VATICAN LIBRARY DIGITIZATION PROJECT

 

  • The Vatican Apostolic Library is now digitising its valuable ancient religious manuscripts and putting them online via its website, available for the public to view for free, as well as turning to crowdfunding to help it complete its work. The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 AD and holds over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates and incunabula (books printed prior to 1500 AD) written throughout history by people of different faiths from across the world.

http://digital.vatlib.it/en/

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Posted by: bluesyemre | October 22, 2014

The Future of Lifelong Learning #infographic

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Bakanlar Kurulu tarafından alınan kararla, Soma’da binlerce metrekarelik alanda bulunan zeytinlik, Soma Kolin Termik Santrali’nin yapımı için acele kamulaştırıldı. Bunun üzerine, Soma’ya yapılacak üçüncü termik santralin kurulacağı Yırca Mahallesi ile bu santrale verilecek kömürün bulunduğu saha olan Deniş Mahallesi’nde oturanlar, zeytinliklerin kamulaştırılmasına tepki amacıyla geçen 1 Eylül’de eylem yaptı. Acele kamulaştırma sürecinin iptali için de dava açtı. Davaya rağmen Kolin Şirketler Grubu, zeytinliklerin çevresini, tel örgü ile çevirdi. Zeytinliklerin bulunduğu Yırca Mahallesi sakinleri ve Greenpeace yetkilileri, Soma Kaymakamlığı ve Soma Belediyesi’ni durumdan haberdar edip, şirketin zeytinlik alanlara zarar vermesi olasılığına karşı gerekli önlemlerin alınmasını istedi. Dava sonuçlanmadan ve acele kamulaştırma süreci tamamlanmadan şirketin zeytinliklerin çevresine tel örgü çekmesinin hukuka aykırı olduğu ileri sürülürken, geçen 17 Eylül’den itibaren bölgede aralıklarla ağaç kesimleri başladı. Başta Yırcalı sakinleri olmak üzere çevreciler, duruma tepki gösterdi.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/131211/Soma_da_katliam_devam_ediyor__200_agac_daha_kesildi.html

http://www.greenpeace.org/turkey/tr/news/manisa-valiligi-onunde-zeytinlik-eylemi-161014/

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  • Lise son sınıf öğrencisi iki gencin yaptığı yeni ve merak uyandırıcı bir araştırma, bazı gençlerin ödev yaparken müzik dinledikleri, Twitter ’da gezindikleri ve mesajlaştıkları zaman daha iyi çalışabildiğini belirtiyor. Amerika Çocuk Sağlığı Akademisi (American Academy of Pediatrics; AAP), Oregon Eyaleti’nin Portland şehrindeki iki lise son sınıf öğrencisini her yıl düzenlediği konferansa davet ettiği ve geçtiğimiz hafta San Diego’da düzenlenen konferansta 400’den fazla gencin katıldığı araştırmanın bir özetinin sunulmasının istendiği söyleniyor. Gençler tarafından yapılan araştırmanın sonuçları ise şöyle: Çoğu genç tek bir göreve odaklandığında daha iyi bir performans sergiliyor olsa da, katılımcıların yüzde 15’ini kapsayan ve sosyal medya kullanımıyla “birçok görevi aynı anda yapabilen” kişilerin tek bir göreve odaklanmaktan ziyade aynı anda müzik dinleyerek veya e-postalara göz atarak daha iyi bir performans sergilemesi dikkat çekiyor. Sonuçların şaşırtıcı olduğu belirtiliyor. Bundan bir önceki araştırmada birçok işi aynı anda yaptığını düşünen insanların aslında tek bir işe odaklananlardan daha kötü bir performans sergilediği kayda geçmişti. Ancak yapılan son araştırma yalnızca gençlere odaklanıyor ve bu yaş grubuyla yapılan birkaç “çoklu görev” araştırmalarından biri. Lise son öğrencileri, yaptıkları araştırmanın farklı sonuçları açıklayabileceğini belirtiyor.

http://www.wsj.com.tr/articles/SB12555689437384833539804580221833798801568

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During the Spring Semester 2014 at Winthrop University an E-book survey was administered to Winthrop faculty, staff, and students. The objectives of the survey were to inform the patrons that the library does have e-books available to them, to ascertain if they have used any of the e-books for their research, to determine which format, print or e-book, is their primary preference and which format do they think is most important as part of the permanent library collection. The results, including comments from the faculty, staff and students, were compiled and are presented in this paper.

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  • Two weeks ago, we published a literary map of Brooklyn, highlighting the books we felt best represented the neighborhoods in which they were set. Compiling the list of books for that map had us thinking about what it means for a story to not just be from a place, but also of it, and why it is that some places have an abundance of literary riches (we’re looking at you, American South), while others, well, don’t. And we had seen other maps pairing books with states, but those maps tend to signify the fame level of the books rather than their literary merit; they also tend to be dominated by white men, most of them dead. And Margaret Mitchell. We wanted to do better. We wanted to come up with a list that was more than just a general reflection of a place, but rather paid attention to the specifics, even at the risk of the exclusion of the whole. No one book, after all, can completely capture the spirit of something so unwieldy as a state. Few—if any—books can even completely capture the spirit of an individual. And yet there are those stories that so beautifully evoke a time and a place and a way of life that it becomes close to impossible to separate the literary perception of a place from its reality—one winds up informing the other.

http://www.bkmag.com/2014/10/15/the-literary-united-states-a-map-of-the-best-book-for-every-state/

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  • As an undergraduate at Yale, Zach Rothholz began to experiment with a corrugated material called triple ply: “like regular cardboard but 3 layers thick, like plywood, but a fifth of the weight.” For his senior project he created a cardboard chair that could transform into a coffee table and a stacking shelf, “like LEGO for furniture”. Today, Rothholz has an entire line of cardboard furniture that he sells out of a storefront in New Haven, Connecticut. Chairigami may be the country’s only cardboard furniture store and Rothholz has created a cardboard copy of nearly every piece in a conventional home/office: chairs, desks, tables, sofas, benches, stools, arm chairs, standing desks, and even a bunk bed and a giant hamster wheel for people.

http://www.chairigami.com/

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  • President Obama’s well-publicized national open data policy (pdf) makes it clear that government data is a valuable public resource for which the government should be making efforts to maximize access and use. This policy was based on lessons from previous government open data success stories, such as weather data and GPS, which form the basis for countless commercial services that we take for granted today and that deliver enormous value to society. (You can see an impressive list of companies reliant on open government data via GovLab’s Open Data 500 project.) Based on this open data policy, I’ve been encouraging entrepreneurs to invest their time and ingenuity to explore entrepreneurial opportunities based on government data. I’ve even invested (through O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures) in one such start-up, Hipcamp, which provides user-friendly interfaces to making reservations at national and state parks. A better system is sorely needed. The current reservation system, managed by the Active Network / Reserve America is clunky and almost unusable. Hipcamp changes all that, making it a breeze to reserve camping spots.

http://radar.oreilly.com/2014/10/open-data-for-open-lands.html

 

 

Posted by: bluesyemre | October 20, 2014

Yeşilçam’da Ses Efektleri ve Dublaj Nasıl Yapılıyordu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8GDPL35ASE

Posted by: bluesyemre | October 20, 2014

The Tree of Life by Korean photographer Baki

http://www.a-apollon.com/

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Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

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  • Why did Apple think different? Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company. “The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we’ve always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts,” he said. Jobs’ lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch. By combining tech and the liberal arts, Jobs said that Apple was able to “to make extremely advanced products from a technology point of view, but also have them be intuitive, easy-to-use, fun-to-use, so that they really fit the users.” Jobs arrived at that perspective through a lifetime of reading, as reviewed in Walter Isaacson’s biography and other places. We’ve put together a list of the books that most affected him.
  1. ‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare
  2. ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville
  3. ‘The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas’ by Dylan Thomas
  4. ‘Be Here Now’ by Ram Dass
  5. ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ by Frances Moore Lappe
  6. ‘Mucusless Diet Healing System’ by Arnold Ehret
  7. ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ by Paramahansa Yogananda
  8. ‘Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind’ by Shunryu Suzuki
  9. ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ by Clayton M. Christensen

http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-reading-list-favorite-books-2014-10?op=1

 

Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

Doing *Real* User Experience Work by Amanda Etches

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In my last column, Brian Herzog shared the hows and whys of his brilliant idea to Work Like a Patron to help library staff build empathy for users. I had a few interesting conversations with folks who read that article (sidebar: I talked to more people about that article than any other article I’ve written for this column! Hooray for Open Shelf and free, open access to content), which went something like this (I’m paraphrasing):

Random librarian: Working like a patron is a great idea. But is that real user experience work?
Me: Hell yes! Anything that gives you insight into the behaviour of your users is real UX work.

Those conversations got me thinking. At the time I found it interesting that most of the librarians I spoke to about that article expressed a sense that there might be a “real” or good way to do UX work, and therefore also a “bad” or fake way to do it. I think those same librarians sort of assumed that there’s a specific, finite set of methods that define UX work and if a particular method (say, Work Like a Patron Day) isn’t part of that set of methods, then that means it’s fake, or bad UX.

 

http://www.open-shelf.ca/real-ux-work/

 

Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

Hayalet Dayı (Yakında Sinemalarda) @hayaletdayi

 

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Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

Why Experts Reject #creativity ?

  • People think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways of thinking. In 2007, Steve Ballmer, then-CEO of Microsoft, emphatically predicted that Apple’s new phone would fail. “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share,” he said. “No chance.” The volume of Ballmer’s voice makes him a popular target in technology, but he wasn’t an outlier, just the loudest guy in crowd of skeptical experts. RIM CEO Jim Balsillie said the iPhone would never represent “a sort of sea-change for BlackBerry.” Cellphone experts writing in Bloomberg, PC Magazine, andMarketwatch all said it would flop. No one had seen something like the iPhone before. One large screen? With no keypad? That tries to be everything at once, but actually offers a poor call service, slow Internet speeds, and worse camera quality than your existing devices? The experts were certain: This will not work. Everybody knows the end of that story. The failure forecasts failed.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/why-new-ideas-fail/381275/

 

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Each year, the IPA produces an in-depth report into the evolution of global publishing markets. This year, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Sharjah International Book Fair, we have expanded the report to cover 42 countries, providing insight into domestic market value and publishers’ net revenues, the number of titles being produced and the strength of exports. The report includes data on title production in 19 Latin American countries, illustrating how the ecosystems of domestic and imported book production are developing.

Annual Report and 2014 Global Publishing Statistics

Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

Arıları korumak için bunları ekin

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Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

World Disasters Report 2014 – Focus on Culture and Risk

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  • This year, the World Disasters Report takes on a challenging theme that looks at different aspects of how culture affects disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how disasters and risk influence culture. The report asks, for example, what should be done when people blame a flood on an angry goddess (River Kosi, India, in 2008) or a volcanic eruption on the mountain god (Mount Merapi). After the tsunami in 2004, many people in Aceh (Indonesia) believed that Allah had punished them for allowing tourism or drilling for oil, and similar beliefs were widespread in the United States regarding Hurricane Katrina, showing God’s displeasure with aspects of the behaviour of the people who live in or visit New Orleans. Most people who live in places that are exposed to serious hazards are aware of the risks they face, including earthquakes, tropical cyclones, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, floods, landslides and droughts. Yet they still live there because, to earn their living, they need to or have no alternative. Coasts and rivers are good for fishing and farming; valley and volcanic soils are very fertile; drought alternates with good farming or herding. Culture and beliefs, for example, in spirits or gods, or simple fatalism, enable people to live with risks and make sense of their lives in dangerous places. Sometimes, though, unequal power relations are also part of culture, and those who have little influence must inevitably cope with threatening environments.

http://www.ifrc.org/en/publications-and-reports/world-disasters-report/world-disasters-report-2014/

Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

What’s in a cigarette?

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Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

Sarıl Bana Sosyal Deneyi (Türkiye)

sarılmanın anlamı şudur;
senden bir tehlike sezmiyorum.
yanında olmaktan korkmuyorum,
rahatlayabilir,
kendimi yuvamda hissedebilirim.
beni koruyan ve anlayan birisi var.
bizde birine her isteyerek sarıldığında
ömrümüzün bir gün uzadığına inanırız.
lütfen şimdi…
annene… babana… sevgiline
ve hiç tanımadığın bir insana…
sarıl… çünkü sarılmak bedava…

Türkiye’de tamamen yabancı iki insanın birbirine güvenmesinin “çevreye rahatsızlık verdiğini” ve insanlar arası bu güvenin cezasının 91 TL olduğunu biliyor muydunuz? Arkadaşların videosunu YouTube’dan da izleyerek (ve paylaşarak) bu anlamsız, haksız, yersiz ve hadsiz cezanın karşılığını almalarını sağlayabilirsiniz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbOI0fASw3w Ancak kötülüklere odaklanmayalım. Onca insanın, “Ben sana güveniyorum. Sen bana güveniyor musun? SARIL BANA” yazılı bir kartonun yanında, gözleri bağlı şekilde kollarını açan gence, genç yaşlı, kadın erkek fark etmeksizin sarılması, insani değerlere ait her şeyimizi de yitirmediğimizi hatırlatıyor. Arada bir, tüm tiksindirici taraflarına rağmen, bunları hatırlamak gerekiyor diye düşünüyoruz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbOI0fASw3w

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  • Zengin içerikli sosyal ve kültürel projelerin hizmete sunulduğu Bağcılar değişik bir uygulama ile daha tanıştı. İlçe sakinlerinin, İETT duraklarında otobüs bekleme sürelerini değerlendirmesi amacıyla Durak Kütüphanesi uygulaması başlatıldı. İçerisinde kitaplar bulunan 11 durakta otobüs veya servis bekleyenler vakitlerini kitap okuyarak değerlendiriyor. Prestij caddelerin hizmete sunulduğu geniş ve kullanışlı kaldırımların yapıldığı Bağcılar ilçesinde ilgi gören bir uygulama daha hizmete sunuldu. İlçenin değişik noktalarına kurulan durak kütüphanesi, otobüs bekleyen yolcuların vakitlerini değerlendirmesine yardımcı oluyor. Fatih Mahallesi Kapalı Sokak, Şehitler Parkı, Yıldıztepe Cezine, Kirazlı Metro, Kestane Bahçesi, Bağcılar Meydanı, Ertuğrul Gazi Parkı, Molla Gürani Parkı, Güneşli Meydanı, Kocayusuf Parkı’na kurulan durak kütüphanelerine Bağcılar Belediyesi ekipleri tarafından her hafta iki kez kitap konuluyor. Şu ana kadar durak kütüphanelerine toplam 20 bin kitap konuldu.

http://www.bagcilar.bel.tr/icerik/174/14440/otobus-duraginda-kutuphane.aspx

Posted by: bluesyemre | October 17, 2014

E-books and Privacy …. Again #ebooks

  • [t]he current model of digital content delivery for libraries places library users’ privacy at risk. Authorizing the loan of an ebook or the use of a database can communicate unique identifiers or personally identifiable information that reveals a user’s identity. Databases and e-readers create records of users’ intellectual activities that can include search terms, highlighted phrases, and what pages the individuals actually read. Easily aggregated—and then associated—with a particular user, such records can be used against the reader as evidence of intent or belief, especially if the records are stored on vendors’ servers, where they are subject to discovery by law enforcement.

http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=5182

Posted by: bluesyemre | October 17, 2014

25+ apps to make your everyday life easier by Tedstaff #apps

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  • At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.)

http://blog.ted.com/2014/09/19/25-apps-to-make-your-everyday-life-easier/

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  • ‘Difficult’ books can be rewarding – but there’s no shame in not getting to the end. Nick Hornby, who knows a thing or two about the subject, has been holding forth on books and how to make them a part of one’s life. “I’m passionate about reading and what reading can do for you,” he said, before going on to suggest that this should not be undertaken in a spirit of “duty”, rather with the same sense of pleasure with which one watches the television. If people are not enjoying a book, said Hornby, they should close the damn thing and stop reading it. My instant reaction to this was a sense of laughing relief, that somebody had not only admitted to doing such a thing, but had portrayed it as a positive act. Why on earth should anybody read a book if it is not fulfilling its most basic requirement, which is to entertain?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11143854/Reading-should-be-one-of-lifes-joys-not-a-duty.html

 

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