Issue: 2022 - 6

The end of the academic year 2021-2022 is just around the corner! The Library is here to support you during your finals. In this current issue you may read about recent services and resources as well as continuing activities. Congratulations to all those graduating this year and wish all students a wonderful summer holiday!

Couldn't Attend the Researcher Development Webinars? Don't worry!

Library Researcher Development Webinar Series will end on Friday, June 3rd, with the training entitled “Open Access Publishing: Read & Publish Agreements”. Click here for registering .

In this webinar series, there were trainings about Literature Searching, Qualtrics, Endnote, Zotero, Turnitin, iThenticate, Primary Source Databases and Thesis Proposal. We hope you got the most of it from all the trainings!

For the KU members who couldn't join the webinars we gathered the major titles in a day long program. Here is the entire program of Wednesday, June 15th:

13:00-14:00: Literature Searching for Researchers

15:00-16:00: Reference Management Tools Endnote & Zotero

16:00-17:00: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: Turnitin & iThenticate

16:00-17:00: How to Write a (Good) Thesis Proposal

Check our Instructions & Events Calendar for upcoming Library events.

Note that you can always check the Library Video Hub for previously recorded webinars.

Compare Two Documents with iThenticate Doc-to-Doc Comparison

Doc-to-doc comparison allows researchers to upload one primary document to compare against a maximum of five comparison documents. Any documents that you upload to doc-to-doc comparison will not be indexed and will not be searchable against any future submissions.

You can access doc-to-doc comparison through the folders page. Select the Doc-to-Doc Comparison link from the “Submit a document” menu.

For more information on how to use iThenticate’s “doc-to-doc comparison” feature, visit iThenticate’s doc-to-doc support page.

Koç University Research Data Repository (KU-RDR)

Koç University Research Data Repository (KU-RDR) has been launched as a part of the research data management services by the Library. As of now, all researchers at the Koç University have access to search in the Research Data Repository. KU-RDR will accept datasets in various file formats that are produced from all types of research projects carried out within the university. It is aimed to open the university’s research data outputs to other researchers through a reliable institutional archive infrastructure established to operate within the framework of FAIR data principles.

As Koç University researchers, you can use this service to meet the open access expectations coming from funders and contribute to increase the visibility of your research. You will find the repository on the Digital Collections’ website, with a collection guide that is explaining how you can deposit your research data in it. For your related questions, please contact the responsible Librarian via mail adddress.

Juliopolis Necropolis Collection

The collection was created in 2020 as an output of the "Bioarchaeological Study of the Human Skeletal Remains of the Ancient City of Juliopolis". Hacettepe University and Anatolian Civilizations Museum are in the project, in which VEKAM is a stakeholder. The collection includes images of these tombs, artefacts from the tombs, and information about the remains of the people found in the tombs. You may now access the Juliopolis Necropolis Collection from the digital collections page.

Treasure Gallery Series - 5: Holding on to the Future: Protecting Cultural Heritage

The 5th theme of Koç University Libraries Treasure Series “Holding on to the Future: Protecting Cultural Heritage” will continue through May focusing on the preservation and protection of archives. During the International Archives Week (June 6-10), on Friday, June 10, distinguished speakers, Chris Woods (National Conservation Service Director), Helen Lindsay (Collection Care & Conservation Consultant), Coşkun Aral (Photo Journalist & Documentary Film Producer) and Nebil Özgentürk (Journalist & Documentary Film Producer) will share their experiences and thoughts on the preservation of archives. Follow and keep an eye on our social media accounts not to miss any of these exciting activities.

Virtual Book Club

The Virtual Book Club continues its readings with the booklovers in KU Community in June, with "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes. A masterpiece of world fiction and a brilliant satire on traditional romances, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is not only the world's first modern novel- it is also an uproarious comedy that continues to delight readers today. If you are fan of Cervantes or want to know more about him and his writings, join us on June 16, at 19:00.

Check here our books list for 2022 and our events calendar.

We are looking forward to seeing you among us!

SKL Podcast

In this month’s Suna Kıraç Library “İstanbul'u Dinliyorum” Podcast, we hosted Özde Çeliktemel-Thomen for a discussion titled “Silent Cinema in Ottoman Istanbul”. In this podcast we focused on Silent Cinema in Ottoman Istanbul and opened the curtain of dreams. We discussedthe films screened in Ottoman Istanbul, the contents of these films, important figures in the Ottoman cinema market and many other topics related to it. We hope you enjoy listening to the adventure of cinema in Istanbul, one of the miracles of the 19th century... To listen to our podcast click here, enjoy!

ANAMED Library Talks

ANAMED Library talks organized by the ANAMED Library continues in June with Ali Metin Büyükkarakaya and Duygu Kevser Karadağ. The talk is entitled Juliopolis Projesi. This month's talk will be in Turkish and will take place online. To register click here.

Heritage Istanbul

Heritage Istanbul, organized for the 6th time on 11th – 13th May 2022, is a prominent event bringing a fair and a conference together with a concentration on conservation, restoration, archaeology, museum and technology. This year conference organizers wanted to include libraries as an important component of the cultural milieu in Turkey and hosted 2 panels with national and international speakers from library world.

Koç University Library Director Tuba Akbaytürk Çanak moderated one of these two panels titled “Restructuring IFLA and Sustainability in Libraries”. The two speakers were Barbara Lison, President of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and Ertuğrul Çimen, MEF University Library Director. In this panel, Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations and their interpretation into libraries are discussed from several angles. The speakers pointed out directions for libraries with the ever-changing future.

Koç University’s Law School Students Met with Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is the most comprehensive open-access online encyclopedia, created, edited, and verified by volunteers worldwide. Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey (WMTR) are a group of Wikipedia contributors based in Turkey. Since 2015, Wikipedia contributors strive to foster a more open culture, supporting volunteers to produce high-quality Wikipedia articles referencing reliable sources, utilizing a non-sexist language, and providing unbiased information. To this end, they organize workshop on universities where they guide students and instructors in editing wiki projects. By doing so, they encourage students to make contributions on topics that are covered by or related to their courses.

In May, Wikipedia contributors met Koç University’s Law School students currently enrolled in LAW 326-European Union Law course. The workshop was held in Suna Kıraç Library and started with a brief introductory training by Wikipedia contributors, who talked about the importance of developing Wikipedia content, especially in Turkish. They consequently assisted students in editing Wikipedia articles by using their knowledge acquired in LAW 326. As Suna Kıraç Library, we are delighted to have celebrated European Union Day with Koç University’s Law School students and Wikipedia contributors. Lastly, we would like to express our gratitude to Assistant Professor Zeynep Ayata for her tremendous contribution and support. We will also organize new Wikipedia workshops next semester. Stay tuned!

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