The paper above, titled “Get me off your fucking mailing list,” has been accepted by the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology. Let us explain. The journal, despite its distinguished name, is a predatory open-access journal, as noted by io9. These sorts of low-quality journals spam thousands of scientists, offering to publish their work for a fee. In 2005, computer scientists David Mazières and Eddie Kohler created this highly profane ten-page paper as a joke, to send in replying to unwanted conference invitations. It literally just contains that seven-word phrase over and over, along with a nice flow chart and scatter-plot graph:

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Posted by: bluesyemre | March 2, 2015

Library Science 101 #infographic




Posted by: bluesyemre | March 2, 2015



The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


  • Inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Share an iconic research and development programme with a global audience.
  • Set a new World Land Speed Record of 1000 mph.

Mission Statement:

Create a unique, high-technology project, focused around a 1000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt. Share this Engineering Adventure with a global audience and inspire the next generation by bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life in the most exciting way possible.




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The IPPHEAE project is funded by the European Union.  The project team is investigating policies and procedures in place in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the whole of Europe for detecting and preventing student plagiarism.  We are interested in comparing the situation within and across countries and we are also interested in finding out how effective the current practices are.  The project also includes the development of some new tools for helping with this global problem. The project includes

  • A comprehensive on-line survey of EuropeanHEIs at three different levels
    • Undergraduates and master’s students
    • Teaching staff
    • Senior management
  • A European level survey through interviews about national policies for plagiarism prevention and detection
  • Software tools development for matching to the Lithuanian National Academic eLibrary (Doctoral and Master’s theses)
  • Case studies to share good practice
  • Institutional interventions for plagiarism prevention and detection
  • Development of workshops and materials for students and staff


2011’den bu yana adresinde yer alan aynı adlı blogumda mesleki ve ilgi alanlarım ekseninde paylaşımlar yapmaktayım. İşim ve ilgi alanımda olmasından dolayı sosyal medyayı çok etkin kullanıyorum. Çeşitli ulusal ve uluslararası kaynaklarda yayınlanmış çalışmalarım bulunmaktadır. Profesyonel işim ve hobilerim gereği teknolojiyi çok yakından takip etmeye çalışıyorum. Özellikle son yıllarda inanılmaz bir şekilde gelişen mobil teknolojiler de oldukça ilgimi çekiyor. 2 GB’a kadar dosya paylaşımına izin veren We Transfer, müziksever dostu Deezer, Türkiye’de yollarda kaybolmamak için Sygic, her türlü dokümanı tarayabildiğim TurboScan, online doküman yönetimine ve paylaşımına imkan veren Dropbox vazgeçemediğim yazılımlardan. ResearchGate, ( bilim insanlarının ve araştırmacıların çalışmalarını paylaştıkları bir bilimsel sosyal platformdur, bu platformu da sıklıkla kullanmaktayım. Farklı konularda sunum dosyalarının yüklenebildiği ve alanınıza uygun hesapları takip edebileceğiniz bir sunum paylaşım platformu olan Slideshare ( de yoğun olarak faydalandığım bir platformdur. Bir referans yönetim aracı ve akademik paylaşım platformu olan Mendeley ( sıklıkla başvurduğum önemli platformlar arasındadır.

Posted by: bluesyemre | March 2, 2015

Why You Need a Digital Detox? curated by Patrick Weber


I just spent an entire weekend without checking a cell phone or a computer and it was amazing. This board will explain the specifics of a digital detox, and tell you why you should try it!


Posted by: bluesyemre | March 2, 2015

Jenga – Didem Deligönül


Hani sen öyle yarım ağızla KARIM diyorsun ya, ayar oluyorum sana. Arkadaşlarınla dolaşıyorsun, işe gidiyorsun, çıkışta drink (!) alıyorsun ya hani.. Gün boyu bekârdan hallice görüntünden ayrı ve gizli bir haz alıyorsun ya..Yürüyüşün, ses tonun, bakışın değişiyor ya..Kaşın gözün bi’ hâl alıyor, daha bi’ enerjik (!) oluyorsun ya; gıcık oluyorum. Sahi; yüzük de takmıyordun sen, ne gerek var değil mi? Sevdiğin kadın senin KALBİNDE nasıl olsa..Fırsat olsa şu hayatta yapacağın daha neler var ama şartların uygun değil. “Anlamıyor seni”, “yetmiyor sana”, “iyice saldı”, “başta böyle değildi”, “bakmıyor kendine”, “yüzü asık”, “içine kapandı”, “artık çekici gelmiyor” falan filan ya hani..

Posted by: bluesyemre | February 27, 2015

Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb

After ‘Twittergate’, Ernesto Priego explores the ethics of live-tweeting academic events and provides 10 points to bear in mind when navigating this emerging social media minefield


One expected consequence of population aging in Europe is the shrinkage of the labor force. Most existing labor force projections allow only inferences about the size and age structure of the future labor force. In comparison to existing labor force projections, which disaggregate only by age and sex, these projections include information about the highest level of educational attainment (tertiary vs. non-tertiary education), so that an additional level of heterogeneity in labor force participation is considered. This heterogeneity enters the projection methodology through population projection data as well as labor force participation data, since both components are decomposed in the three dimensions of age, sex, and education. Based on data from the European Labor Force Survey (EU LFS), three scenarios were designed to project the economically active population for 26 EU countries up to 2053.

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Posted by: bluesyemre | February 20, 2015

24 Ways To Power-Up Your Social Channels In Under 24 Hours


This one does what it says on the tin. We know you may be up to your neck in ambitious new year projects as well as finishing off that mountain of to-dos from 2014. So instead of adding more mammoth tasks to the list, we thought we’d cut straight to some positive changes that you can do in under a day. In fact, most of these take a matter of minutes, leaving you with better social profiles and better uses for them. Set your stopwatch and see how long it takes you to burn through these little tasks to ramp up your social performance. We’ve included our times, see if you can beat them!

Posted by: bluesyemre | February 20, 2015

There’s a #FirstTweet for everything


Posted by: bluesyemre | February 20, 2015

10 Street Foods You Must Try In London


There has never been such a choice of street food in the capital. We’ve pounded the pavements and challenged our taste buds to find the very best.



Everybody seems to love our library’s “Blind Date With a Book” display – we get so many compliments on how cute it is. But nobody’s checking out the books! Is there something you can suggest to change this?

  • Nobody’s Checking Me Out

Dear Checking Me Out,

With a project like this, I’d recommend looking at how the results match up with your original reasons for doing this in the first place. What was your goal in setting up this display? Was it to increase circulation of those particular titles? In that case, it clearly didn’t work. Adjust your approach and try again. However, if your goal was to make something adorable and engaging that would get people talking and put everyone in a good mood, it sounds like you have a success on your hands. Celebrate that success.




The top three most desirable jobs to have in Britain today are: author, librarian and academic. New YouGov research reveals that the most desired jobs in Britain are not what you might expect; they are not even the most reliably well paid ones. Instead of actors and musicians, it seems that an aura of prestige still surrounds the quiet, intellectual life enjoyed by authors, librarians and academics. Being an author is the number one most desired job in Britain. Not only would the most people like to be one (60%), the smallest percentage would not like to be one (32%). The only other jobs preferred by a majority are equally as bookish: librarian (54%) and academic (51%). Although there is a slight tendency to not want a career in law, it is the fourth most desired profession.



Posted by: bluesyemre | February 18, 2015

PLOS (Public Library of Science) 2014 Highlights #infographic



Consumer buying decisions are driven by personality traits, values, lifestyle habits and even current trends. Considering all of these factors when developing new products, marketing campaigns and retail strategies is critical to success. For example, despite media claims, not all Millennials are the same and treating them as such could lead to missed opportunities. As a starting point, we’ve identified seven consumer types around the world that share similar traits and behaviours. Consider the following:

  • Does your pricing model fit with the Undaunted Striver’s high income or should it be in line with the Independent Skeptic’s need for value?
  • Is your packaging appealing enough for Impulsive Spenders or should you be focused on adding “trustworthy” features to attract the Conservative Homebody?
  • Is your brand reputation reliable enough for the Aspiring Struggler?
  • Are you spending too much on online advertising when the Secure Traditionalist favours simplicity or too little for the Balanced Optimist’s need for news and social media?


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Photos by Emre Hasan Akbayrak



Today, a single email can launch a worldwide movement. But as sociologist Zeynep Tufekci suggests, even though online activism is easy to grow, it often doesn’t last. Why? She compares modern movements — Gezi, Ukraine, Hong Kong — to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and uncovers a surprising benefit of organizing protest movements the way it happened before Twitter.


Research is inherently collaborative with the sharing of information and expertise essential to advance our collective understanding and knowledge. STM would like to make sharing simple and seamless for academic researchers, enhancing scholarly collaboration, while being consistent with access and usage rights associated with journal articles. To gain a better understanding of the current landscape of article sharing through scholarly collaboration networks and sites, STM is undertaking an open consultation across the scholarly community. The aims of this consultation are to facilitate discussion by all stakeholders, to establish a core set of principles that maximize this experience for all. Our goal is that publishers and scholarly collaboration networks work together to facilitate sharing which benefits researchers, institutions, and society as a whole. To initiate the consultation, STM has drafted a set of ‘Voluntary principles for article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks’. Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback and share their views. Suggested questions for submissions are outlined in the section below. Organisations and individuals are also invited to formally express support for these principles. We envision that this is the first step in an ongoing collaborative process, and invite a wider representation of the scholarly community to help identify and action future steps.

Voluntary principles for article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks


Yaşamımdaki iki şeyin kaderimi belirlediğine inanırım, ülkem ve cinsiyetim.” Nikaragualı kadın şair ve yazar Gioconda Belli, diktatörlüğe karşı siyasi mücadelesini, aşklarını, sürgünlüğünü anlattığı ‘Tenimdeki Ülke Nikaragua’ adlı otobiyografisine yukarıdaki cümleyle başlar. Bir gün bizler de kendi hikayelerimizi anlatmaya buradan başlayacağız belki. Ve belli ki pek de neşeli hikayeler olmayacak. Coğrafya kaderdir ve ne yazık ki doğrudur. Sevgililer gününün tüm pırlanta mağazaları ve alışveriş merkezlerinde coşkuyla kutlandığı bir 14 şubat sabahına bağrımızda bir taşla uyandık biz. Dünden bu yana içimiz yanıyor… Özgecan Aslan’a tecavüz ettiler, Özgecan’ı bıçakladılar, Özgecan’ı yaktılar… Ellerim titriyor bu üç cümleyi ardı ardına yazarken bile, nefesim daralıyor.



Bu kampanya 10 Kasım 2014 tarihinde DPB‘nin 2014-2 KPSS kadro Kılavuzuna göre Bilgi ve Belge Yönetimi Bölümü‘ne  toplam 4 Kütüphaneci kadrosu ayrılması ile ilgilidir. Devlet Personel Başkanlığı (DPB) kadroları açıkladı. Bilgi ve Belge Yönetimine (BBY) sadece 9 kadro açılmıştır. Kadrolar kurum bazında değerlendirildiğinde ise ortaya garip bir tablo çıkmıştır. Her yıl kütüphaneci alımı yapan Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı bu alımlarda hiçbir kadro açmamıştır. Ülke genelinde en çok kütüphaneci ihtiyacı olan bir kurumun hiçbir kadro açmaması, kadro bekleyen binlerce BBY mezunu meslektaşımızı olumsuz etkilemiştir. Aşağıdaki tablo ve grafikte 2006 yılından en son alım yapılacak olan 2014-2 yıllarına ait BBY bölümüne açılan kadro sayıları verilmiştir. Tablo ve grafik incelendiğinde Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı’nın ve Üniversitelerin aniden düşüşünü görmeniz mümkün olacaktır. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı en çok alımı 2006 yılında yapmıştır, toplam 95 adet; bunu 2012 yılı izlemiştir, toplam 60; ve en az alımı ise 2009, toplam 4; hiç alım yapmadığı yıl 2014-2 olarak görülmektedir.


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