Saratoga Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Daus & Otto, 1908

Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries, features the work of architectural photographer Elizabeth Felicella documenting all 210 branches of New York City’s extensive public library systems in more than 1,700 photographs. Felicella’s subtle yet clear and technically accomplished photographs depict the libraries from varying vantage points – from full-scope exterior shots to intimate studies of window plants and pencil sharpeners – inviting the viewer to appreciate the intricacy, complexity, and vast scope of these vital and evolving public resources.

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 17, 2017

#Kurumsallaşma ve Kurumsal Yönetişim #ErdalŞen



As a parent, you’re going to fail at one time or another. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ll fail on a regular basis.

Parenting fails don’t make you a bad parent. In fact, every time you mess up, you have an opportunity to sharpen your parenting skills and teach your child valuable life lessons.

Social Media Has Changed the Way Parents Discuss Failure

Social media has led to an interesting shift in the way we talk about parent failures. It’s encouraged us to be more open about funny and relatable parenting problems while also discouraging us from talking about the deeper, more serious issues.

Look up the hashtag “ParentFail” on social media and you’ll find humorous parenting stories. A quick peek at Twitter reveals these parenting fail confessions:

  • I’ve clearly done something wrong when [my] son Facetimes me from the driveway, asking me to bring him a yogurt before he leaves. #ParentFail
  • My 3-year-old just said he loves Walmart. When I asked why he said, ‘Because they have free internet.’ #ParentFail
  • Just in case all the moms and dads out there think they’re having a #parentfail today, you’re wrong. I’m winning. Two words: #SalsaFight

It’s great so many parents can laugh at themselves and share the humorous side to parenting. But not all social media discussions about parenting remain lighthearted. Parent shaming has become a serious problem.


Inside the library … ‘It has been hijacked as a party bus.’ Photograph: David Lohmueller

While volunteering in refugee camps in Greece, Laura Samira Naude and Esther ten Zijthoff realised that the people they met needed more than food and shelter: they wanted to study, to work for their future and to find a sense of purpose. Naude and Zijthoff were determined to provide a quiet space, amid the upheaval and uncertainty, where people could use their time rather than just fill it. The pair decided to launch Education Community Hope and Opportunity (Echo) and open a library on wheels.

Friends in London and Belgium did the fundraising and fitted out an old minibus with shelves and computer points for internet access, then drove it to Greece. The two then appealed for books in Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, French, Greek and English, slowly filling the shelves and finally opening in November. They now have about 1,300 books – including some in storage because they don’t fit into the van – and welcome an average of 115 readers a week. So far, they have loaned out 904 books. “We have also lost many books along the way, as they inevitably go missing, and sometimes, especially with language-learning books, we let people keep them and then make copies to keep up with the demand,” says Zijthoff.

Visitors either sit inside the van or on benches outside, although this depends on the weather, says Zijthoff: “In the freezing winter we had in Thessaloniki, the van was sometimes warmer than the tents, and people would come inside just to get warm.” Now, in the summer, the heat is scorching, so readers come for night-time sessions. “The van has often been hijacked as a party bus, but we do try to keep the library sessions peaceful,” she says.

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Marketing is not only about promoting a business and it is definitely not about pushing a product or a service down to someone’s throat. Especially in libraries’ case, having a marketing perspective, or more specifically a service mindset, is really effective as people need to know more about the library’s activity and they should learn more about it in a laid-back way.


To learn more about how marketing can ensure awareness of the ways the library can be helpful to the community, we’ve interviewed Kathy Dempsey, founder of Libraries Are Essential, consulting firm on library marketing, promotion, and public relation. Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding.

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 16, 2017

The Global #Liveability Report 2017: A free overview by #EIU


The concept of liveability is simple: it assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in 140 cities worldwide.

Download the free summary report to explore selected highlights from this year’s findings, as well as the top ten most and least liveable cities.

The Global Liveability Report 2017: A free overview


Posted by: bluesyemre | August 16, 2017

GeaCron (Interactive World History Atlas since 3000 BC)


GeaCron provides the most powerful geo-temporal database in the world for History Research, Education and Findings Dissemination. GeaCron’s mission is to make historic information universally accessible for everyone, through intuitive and attractive geo-temporal maps. Currently Internet offers a huge amount of historical information. In most cases they are free and documentary type.

However, for instance, suppose you would like to know how a specific Empire expanded and how the rest of the world evolved during that period. You will see the enormous difficulty it presents. We propose a different approach. We created a system to represent the historical events and the geopolitical maps of any region in the world, for any given historical time period.

GeaCron is a geo data application based on a vector structured database. We developed a real temporal GIS system. We can generate raster images or vector files like KML or shapefiles. This design allows GeaCron to be interactive, accurate, configurable, flexible, scalable and it facilitates increasing historical information, almost unlimited. The maps show the historical situation of the world at the beginning of every year.

action guide

To help library and community leaders use the report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries, the Aspen Institute created the Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library, version 2.0 a set of resources for convening a community dialogue and helping communities take action to re-envision their own public library.

The Action Guide, Version 2.0. is the newest version of the Action Guide. The content has been abridged and reorganized into three main modules—a Learning Pathway, Leading Pathway and Implementing Pathway—to enable library and community professionals to commit to focusing on a specific set of objectives—one pathway at a time. It contains activities and worksheets for evaluating the current level of activity and support for the library, determining goals and action steps, and planning and convening a community dialogue.

The Facilitator’s Guide is designed for library staff or facilitators who will use the Aspen Institute report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries, and its companion, Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library, Version 2.0. as the framework for community engagement and strategic planning.

The Aspen Institute extends its gratitude to users of the original Guide who provided feedback and suggestions for revising the original Action Guide and increase its value as a tool to help libraries in developing their own community dialogues and increasing community engagement.

The Aspen Institute Dialogue On Public Libraries Action Guide for re-envisioning your public library



University libraries are questioning the added value of open shelves with books. As scientific publications are increasingly available in electronic format, which role do bookshelves have in the future library space? The Utrecht University Library case study invites librarians to fundamentally rethink how they could strengthen the function of open shelves in their library. Based on acquisition and user data, and on interviews with publishers and users, this article suggests that in 2025 bookshelves could play an important role in providing access to those publications which are preferred by users in paper format. However, bookshelves should no longer focus solely on paper publications, but on digital publications too, as most library collections increasingly become hybrid. Moreover, libraries should also think of ways to enhance the inspiring role of bookshelves. Then, the open shelves could have added value within the library space of the future, providing access to a hybrid collection and an inspiring place to study.

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 15, 2017

Bir Kütüphanecinin Hikâyesi #ArzuGüney


Bir Kütüphanecinin Hikâyesi
Kütüphane, Park ve Bir Çocuk

Otuz beş yaşında olsam da hala çocuk parklarına bayılırım. Bulduysam bir salıncak sallanmadan edemem.

Aynı şekilde bir kitap görsem sayfalarını şöyle bir karıştırmadan, arkasına önüne bakmadan, ardını sırtını okumadan rahat edemem.

Çocukken de böyleydim.

Oraya nasıl gittiğimi ve orayı nasıl keşfettiğimi hiçbir zaman hatırlayamasam da aradan geçen zaman içinde hatırladığım detayları ve hissettirdikleri hiç değişmeyen bir görüntü var kafamda.

Altı ya da yedi yaşlarında olmalıyım. Bir halk kütüphanesi kullanıcısı olma yolunda, tek başıma çekinerek suçlu adımlarla okuma salonuna giriyorum. Oranın bir halk kütüphanesi olduğundan o zamanlar haberim yok. Sonraki zamanlarda da epey bir zaman haberim olmadı. Bir ara kütüphane olduğunu öğrendim. Hangi araydı onu da bilmiyorum. Yıllar yıllar sonra (üniversite birinci sınıftayken)

“Halk kütüphanesiymiiiişşş!” dediğimi hatırlıyorum.

Çocuğum ama resmi bir yer olduğunu sezmişim. Benden önce girenlerin izin almadan, herhangi bir şey yapmadan  girdiklerini gözlemleyip kuralına göre olmasına da dikkat ederek (kural: herkesin yaptığı gibi…) evime girer gibi giriyorum. Yine de

“Hoop hoopp çocuk! Senin ne işin var burada?” ya da “Sen kiminle geldin bakalım buraya?” diyen birileri tarafından her an durdurulacağım tedirginliğiyle okuma salonda ilerliyorum.

Belli belirsiz gülümseme mi, selam verme mi, ne olduğu tam anlaşılamayan ifadesiyle, görevlisi olduğunu tahmin ettiğim ablanın oturduğu masanın önünden de geçiyorum. Hala beni durduran yok.


İçerde çıt yok. Ayak sesi çıkarmadan, çekingen adımlarla yürüyüp bir rafın önünde duruyorum. (Hala bir şey diyen yok)

Yaşıma göre bir raf… Çeşit çeşit, büyüklü küçüklü, resimli kitaplar… Üstelik de en sevdiğimden: masal.

Bu arada en sevdiğimin masal olduğundan da öyle haberim falan yok. Diğer türlerden zaten habersizim. Birini alıyorum okuyup rafına bırakıyorum. Bir başkasına uzanıyorum. Rafa her uzanışımda gözümün bir ucuyla da kütüphaneci abladayım. Abla da gözünün bir ucuyla bende. Bir çocuğun açgözlülüğüyle (çocukların açgözlülüğü çok fena oluyor. O göz doymak bilmiyor. Tam bir açlık yani. Neyse…) Rafta ellemediğim kitap yok. Kütüphaneci ablada da hala ses yok. Bir taraftan da tedirginim bekliyorum. “Rafları karıştırma!” “Ona dokunma!” “Senin burada ne işin var?”… Tedirginlikle beklediğim bir sürü soru ve yaka paça dışarı atılma korkusu…

Kütüphaneci ablaya bakıyorum. O da bana bakıyor. Her bakışımda onunla göz göze gelsem de nedense çaktırmadan baktığımı zannediyorum.

“Hala bir şey demedi ama diyebilir.”

“Şuna da bakayım öyle desin, buna da bakayım öyle desin.


O kütüphaneci abla o gün bana hiçbir şey demedi. Ne o gün ne de sonraki günlerde… O demedi ben de çocuktum doymadım. Ne kütüphanede geçirdiğim zamana ne de kütüphane binasının hemen yanındaki (koşarak beş-altı adım) çocuk parkında sallanmaya…

Hangi kütüphane olduğunu merak edenler için not: Ordu İl Halk Kütüphanesi.

Yazan: Arzu Güney

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 14, 2017

Çekemeyenler Çatlasın… (Dünya Oto Reklam Filmi)


Twenty-five thousand songs recorded onto 78RPM discs in the early 20th century have been released online, for free.

They are the first batch of an estimate 400,000-piece virtual record collection to be made available by the Internet Archive, from gospel by the Tuskegee Institute Sings, to opera recorded in Italy, to novelty tunes by Spike Jones, to hot — though obscure — jazz.

The task of digitizing all of those old records is happening in Chestnut Hill.

In a little storefront building on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood, George Blood Audio LP, an audio preservation company, has been quietly preserving America’s musical heritage, one 78 at a time.

Listen to the George Blood digitized collection 

78 is an old format that spun at 78 rotations per minute, with grooves cut into brittle shellac. Many companies manufactured them — one of the largest was Victor Records of Camden, New Jersey — but between them there was no industry standard.

It’s nearly impossible to know what the music was intended to sound like a century ago. Each company recorded their 78 records at a slightly different speed, and cut grooves that could be fatter or skinnier. Playback turntables were often proprietary to the manufacturers of the records they played.

Research data life

Digital audiovisual material is an important form of research data. It is raw material for observational and experimental analysis, for practice-based learning, and research communication.

Large-scale digitisation has opened up historical collections for academic use, alongside a massive increase in born-digital material. Media technology evolves rapidly, and today’s research projects have to plan to retain material for future repurposing, including potential re-analysis by yet-to-be-developed tools.


Nation states cause some of our biggest problems, from civil war to climate inaction. Science suggests there are better ways to run a planet…

Try, for a moment, to envisage a world without countries. Imagine a map not divided into neat, coloured patches, each with clear borders, governments, laws. Try to describe anything our society does – trade, travel, science, sport, maintaining peace and security – without mentioning countries. Try to describe yourself: you have a right to at least one nationality, and the right to change it, but not the right to have none.

Those coloured patches on the map may be democracies, dictatorships or too chaotic to be either, but virtually all claim to be one thing: a nation state, the sovereign territory of a “people” or nation who are entitled to self-determination within a self-governing state. So says the United Nations, which now numbers 193 of them.

And more and more peoples want their own state, from Scots voting for independence to jihadis declaring a new state in the Middle East. Many of the big news stories of the day, from conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine to rows over immigration and membership of the European Union, are linked to nation states in some way.

Even as our economies globalise, nation states remain the planet’s premier political institution. Large votes for nationalist parties in this year’s EU elections prove nationalism remains alive – even as the EU tries to transcend it.


Posted by: bluesyemre | August 13, 2017

Happy Left Handers Day! August 13 #lefthandersday


From scissors to knives, Left Handers, or Southpaws, are the brunt of jokes all year long for various different things. But this is the day to ignore that, and bring awareness to all the right handed folk around the globe in celebration of Left Handers Day, after all while right handed people operate in the left side of the brain, left handed people sure the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind.

History of Left Handers Day 
Celebrating it’s first year recognized in 1976, Lefthanders International helped raise awareness of the difficulties of being left handed. Being accused of witchcraft in the 1600s for just using one hand more than the other, was only the beginning. With only 10 percent of the population being left handed, various items are more expensive than their right handed counterparts. Objects like scissors, knives and even school desks can see a mark up of almost 75 percent more for left handed individuals, while golf clubs see as much as a 200 percent increase dependent on brand.

How to celebrate Left Handers Day 
Bring up the difficulties to those with right handed tendencies, this is easily enough done by asking them to use left handed scissors in their right hands. Just the discomfort alone tends to be enough to bring people around to understanding. Learning to throw a ball or write on a desk designed for a right hand is difficult for a Southpaw, so why not swap the table on them and sit them at a left handed student desk to right some things down with their right hand. Introduce them to the inherent difficulties of using a left handed paring knife in their right hand. Show them how coffee mugs are made with the picture and writing so one would have to use the cup in the right hand in order to make use of it as it was intended. Or the computer mouse, which is intended for a right handed person, becomes difficult without knowing how to swap it to the left handed mode.
But whatever you do, don’t forget the jokes regarding the fact of left handed folk are better than right! Like the fact that everyone is born right handed, but only the greatest overcome it. Or that it is believed that octopuses only have one right hand. Or that polar bears are believed to be primarily left handed.



After many miles, three textbook chapters and five quizzes, it’s safe to say senior Caroline Garcia made the most of her time studying on one of the Texas A&M library’s new bike desks. The communications major, who was studying in Sterling C. Evans Library on Wednesday, said not only was she happy with her productivity, but she even found the FitDesk Bike Desk to be more comfortable than its counterparts at the university’s student recreation center.


The six stationary bike desks were installed and open for use Tuesday in three locations across the campus: Evans Library, the West Campus Library and the Medical Sciences Library. The adjustable units include an attached desk space, a water bottle holder and a ride computer to track the time, distance and calories burned during each session.

Jared Hoppenfeld, interim director of the West Campus Library, said at about $300 per unit, he is confident the bikes will be a good investment. He said not two minutes after installing the units at his library, a group of students had already gathered around to give them a try.


“I went downstairs to get the signs, and when I got back three students were taking pictures, sitting on it and asking me questions about the bikes,” Hoppenfeld said.

He said in the first day of being installed, eight students responded to a voluntary online survey about the bikes and several indicated that they would be “more likely to come to the library to study if they could use the bike.”


Garcia while she had been aware of the bike desks being installed at the West Campus Library, she had no idea they would be at Evans Library as well until she arrived Wednesday afternoon. She said riding the bike while doing her school work made her feel more productive than just sitting at a table, while simultaneously saving her the time of heading to the gym for a workout afterward.


“I used to take books to walk on the treadmill, but those are not designed to hold a text book,” Garcia said. “I’m very kinesthetic, so I’m much more productive if I’m moving.”

Hoppenfeld said the bike desks are a part of a larger effort in the libraries to implement innovative strategies and technologies. As resources increasingly move online, Hoppenfeld said they are hoping the new opportunities help keep the libraries relevant.

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 13, 2017

Six ways to make your #ORCID iD work for you!


Congratulations, you’ve registered for an ORCID iD! The next step is using your iD to build your ORCID record. We know the last thing you want is to have to spend more time updating yet another system, so why not let the organizations and platforms you already interact with do most of the work for you? Not only will it save you time, it also reduces the risk of errors, and helps you ensure trustworthy connections between you and your research contributions and affiliations. After all, who better than your institution to assert where you work? Or your journal to assert articles that you have authored?

We recommend following these six easy steps to building an authoritative ORCID record – while hardly lifting a (digital) finger!

  1. Affiliation verified by your institution. Use your ORCID iD whenever you’re prompted to do so in a system that you trust – your institution’s research information management system, a manuscript submission or grant application system, for example. The best ORCID integrations will ask you to sign in to your ORCID account to verify your iD. At the same time, many of them will prompt you to authorize them to access your record. Say yes! They will then be able to add information to your ORCID record and keep it updated on your behalf. This means that, for example, your institution can add your affiliation information – including start date – and edit it if you move departments or leave the organization. Your institution  will appear as the source of that information. You can choose to revoke their access via your ORCID Account Settings at any time if you need to.
  2. Automatic updates to your record as you publish. Authorize Crossref and/or DataCite – the main DOI providers for research publications – to automatically update your record whenever you publish a journal article or dataset. Crossref will ask your permission to after your paper has been accepted – look out for an email from them and, when prompted, sign in to your ORCID account and authorize them to update your record. You can activate DataCite’s auto-update feature yourself, independently of the publication process. Simply set up a DataCite profile and enable the ORCID Auto-Update functionality. After that, your ORCID record will automatically update every time one of your works is published. Crossref or DataCite will appear as the source of the information. Often your record will be updated before the article even publishes!
  3. Connect to your existing works. Use the ORCID Search & Link tools. Eleven of our member organizations so far have created these tools, which enable you to quickly and easily connect your works to your record. You can import information from some of the biggest databases, like Crossref Metadata Search, ResearcherID, and ScopusID; from discipline specific databases like Europe PubMed Central and the MLA International Bibliography; and country and/or language-specific databases such as Airiti, KoreaMed, and Redalyc. Select the Search & Link option under Add Works in the Works section of your ORCID record, choose the database you want to connect with, and grant permission for it to access and update your ORCID record. You’ll be presented with a list of publications that match the information in your record, and you simply claim the ones that are yours. They will immediately appear in your ORCID record, with the relevant database showing as the source.
  4. Connect to your existing grants. Use the UberResearch Search & Link tool. This works in much the same way as the Search & Link tools for works, enabling you to quickly and easily connect your grants and awards to your record. Click on the Search & Link option in the Funding section of your record, select UberWizard for ORCID, authorize access to your record and claim your grants in the same way as you do your works. The source will be shown as UberResearch.
  5. Connect your existing profiles to your ORCID record. Do you already have a ResearcherID or ScopusID profile? What about Kudos, Loop, Mendeley, or Publons? These and other researcher systems have enabled you to connect information from them to your ORCID record. Each works slightly differently, but in all cases you’ll be offered the option to link your iD to your profile and asked to grant permission to update your ORCID record. No need to rekey the same data! You may find that the same works get added to your ORCID record multiple times; if so, we will automatically group them by identifier. If there is no identifier you can opt to group them manually if you wish.
  6. Connect your ORCID iD with your institutional sign in credentials. Save yourself time and decrease the risk of inadvertently losing access to your ORCID account by linking your iD to your institutional sign in.  You may also connect to your Facebook and/or Google accounts. This means one less password to remember and also ensures you have more than one way to access your ORCID account. Learn more here.

More systems are connecting to ORCID every week. Look for the green ORCID iD icon in the research systems that you use.


Muğla ili, Fethiye ilçesi Ölüdeniz belde sınırları içerisindeki doğal bir hazine olan Kelebekler Vadisi Kültür ve Tabiat Varlıkları Koruma Kurulu’nca da yasal koruma (sit) altında. Normal koşullarda yüksek sesle konuşmanın bile uygun görülmediği vadiye, festival sebebiyle bin kişinin gelmesi bekleniyor. Üstelik kurulacak sahnedeki müzik sistemi de cabası.

Çevreciler bu festivalin 80’in üzerinde kelebek türünün, ender ve endemik bitkilerin yaşam sürdüğü, 1. derecede doğal sit alanı olan vadiyi tehdit edeceğini söylüyor. Festivalin kelebeklerin kozalarından çıkacağı dönem olan  Ağustos ayına denk gelmesi durumu daha da vahim hale getiriyor. Festivalde sahne alacak olan müzik gruplarına ve festival katılımcılarına çağrıda bulunan çevreciler, “bu yanlış karardan bir an önce geri dönün “çağrısında bulunuyor. Çevrecilerin çağrısına daha önce  festivale katılacağı duyurulan Siya SiyaBend grubundan destek geldi. Grup sosyal medya hesaplarında festivale katılmayacaklarını duyurdu.


Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyesi tarafından düzenlenen Türk Kütüphaneciler Derneği Bursa Şubesi destekleriyle 6-8 Eylül 2017 tarihlerinde gerçekleştirilecek olan “Yerel Yönetimlerde Kültürel Mirasın Yönetimi ve Kütüphaneler” temalı uluslararası sempozyumda kütüphaneler ve kütüphanelerin geleceği ile kültürel miras ve kent bellekleri oluşturma konuları derinlemesine tartışılacaktır.

The subjects of “Libraries and Their Future” and “Cultural Heritage / Creating City Memory” will be discussed in depth on the “International Symposium on Managing the Cultural Heritage and Libraries in Local Governments” on 6-8 September 2017 organized by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and supported by Bursa Branch of Turkish Librarians Association.


Bugüne kadar toplam 24 albüm çıkarmış olan Tom Waits aynı zamanda çok iyi bir okurdur…

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 12, 2017

Marmara Belediyeler Birliği #Kütüphaneler Veritabanı


MBB, Marmara Bölgesi yerel yönetim kütüphaneleri veritabanını bu linkte sunuyor.

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 12, 2017

#EmmaWatson leaves free copies of #MayaAngelou #book on tube



The Harry Potter star has left copies of the author’s memoir Mom & Me & Mom at various locations on the London underground. Travellers on the London tube who find themselves without anything to read should keep their eyes peeled: Emma Watson has been leaving copies of Maya Angelou’s memoir Mom & Me & Mom on the tube.

Angelou’s portrait of her mother, Vivian Baxter Johnson, is the latest title selected for Watson’s feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, and opens with the line: “The first decade of the 20th century was not a great time to be born black and poor and female in St Louis, Missouri.” The actor shared images and video of dropoffs at various locations on the London underground.

Watson left a note inside the copies she distributed, asking commuters to “take special care” of the book and “when you are finished please leave it on the tube again for someone else to find”. The initiative is part of Books on the Underground’s project to bring new and used books to travellers, with 100 copies of Angelou’s memoir distributed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

“We are so excited to have such an amazing book shared by such an inspiring person as Emma Watson, and look forward to seeing the reactions of people who find them,” said the organisation.


Posted by: bluesyemre | August 12, 2017

#Elvis Week 2017, August 11-19, 2017


Elvis Week 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing. Join us now in Memphis as we celebrate the music, movies, and legacy of Elvis Presley.

Posted by: bluesyemre | August 4, 2017

The International Space Station Street View

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Ataşehir Belediyesi, vatandaşların trafikte geçirdiği zamanı kitap okuyarak değerlendirmeleri için, ilçedeki tüm taksileri mini kütüphaneye çevirdi.

Ataşehir Belediyesi tarafından hazırlanan “Bu Takside Kitap Var” kampanyası, hem okuma alışkanlığını yaygınlaştıracak hem de kitapların elden ele, nesilden nesile ulaşmasını sağlayacak.

“Bu Takside Kitap Var!” kampanyasıyla Ataşehirliler, seyahat ederken roman, şiir, kişisel gelişim kitaplarıyla keyifli vakit geçirerek, kitapların büyülü dünyasına dâhil olacak.

7’den 70’e herkesi kitap okumaya teşvik eden kampanyayla yolcular seyahatleri süresince taksilerdeki kitapları okuyabilecek, beğenirlerse indiklerinde yanlarında götürebilecekler. Kitabı okuduktan sonra da isterlerse daha çok kişiye ulaşsın diye başka bir taksiye bırakabilecekler.

Bez çantaların içine konularak taksilerin ön koltuklarının arkasına yerleştirilen kitaplar eksildiğinde Ataşehir Belediyesi tarafından yenileri eklenecek. Kampanyaya toplam bin taksi katılıyor.

Trafik güvenliği konusunda da artık yolcular şoförle konuşmak yerine, keyifle kitaplarını okurken, taksi şoförleri de tüm dikkatlerini yola verebilecekler.

Uluslararası Yayıncılar Birliği 2016 verilerine göre, Türkiye’de kişi başına 8.4 kitap düşerken, TÜİK verilerine göre de, kitap okumak Türk insanının ihtiyaç listesinde 235. sırada. 100 kişiden sadece 4’ünün kitap okuduğu ülkemizde, kitap okumaya ayırdığımız süre günde ortalama 1 dakika. Dünyada kişi başına kitap harcaması 1.3 dolar iken Türkiye’de ise çeyrek dolar. Çocuklara kitap hediye edilmesi sıralamasında da Türkiye 180 ülke içerisinde 140’ıncı sırada bulunuyor.



Science isn’t just something scientists do. It is something in which every single one of us has a stake.
– Professor Ian Chubb, former Chief Scientist of Australia

The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind:
Defining the Role of Libraries in the Open Science Landscape

Ayris, Paul* (1); Ignat, Tiberius* (2)
1: UCL, United Kingdom; 2: Scientific Knowledge Services, Switzerland
Acknowledgements for this presentation:
BONEY, R. Citizen Science: A Developing Tool for Expanding Science Knowledge and Scientific Literacy (2009)
NIELSEN, M. Reinventing Discovery (2011)
EC Green paper on Citizen Science for Europe: Towards a society of empowered citizens and enhanced research (2014)
LERU: Citizen Science at Universities: Trends, Guidelines and Recommendations (2016)
University of Zurich: Citizen Science: New Ways for Research (2016)
The Australian Guide to Running a BioBlitz (2015)

The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind: Defining the Role of #Libraries in the #OpenScience Landscape


Has one of your library patrons ever asked why your library had a Kindle bestseller title in print but not as an ebook? Maybe someone who preferred reading e rather than p? Or have you ever wondered the same thing, yourself, when you found an ebook you wanted to read but then found that your collection development people had missed it, or that they had trouble adding it to your collection?

In an earlier article in this column on indies in libraries we looked at indie authors whose ebooks have become bestsellers and discussed why libraries would want to add these to their collections. To summarize what we found, while libraries focus their acquisitions efforts on books from the Big Five, there is a parallel universe of publishing that generates bestsellers and sells them to the public. Some of these bestsellers get into library collections, but not all. The issue for libraries is acquiring as many of these bestsellers as possible to minimize their loss of patrons to Amazon and other ebook services that provide instant access to the titles.

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There is an abundance of free online tools accessible to scientists and others that can be used for online networking, data sharing and measuring research impact. Despite this, few scientists know how these tools can be used or fail to take advantage of using them as an integrated pipeline to raise awareness of their research outputs. In this article, the authors describe their experiences with these tools and how they can make best use of them to make their scientific research generally more accessible, extending its reach beyond their own direct networks, and communicating their ideas to new audiences. These efforts have the potential to drive science by sparking new collaborations and interdisciplinary research projects that may lead to future publications, funding and commercial opportunities. The intent of this article is to: describe some of these freely accessible networking tools and affiliated products; demonstrate from our own experiences how they can be utilized effectively; and, inspire their adoption by new users for the benefit of science.


The Paris Climate Agreement marked an unprecedented unification to combat climate change. Now, the USA’s exit looks set to change the sway of environmentalism once again. The deal unites almost all the world’s nations in a single agreement, with the aim of tackling climate change for the first time in history. The fact that nearly 200 countries managed to come to a consensus is regarded by many observers to be an achievement, and has been hailed as “historic”.

Now however the US, led by President Donald Trump, has opted to withdraw from the agreement, believing that it doesn’t put the interests of the American people first. Find out how this could affect the rest of us, and why fighting climate change is important.

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