June 8, 2016
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BiblioPera: Beyoğlu Research Centers Platform and Library Union Catalog Project

BiblioPera, supported by Istanbul Development Agency, brings the collections of nine research center libraries in Beyoğlu together. For the project, Koç University Suna Kıraç Library partners with Istanbul Research Institute; and participants include Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), SALT Research, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut-İstanbul, Netherlands Institute in Turkey, Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes, Orient-Institut Istanbul, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, and Sismanoglio Megaro Sakulidis Library

Inspired by a comment made by an ANAMED fellow, the project will culminate in a web platform that would unite the catalogues of the partnering libraries, and would serve as a plaftorm for the research centers to cooperate.

On May 31, 2016, BiblioPera launch event was held in the ANAMED Auditorium, and it featured talks by Koç University Suna Kıraç Library Director Tuba Akbaytürk, İstanbul Research Institute Executive Ekrem Işın, Koç University ANAMED Director Chris Roosevelt, and BiblioPera Project Coordinator Ersan Dur. After Ersan Dur’s presentation on the project’s initiation and development, Ms. Akbaytürk, Mr. Işın and Mr. Roosevelt commented on the importance of BiblioPera, not only as a research tool, but also as a basis for future collaboration among the important research and culture institutions in Istanbul.

International Archives Day

June 9th has been established as the International Archives Day. Due to this, Suna Kıraç Library organizes a relevant event on Friday, June 10th. The event will focus on the multifaceted aspects of preservation and the roles of library and information science professionals in the preservation of cultural heritage both physically and digitally. The panel of the speakers comprises both of SKL’s experts on archival collection management, as well as 2 distinguished International guest speakers: Selenay Aytac, Assistant Professor and Cataloging Librarian at the Long Island University and Seamus Ross, Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

International Archives Day Meeting
Friday June 10th; 13:30; ANAMED Auditorium
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The Ankara Immovable Cultural Property Inventory has taken its place among Suna Kıraç Library Digital Collections!

The Ankara Immovable Cultural Property Inventory is the product of work carried out for a VEKAM project between 1996-1998 by art historians Gökçe Günel, Müberra Günel, Nesibe Acar and Ahmet Bal. It is based on the photographs of the immovable cultural property of the Altındağ district taken between 1978-1979 and a study carried out on the inventory of the Culture Ministry at the time. As part of the study, 632 registered pieces of immovable cultural property in Altındağ district were inventoried and these records placed online for researchers to access.

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JSTOR: Changes in Title Coverage

Science News Ceases Participation in JSTOR (Life Sciences, Health & General Sciences collections) as of May 17, 2016, JSTOR will cease to add additional content for Science News, and the complete JSTOR holdings for this title will be:

Science News
  • Released Content: 1966-2014. Previous title The Science News-Letter, 1924-1966
  • Fixed Wall: 2014
  • Publisher: Society for Science & the Public
  • ISSN: 0036-8423
  • Note: Coverage for this title ends with Vol. 186, 2014

No further volumes will be added to JSTOR. Current participants in the Life Sciences and the Health & General Sciences Archive Collections will continue to have access to the archived back run of Science News and The Science News-Letter, with coverage ending with Volume 186 (2014). This includes participants in the Public Library Collection II, as well as Secondary Schools, Museums, and African Access Initiative and Developing Nations Access Initiative participants. As of May 17, 2016, JSTOR no longer provides access to Science News or The Science News-Letter for new participants in these collections and programs.

PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS! APS’s Newest Journal accessible from Library’s Databases

Physical Review Fluids is APS’s newest online-only journal dedicated to publishing innovative research that will significantly advance the fundamental understanding of fluid dynamics. Physical Review Fluids expands the scope of the APS journals to include additional areas of fluid dynamics research, complements the existing Physical Review collection, and maintains the same quality and reputation that authors and subscribers expect from APS. The journal is published with the endorsement of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics.

You can access to APS via Databases page.

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