Posted by: bluesyemre | June 21, 2018

Otellerde yemek israfı nasıl önlenir? Ümit Kaymaz

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Dünyanın en zengin ülkelerinden İsviçre’de karşılaştığım bu uygulama çok hoşuma gitti. Kaldığımız otelin restoran bölümündeki her masada bu kutulardan var. Kutuların yanında yukarıdaki uyarı yapılıyor. Kısaca diyor ki “dünyada açlıktan çok fazla insan etkileniyor. Lütfen tabaklarınıza yiyebileceğiniz kadar yemek alın. Tabakta artan yemekler bu kutunun içine konulup, tartılacak ve kg başına sizden ücret tahsil edilecektir”… Şaka değil, gerçekten her yemekten sonra garsonlar tabakları ve kutuyu kontrol ediyorlar. Böylece hiç yemek israf edilmemiş oluyor. Bunu okuyan herkes tabağına yiyeceği kadar yemek alıyor ve ceza ödememek için hiç artık bırakmıyor. Şimdi bizim ülkemizdeki otellerde nasılsa parasını verdik deyip, tabaklarını tepeleme doldurup, sonra tabakta bırakan gözü aç insanlar için böyle uygulama yapılsa fena olmaz mı?

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Posted by: bluesyemre | June 21, 2018

DRM-Free Titles Coming to the Ebook Central Platform

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ProQuest removes print, copy and download restrictions to offer unlimited access…

ANN ARBOR, MI, June 20, 2018 – Researchers who use ProQuest’s industry-leading Ebook Central® platform will soon be able to download more than 100,000 DRM-free full books and DRM-free chapters from nearly 1 million books for access on any device. The move is part of ProQuest’s ongoing commitment to improve usability and remove obstacles to access.

These books come from leading academic publishers like Cornell University Press, NYU Press, Harvard University Press, IOS Press, and dozens more. They also cover nearly every discipline – including arts, humanities, business, medicine, education, science and technology.

The Ebook Central platform’s DRM-free titles will be available on a concurrent user basis with no sign-in or special software required to retrieve them. Patrons will not be subject to print, copy, or download limitations, and they can download both chapters and full titles from the book’s landing page or the reader.

ProQuest’s ever-expanding offering of DRM-free ebooks also includes 237,000 titles available via publisher platforms on theOASIS web-based search, selection and ordering service. The addition of these Ebook Central titles gives ProQuest customers access to more than 300,000 DRM-free titles.

Libraries can purchase these books on a title-by-title basis, via subscription, or through usage-based acquisition models like demand-driven acquisition (DDA) and access-to-own (ATO) from preferred ordering services – including the LibCentral®, OASIS®and GOBI services. They’ll also have the additional option to purchase a DRM-free unlimited user version of a title, or a limited user model with standard DRM protection, to maximize their budgets and develop more flexible collections.

“DRM-free titles are the next step in our initiative to provide friction-free ebook access to researchers,” said Rich Belanger, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books. “This follows our recent usability enhancements both to DRM-free chapter downloads and DRM-protected content. We’ll continue to partner with publishers to extend this offering in the future.”

About ProQuest (https://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes.

ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker – stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

https://www.proquest.com/about/news/2018/DRM-Free-Titles-Coming-to-the-Ebook-Central-Platform.html

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İki komşu ülke, Türkiye ile Ermenistan arasında 1993’ten beri diplomatik ilişki yok ve kara sınırı kapalı. 2009 yılında, diplomatik ilişkilerin kurulması ve sınır kapılarının açılması için imzalanan protokoller, iki ülkede de, parlamentoda oylamaya sunulmadan askıya alındı ve normalleşme süreci tıkandı. Son olarak, Mart 2018’de, protokollerin onaylanma ve uygulanma sürecinde herhangi bir ilerleme kaydedilmediği gerekçesiyle, Ermenistan yönetimi protokolleri hükümsüz ilan etti. Arada halen diplomatik ilişki olmaması, sivil toplumun çabaları da dahil olmak üzere her alanda etkisini hissettiriyor. iki ülkenin kamu ve özel kuruluşları arasında resmî işbirliği mekanizmaları, üniversiteler arasında kurumsal akademik değişim programları bulunmuyor.

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Türkiye-Ermenistan Seyahat Fonu & Burs Programı 2016-2017

Hrant Dink Vakfı, kurulduğu 2007 yılından beri, öncelikli amaçlarından biri olan, Türkiye ile Ermenistan arasında her alanda ilişkilerin geliştirilmesi ve teşvik edilmesi için çaba gösteriyor. Fiziksel ve zihinsel sınırların beslediği, yıllardır süregelen diyalogsuzluk ortamında, iki ülkenin her kesiminden, her yaş ve meslek grubundan insanların sınırı aşarak komşu ülkeyi ziyaret edebilmesi, birbiriyle tanışıp çeşitli çalışma alanlarında kurumsal işbirlikleri geliştirebilmesi için destek mekanizmalarına ihtiyaç olduğunu görüyoruz. Bu ihtiyaç karşısında, doğrudan temas ve işbirliklerini teşvik etmek ve kolaylaştırmak amacıyla, 2014 yılında, Türkiye-Ermenistan Seyahat Fonu ve Burs Programı’nı oluşturduk.

İlk kez Mart 2014 – Haziran 2015 döneminde, Avrupa Birliği’nin finansal desteğiyle Ermenistan-Türkiye Normalleşme Süreci Destek Programı kapsamında hayata geçirdiğimiz bu iki program, iki ülke arasındaki ilişkisizliğe çözüm arayışımızda bizim için birer öğrenme aracı oldu. İki programın da ilk evresi olarak kabul ettiğimiz bu dönemde, iki ülke halkları arasında doğrudan temasları sıklaştırmayı hedefleyen Seyahat Fonu kapsamında binden fazla kişiye ulaşıldı ve 210 kişi komşu ülkeye seyahat etti. Aynı dönemde, Burs Programı kapsamında, 25’i Ermenistan’dan, 65’i Türkiye’den olmak üzere, toplam 90 kuruluş komşu ülkeden bir bursiyere ev sahipliği yapmayı kabul etti ve Haziran 2014’te yapılan açık çağrı sonucunda 18 profesyonel bursiyer olarak seçildi.

İlk evrede oluşturulan işbirlikleri yeni diyalogların kurulmasına vesile olurken, bu diyaloglar yeni işbirlikleri doğurdu. Her iki programın da gördüğü ilgi ve olası işbirliği imkânları, bizi bu programları genişleterek devam ettirme yönünde teşvik etti. Avrupa Birliği de, iki ülke halkları arasındaki doğrudan temasların yarattığı olumlu etkileri göz önünde bulundurarak Ermenistan-Türkiye Normalleşme Süreci Destek Programı’nı ikinci evresinde de destekledi. Bunun üzerine, Hrant Dink Vakfı olarak, ilk evrede edindiğimiz tecrübelerden hareketle yeni işbirliği alanlarına odaklanmak ve farklı şehirlere ve kitlelere ulaşmak amacıyla, iki programın ikinci evresini tasarladık.

Bu yayınla, Türkiye ile Ermenistan arasında katalizör görevi üstlenen kişileri ve kuruluşları tanıtmayı, onların yaşadıkları dönüşümleri kendi ağızlarından aktarmayı, çeşitli alanlarda yapılan işbirliklerini ve vakıf olarak, bu süreç boyunca, iki komşu ülke arasında diplomatik ilişkinin bulunmadığı koşullar altında bürokratik işlemler yürütmeye dair deneyimlerimizi paylaşmayı hedefledik.

https://hrantdink.org/tr/faaliyetler/projeler/turkiye-ermenistan-programi/1312-turkiye-ermenistan-seyahat-fonu-burs-programi-2016-2017-yayini-cikti

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First principles thinking is the act of boiling a process down to the fundamental parts that you know are true and building up from there. Learning, developing, and planning from a set of first principles is an effective strategy that you can employ to break down complicated problems and generate original solutions.

Great thinkers throughout time have employed first principles thinking to challenge big problems and systematically innovate. One of the most recent examples of thinking and problem solving as guided by first principles is found in Elon Musk. In an interview with Kevin Rose, Musk indicated the following: “I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.” He continued, “The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy.” “[With analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths … and then reason up from there.”

The First Principles of Being Digitally Literate

Principle #1 Search, sift, skim, and scan…while knowing what to ignore.

The Internet is an attention grabbing, time-sucking environment. Keep your focus and save your energy. Always focus your efforts on doing the most with the least amount of effort.

Principle #2 Think critically, look for mentors, and choose your own path.

Most of the things we think we know about the practices, skills, and dispositions needed in these online spaces is wrong. The Internet is still relatively new, and we’re still trying to figure out how to adapt to its influence in our lives. We must think critically about experts and sources who many times use old thinking and guidance to adapt to new times.

Principle #3 Be a healthy skeptic.

Develop an ultra-critical and evaluative stance in the face of all content, whether shared by your most trusted friend or someone you don’t know. Every click, share, like, and reaction adds to the digital breadcrumbs and algorithms that frame your digital identity. Think about your own perspectives and assumptions, and evaluate the source, bias, and perspective of what you learn online.

Principle #4 Create and curate the digital identity you want.

Being skilled or savvy in digital spaces has nothing to do with your age, or other factors. You can learn how to engage, communicate, and participate online. Connect with others. Follow their lead and learn from them. Identify who you want to be. Trust your gut and be yourself.

Principle #5 Embrace the chaos…go with the flow.

Be flexible, yet persistent as you learn and grow. You need to have an appreciation for the randomness, noise, and ambiguity that is present online. As you learn, focus on growth over time. Believe that there are iterations of your work and identity…and improve between each one. Feel free to “fail fast” and stop projects, or change if they do not work.

Principle #6 Don’t work more, work differently.

Truly engaging in these digital contexts involves a focus only the final product, but more importantly the process involved. This means that you need to actively develop a system and processes to help you live this lifestyle. This needs to be a cohesive strategy and plan that you regularly review over time.

https://wiobyrne.com/first-principles-of-being-digitally-literate/

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The meeting in Singapore on June 12th was the first time in history that a sitting US president met a North Korean leader. In our latest free report, find out what impact this meeting will have on future relations with the rest of Asia, as well as economic cooperation between North Korea and the US.

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Libraries worldwide are facing budget cuts and a decline in usage but Scandinavian libraries are fighting this trend. As the upcoming opening of Helsinki’s state-of-the-art Oodi Library has reached the news, Scandinavian Libraries are again in the spotlight.

To find out the reasons why Scandinavian Libraries are so successful, we’ve had a chat with Peter Alsbjer, Regional Library Director at Örebro County Libraries in Sweden. Check out his thoughts below!

1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your work with public libraries?

I am the Regional Library Director at Örebro County, situated between the Swedish capital Stockholm and the Norwegian capital Oslo. I recently realized that I’ve been working in the public library area for five decades.

I started working in the music department of the library of my hometown Karlskoga when I was 17. Since then, I’ve been focusing on library extension work and mobile libraries and I’ve also been Library Director at different local libraries.

However, most of my career has been focused on regional library development, i.e. regional library infrastructure, further education for library staff and projects together with local libraries. When the Library 2.0 movement began 10 years ago, I embraced it with great enthusiasm and started my blog – Peter Alsbjers blogg – to inform others what the fuss was all about. Nowadays, the blog has 100-150 daily visitors from all over the world, but most visitors are from the Scandinavian countries.

2. We’ve noticed that libraries worldwide are facing budget cuts and a decline in usage but surprisingly Scandinavian libraries are fighting this trend. What is the secret?

I believe that you can find the answer in the rise of the Scandinavian model for welfare and the development into modern welfare states. This also has something to do with the popular movements from the beginning of the 20th century; the worker’s movement, evangelical movements and the temperance movement. They all started local libraries of their own for the supporters of the movements’ ideas.

Scandinavian libraries have also played a key role in local non-formal mass education so they have big support from their local communities. Eventually, these movement libraries have joined together with subscription libraries which turned into public libraries of the modern age. The result is that there is a public library in almost every municipality in the Nordic countries. These libraries welcome everyone and there is no requirement for library users. As segregation increases in all Nordic countries, this arena is becoming increasingly important.

But of course, even the Scandinavian libraries had their cutbacks as well. In Sweden, more than 500 local libraries, most of them in rural areas, have been closed since the 90’s and in Denmark half of the library branches have closed down since the 80’s.

3. How did Scandinavian libraries cope with these changes?

There are two major trends in library management and planning to cope with the closing of libraries in Scandinavia. The first trend is using volunteers to keep the libraries open, especially in rural areas. Volunteers are also used in libraries when it comes to serving the public with the help of computers and smartphones, helping kids with their homework and refugees with language education.

The other trend is having the library remain open for their users after the staff has left the library for the day. In a way, this is giving back the library setting to the library owners – trusting the public in the local area.

4. What should libraries worldwide learn from the Scandinavian model?

I guess that having a mindset with a focus on libraries being a place for teaching literacy in an all digitized world and using the physical library with different kinds of media in combination with the skills of the staff can be a start. And of course, the focus on children and underprivileged parts of the society.

Earlier this year, the board members of the Nordic National Library Associations made a joint presentation on the importance of the modern library for society and democracy at the Nordic Cultural Political Summit. They identified three areas where the inherent strength of libraries can contribute to open, innovative and sustainable societies:

1. Emphasize the role of libraries as a democratic arena with free access to information, source criticism and guidance by trained librarians.

2. Libraries are a resource in terms of digital skills and development. A well-balanced copyright is important for both participation and artistic creation.

3. The library is an open space where everyone can meet and participate. Reading is a vital resource for language development, participation, and integration.

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5. There are a lot of people saying that libraries are facing an identity crisis. Do you agree? What do libraries need to do to overcome this crisis?

As long as the stereotypes of what a library is, and what a librarian can do, is the main narrative and what a librarian actually does is not clear and the boundary for the “library” is not set – there is an identity crisis. Especially for those who know exactly what a public library is.

For me, I have been musing on what the core of librarianship is. I have concluded that the euphemism for librarianship is rather an onion, rather than, say, a peach. What if there isn’t a single hard core, what if it’s all about layers? Or are libraries passion fruits?

Library staff, professional, non-professional as well as staff with totally different skills and experiences need time for more professional conversations on librarianship and how to become “radical change agents in their local societies”.

The Library Identity Crisis is what happens in the transition from libraries focusing on collections and transactions (lending books and so on) to libraries focusing on building relationships with library users as well as empowering the community itself by building relationships with the civil society.

This transition changes the roles, scopes, and purposes of librarianship in a fundamental way. For some people, this could be terrifying. But, this is a question of “do or die” for libraries if they want to be of interest to the public in the future.

https://princh.com/scandinavian-libraries-what-are-they-doing-differently-interview-with-peter-alsbjer/

Posted by: bluesyemre | June 20, 2018

Los Angeles Central Library: The Story of an L.A. Icon

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The Los Angeles Public Library is a behemoth system with 72 branches spread across the city. Its crown jewel and headquarters is the Richard J. Riordan Central Library, situated between the hotels and sky-high office buildings of Downtown L.A. Built in 1926, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The eight-story building is the third largest central library in the U.S. and houses more than ten million items, from popular fiction titles to rare genealogical publications, historic photographs and U.S. patents.

“We’re kind of a hybrid between a public library and a research library,” says Joyce Cooper, a principal librarian who manages outreach and programming for the Central Library. The 90-year-old institution is also part-museum and part-event space, a home for unusual collections and a host for regular cultural performances and educational talks. More importantly, though, it’s the city’s phoenix. Like the mythical creature, the Central Library emerged full of life from the aftermath of a devastating fire.

In 1986, the Central Library was hit by two separate fires – both arson cases – set apart by a handful of months. The amount of damage was massive, but locals did their part to help resurrect the venerable space. “The fire was a horrible thing, but, at the same time, it ended up being one of the saving graces for us,” says Cooper. “People really rallied around the library and people realized how much they loved it and wanted to save it.”

Today, the Central Library merges old and new L.A. with the original building flowing into the Tom Bradley Wing, which opened in 1993 and is named after the city’s mayor during this reconstruction period.

https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/los-angeles-central-library-story-la-icon

Posted by: bluesyemre | June 20, 2018

Here’s why the #Internet has made us lonelier than ever

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The cruel ironic twist to social media is that we’re feeling less socially connected than ever

Throughout the last couple of decades, our ability to connect with people around the globe has exploded. Initially, the internet allowed us to chat, join newsgroups, or email anyone in the world. The invention of cellphones allowed us to talk to people when we were away from our desks and outside of our homes.

Then, social networks allowed us to connect with our neighbors, childhood pals, college buddies, and co-workers with a click of a button. Finally, smartphones made it easier than ever to connect with anyone we wanted around the clock.

So you’d think we’d be feeling good about our social lives, right? After all, never in the history of the universe has communicating with people been so simple and accessible.

Unfortunately, however, the internet hasn’t helped us feel more connected with anyone. Studies show almost half of us feel lonely and isolated. Here’s why we’re feeling less connected than ever during the digital age:

1. Our relationships have grown more superficial.
You can’t form a meaningful relationship with someone unless you talk about real issues and share real problems. But that’s not what happens on social media.

There’s a lot of pressure to make your life look better than it really is on social media. So rather than share what’s really going on, you’re more likely to talk about your latest accomplishment, awesome vacation, or best meal.

The need to keep up the façade that everything is perfect often spills over into real life and keeps relationships superficial. Without meaningful connections, it’s possible to feel lonely even when you’re surrounded by people.

2. Screen time interferes with our ability to read social cues.
We know that screen time interferes with kids’ abilities to read social cues. There’s even a study that found that kids get better at reading other people’s emotions after just five days away from their digital devices.

It’s likely that screen time takes a toll on adults’ social intelligence too. After all, communicating with emojis is much different than communicating face-to-face.

You can tell a lot about what someone is thinking and feeling if you can read their facial cues and non-verbal gestures. But you won’t get that if your face is buried behind your screen or if you’ve spent so much time using your digital devices that you’ve dulled your ability to read people.

3. The emphasis is on the quantity of relationships, not quality.
The average Facebook user has 338 friends. But clearly, having hundreds of friends on social media doesn’t make you feel less lonely.

In fact, some studies show the more connections you have, the more stressed out you’re likely to be. This is partly due to the fact that you probably don’t communicate with your grandmother in the same way you talk to your former college buddies.

It’s not the quantity of relationships that matters–it’s the quality. Having five real friends is better for your mental health than having 500 social media connections.

4. Smartphone addiction interferes with face-to-face interactions.
How many times have you looked around at a restaurant to see families or partners ignoring one another because they’re staring at their smartphones? And how many times have you been talking to someone who responds to a text message or email when you’re in mid-sentence?

Studies show people check their phones, on average, between 35 and 74 times per day. Younger people are more likely to check their phones more often.

It’s ironic that many people are scrolling through social media to see what other people are doing, rather than paying attention to the people who are right in front of them. You can’t have quality face-to-face interactions when you’re distracted by your phone every couple of minutes.

5. Remote work can increase isolation.
The internet has increased our ability to work remotely. That can be good for our mental health in some ways–such as by reducing our commute time.

But, remote work also means less comradery with your colleagues. Communicating via email or the occasional phone call isn’t the same as meeting around the water cooler.

Sometimes, it’s your co-workers who best understand what you’re going through on a day to day basis. For many individuals, whether they’re entrepreneurs or remote employees, work can be quite isolating because other friends and family members don’t really understand what they do all day.

Combat Loneliness
Ironically, it takes extra effort to stay socially connected in the age of social media. But it’s important to do so because loneliness can be bad for your physical health as well as your emotional well-being.

Get proactive about combatting loneliness. It can be difficult to reach out when you’re feeling bad, but inviting someone to meet for coffee or joining an organization that will help you interact with others on a regular basis could be good for you. According to some studies, it might even help you live longer.

https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/heres-why-internet-has-made-us-lonelier-than-ever.html

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Toronto Reference Library is the largest public reference library in Canada and one of the three largest libraries in the world. Photograph: Alamy

As libraries across the world battle for survival, one system has embraced the digital age – and in Toronto, books take a backseat

In the lobby of the downtown branch of Toronto’s reference library, a bearded man in a red shirt doffed an imaginary top hat to wave me through the gate, bowing exaggeratedly and saying: “After you, madame.”

The building is unassuming at street level – brown brick, a grid of square windows – but pass through its doors and the white galleries billow upward like a hyper-intelligent car park flying through space.

In the reception, a poster reads “Newcomers to Canada Settlement Information”. Staff help new arrivals find information on citizenship, English and French classes, housing, employment and healthcare, as well as free guided tours of heritage sites across the city. A few steps away is the Innovation Hub, a “maker space” where a young woman explained to me how to use a 3D printer. This branch has three.

Public libraries throughout the western world are struggling. Britain has closed hundreds since 2010, reduced hours in others and replaced many paid librarians with volunteers. In Belgium, an advocacy group called Public Libraries 2020 aims to “challenge outdated perceptions” of libraries – in part by cajoling politicians to set foot inside one. In North America, staff per visitor has fallen across the board since 2012, and circulation and visits are dropping. The “disruption” of Silicon Valley – in which Uber replaces taxis, Airbnb replaces hotels and Netflix replaces video stores – has many governments asking: why pay for physical book repositories when you can get so much reading material online?

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jun/15/risotto-robotics-and-virtual-reality-how-canada-created-the-worlds-best-libraries

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Posted by: bluesyemre | June 20, 2018

Ağaçkakan Yayınları Hazır Bilgi Serisi Kitapları

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Türkiye’ye ait 100 büyük yanılgı

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Yasin Ali Türkeri’nin yazıp yönettiği 2018 yapımı belgesel film “Başka Tren Gıdı Gıdı”, 1937 yılında Sovyet Rusya’sının desteğiyle inşa edilen Nazilli Sümerbank Basma Fabrikasının tarihini, fabrikaya ait olan Gıdı Gıdı treni üzerinden anlatıyor. 10. Uluslararası TRT Belgesel Günleri Ulusal Profesyonel Kategori Üçüncülük Ödülüne değer bulunan film, 72 dakika uzunluğunda.

Belgeselimiz 1937 yılında kurulan Nazilli Sümerbank Basma Fabrikası’nın hikayesini, onun tarih içerisindeki yolculuğunu oraya ait olan bir trenin üzerinden anlatıyor. O trenin hikayesiyle birlikte. Trenin ismi “Gıdı Gıdı”. Yani Gıdı Gıdı Treni eskiden insanların, oranın çalışanlarının, görevlilerinin fabrikadan şehir merkezine, şehir merkezinden de fabrikaya gitmek için kullandıkları bir trenin ismiydi. Bölge halkının kendi dilinden, kendi şiveli söylenişiyle yakışır da bir isim Gıdı Gıdı… O trenin ve de fabrikanın hikayesi. Fabrika, Türkiye’nin ilk 5 yıllık kalkınma planı çerçevesinde kurulan fabrikalardan biri. O dönem için Sovyetler Rusya’sının maddi desteğiyle ve de ekip ve ekipman desteğiyle kurulan bir fabrika. O fabrika bugün Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi’ne devredildi ve hala orada öğrenim devam ediyor. O fabrikanın insanlar üzerine bıraktığı hikayeleri, hem de Rusya ve Türkiye ilişkilerini de arka plana alarak bir film yapmaya çalıştık.

1976 doğumlu Yasin Ali Türkeri, pek çok ödüllü kısa film ve belgeselin kurgusunu yaptı; 2006 yılında ESR Filmin kurucuları arasında yer aldı. Belgesel Sinemacılar Birliği BSB’nin Yönetim Kurulu üyesi ve IDA (International Documentary Association) ile EDN (European Documentary Network) üyesi olan yönetmen, “Başka Tren Gıdı Gıdı” ile 37. Uluslararası İstanbul Film Festivali ve 29. Ankara Uluslararası Film Festivaline katıldı.

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21. yüzyıl dünyasında yaşanan gelişmeler, her alanda bilginin hızla değişmesine ve bilgiye olan ihtiyacın sürekli artmasına neden olmuştur. Eğitim alanında da son yıllarda gerçekleşen gelişmeler eğitimin farklı amaçlar doğrultusunda şekillenmesini sağlamıştır.
Bu değişim ve gelişmeler neticesinde eğitimin boyutlarından biri olan ölçme ve değerlendirme, ülkelerin eğitim sistemlerinde önemli bir pozisyona kavuşmuştur. Öğrencilerin zihinsel becerilerinin geliştirilmesi ve bu gelişime etki eden faktörlerin belirlenmesi amacıyla yapılan ulusal ve uluslararası araştırmalar/sınavlardan elde edilen sonuçlar eğitim reformları ve yatırımları için önemli bir kaynak oluşturmaktadır.
Kurucu üyesi olduğumuz Ekonomik İşbirliği ve Kalkınma Teşkilatı (OECD) tarafından yapılan Uluslararası Öğrenci Değerlendirme Programı (PISA) bu kapsamda uluslararası düzeyde yapılan en kapsamlı eğitim araştırmalarından biridir.

2000 yılından itibaren üç yılda bir yapılan PISA araştırması, öğrencilerin okulda edindikleri bilgi ve becerileri günlük yaşamda kullanabilme becerisini ölçmeyi hedeflemektedir. Aynı zamanda öğrencilerin eğitim hakkındaki kişisel görüşleri ile kendileri ve aileleri hakkındaki bilgilerini de değerlendirmektedir.

PISA 2015 uygulamasının sonuçlarına göre hazırlanan bu raporda ülkemizin fen, okuma becerileri ve matematik alanlarındaki başarı durumu diğer ülkelerle karşılaştırmalı olarak verilmiş ve öğrenci başarısını etkileyen faktörlerin bu alanlardaki başarısı ile ilişkisi ayrıntılı olarak analiz edilmiştir. Bu bakımdan PISA 2015 Ulusal Raporu, politika yapıcılara, araştırmacılara ve eğitimcilere önemli bir kaynak olacaktır.

Uluslararası Öğrenci Değerlendirme Programı PISA 2015 Ulusal Raporu

Every indie bookstore has a personality and every individual can find one whose character suits him. Not just the books themselves and the authors, but the very bookstore itself. It is, in a sense, finding oneself in a place where one can discover a community. Books provide bridges between people. These booksellers’ portraits are a reflection of their customers and ultimately of their neighborhoods, and collectively make a portrait of New York City.
Historically the City has had a wealth of indie bookstores, but the recent past has seen a serious decline in those numbers, in part due to bargain megastores, internet retailers, the ascension of the e-book, not to mention the spectacular rise of their monthly rents. Today there is a revival in indie bookstores, mostly in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Their diversity is extraordinary, specializing in biography, travel, mystery fiction, stories for children, gender, poetry, collectible, academic, African-American literature, Hispanic culture, cooking and much more. And their spaces too are so different, from a container in Bushwick to a prestigious building in midtown Manhattan. Nevertheless, the booksellers are all looking for one thing–sharing their passion for books; new, used, bargained or rare.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/65070565/We-Are-NY-Indie-Booksellers

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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/02/new-york-remaining-independent-bookshops-booksellers-ungar-bohbot

Posted by: bluesyemre | June 19, 2018

#Kütüphane Kurumu #AliFuatKartal @kartalaf

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Kütüphane Kurumu

Bilgi hizmetlerinin çekirdeğini oluşturan kütüphane kurumunun amacı; bilgiye katma değer kazandırarak bilgi tüketimini özendirmektir. Bilgi üretim ve tüketim merkezleri olan kütüphaneler, demokratik yapıları ile günümüzün vazgeçilmez toplumsal dinamiklerinden birisidir.

Bilimsel ve teknolojik gelişmelere koşut olarak, ilke, amaç ve içeriği değişen kütüphanecilik anlayışı, bugün tartışılan kek olayını çoktan aşmış, toplumsal barışa katkı sunmak adına fırsat eşitliğini nasıl sağlayabileceği ve bireylerin birbirini anlamasına nasıl katkıda bulunabileceğinin yollarını arıyor.

Bilimsel ve teknolojik gelişmelere rağmen günümüzde kütüphanenin temsil ettiği şeyi tam olarak karşılayabilecek bir sözcük olmadığı için halen dünya ülkeleri kütüphane “başlığını” kullanmaya devam etmektedir.

Özetle, seçim sürecinde siyasi propaganda için dahi olsa kütüphane kurumunun tartışılmasını sevindirici bir gelişme olarak görmekteyiz.

Ancak toplumsal bir varlık olan kütüphane kurumunun siyasal, ekonomik ve kültürel dokumuza yaptığı etki değerlendirilmeden, popülist kavramlar üzerinden tartışılmalar yapılmaktadır.

Tartışacaksak, öncelikle kütüphanecilerin özlük haklarını, istihdam sorununu, kapalı kütüphaneleri, kütüphanesi olmayan ilçeleri, köyleri tartışalım.

Saygılarımla kamuoyuna duyurulur.

Ali Fuat Kartal

Türk Kütüphaneciler Derneği

Genel Başkanı

http://www.kulturservisi.com/p/kutuphaneciler-dernegi-baskani-once-kutuphanecilerin-ozluk-haklarini-istihdam-sorununu-kapali-kutuphaneleri-tartisalim/

http://kutuphaneci.org.tr/

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Göbeklitepe’nin daimi listeye alınması 24 Haziran – 4 Temmuz tarihleri arasında Bahreyn’in Manama kentinde düzenlenecek 42. Dünya Mirası Komite toplantılarının ardından kesinlik kazanacak.

BM Bilim Eğitim ve Kültür Teşkilatı’nın (Unesco), “Dünya Mirası Geçici Listesi”ndeki varlıkları arasında bulunan ve 12 bin yıl öncesine ait tarihi eserleri bünyesinde barındıran dünyanın bilinen en eski tapınak merkezi Göbeklitepe’yi “Dünya Mirası Listesi”ne almak için hazırlanıyor. Göbeklitepe’nin daimi listeye alınması 24 Haziran-4 Temmuz tarihleri arasında Bahreyn’in Manama kentinde düzenlenecek 42. Dünya Mirası Komite toplantılarının ardından kesinlik kazanacak. Unesco Kültür Mirası Komitesi toplantısında, listeye girmek için aday olan 30 tarihi ve kültürel anıtın başvurusu incelenecek.

Cumhuriyet’te yer alan habere göre; komitenin bir heyeti, geçen yıl ekim ayında adaylık başvurusuyla ilgili olarak Göbeklitepe’yi ziyaret etmişti. 20 Temmuz 2014’te yaşamını yitiren eski kazı başkanı Prof. Dr. Klaus Schmidt, 6 yıl önce geçici listeye alınan Göbeklitepe için, “Göbeklitepe’nin Unesco kriterlerini doldurduğuna dair herhangi bir şüphemiz yok. Koruma açısından bakarsak bütün tepe şu ana kadar yapılaşmadan korundu. Bu yönden çok iyi durumda ve emsalsizliği, yani başka bir örneği olmaması açısından da en önemli kriteri böylece dolduruyor. Göbeklitepe’nin asıl listeye girmesi de en kısa zamanda gerçekleşecektir, bu konuda hiç şüphemiz yok. Bu aday listesinden asıl listeye geçmek zor bir prosedür” açıklamasında bulunmuştu.

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https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

https://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/state=tr

http://www.yapi.com.tr/haberler/gobeklitepe-unesco-listesine-girebilecek-mi_166342.html

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Text of my keynote at The UX in Libraries conferences in Sheffield, June 6 2018 [get to your fave armchair, it’s fairly long]

I was travelling to Sheffield yesterday and before leaving for the airport I was going over the news and read a story about an allotment which were going to vote about if you should be able to talk and write Danish to be allowed to live in the allotment. [I might have cursed at this point, sorry about that]. I got so angry and so sad when I read that. I’m used to politicians talking crap about closing boarders, sending refugees home deciding how much pig meat should be served in schools but this was normal and regular people in an allotment voting about excluding people who could not speak or write Danish from there garden community. And I thought to myself that these days in Sheffield, talking inclusion and inclusive UX, and the way many libraries take on responsibility as forces of social good, putting an effort into social justice issues, where even more important than I might have realized. I’m a fairly positive spirit but looking at the big picture our world is not in such a good place; We are building walls, physical ones and mental ones, we are closing our boarders, we are creating societies of great inequality and we don’t invite people who don’t look like us to dance. And I believe that libraries, public and academics, are important and crucial institutions in creating a more equal and inclusive world. And I think we should take that responsibility upon us and I like to talk with you about that today.

So even though this obvious is a conference on UX in libraries I am not gonna talk about UX today except that I guess that you could say that everything we do as libraries will – or at least should – end up with some kind of user experience. Looking at the program we are gonna get a lot of awesome UX insights for the next coming days and when I get invited to do a talk I like to try to figure out what I could bring to the program that people might not get from each other or from some other speaker. So I’m gonna face the theme of inclusion which is framing this years conference. It’s a subject that I find utterly important on many levels and to which I have strong feelings both as a private person and as a library professional. I will be talking about the importance of creating inclusive communities where we feel that we belong, the obstacles we face trying to do so and why libraries can and should be leaders in promoting inclusion. I hope that is cool with you.

Let’s talk a little bit about inclusion in general. How many in this room thinks that inclusion in general is a good and positive thing? Raise your hand if you think that. [100% raised a hand]. We often think that in libraries which is nice because it really is the right thing to do. But I also think it is important to look beyond that fact and actually see at what comes with creating inclusive environments and the consequences of exclusion.

Do anyone believe that some humans are born evil? [nobody raised there hand] I find that question relevant working with inclusion because if the answer is no, that nobody are by default born evil, there is still great hope for us. I’ll get back to that.

Where do you put your money in the socks? Inclusion and hidden biases

A story. As a young man I lived in a ghetto in Aarhus, Denmark called Gelleupparken. It was not Harlem or anything but the population rate of citizens with middle eastern origins was way higher than in the rest of Aarhus. I worked in a bar, downtown Aarhus at that time. Every month I got an envelope with tips. We were getting tips by how many hours we had worked and I was working a lot of hours so it was a pretty huge envelope. Enough to pay my monthly rent. Which was cheap because I lived in a ghetto. So on the day when I got my envelope with tips I would take the bus to Gellerupparken, I would get of the bus and then take the money out of the envelope and put them down my socks so if I was assaulted and robbed on the way to my apartment there was a chance they would not find my tips. Some could say that it was common sense. But you could also say it was very wrong. I think the important question is why did I do it? Have I experienced anything that made me do it, had I been robbed in Gelleupparken before, felt hostility and feeling insecure? No, not at all. Did I do it downtown Aarhus with a lot of white folks around me? No. My stereotypes and prejudices towards people from the Middle East, my to some part unconscious fear of strangers, non-white strangers that is, got me to put my tips in the socks while I walked through my own neighborhood. I never experienced anything but friendliness and openness from the middle east society in my neighborhood for the 2 and half years I lived there. Today I believe that the money-in-the-socks action is the sum of the social structures, our way of writing history, the stories and images the media tells and that we reproduce every day and that gave me the idea that my own neighborhood was not a safe place.

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Today I feel ashamed that I hide my money in my socks. I also feel worried and to some part scared because it’s the same stereotypes and prejudices towards minorities that are floating through the veins of our communities like a cancer that drives people to beat black folks up, that makes white guys give jobs to other white guys instead of women, to say that gay couples can’t be married, that won’t acknowledge non-binary and transgender people and that sends refugees home to countries of war and terror.

That was 20 years ago. I was a young kid easily effected by my surroundings and didn’t reflect on my actions. Today I grown wiser you should think? I do believe that my ground values corresponds highly with an inclusive approach towards everybody around me no matter skin color, sexuality, educational level, economic status, if they are physical or mental disable and so on. And I’m trying to live that out as a citizens and as a library professional. I like to dance with everybody. But, as I guess many of you know, sometimes there is a difference between our self-perception and how we actually feel and the actually activities we carry out. We all have blind spots.

https://christianlauersen.net/2018/06/07/inclusion-and-belonging-in-libraries-and-beyond/

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Posted by: bluesyemre | June 19, 2018

Osmanlı kışlası modern #kütüphane oluyor

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Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı’nca, Türkiye’nin en büyük kütüphanesini kurmak için çalışmaların sürdürüldüğü Rami Kışlası’nda, binaların restorasyonunun tamamlanmasının ardından milyonlarca kitap okurların istifadesine sunulacak.

Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı’nca, Türkiye’nin en büyük kütüphanesini kurmak için çalışmaların sürdürüldüğü Rami Kışlası’nda, binaların restorasyonunun tamamlanmasının ardından milyonlarca kitap okurlarla buluşacak.

AA ekibinin havadan görüntülediği Rami Kışlası, proje çalışması bittiğinde 220 bin metrekarelik kullanım alanı ile İstanbul’un kültür ve sanat alanında çekim noktalarından biri haline gelecek.

Rami Kışlası projesi hakkında AA muhabirine bilgi veren İl Kültür ve Turizm Müdürü Coşkun Yılmaz, devasa büyüklükteki alanın İstanbul’un cazibe merkezlerinden biri haline getirilmesinin planlandığını söyledi.

Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı’nın Rami Kışlası’nı çok özel bir yaklaşımla çok güzel bir projelendirmeye tabi tuttuğunu aktaran Yılmaz, “Burası Türkiye’nin en büyük kütüphanesi olarak planlanıyor. Öncelikle burada çok kapsamlı bir şehir kütüphanesi yer alacak. Çocuk, sanat gibi tematik kütüphaneler olacak. Şimdilik 7 milyon kitabın içinde olacağı bir kütüphane öngörülüyor. Ama bu sayı gelişen şartlara bağlı olarak ileride daha da artırılır. Kütüphane buranın üstlendiği temel ve en önemli fonksiyonlardan birisi. Ama burası kültürel, sosyal ve sanatsal olarak çok farklı işlevlerin eş zamanlı, bir arada yürütüldüğü çok özel bir mekan olacak. Dolayısıyla proje bitmiş olduğunda dünyanın en büyük kitap ve kütüphane vadisi ortaya çıkmış olacak.” diye konuştu.

“Kütüphaneler kütüphanesi” diye nitelenebilecek bir bölümün yer alacağı projede çok farklı yapıların olacağını dile getiren Yılmaz, şöyle devam etti:

“İstanbul’da çok sayıdaki koleksiyoner, koleksiyonlarını bir arada tutan mekan problemi yaşıyor. Hayata veda ettiklerinde biriktirdikleri koleksiyonlarının nerede tutulacağı endişesi yaşayan koleksiyonerlerimize, Bakanlığımız ‘Kütüphaneler kütüphanesi’ bölümünü ihdas ederek, sorunlarına çözüm bulmak istiyor. Onların kitaplarının parçalanmadan bir bütün olarak muhafaza edildiği alanlar yer alacak projede. Aynı zamanda koleksiyon sahiplerinin gelip çalışabilecekleri ofisler de o bölüm içerisinde yer alacak. Koleksiyonlarda yer alan eserler araştırmacıların hizmetine sunulacak.

Koleksiyonlar için alan ve koleksiyonerlerin yararlanacağı ofislerin yanında projede bir kitap ve kütüphane müzesi yer alacak. Aynı şekilde burada bir kitabin serüvenini anlatan bir atölyemiz olacak. Atölyede; kağıt yapımından yazımına, basımına, ciltlemesine varıncaya kadar kitabın her safhasının geçirmiş olduğu serüven ortaya konulacak.”

Kışlanın, İstanbul’un merkezi bir yerinde bulunduğuna işaret eden Yılmaz, “Buraya hem toplu ulaşım hem de özel araçlarla çok rahat geliniyor. Bu özellik göz önünde bulundurularak yapının planlanması gerçekleştiriliyor. Onun için burası, çok boyutlu ve çok kapsamlı, insanların sadece kültürel değil, sosyal ve sanatsal anlamda da ihtiyaçlarının giderecekleri bir alan olacak. Bu çerçevede burada sergi salonları, fuayeler, kafeler, sinema salonları ile insanların buraya gelip uzun süre kültür ve sanat ikliminde vakit geçireceği çok çeşitli alanlar yer alacak.” ifadelerini kullandı.

Yılmaz, projede, kışla avlusunda gezi mekanları ile hediyelik eşya dükkanlarının yer alacağını belirterek, buranın cazibe merkezi olması için her türlü planlamanın yapıldığını kaydetti.

“Tarihi dokuya uygun yapılıyor”
Kışla çevresinde bulunan yaşam alanlarının da yeniden organize edildiğini, bu çerçevede bin 250 araçlık otoparkın yapımının planlandığını anlatan Yılmaz, konuşmasını şöyle sürdürdü:

“Rami Kışlası’nın oturduğu alan, yaklaşık 75 bin metrekaredir. Bunun 33 bin metrekaresi kapalı alan olarak kullanılıyor. Rami Kitap ve Kütüphanesi Vadisi Projesi tamamlandığında 220 bin metrekarelik kullanım alanı ortaya çıkacak. Bu sayede, sadece bu yapının restorasyonu için değil, aynı zamanda Bakanlığımız çevre düzenlemesiyle de son derece ilgili. Son derece gelişmiş teknolojik aletlerle restorasyon çalışmaları sürdürülüyor. Tarihi ve kültürel dokuya uygun şekilde çalışmalar yapılıyor.”

Rami Kışlası’nın tarihine ilişkin bilgiler de paylaşan Yılmaz, şunları kaydetti:

“Burası kaynaklarda Rami Çiftliği ve Topçu Kışlası olarak geçiyor. Çiftlik bölümünün oluşmasının tarihi daha eskidir. Kışla ise 1780’li yıllardan sonra inşa edilen bir yer. Askeri tarihimizin önemli yapıtlarından birisi. Burasını askeri mimarinin önemli ve tarihi eserlerinden birisi olarak görmek mümkün. Bu çerçevede Bakanlığımız, çok gelişmiş teknolojik imkanlarla buranın tarihi hususiyetlerinin muhafaza edilmesine büyük önem veriyor. Burası, Yeniçeri Ocağı’nın kaldırılmasından sonra çok büyük bir işlev görüyor. Sultan 2. Mahmut’un askeri karargahlarından birisi. Asakir-i Mansure-i Muhammediye adı verilen bu yer, 2. Mahmut’ın Yeniçeri’yi kaldırdıktan sonra kurduğu yeni ordunun merkezi görevini üstleniyor. 1980’lere kadar da bu yapı temel özelliğini ve fonksiyonunu sürdürüyor.”

“Bakanlığımız hiçbir fedakarlıktan kaçınmıyor”
Tarihi bir eser olması münasebetiyle restorasyonda gözetilen incelik nedeniyle çalışmaların diğer alanlardaki gibi hızlı ilerlemediğini belirten Yılmaz, “Buranın süreci, ekseni ve serüveni içerisinde en hızlı şekilde bitirilmesi için önem veriyoruz. Yaklaşık 2 yıl sonra hizmet vermeye başlayacak. Projenin tamamlanması biraz daha zaman alabilir ama 2020’nin başında, burada insanımız hizmet almaya başlayacak. Kitap ve kütüphane söz konusu olduğu için Bakanlığımız hiçbir fedakarlıktan kaçınmıyor. Burasıyla ilgili bir kısmı tahakkuk etmiş, bir kısmı tahakkuk edecek bütçe olarak yaklaşık 200 milyon lira burada kullanılıyor.” değerlendirmesinde bulundu.

Projenin kademe kademe ilerlediğini söyleyen Yılmaz, “Birinci etap bitti. İkinci etap yapılıyor. Üçüncü ve dördüncü etabın planlama ve projelendirmesi yapılıyor. Hakikaten proje bittiğinde Türkiye’nin yüz akı, kitaba, kütüphaneye, kültüre, sanata ve bütün bu unsurları ortaya koyma becerisini ve bu işlere verdiği önemi gösteren projelerimizden birisi olacak. Görünenin ve algılananın çok ötesinde bir bütünlük içerisinde ve fonksiyonellikte bir kültür vadisi ortaya çıkacak.”

https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/kultur-sanat/osmanli-kislasi-modern-kutuphane-oluyor/1176347

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Istanbul, a sprawling city of 15 million people, will soon open its doors to the country’s largest public library.

The historic Rami Artillery Quarters, built in the 1770s in Eyup district on the European side of the city, will be converted into a library with a capacity of 7 million books. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the project last week during a fast-breaking dinner in the capital Ankara. The project is also mentioned in the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s election manifesto.

“We are making efforts to encourage our generation to [read] books,” Erdogan said at an event in Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul on Sunday.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Coskun Yilmaz, provincial director of culture and tourism, said: “The plan is to construct Turkey’s biggest library and book valley. Once [the project is] completed it will also be a candidate for the biggest library in the world.”

The library will have reading rooms, exhibition halls, cafes, cinemas, and stores.

“There will be spaces inside where visitors can sit and spend long hours,” Yilmaz said.

The library will host a section for children and collectors, and hold books on art and the city.

A museum will tell visitors the history of books starting from the invention of paper, said Yilmaz.

The parking lot will have capacity of 1,250 vehicles.

The project, expected to cost 200 million Turkish Liras [$43.3 million], will open in 2020.

Ankara’s library project

Another giant library is planned for capital Ankara.

The Presidential Library is being built inside the presidential complex located in the Bestepe neighborhood of Ankara.

Speaking during a rally last week, Erdogan said the library whose construction started in the summer of 2016 will house 5 million books.

It will stay open for 24 hours, he added.

The library will have modern infrastructure and Ottoman and Seljuk architecture.

Turkish Librarians Association head Ali Fuat Kartal told Anadolu Agency: “It is such a nice move that the libraries with unique features are being built with the enriched collection.”

When the construction is completed in 2019, the building will consist of separate sections for researchers, children, and students.

It will also enable researchers to access many of the world’s leading libraries via digital connections and will be the presidential complex’s third building which will be open to the public.

Kartal said the library would also offer employment opportunities for nearly 400 trained librarians.

Last April, presidential aide Ibrahim Kalin said the library would help enhance literacy levels in the country.

According to a 2017 report published by Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey has around 29,000 libraries across the nation. It includes one national library, 1,137 public libraries and over 500 university libraries.

https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/turkey-open-biggest-public-library-7-million-books-istanbul-1145910

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Emily Knox speaks at the Midwinter President’s Program

At the 2018 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver, American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal’s program provided a commentary and conversation on the question of libraries as neutral organizations and librarianship as a neutral profession. This popular session featured a debate with two speakers in favor of neutrality, two speakers against neutrality, and a panel of four speakers reacting to the debaters. Their remarks have been edited here for clarity and space; their full remarks are linked when available. Watch the full program video on the Midwinter Scheduler.

The Moderator

Jim NealALA President Jim Neal

Are libraries neutral? Have they ever been? Should they be? Can libraries be neutral as part of societies and systems that are not neutral? Are libraries, through their processes, their practices, their collections and technologies, able to be neutral?

ALA has long advocated for certain principles, detailed in the Library Bill of Rights and its interpretations, in which the library is presented as content-neutral, open, and accessible to everybody. But some have argued that libraries have never been, are not now, and should not be neutral organizations. Rather, we should be vigorously advocating for a distinct set
of values.

The Speakers

James LaRueJames LaRue
Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and executive director, Freedom to Read Foundation

I argue that neutrality has a precise and essential meaning: We do not deny access to library services and resources. We do not seek to silence people on the basis of their backgrounds or beliefs. We do set limits on behavior. People who start shouting at or punching other patrons get kicked out or arrested. But our courts have consistently held that speech, whether spoken, written, filmed, sung, or worn on a T-shirt, is not the same thing as action. There has to be imminent and immediate physical danger.

For librarians, neutrality has three dimensions. First is service. The Library Bill of Rights, Article V, says “a person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.” By policy we are not supposed to give preferential treatment to those who agree with us or discriminate against those who don’t.

Recently a librarian asked me: “Suppose someone asks me for contact information for a hate group. Do I have to give it?” And the answer is yes. Once government officials—that would be us—start deciding who is and is not a hate group and what general information should or should not be shared, we will cease to be trusted. And in that case, no one should trust us.

Can librarians punch Nazis because of what they believe? Then we deny them the common legacy of humanity—the right to be really wrong in public. And possibly to learn something.

We also establish a principle that will turn on us.

The second dimension is access to facilities, including programs and technology. Under a well-tested body of law, if the Democrats get to use the room, you can’t deny access to the Republicans. People should be able to investigate them both and make up their own minds.

The third dimension of neutrality is collections. Public scrutiny is the best defense against the spread of poisonous ideology. Library collections, even if they begin perfectly balanced on a topic, change because of three key factors: what the community wants more of, what we know about what’s published, and the ongoing consensus of the field.

Neutrality is about the refusal to deny people access to a shared resource just because we don’t like the way they think. That doesn’t mean that anyone is immune from criticism. In fact, they can expect it. But first they get to speak. Everyone gets a seat at the table. Neutrality is essential to our role in public life. It is enshrined in our values, our laws, and our policies. We abandon it at our peril.

Full remarks.

Chris BourgChris Bourg
Director of libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Merriam-Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary both define neutrality as the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, or war. Neutrality, by definition, is not taking sides.

The very notion that shared, consolidated community resources ought to exist is not a neutral proposition. A library as an institution represents a decision about how a community spends its resources, and those decisions are not neutral. Decisions like how much funding a library gets, who should have access to a library, and even where the library is located are not neutral decisions.

And I can’t talk about the lack of neutrality in the very notion of libraries as social institutions without acknowledging the fact that the origin of public libraries in the US is inextricably tied to the fact that the history of the United States is a history of settler colonialism, of slavery, of segregation, and of state-sponsored discrimination.

We are over 85% white as a profession, in a country where non-Hispanic whites make up only 63% of the population. I submit to you that a profession does not become so disproportionately white by chance, and there’s nothing neutral about the fact that our profession and most of our organizations have remained stubbornly white for decades, despite changing national demographics and despite all of our rhetoric about how much we value diversity.

The idea that our collections should be inclusive of many points of view, even those points that members of our community find repellent, is not a neutral idea. According to a 2016 General Social Survey poll, 51% of people would favor removing a book by a Muslim clergyman who preaches hatred of the United States from their public library, 35% favor removing a book that argues that blacks are inferior, 25% favor removing books by communists, and 17% favor removing books written by a man who admits to being a homosexual. How does a library remain neutral on this issue? One side says keep the book, another side says remove it. You can’t have and not have the book at the same time. None of us, I think, work in Schrödinger’s library.

You can’t just include everything and claim neutrality because doing so means that you are taking the side of those who say include them over those who say remove those books.

I submit to you that allowing those who deny the humanity and the basic dignity of others to co-opt the legitimacy of our libraries and our profession is not a neutral choice.

Full remarks.

Em Claire KnowlesEm Claire Knowles
Assistant dean for student and alumni affairs, Simmons School of Library and Information Science

I am strongly committed to the core value of intellectual freedom. I further believe that we can achieve intellectual freedom only by beginning with a commitment to neutrality. Too often neutrality is presented as what occurs when we don’t do or think anything. I would suggest quite the opposite. Neutrality is a process to which libraries and librarians must actively commit, a goal that must be continually sought, an aspiration that must be regularly renewed and reimagined so as to remain relevant to the institution and to the community it serves.

So how do we become actively neutral? In libraries, when we select materials, we should strive for balanced and unbiased choices. A good starting point would be with a plan or a collection development policy that explains our process. It has been documented that a clearly stated, unbiased, and balanced collection policy may prevent challenges to library materials.

We also must make sure that our libraries are safe, responsible spaces for diverging opinions. We must further acknowledge that our provision of access is not an endorsement of content or of the host group. We must offer access to service to all people in the community and sometimes beyond. And as we do so, we must demonstrate respect for cultural expression and understandings while we also offer new ideas and help to explore new ways of thought.

But here’s where things get complicated because policies have to be written by people. And librarians cannot check their opinions, priorities, and passions at the door. It is in the writing of the policy that we have to be actively striving for neutrality.

To write good policy, we must ensure that librarians are well trained and attentive to the importance of open access to materials, space, and services; that there is diversity of opinion among those writing the policy; and that the policy is written in a work environment where differences of opinion can be freely expressed and where they will be able to impact positively on the final product.

I am not suggesting that we do not have social goals. I don’t think we should ever be indifferent to injustice. I can imagine that there is a middle ground, but I would err on the side of neutrality as the starting place for all communities. I think an active, engaged, continually reaffirmed neutrality is just the first rung on the ladder to advocacy and social justice.

Full remarks.

R. David LankesR. David Lankes
Director, University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science

The myth of neutrality prevents an engaged, professional conversation with our diverse communities to define the aspirations of that community. All communities, no matter how diverse, seek a better world for themselves. They rarely do this with a single voice, and contradictory definitions of better lead to discord, strife, and inequity. And if we as librarians do not seek to address those inequities as well as shape the definitions, then we are not neutral; we are harmful and instruments of oppression.

First, we are professionals engaging with our community. We long ago rejected the notion that this means we treat all equally. A poor child needs a different level of service to meet our mission than college-educated adults in terms of literacy, for example. If you differentiate or prioritize service in any way to those you serve, you are not neutral.

Second, our profession is not a uniform set of professionals with a single point of action. We are grounded in our communities, be those communities towns, schools, hospitals, or law firms. We are designed that way not for efficiency but because we believe that local knowledge of culture, of resources, of people makes us more effective.

This will look different in different communities because our communities are not neutral. I’ve seen public libraries implement content filters to reduce police surveillance and thereby improve access and privacy. I have seen school librarians refuse to print out Wikipedia pages, not because they are predetermining the validity of the source but because they know a Wikipedia citation will result in a failing grade for the student. I have seen libraries organize brutal conversations on racism that have included the views of white supremacists, not to ensure neutrality, but to directly counter hateful ideas. That is not neutral. That is being part of improving the very unique community before us.

Libraries are not buildings or collections or policies, but communities seeking the most fundamental human quest—meaning. And to find meaning, they need professionals who are not neutral but advocates; are not unbiased but trusted; professionals who unshackled the chains from books, who stock diverse fiction in the face of elitist outcry, and who stood tall against the Patriot Act in the shadow of 9/11. Let us stop debating about how to be neutral and start arguing about how to use our power as a profession to shape a better society, a society that if we are going to claim can be better, can be improved, that we are going to be passionate advocates, not passionately neutral, then we must acknowledge that we have a point of view, and we must work every day to be honest brokers of a better tomorrow.

Full remarks.

The Panel

Emily DrabinskiEmily Drabinski
Coordinator of library instruction, Long Island University, Brooklyn

Libraries are spaces where we encounter real things. Books sit on shelves next to other books, and each book occupies a space that is strictly its own. There are only so many computer terminals in our computer labs and only so many minutes in each day to be parceled out to each seat. Libraries are material, just as library workers and library patrons are.

The debate about neutrality asks us to imagine a world where those real things are infinitely fungible, where we can buy and shelve all books and schedule every event. If we buy 45 copies of Fire and Fury, we can’t also buy the run of books from Cave Canem. We have to make decisions about resources.

I don’t think neutral is a thing that can exist. We are always siding with someone or something or some idea and against others. Those steeped in and rewarded by dominant ways of seeing the world don’t have to know how intensely political the ostensibly neutral position is. If the white supremacists booking your meeting space are not after you, you don’t have to know how dangerous they are. Books about reparative therapy for gay people can be simply another view if yours is not the body and mind those authors seek to destroy. To imagine that neutrality could be something we could choose is an intensely privileged position.

In focusing a conversation on an idealized notion of neutrality that none of us encounter in our real lives, I think we offer an alibi to those who have the power to define themselves and their worldviews as normal, as neutral, as apolitical, and that’s not most of us.

Full remarks.

Emily KnoxEmily Knox
Assistant professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Should libraries support black people? Sure. What about Black Lives Matter? Let’s think about this a bit. What does it mean to support Black Lives Matter in your library? Does it mean to invite local leaders to speak, to have a display, or some other programming? Does not supporting Black Lives Matter mean a library is neutral?

Let me tell you why I am talking about Black Lives Matter. As we know, we have a very white profession, and I always tell my students, Black Lives Matter is not controversial in my family at all. Right? It is probably controversial in many of your families. There are probably many people out here whose families see Black Lives Matter as a hate group. What does it mean to support it in your libraries? Does not supporting Black Lives Matter make the library neutral? No. It means you’ve made a decision. And making a decision is never neutral.

Is a decision to not support the movement less controversial? Does it protect your library? I would say perhaps, but at what cost? And less controversial for whom?

If you have a Black History Month display in your library, then the library has already stated that black lives matter. Those historical figures being celebrated were the Black Lives Matter of their time.

It may seem like these kinds of choices don’t matter, but a so-called neutral choice is almost always a choice for the status quo, even the case that I gave, though it may seem like a choice to protect the library. The choice can give cover to those who say Black Lives Matter is, say, a terrorist organization, or that they’re “uneasy” with the movement. They may say, “Well, if it’s too controversial for the library, then my uneasiness makes sense.” But does it make sense to support people who feel that way?

Full remarks.

Kathleen de la Pena McCookKathleen de la Peña McCook
Distinguished university professor, University of South Florida

Neither of my parents finished high school, so they were afraid to go into the public library. My dad used to drop me off and say, “Go in, they will be nice to you there. But they wouldn’t want us in there.” I always remembered that, and I always think that sometimes issues of class are as important to keeping people out of the library as other issues that we sometimes think divide us.

A few months ago I had a problem in my house—I don’t know, something fell down or broke—and I still had a lot of political signs up. The worker who came to my house to help me said, “You might not want me to come in. I am a deplorable.” And I said, “Why would you say that?” And he said, “Your kind of people”—I guess I had Hillary things up still—“don’t like me, and I don’t want you to feel uncomfortable.”

So we talked a little, and I asked him about the public library. Did he and his family use it? He said [he] “didn’t think we are the kind of people that should be using the library. I’d rather use the library at my church.” And that made me start to think. We are not the only game in town. We need to realize that people will self-select outside of the library if we don’t make them comfortable. We can’t show them both sides if they don’t come in.

Full remarks.

Kelvin WatsonKelvin Watson
Director of libraries, Broward County, Florida

My experience started in the book distribution arena, where we made virtually everything available to cover every interest and walk of life. I believe in the right of intellectual freedom, so regardless of my point of view, I believe that there should never be a suppression of ideas. The library is, after all, the place where our citizens are supposed to have access and discover differing views.

Being afforded the right to information and resources on diversity and equity, for example, has helped move marginal ideas from the fringes to the forefront. But this is where I diverge from the posture of libraries and librarians on neutrality.

[University of Pretoria LIS Professor] Archie L. Dick wrote, “In the neutral professional model, librarians are seen as value-neutral, and objectivity is highly valued; this leaves a greater emphasis on the delivery of information over the result, regardless of the morality of the end product.”

Across the board, neutrality gives the information professional, libraries, and librarians the ability to take a nonstance on important issues and avoid accountability by abdicating any ethical responsibility. Claiming neutrality endangers us as an institution by resulting in an unconscious adoption of the values of the dominant political model and framework. Simply put, colleagues: We can’t be neutral on social and political issues that impact our customers because, to be frank, these social and political issues impact us as well.

https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/06/01/are-libraries-neutral/

 

Posted by: bluesyemre | June 18, 2018

The Richest World Leaders (#infographic)

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Our map of the Highest Paid World Leaders shows that the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong makes over three times the amount of the second highest earning world leader in Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam, pocketing a huge $1.7m per year. The UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May earns a reported $186,000, compared to Donald Trump’s $400,000 per annum although he only accepts $1 of his salary. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg earns only $100,000 more than the average Norwegian worker due to country’s high average national income.

Due to his reported holdings in many private businesses, Russia’s Vladimir Putin comes out on top when it comes to the World’s Wealthiest Leaders with an estimated fortune of $40B. Despite North Korea’s national average salary coming in a $1,100 per annum, Leader Kim Jong-Un is said to have a private wealth of over $5B, coming from him using state held assets as his personal wealth fund.

https://money-pod.co.uk/guides/world-leaders/

Posted by: bluesyemre | June 18, 2018

What kind of #reader are you? (#infographic)

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ODTÜ GİSAM tarafından kurgulanan ve çekilen Teypnetten İnternete: 64KB (Türkiye İnternet’inin Tarihçesi Belgeseli); Türkiye’nin İnternet öncesini, İnternet kuruluşunu, 12 Nisan 1993’de açılışı ve sonrasını gözler önüne seriyor. ODTÜ, TÜBİTAK ve önemli oyuncular diğer kurumlar kimlerdi? Neler yaşandı…tümü bu Belgeselde…

Posted by: bluesyemre | June 18, 2018

#Library Culture is People Culture by Kym Cadle

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As cultures transform and digital worlds take over, one thing we can be sure remains — the innate human need to connect at a meaningful level.  And yet you likely relate to today’s reality of operating in environments that continue to stoke individualism, digital distraction, disconnection and ultimately high stress and anxiety.

In fact, Gallup’s latest research* confirms the widening opportunity: 

  • Only 29% of managers are highly engaged at work. The #1 driver of an individual’s engagement at work is their leaders’ engagement.
  • Just 21% of employees feel their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.
  • Employees are willing to look and keep looking for a company that’s mission and culture reflect and reinforce their values.
  • The job market is more competitive than in recent decades challenging our ability to retain top talent.
  • Leveraging strengths is a key lever to increasing goal achievement, vs. gap management.
  • High engagement leads to significant positive impact on performance outcomes.

At the core, people long to partner with others at work who inspire, connect, engage, coach & develop (vs lead & manage), and take courageous action. In other words,  High Emotional Intelligence = High Engagement.  And yet, our current environments are hijacking our capacity for these skills.

If you’re compelled to truly live the mission of libraries – providing resources, community engagement, provoking curiosity, and support lifelong learning – and inspire the same in those you work with, the Mindful Leadership Bootcamp Series will serve as a strong foundation. You’ll gain knowledge and access to in-depth yet immediately actionable tools and frameworks to expand key leadership competencies while you create a customized blueprint that will inform your journey to creating a truly collaborative, fulfilling and sustainable environment.

One that will support the next level of library impact.

*Gallup developed State of the American Workplace using data collected from more than 195,600 U.S. employees via the Gallup Panel and Gallup Daily tracking in 2015 and 2016, and more than 31 million respondents through Gallup’s Q12 Client Database. First launched in 2010, this 2017-18 update is the third iteration of the report.

About Kym: Kym believes that living and leading with intention is paramount to creating the change our current times demand. She founded Pure Ambition following more than 2 decades leading teams to high performance in corporate operations, which included her team’s consistent improvement of the customer experience  during a decade of rapid growth: from $180M – $2B in revenues.  Her last ‘in-house’ stint involved birthing the Corporate Social Responsibility function for a $1B arm of that same food business. This role was the perfect confluence of her personal passion for a sustainable lifestyle, a significant appetite for connecting herself and others to greater purpose in their work, and finally a strong belief that teams and organizations have the most significant opportunity to positively impact our future, ultimately the impetus for starting Pure Ambition.

Kym’s clients most appreciate her warm, approachable style combined with an innate no-nonsense ability to cut through noise and uncertainty in service of co-creating a clear, simplistic and boundary pushing agenda, all in service of reaching the next level of IMPACT.

https://www.iii.com/library-culture-is-people-culture/

Posted by: bluesyemre | June 18, 2018

#MilletKıraathanesi Modeli

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Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan’ın açıkladığı ve Türkiye’nin birçok bölgesine yapılacak olan Millet Kıraathaneleri ZeytinBurnu’ndaki örnek model gibi olacak. Çay, çorba ve kahvenin ücretsiz olduğu Zeytinburnu’ndaki Seyyidnizam ve Merkezefendi Millet Kıraathaneleri örnek model olarak tüm Türkiye’ye yayılıyor. Erdoğan’ın ziyareti sırasında, “Türkiye’ye örnek olacak bir kıraathane.” diye nitelendirdiği Seyyidnizam ve Merkezefendi Millet Kıraathaneleri, her ilçede en az bir tane olacak şekilde tüm Türkiye’de yapılacak. İşte herkesin merakla beklediği Millet Kıraathaneleri modeli…

TÜRKİYE’YE ÖRNEK OLDULAR

Kapıları 24 saat açık olan ayrıca çay, çorba ve kahvenin ücretsiz olduğu Seyyidnizam ve Merkezefendi Millet Kıraathaneleri, çok yakında Türkiye’deki diğer illerle de tanışıyor. Müjdesini Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın verdiği örnek kıraathanelerde kitap okumak ya da ders çalışmak isteyenler sıcak ve soğuk meşrubat ikramlarının yanı sıra internet, fotokopi ve tarayıcıdan da ücretsiz yararlanabilecek. Zeytinburnu’nu ziyareti esnasında 24 saat açık olan Seyyidnizam ve Merkezefendi Şehir Kıraathaneleri’ni çok beğendiğini belirten Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan, “Türkiye’ye örnek olacak bir kıraathane. Zeytinburnu Belediyesi gerçekten çok güzel bir proje yapmış, çok beğendim. Gençlerimize hayırlı olsun diyorum. Biz, neslimizi kitaba yöneltmenin gayretindeyiz. Bu sebeple de gençlerimizin okuma alışkanlığını artırmak için Millet Kıraathaneleri’ni artırma noktasında ilk adımı attık. Şimdi projelerimiz hazırlanıyor. İnşallah bu tarz kıraathaneleri ülkemizde daha da yaygınlaştıracağız.” diye konuştu.

ÇAY, ÇORBA, KAHVE ÜCRETSİZ

Kitap kültürünü yaygınlaştırmak ve okumayı teşvik etmek amacıyla 2016 yılında açılan Merkezefendi Millet Kıraathanesi’nde çay, çorba, kahve gibi sıcak ve soğuk meşrubatlar belediyenin ikramı. Kitap okuyan ya da ders çalışanlara çay ve kahvenin ücretsiz sunulduğu kıraathanede, öğle ve akşam saatlerinde ise günde iki kez olmak üzere çorba ikramı yapılıyor. Sessiz, sakin ortamı ve alışagelmişin dışındaki hizmetleriyle kitapseverlerin uğrak noktası olan kıraathaneye gelenler mola vermeden kitap okumanın ve ders çalışmanın keyfine varıyor.

24 SAAT AÇIK

Her yaştan vatandaşın yoğun ilgi gösterdiği kıraathane, 24 saat boyunca nerdeyse hiç boş kalmıyor. 20 bine yakın kitap ve güncel yayınlarıyla hizmet veren kıraathanenin mimarisi de dikkat çeken noktalar arasında. 121 kişilik kıraathaneye, üniversite sınavlarına hazırlanan öğrenciler dışında araştırma yapmak ve kitap okumak için gelen vatandaşlar da var.
7 gün 24 saat hizmet veren 1.100 raf kapasiteli Merkezefendi Millet Kıraathanesi’nde önümüzdeki yıllarda 50 bin tematik kitabın bulundurulması hedefleniyor. Kartlı üyelik sisteminin de bulunduğu kıraathaneye şu ana kadar 12 bine yakın üye kayıt yaptırmış durumda.

SEYYİDNİZAM MİLLET KIRAATHANESİ

İlçede ayrıca içinde 6 bini aşkın kitabın bulunduğu 2 katlı, 194 kişilik Seyyidnizam Millet Kıraathanesi’ni de yaklaşık 3 ay önce hizmete açan Zeytinburnu Belediyesi, 24 saat hizmet veren Seyyidnizam Millet Kıraathanesi’nde de tıpkı Merkezefendi Millet Kıraathanesi’nde olduğu gibi kitapseverlere çay, çorba, kahve ikramında bulunuyor.
Kitapseverlerin sessiz, sakin bir ortamda derslerini çalışabilmelerini sağlayan Seyyidnizam Millet Kıraathanesi’nin lise ve üniversitelere yakın olması ise öğrencilere yürüyerek gidip gelme avantajı sağlıyor.

ÜCRETSİZ FOTOKOPİ VE İNTERNET

Seyyidnizam ve Merkezefendi Millet Kıraathaneleri’nde okurlara yönelik hizmetler bununla da sınırlı değil. Okuyucuların 10 sayfaya kadar ücretsiz dijital baskı ve fotokopi hizmetinden yararlanabildiği kıraathanelerde kablosuz internetten de ücretsiz faydalanmak mümkün. Yoğun olarak gençlerin müdavimi olduğu kıraathanelerde otomasyon ve akıllı kütüphane sistemi sayesinde katalog tarama, e-yayın bulma ve bilgilendirme yapılabiliyor. Ayrıca dileyen okuyucu kıraathanelerden 15 gün süreliğine 2 adet ödünç kitap alabiliyor.

https://www.sabah.com.tr/galeri/turkiye/iste-erdoganin-kiraathane-modeli

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6. Ulusal Yayın Kongresinde komisyonlarda ve genel kurulda dile getirilen görüşler ve yapılan değerlendirmeler ışığında aşağıda yer alan hususların kongre sonucu olarak açıklanması uygun görülmüştür:

1. Yayıncıların, özellikle vergi yükümlülüğünden doğan sorunları giderilmeli; KDV iadeleri, kâğıttaki KDV oranları ve stopaj oranları konusunda gerekli yasal düzenlemeler yapılmalıdır. Yayıncılığı ilgilendiren bütün alanlarda da ihtiyaç haline gelen yasal düzenlemeler yapılmalıdır.

2. Kamu Kuruluşları yayıncılığın sınırlarına giren alanlarda yayın faaliyetinde bulunmamalı; zorunlu olarak yapılan yayınlarda ortak yapım anlayışı benimsenmelidir. Devlet yayıncılıktan ziyade kütüphaneleri geliştiren ve güçlendiren, okuma kültürünü yaygınlaştırmayı, edebiyat üretimini teşvik etmeyi amaçlayan bir politika izlemelidir.

3. İnternet üzerinden yapılan satış biçimleri, aşırı indirim gibi yayıncıları zorluklarla karşı karşıya bırakan uygulamalar için yasal düzenleme yapılmalıdır. Avrupa ülkelerinde tatbik edilen “sabit fiyat” benzeri satış anlayışlarının ülkemize uyarlanması için gerekli çalışmalar yapılmalıdır.

4. Telif hakları yasası çıkarılmalı; yayın hakkını daha da güçlendirecek düzenlemeler yapılmalıdır.

5. Yayıncılık standartları belirlenmeli, üniversitelerde yayıncılık sektörünün insan gücü kaynağını besleyecek bölümler açılmalıdır.

6. Ders kitapları, yardımcı ders kitapları ve akademik yayıncılıkta Millî Eğitim Bakanlığı, Üniversiteler ve yayıncılar arasında yakın iş birliği ve ortak çalışma imkânları oluşturulmalıdır.

7. Süreli yayınların karşılaştığı dağıtım ve satış sorunlarının aşılabilmesi için gerekli çalışmalar yapılmalıdır.

8. Yayıncılık sektörünün satış, pazarlama, dağıtım ve insan kaynakları konusunda yaşadığı sorunların çözümü için geniş kapsamlı ve kalıcı çözümler üzerinde planlamalar yapılmalı; tedbirler alınmalıdır. Eğitim programlarından kentlerdeki kitapçıların yaygınlaştırılmasına kadar farklı birçok teşvik düşünülmeli ve hayata geçirilmelidir.

9. Çeviri faaliyetlerinin daha etkili yapılması için çevirmenlerin ihtiyacı bulunan alanlarda yasal düzenleme yapılmalıdır.

10. TEDA programının kapsamı, etkisi ve bütçesi artırılmalı; Türk edebiyatından çevrilen eserlerin tanıtımı için de gerekli tedbirler alınmalıdır.

11. Okuma kültürünün yaygınlaşması için, okuma ile ilgili bütün parametreleri kapsayacak şekilde çalışmalar yapılmalı; okul merkezli, kütüphane merkezli okuma faaliyetleri teşvik edilmelidir.

12. Sayıları sevindirici bir şekilde artan ve yurt sathına yaygınlaşan kitap fuarları ve edebiyat etkinlikleri teşvik edilmeli; niteliklerinin artması için yerel yönetimler yönlendirilmelidir.

13. Çocuk kitaplarında Türkçenin zengin ve doğru kullanımı ve görsel zenginlik gözetilmeli, çocukların kitaba kolayca erişimi sağlanmalıdır.

14. Yayıncının kitabı yayınlama, yetişkinin kitabı önerme, çocuğun ve gencin de kitabı seçme hakkı olduğu unutulmamalıdır.  Çocuk yayıncılığının özel bir ihtisas gerektirdiği gerçeğinden hareketle her türlü çocuk okurun ihtiyaçlarını giderecek bir yayıncılık anlayışının yaygınlaşmasına destek olunmalıdır.

Sonuç olarak, yayıncılığımızın sektörel hacmi, ekonomik büyüklüğü, eser üretme kapasitesi ve becerisi sevindirici seviyeye gelmiştir. Ancak bunun yeterli görülmeyeceği, bu seviye ile yetinilmeyeceği de açıktır. Yayıncılığımızın ekonomik büyüklükte, basılan kitap sayısında ve yeni eser üretme kapasitesinde dünya ülkeleri arasında ilk 10’da yer alması amaçlanmalı ve alınan kararlar, yapılan çalışmalar, kamu ile yakın ve etkili iş birliği içinde bu vizyona göre yapılmalıdır.

6. Ulusal Yayın Kongresi Sonuç Bildirgesi

Posted by: bluesyemre | June 12, 2018

Digital Dexterity Card Game by Lee Skallerup Bessette

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Last week, I had the pleasure of going to Davidson College to offer a two-day workshop on Digital Dexterity as a part of their Digital Learning Initiative. You can see my full schedule and readings for the workshop, but I want to talk specifically about a game I hacked (haha) for the workshop that I think could be useful to others.

What is Digital Dexterity? As I put it:

Digital Dexterity isn’t a list of technologies and skills you can check off a list; it is an ethos that informs and inspires your classroom pedagogy and beyond. This workshop will focus on setting our pedagogical priorities and exploring ways that technology can enhance the student learning experience.

How, though, do I encourage a kind of creative and open mindset, while also giving them some tools to be able to take with them? A former colleague used to have a deck of index cards that he had pre-made with a set of tools and then a set of pedagogical challenges, and developed a whole game around them to play with faculty.

I also remembered Jason writing about using Tarot cards to get unstuck as well as Brian Eno’s creativity deck. I was wondering if there was a way to merge the two ideas in a more generative, participant-driven way.

And so, I did, and I’m calling it the Digital Dexterity Card Game.

  1. Generate a list of common challenges you face while teaching (online, f2f, hybrid, whatever). For this group, I went with 12.

  2. I gave them a list of Collaborative Learning Techniques and asked them, again, to pick 12 that they liked.

  3. Another list of Classroom Assessment Techniques, picking 12.

  4. Finally, I asked them to list 6 digital tools they currently use/know of and then find six new ones.

  5. Each list then gets transcribed on to a colored set of cards, one color per list, one item per card.

  6. We play! Each person (or group) gets one challenge card, one tool car, one of each of the assessment and learning cards, and they have to figure out how these can help address the challenge they drew!

  7. Share!

You can change up the numbers and the rules as the game progresses; for instance, at one point, we left the drawn “solution” cards in the middle of the table, drew new challenge cards, and then could choose which of the available solutions would work best.

It was a great success. But what I told the participants to do was to create their own “solutions” deck to draw from whenever they get stuck or face a challenge in their own teaching. The exercise showed them that they could do it, if they give themselves the chance. If we had had more time, I would have given them the time to make it themselves with me there, but I hope they do it anyway.

How do you encourage digital dexterity?

Image of four card from our deck, taken by me. 

https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/digital-dexterity-card-game/65580

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For six years in a row, Singapore’s Changi Airport has been rated the top airport in the world by Skytrax, a customer service reviewer that has been ranking airports since 1999.

That lofty ranking is based on 13.73 million airport survey questionnaires completed by customers over the course of the year. More than 500 airports were ranked by Skytrax.

But, as I travel around the world as Business Insider’s International Correspondent, I was left wondering: what exactly does the “world’s best airport” mean to the average traveler?

In Changi’s case, there are a lot of flashy amenities — a free movie theater, a butterfly garden, a rooftop swimming pool, and 24-hour spas are just a few. Still, I wasn’t sure what to expect. In general, airports are hellish, frustrating places. Tolerable, at best.

But over the course of three trips to Changi Airport, I found that the airport lives up to the hype. The amenities dazzle if you have the time to enjoy them (as someone who is perpetually late, I barely did), but it’s the airport’s cleanliness, efficiency, and customer-centric approach that sets it apart from nearly every other airport I’ve been to.

At Changi’s Terminal 4, which opened last October, it took me 15 minutes to go from my taxi drop-off to the boarding gate. For someone used to loitering in interminable security lines at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, Changi was a revelation.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/worlds-best-airport-number-1-singapores-changi-photos-tour-2018-6

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