advance and social change have on the skills required of a librarian to deliver services of value, against a back-drop of increasingly limited public funding? Some weighty questions in there, that librarians all over the world have no doubt pondered many times before. Although we can’t claim to know the future, a recent report by Arup sheds some light on what trends and themes libraries can expect to see – and the opportunities that they present for the 21st century information professional.
My library has a really cool partnership with 712 Innovations, and I wanted to share. 712 Innovations is a combined makerspace and coworking space in Topeka, KS. The idea for this space came out of two separate groups of entrepreneurs in Topeka. One group wanted to create a coworking space, and another group was really interested in creating a makerspace. The two groups realized they’d have more of a chance if they merged, and … ta-da! 712 Innovations was formed … with the help of a bunch of local organizations, including the library, a local university, the city, and a couple of non-profits, among others to help work out organizational and start-up funding issues.
712 Innovations is pretty unique, since it’s a combined makerspace and coworking space. The goal is this:
- Creatives in makerspaces have really cool ideas about the stuff they’re making, but have no idea about how to start a business or market what they make.
- Creatives in coworking spaces might not know how to make stuff, but they know how to market and create businesses.
- What if someone brought the two sides together in one shared space?
- If the goal is met, there will be new Topeka-based businesses springing out of 712 Innovations.
A recently released “Infokit” on Gamification from JISC, authored by John Kirriemuir and there is also a note from the author at http://www.silversprite.com/?p=1870
A couple of other useful resources:
– Educause. (2011) 7 Things you should know about gamification.
– Hamari, J. et al (2014). Does Gamification Work? — A Literature Review of Empirical Studies on Gamification. (conference paper).
– Kim, B. (2015). Understanding Gamification. American Library Association Library Technology Reports. Downloadable version at (subscription only) and a review at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue74/kirriemuir#sthash.OgNx7S8y.dpuf
– Perrotta, C. et al (2013). Game-based Learning: Latest Evidence and Future Directions. NFER Research Programme: Innovation in Education.
Public librarians fight the good fight: we’re champions of literacy and intellectual freedom, we oppose book bannings, and we’re pro-education and public service. We’ve had a bit of a public image problem what with our shushing and our late fees, but we’ve been hard at work reinventing our image as welcoming, affirming professionals who are here to spread the love of books and information. We even have literary tattoos and bookish roller derby names. All of this makes it harder to say this next thing: Public librarians need to do better with race. When I recently read about the Napa Valley Wine Train that apologized for wrongfully escorting a book club of 11 black women off the train for being “too boisterous” (i.e. #laughingwhileblack), my first thought was of how many times I’ve seen the same thing happen in public libraries — I’ve witnessed many similar microaggressions against people of color throughout my time in libraries.
The Czech National Library of Technology (NTK) is hosting its 8th Conference on Grey Literature and Repositories. The goal of this annual conference is to present information about grey literature and news from the field in an international context. Main topics include access to and dissemination of grey literature, interlinking grey literature with published research outputs and research data, digital repositories management, and the legal aspects of these procedures. The conference is of interest to librarians, digital collections administrators, IT professionals, executives, students, authors of scientific papers, and as well as other professionals. Simultaneous interpreting from Czech to English and vice versa will be provided.
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