Issue: 2019 - 1

Tomorrow we have the first blank
page of a book with 365 pages.
Let's make a good book out of it.

Brad Paisley

Message from the Director;

As we start a New Year and as I reflect on Suna Kıraç Library in 2018, what makes me really proud is the growth of the print book collection that has passed 250.000 items. Furthermore, if one asks which one was the lucky 250.000th book added to the collection, the answer hits another landmark of the Library. Our own publication “Koç Universitesi Suna Kıraç Kütüphanesi Yazmalar Kataloğu” has been named as the 250.000th book in the Library. You can read more about the book below.

With this opportunity, I would like to wish Koç University Community a wonderful New Year during which each of us can write our good books full of remarkable landmarks.

Tuba Akbaytürk
Library Director

Suna Kıraç Library Manuscripts Catalogue

Suna Kıraç Library Manuscripts Catalogue

Suna Kıraç Library proudly presents the publication of “Koç Üniversitesi Suna Kıraç Kütüphanesi Yazmaları Kataloğu I (Koç University Suna Kıraç Library Manuscripts Catalogue I),” which consists of selected works from the Koç University Manuscripts Collection housed in the Library Archive. Prepared by Ali Emre Özyıldırım as the author and Ersu Pekin as visual designer, this publication is a critical edition of the manuscripts with detailed commentaries and list of concordances of other copied instances of the manuscipts.

Donated by Fuat Bayramoğlu, Mithat Sertoğlu, Josephine Powell and Şinasi Tekin, these selected manuscripts date ranging from as early as the 12th century to the early 20th century and they are also accessible full text through the Koç University Digital Collections.

Suna Kıraç Library Digital Collections: Cahide Tamer Collection

Suna Kıraç Library Digital Collections: Cahide Tamer Collection

Suna Kıraç Library now houses the Collection of Cahide Tamer (1915-2005) who is one of the first woman architects raised in the Early Republic Period. After graduating from the Institute of Fine Arts in Istanbul in 1943, she participated in many restoration projects throughout her career including iconic monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture such as Yedikule Fortress, Topkapı Palace and Hagia Sophia.

Covering the period of 1945 to 1970 her extensive archive is comprised of albums and folders containing photographs, correspondence and records related to over 100 restoration projects mainly in Marmara Region. The classification of the collection is still in progress. There are plans to digitize and make the archival materials partially accessible online throughout 2019.

EOSC Open Science Cloud

EU Commision Launches European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

Following a major effort by the European Commission, the Member States and the scientific community, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was launched on the 23rd November during an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union in Vienna to provide a safe environment for researchers to store, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said:

“With the Open Science priority, we set out to change the way European science works. And the launch of the first Cloud portal today is a major milestone on that journey. The Cloud will give Europe a global edge in reaping the full benefits of data-driven science. Thanks to the commitment of scientists, the industry and the EU member states we have seen an idea become reality in less than three years.”

The EOSC will offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage and management of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures, currently dispersed across disciplines and the EU Member States.

The EOSC implementation roadmap relies on six action lines for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud with specific examples and related milestones: Architecture, Data, Services, Access & Interface, Rules and Governance.

The European Commission is providing financial support to implement the EOSC by means of projects under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). Under Horizon 2020, €600 million has been allocated to setting up the European Open Science Cloud by 2020.

EndNote X9 Beginner Level

New EndNote X9: Beginner Level Class for Windows & Mac Platforms

If you are not a computer savvy person or don’t know how to use EndNoteX9 reference manager software, this instruction will be perfect for you.

For those who don’t know what EndNote is:

EndNote is a reference management software that can help you manage the information resources used in your coursework and research. Also; with the “Cite While You Write Plug-in” you can insert references, and format citations and bibliographies automatically while you write your papers in Word.

With the New Year and according to the feedback we got from our users, our traditional EndNote instruction had some serious changes. That’s why we started a new Instruction series of EndNoteX9. The sessions will be available in three different levels for Beginner , Intermediate and Advanced users.

For assistance and training requests contact us

Also feel free to follow our new trainings & instructions on the Library’s Instruction Calendar.

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