The Library of Birmingham provides a showcase for the city’s internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books. Facilities include a state-of-the-art gallery space opening up public access to the collections. It is also home to the BFI Mediatheque, providing free access to the National Film Archive. Other facilities include a flexible studio theatre, an outdoor amphitheatre and other informal performance spaces and dedicated spaces for children and teenagers. By harnessing new technology, everyone from Birmingham to Beijing, Bangalore and beyond can access the Library of Birmingham’s world-class resources. The Library received nearly 2 million visits in 2015 was the most visited tourist attraction outside of London. Based on figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
Described by its architect Francine Houben as a ‘people’s palace’, the Library of Birmingham is highly accessible and family-friendly. It delivers excellent services through collaboration between the library, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, partners and communities. It provides a dynamic mix of events, activities and performance together with outstanding resources, exhibitions and access to expert help for learning, information and culture. As a centre of excellence for literacy, research, study, skills development, entrepreneurship, creative expression, health information and much more, the Library of Birmingham can change people’s lives.






28K Geyik Koşusu:14K parkurunda 2 tur atılarak koşulacaktır. İniş çıkışlı ve oldukça teknik zeminleri olan bu parkur; Geniş bir yolda başlayıp patikalar ve orman yollarından ormanı yer yer tek kişilik geçişlerle dolaşan inişli çıkışlı bir hattır. Ormanın vadi ve tepeleri arasında tekrar tekrar koşmak isteyeceğiniz, nefes zorlayan tırmanışlardan sonra nabız düzelten, kimi zaman kaygan ama her zaman sağlam basmayı gerektiren, sürpriz manzaralı, ıslak havalarda çamurlu bir yoldur.
14K Geyik Koşusu 10 senedir ormanda koşan ve organizasyon yapan bir göz ile Belgrad Ormanı’nın kuzey doğu bölgesindeki en keyifli yarış parkurlarından birini paylaşmak istedik: Geniş bir yolda başlayıp patikalar ve orman yollarından ormanı yer yer tek kişilik geçişlerle dolaşan inişli çıkışlı bir hattır. Ormanın vadi ve tepeleri arasında tekrar tekrar koşmak isteyeceğiniz, nefes zorlayan tırmanışlardan sonra nabız düzelten, kimi zaman kaygan ama her zaman sağlam basmayı gerektiren, sürpriz manzaralı, ıslak havalarda çamurlu bir yoldur.
4K Geyik Koşusu :Biz daha koşmaya yeni başladık, daha acemiyiz derseniz 4k size göre. Göl çevresinde 6,5k koşmaya denk, iniş ve çıkışı mülayim bir parkur. Kısa ama kaygan zemin, çamur, yeşilin tonları ve yüksek nabız sizi bekliyor.
Bambi Koşusu:Koşma Evladım Terlersin… demeyin! Çünkü Belgrad Ormanları’nda düzenlenecek olan Geyik Koşusu kapsamında bu sefer anneler ve babalardan önce çocuklar koşacak




  • Birinci Bölüm
    İşletmelerde Örgüt
  • İkinci Bölüm
    Örgütlerin Kuramsal Temelleri
  • Üçüncü Bölüm
    Örgütlerin Yapılandırılması
  • Dördüncü Bölüm
    Yönetim Düşüncesinin Gelişimi Ve Temel Kavramlar
  • Beşinci Bölüm
    Yönetim İşlevleri Ve Bağlantı Süreçleri
  • Altıncı Bölüm
    Modern (Çağdaş) Örgüt Yapıları Ve Yönetim Teknikleri
  • Yedinci Bölüm
    Örgütlerin Yönetiminde Güncel Konular
  • Sekizinci Bölüm
    Örnek Olaylar


Posted by: bluesyemre | October 2, 2017

These countries come top for #education


The world is more educated than ever before, with the average number of years spent in school increasing constantly. So how do levels of education in your country compare?

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance 2017, looks at the state of education in all 35 member countries and a number of partner countries.

It found that 85% of young adults (aged 25 to 34) have attained upper secondary education, which typically starts at around 15 or 16 years old.

Almost half (43%) have gone further and have a tertiary degree. In some countries the proportion of young adults with a university degree is even higher, at 50% or more including Canada (61%), Ireland (52%), Japan (60%), Korea (70%), Lithuania (55%) and the Russian Federation (60%).

The Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017

Education at a Glance



Posted by: bluesyemre | September 29, 2017

Türkiye’de 70 bin kişiye bir #HalkKütüphanesi düşüyor


Türkiye’de 70 bin kişiye bir halk kütüphanesi düşüyor. Uluslararası Kütüphane Dernekleri Federasyonunun (IFLA) yayımladığı “Dünya Kütüphane Haritası”na göre, 2016 itibarıyla Avrupa Birliği (AB) ülkelerinde yaklaşık 6 bin 300 kişiye, Türkiye’de ise 70 bin kişiye bir halk kütüphanesi düşüyor.




Like you, we’re huge Wikipedia fans! In fact, who isn’t? Wikipedia is the greatest curator of human knowledge, allowing people all around the world to freely access 35 million articles in 288 languages.
The only problem? Wikipedia was built 15 years ago – and hasn’t changed much since then.

In the past decade, web and mobile applications have made huge leaps forward in terms of functionality and user experience – we want to bring those same benefits to your Wikipedia experience. That’s why we’ve created Wikiwand.

Wikiwand is a modern reader for web and mobile, that optimizes Wikipedia’s amazing content for a significantly improved reading experience. Fortunately, all articles on Wikipedia are released under a free license, which allows us to fetch Wikipedia articles and optimize them for maximum readability and enjoyment.

At Wikiwand, we’re all about providing you with a modern interface to the world’s knowledge.

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Long before the invention of modern day maps or gunpowder, the planet’s major powers were already duking it out for economic and geopolitical supremacy.

Today’s chart tells that story in the simplest terms possible. By showing the changing share of the global economy for each country from 1 AD until now, it compares economic productivity over a mind-boggling time period.

Originally published in a research letter by Michael Cembalest of JP Morgan, we’ve updated it based on the most recent data and projections from the IMF. If you like, you can still find the original chart (which goes to 2008) at The Atlantic. It’s also worth noting that the original source for all the data up until 2008 is from the late Angus Maddison, a famous economic historian that published estimates on population, GDP, and other figures going back to Roman times.

If you looked at the chart in any depth, you probably noticed a big problem with it. The time periods between data points aren’t equal – in fact, they are not close at all.

The first gap on the x-axis is 1,000 years and the second is 500 years. Then, as we get closer to modernity, the chart uses mostly 10 year intervals. Changing the scale like this is a big data visualization “no no”, as rightly pointed out in a blog post by The Economist.

While we completely agree, we have a made an exception in this case. Why? Because getting good economic data from the early 20th century is already difficult enough – and so trying to find data in regular intervals before then seems like a fool’s errand. Likewise, a stacked bar chart with different years also doesn’t really do this story justice.

We encountered similar historical data issues in our Richest People of Human History graphic, and at the end of the day decided it was primarily for fun. Like today’s chart, it has its share of imperfections – but ultimately, it provides a great amount of context and serves as a conversation starter.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 28, 2017

Decomposition time of #garbage is longer than you think

It’s easy to ignore your trash. You put it in the can and it magically disappears, right? Nah, it’s actually going to hang around for a long, long while. Depending on what you’re trashing, it might be here long after you’ve decomposed.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 28, 2017

#AcademicLibrary Value: The Impact Starter Kit by #MeganOakleaf


It’s up to you to measure the value of your academic library and how it delivers on your institution’s goals. The question is how to do it efficiently and effectively. This resource from Megan Oakleaf, who wrote a benchmark 2010 ACRL report on library value, will help you apply value and impact concepts to your own library. It includes 52 activities designed as part of professional development workshops and in consultation with libraries. By using this book, you’ll learn how to identify your stakeholders, listen to them, take new approaches to addressing value, and ultimately position your library as an increasingly valued asset. The activities inside will guide you through such key issues as

  • stakeholder views of library servicescapes;
  • institutional communications audit;
  • assessment fears, challenges, and barriers;
  • impact on student retention;
  • involving the entire library organization; and
  • reporting the results.

This kit will help academic libraries measure their existing value while also identifying ways to increase their value in the context of their institutional missions.



To learn more about how libraries can become a vibrant center of learning and creativity at the heart of the community, we have talked with Marian Thérèse Keyes from dlr LexIcon in Ireland who will share some practices from her experience.

1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your activity in the library world?

I have been the Librarian and book festival/events programmer of dlr LexIcon, the flagship central library and cultural center in Dún Laoghaire since December 2014 when dlr LexIcon opened to the public. I have always enjoyed working with the public and I am passionate about better opportunities and access for all.

2. We are all aware of the library crisis in the UK but how is the situation in Ireland? What challenges do you face?

Thankfully, the public library service in Ireland is in a much better state than in the UK. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Public Library Service has 8 branch libraries and is one of the 4 Dublin local authorities. Thanks to successive, enlightened national policies such as Branching Out-Future Directions 2008-2012 and Opportunities for All: A Strategy for public libraries 2013-2017, there has been significant investment in the Library Service.

At a local level, this has translated into a capital programme that led to the major refurbishment of 4 dlr branch libraries and not forgetting the opening of dlr LexIcon in 2014. Thanks to this kind of investment, opening hours have increased substantially in the past 5 years and demand is growing from users for even more access. The Open Library model is currently being explored and the Virtual Library will be exploited to full potential in the coming years.



we are librarians


The library on campus used to be a hot spot of activity and learning for researchers, but is it still the valuable resource it once was? How is it adapting to the digital age? And, with all these questions arising, what kind of role do academic librarians have in research today? Short answer: a major one.

There was a time when the library was the resource for students and researchers from elementary school on through Ph.D. work and beyond. Through academic libraries, students and faculty alike had access to a wealth of information and resources that they couldn’t possibly collect, navigate, or share on their own.

With the technological advances of the past two decades, however, searching for information and resources got significantly easier, more convenient, and more universally possible. As a result, the role filled by academic librarians and academic libraries in the world of education and scientific research has changed dramatically. So dramatically in fact, that many librarians and librarian associations are still debating and defining what their place within the modern world of academia truly is, what skillsets will best suit their new role, and how they can most effectively serve their patrons and become change agents and thought leaders.


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Sonuç Raporu



Posted by: bluesyemre | September 26, 2017

Son Kale Polatlı Belgeseli Klipleri

Atılım Üniversitesi Kadriye Zaim Kütüphanesi Medya Merkezi tarafından çekimlerine devam edilen “Son Kale Polatlı Belgeseli” klipleri…



Eğitimciler/öğretmenler olarak zamanımızın çoğu sınıfı yönetmeye çalışmakla geçiyor. Sınıfta kuralları tamamlayıp, düzeni sağladıktan sonrası kolayca geliyor. Peki sınıf yönetimini kolaylaştırmak için neler yapabiliriz. 27 fikri sizin için hazırladık.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 25, 2017

Türkiye Yardım Sevenler Derneği Dijital Arşivi


Türkiye Yardım Sevenler Derneği (TYSD), başlangıçta yoksul kadınlara yardım etmek amacıyla ve Atatürk’ün isteği ile 1928 yılında kurulan Türkiye’nin ilk ve en uzun soluklu sivil toplum kuruluşlarından birisidir. Gelecek yıl 90. yılını kutlamaya hazırlanan bu kuruluş Cumhuriyet tarihi için önemli basılı ve görsel belgelere sahiptir.

Hacettepe BBY Bölümü tarafından TYSD için küçük ve orta ölçekli kültürel bellek kurumlarına (kütüphane, arşiv ve müzeler) da örnek olabilecek ve bu türden girişimler için fikir verebilecek bir Dijital Arşiv oluşturuldu. Hacettepe Üniverisitesi Bilgi ve Belge Yönetimi Araştırma Görevlisi Dr. Tolga Çakmak’ın teknik bilgi ve becerisi, BBY Bölümü öğrencilerinden Begüm Taşdan ve Yasemin Aydın’ın katkıları ile gerçekleştirilen çalışmanın sonunda ortaya böylesine önemli bir kuruluşun güzel ve işlevsel dijital arşivi çıktı.

TYSD Arşivi, Türkiye’den 64 arşivin yer aldığı Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) adlı açık erişim platformunda da yer almaya başladı.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 25, 2017

#Libraries kick-starting the next generation of #entrepreneurs

On 21st September thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs across the country will head to their local library to attend free training and inspirational talks as part of the British Library’s national Start-up Day.

Building on the British Library’s first-ever Start-up Day in September last year, where over 700 people took part in an action-packed day, this year we’re planning for a Start-up Day that’s bigger than ever!

Events will be taking place not just in London, but simultaneously in partner libraries right around the UK through the Business & IP Centre National Network: Birmingham, Devon, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Sheffield – and also in Nottingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Worcester.

The British Library Business & IP Centre has been helping entrepreneurs from all walks of life to start, protect and grow successful business for over eleven years. It provides access to the UK’s largest collection of intellectual property resources, business data and market research alongside free and low-cost training and support in our inspiring, accessible space. In this time we have supported over half a million people, and enabled the commercialisation of thousands of new ideas. Since 2012 we have been developing the Business & IP Centre Network, helping libraries around the country become engines of economic growth, with ambitions to continue to grow to 20 Centres by the end of the decade.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 25, 2017

#TürkEdebiyatı İsimler Sözlüğü


İnsanlıkla yaşıt bir bilim dalı olan biyografi, toplumların sosyal ve kültürel gelişmişliğinin de önemli göstergelerinden biridir. Bu anlamda dünyanın en zengin biyografi geleneği, İslam medeniyetine ve dolayısıyla onun önemli bir parçası olan Türk toplumuna aittir. Özellikle Osmanlı Dönemi, başta şair biyografileri olmak üzere, bilginler, devlet adamları, hattatlar ve musikişinaslardan çiçek yetiştiricilerine kadar her konuda, pek az topluma nasip olacak zenginlikte bir biyografi geleneğine sahiptir. Türk Edebiyatı İsimler Sözlüğü adını taşıyan proje, başlangıçtan 20. yüzyıla gelinceye kadar Türk edebiyatına ait şair ve yazarların biyografilerini modern biyografi anlayışına göre ele alan bir çalışmadır.

Genel Ağ ortamında bütün dünyanın hizmetine sunulan Türk Edebiyatı İsimler Sözlüğü, belirli aralıklarla yeni araştırmalar ışığında güncellenecektir.


Bu videoyu izlerken, kendinizi oldukça “sabit” ve “hareketsiz” sanıyor olabilirsiniz. Çok ama çok yanılıyorsunuz.


Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some managers can’t seem to help themselves. Dealing with a controlling boss who doesn’t trust you is tough, but what if you’re the one doing the micromanaging?

If you’re like most micromanagers, you probably don’t even know that you’re doing it.

Here are the signs that you may be falling in the trap of micromanagement and four strategies to help avoid that.



With the fast advancement of digital technologies and the allure of entrepreneurial lifestyle, plenty of people in different professions turn to coding thinking that the future will require even more IT skills than today. Although I do not question the importance of digital literacy in general, I believe medical professionals should rather master soft skills and acquire a futurist mindset than go for coding if they truly want to prepare for the coming decades.




Despite the rapid advances in medical technology, there is still a huge disparity between the ways in which different cultures deal with healthcare. There are a variety of factors which dictate this including population density, access to funding and the level of training available to healthcare professionals.

Drawing from a variety of respected medical reporting sources including the World Health Organisation and The Lancet we have been able to ascertain the pros and cons of different countries’ approaches while also discovering some intriguing facts along the way.

By looking at the number of doctors and beds per patient (amongst other variables), we’re able to get an idea of the standard of care you can expect to receive. This graphic presents key medical statistics from across the globe to determine which healthcare systems are world leaders.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 22, 2017

#OpenAccess #Books on #JSTOR


More than 2,000 Open Access ebooks are now available at no cost to libraries or users. These titles reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content; we’ve partnered with leading publishers such as University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, ANU Press, and Cornell University Press.

These titles are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Users won’t need to register or log in, and there are no DRM restrictions or limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing. The ebooks are also preserved in Portico, ensuring that they will be available to researchers in perpetuity.

Title list




Merkez Üs: Böcek Ev
Heykel, malzemeye bağlı bir sanattır. Benim ana malzemem de taş. Taş ağırdır, taşıyamazsın. Çalışırken gürültüsü vardır, tozu vardır. Bir apartman katında çalışamazsın. Hatta düzayak bir yer de bile çalışamazsın gürültüden dolayı. 10-20 kiloluk küçük taşlarla çalışmıyorum. Getirip, götürmek için kamyon, kaldırmak için vinç gerekir. Bunun için hem şehre yakın hem şehir dışında bir yerde atölyem olsun istedim. Bu benim uzun yıllardan beri idealimdi. Zaten oldum olası şehirde yaşamak beni sıkmıştır. Ben biraz doğa adamıyım. Öyleyim napayım? Serde Türkmenlik yani göçebelik var. 60 yaşına kadar göçebe gibi yaşadım. Sabit bir yerim yoktu. Nereye gitsem heykeller de peşimden geliyordu. 30-40 sene satmadan oraya buraya taşıdığım heykellerim oldu hala da var. Nihayet Cumhuriyet Köyü’nde 5 dönümlük bir tarla satın alıp buraya bir atölye kurma imkânım oldu. Böylece 2000’de yerleşik düzene geçtim. Benim merkez üssüm Böcek Ev oldu. Bu böcek de nereden çıktı diyeceksiniz? Evim atölyem iç içe olsun istiyordum. Enerjimi sadece heykele vermek; evden atölyeye, atölyeden eve gitmek için zaman kaybetmemek; taşları, heykellerimi etrafımda görmek; kahvaltıdan sonra atölyeme hemen girebilmek yani taşlarla birlikte oturmak istedim. Atölyenin genel formunu düşünürken, bu süreçte çeşitli eskizler çizdim. En sonunda kirişi kolunu olmayan tonoz mimarisine karar verdim.

Tonozsuz mimari, en hafif şekilde nasıl yapılabilir araştırırken Amerika’da geliştirilen hangar mimarisine rastladım. O da çok ruhsuz geldi, bana pek yakışmaya bir şeydi. İç içe iki tonoz geçsin arada camlar olsun diye düşünürken, bir böcek formuna benzetmeye başladım. Peki, böcek olsun derken, aklıma bizim bok böceği dediğimiz Mısırlıların mukaddes böceği Scarabe geldi. Küçüklüğümden beri tanıdığım bir böcekti. Onun için annemden çok dayak yemişimdir. Mısır’daki anlamını da bilince bunun bana yakışacağını düşündüm. Ve böcek yorumlamalarına başladım. Bu böcek, tezeklere hayvan pisliklerine dalar kendisinden iki kat daha büyük toplar yapar. Meyilli bir yerde yaptığı çukura yani yuvasına bırakır toplar dönerek o çukura düşerler. En sonunda o topların üstüne yumurtasını bırakır çıkar gider. Yumurtadan çıkan yavrular o tezeklerle beslenir. Böylece pislikten çürümüşlükten yeni dünyalar yaratır. Bu bana özellikle de dünyamızda bozulan insandoğa ilişkisini düşünürsek çok aktüel geldi. Ve evim böyle bir anlam kazandı. Şu anda böcek evin içinde oturuyorum ve böceğin gözlerinden dünyayı seyrediyorum, karnında yemek yiyorum, kuyruğunun gölgesinde de çalışıyorum. İşte size böcek ev!

Böcek yorumlamaları evin her yerinde var. Evi heykel gibi gördüm. Bu evde çizgiler birbiriyle ilintili. Kapı alışıldık değil. Forma uymayan hiçbir şey yapmadım. Her şey forma uyduğu için vardır. İşte, böcek evin başını çevreleyen havuz da böyle oluştu. Suyu ayna gibi kullandım. Suyun yansıma özelliği nedeniyle ev bir anda küreleşti ve yerden koptu.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 22, 2017

Guess the Writer (#quiz #infographic) by #bid4papers


Folks who read our blog know that Lesley and I love reading, and that we read a lot. Moreover, we like to draw from time to time, as well as write about books and authors. Today’s post is just about all of that.

The idea behind this appeared quite suddenly. I finished reading Master and Margarita and started exploring Bulgakov’s biography. I wanted to know more about the author as well as find some cool facts about the novel, which I really liked. This is what I found on one of the sites (original illustration by Anton Glotov). I thought it was very stylish. Carefully crafted bits capture the essence and reading atmosphere of the novel. I sent it to a few of my friends and asked them to guess which book was behind the image (not all of them were bookworms, I must admit). Some guessed, while some did not. Others asked if there were any other similar images they could guess literary works from. I suddenly realized that I would happily challenge myself and guess, and guess, and guess again! Several hours of concentrated googling did not yield any results – i couldn’t find anything similar.

“If not me, then who?” I put together a list of authors that had a big impact on me at the time I was reading them. I tried to visualize some of their most influential works in images.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 22, 2017

Opposite habits of famous #writers (#infographic) by #bid4papers


‘There is nothing more certain and unchanging than uncertainty and change.’

Famous authors attract enormous attention. Sometimes daily rituals, habits and customs of famous writers are quite weird indeed. Fans are trying to copy out the behavior of their idols, their wardrobe, and even make numerous plastic surgeries to become one step closer to the stars. The motivation behind such behavior can be explained for sure. It might be either irrational (just to have fun) or rational – to get the same results. E.g., Jack London was a huge fan of Rudyard Kipling, and he rewrote (i.e. w/o a typewriter) his books.

So, what’s the role of writers’ customs in their masterhood? It’s an important question because a clear understanding of reality helps with smarter predictions as to the future. Finding a causation is not easy. Human brain processes images 60 000 times faster than text, so we designed an infographic to visualize a spectrum of famous writers’ customs.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 20, 2017

Five Laws of #LibraryScience by Dr. S. R. #Ranganathan

The Five laws of library science is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Five laws of library science are called the set of norms, percepts, and guides to good practice in librarianship. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy. Dr. S.R. Ranganathan conceived the Five Laws of Library Science in 1924. The statements embodying these laws were formulated in 1928. These laws were first published in Ranganathan’s classic book entitled Five Laws of Library Science in 1931.

These laws are:

  1. Books are for use.
  2. Every reader his / her book.
  3. Every book its reader.
  4. Save the time of the reader.
  5. The library is a growing organism.
These laws of Library Science are the “fundamental laws” of Library Science. These are applicable to any problem in the areas of library science, library service, and library practice. These laws are like pot containing oceans. Prior to their enunciation, the subject of Library Science had no philosophy. These laws gave a philosophical base, guaranteeing an everlasting future to the subject of library science, the profession of librarianship, and the use of libraries. These laws have provided a scientific approach to the subject of library science.



The University Library was founded in 1561 by the Jesuit order; it is the oldest library in the country, which was opened to the public in 1876. Until 1949 the Library specialized in the history of religion, theology, philosophy and the universal history of the middle Ages and the Modern Age. The historical collection – including 185 codices, 1150 incunabula and 2600 old Hungarian printed books published before 1711, 7000 volumes from the 16th century, and the oldest manuscript, an 8th century Beda fragment – is part of the Hungarian cultural heritage.

Today the holdings of the University Library amount to 2 million titles, over 200. 000 journals, 600 online periodicals and 100 databases on the Internet.
The Library’s database contains 230. 000 item records, 175. 000 bibliographic records, and 225. 000 authority records. There is also a direct link to the online catalogues of the Central Library of the University of Miskolc and the Central Library of Semmelweis University.
The registration in the University Library is free for every student of ELTE and the student card can be used as the library card.
Besides the traditional library services, the Library provides access to e-text archives, online copies of printed documents, electronic-only materials and CD-ROMs. The Library is member of the “Hungarian Online Librarian”, an online reference service of librarians.


Posted by: bluesyemre | September 19, 2017

“THE” Sıralamalarında Üniversitelerimiz – #ErhanErkut


Times Higher Education’ın (THE) dünya üniversiteleri sıralamalarında ilk 200’e, 2015’te Türkiye’den 4 üniversite girmişti.  Son sıralamada ise, bırakın ilk 200’ü, ilk 300’e giren üniversitemiz bile yok. Bu 3 yıl içinde ne oldu?  5 sayfalık pdf dosyası the-siralamasinda-universitelerimiz

Times Higher Education’ın (THE) dünya üniversiteleri sıralamalarında ilk 200’e, 2015’te Türkiye’den 4 üniversite girmişti.  Son sıralamada ise, bırakın ilk 200’ü, ilk 300’e giren üniversitemiz bile yok. Bu 3 yıl içinde ne oldu?



Modern şehir yaşamında hayatta kalmaya çalışan sıradan bir aile düşünelim. Bu ailede anne baba birlikte çalışıyor. Çocuk okula gidiyor, akşam kursa, sonra ders yapıyor, uyuyor. Anne baba işten yorgun argın geliyor, çocuk bir şey istese de onunla konuşmak yerine anne ya da baba “Çok yorgunum, biraz dinleneyim” diyor ve ellerinde telefonları kendi dünyalarına çekiliyorlar. Çocukların eline bir tablet tutuşturuluyor, çocuklar kendi yalnız dünyasında yaşarken, anne baba ise beyinlerini sanal dünyaya hapsediyor. Durumu biraz dramatize etmiş olsam da çoğumuz bir teknolojik yalnızlaşmanın içindeyiz ve hayatlarımız aşağı yukarı böyle. Bununla birlikte bu noktaya gelişimizde tüm suçun hikâyenin baş aktörleri olan anne babanın olmadığını da söylemeliyiz.. Çünkü her şey o kadar hızlı olup bitti ki, kimsenin dijitalin baş döndürücü hızına ya da sosyal medyanın eğlenceli dünyasına teslim olmaktan başka bir çaresi yoktu. Açıkçası, ebeveynler daha doğrusu yetişkinler için bir nevi iş işten geçmiş olsa da ortada teknolojinin içine doğan bir nesil ve bu neslin geleceği var ki, üzerinde kafa yormamız gereken konuda tam olarak bu aslında. Suçlu olmasa bile gerekli farkındalığa sahip olmadığı için çok da masum olmayan ebeveynlerin her geçen gün teknolojiye daha fazla bağımlı olan çocukları dijital çağda sizce nasıl hayatta kalacaklar? Henüz çocuklarını teknolojiyi ideal dozda kullanarak yetiştirme şansı ve zamanına sahip olanlar anne babalar için bu ay dijital dünyada ebeveyn olmanın detaylarını araştırdık ve sektörden değerli isimlerin katkılarıyla anne babalara bir dijital rehber ortaya koymaya çalıştık.



Sampling of VOCs from an early 20th century Ethiopian codex in the Heritage Science Lab at UCL

We don’t know much about the smells of the past. Yet, odours play an important role in our daily lives: they affect us emotionally, psychologically and physically, and influence the way we engage with history. Can this lead us to consider certain smells as cultural heritage? And if so, what would be the processes for the identification, protection and conservation of those heritage smells? In order to answer these questions, the connection between olfaction and heritage was approached in three ways: (1) through theoretical analysis of the concept and role of olfaction in heritage guidelines, leading to identification of places and practices where smell is fundamental to their identity, (2) through exploration of the evidence for use of smells in heritage as a tool to communicate with audiences; and (3) through experimental evaluation of the techniques and methods for analysing and archiving the smells, therefore enabling their documentation and preservation. We present this through the framework of Significance Assessment—Chemical Analysis—Sensory Analysis—Archiving. The smell of historic paper was chosen as the case study, based on its well-recognized cultural significance and available research. Odour characterization was achieved by collecting visitor descriptions of a historic book extract through a survey, and by conducting a sensory evaluation at a historic library. These were combined with the chemical information on the VOCs sampled from both a historic book and a historic library, to create the Historic Book Odour Wheel, a novel documentation tool representing the first step towards documenting and archiving historic smells.



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