Issue: 2022 - 10

Welcome back! It is great to see you all at the Campus after a long summer break. As we welcome the new semester, our libraries are ready to assist you in your research and provide you with the ideal atmosphere for studying! In this issue you can find introductory information for the newcomers and some reminders for the returning students. In addition to this you will read about our new Open Access publishing agreement for ACM Digital Library and brand-new event, Drama Readings.

October is also the month to celebrate the International Open Access Week (October 24-30). “Open for Climate Justice” is the theme for this year’s. The theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Suna Kıraç Library will be joining the celebration with an online event.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our libraries! We wish you successful and fruitful new semester at Koç University.

Newcomers Guide

Suna Kıraç Library is located at the hearth of the University and it is always important to remember there are some rules that you should pay attention while using the spaces and resources.

Quiet and fair use of the spaces are among the most important things in the SKL. You can read the Library Rules from the link.

Please keep in mind that all physical materials such as printed books, reserve books, iPads are given for a limited number of days or time. Always ask your due date & time when borrowing a material or check your Library account with your KUNet ID and Password.

The First Year Experience Libguide and the 2022 Library Orientation video will help you to learn and remember the basics about the Library. You can find information about the Library’s collection, search options, featured services and more from these resources.

Suna Kıraç Library has online compulsory courses for graduate and undergraduate students. You can visit the Online Library Courses page to learn more about LIB101 and LIBR500 courses.

The Library organizes ACWR Library Sessions and Library Researcher Development Series for each semester, you can follow the Instructions & Events Calendar and register!

Virtual Reference Services (VRS)

Get support from Librarians via Virtual Reference Service! Suna Kıraç Library’s Virtual Reference Service (VRS) is just another way that the Library is providing online support for students and faculty members during the semester! This service is providing drop-in virtual reference hours. Join us for virtual reference sessions via Zoom to learn more about research, citation, locating online materials, using Library resources, etc. Screen share option will help you to easily follow the steps that the librarian goes through.

You do not need to make an appointment. Just like in the library building, you will get support on first-come, first-served basis. You will be first taken to a “waiting room,” and then the librarian will admit you to the Zoom session shortly. Drop-in any time during the working hours provided below and click here for accessing the zoom link.

Virtual Reference Desk Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 12.00 / 13.00- 16:00

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Open Access Agreement Goes Live

We are pleased to inform you that Suna Kıraç Library has an agreement with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library under which all affiliated corresponding authors can make their articles Open Access at no additional cost. This agreement enables you to retain your copyright and have a Creative Commons license assigned to your article, providing for worldwide open readership as well as computational and other uses.

You can find the appropriate content list here for Read &Publish agreement with ACM Digital Library.

Any questions regarding the open access publishing, SKL OpenAccess Team will be happy to answer your questions via

PressReader- Online Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals

PressReader offers the Koç University community access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from 100+ countries.

If you’d like to take a break from your academic readings or follow up daily newspapers, and your hobbies, check out all the publications from various subjects on PressReader.

  • Creating an account with Koç University e-mail address gives you access from anywhere for 7 days.
  • You can customize your reading experience by liking your favorite titles, adding bookmarks and creating collections. You will also receive notifications for every new issue added.
  • You can download your favorite publications for offline reading on your mobile device.
  • For questions about the e-resources, you can always contact us at

Suna Kıraç Library’s Drama Readings Begin with Dr. Mehmet Zeki Giritli!

Are you ready to meet the world-famous theater plays in the library?

In our event, we will come together to introduce and remind the plays of writers who have left their mark on the history of World and Turkish theater and have conversations about the theaters’ texts and their authors. We will also do small acting trials with the participants who want to.

We welcome all theater lovers and art lovers to our event…

You can find the details of our event in our Libguide.

Click here for registration.

Treasure Gallery Series - 6: Numismatics: Journey of Coins Through the Ages

"Numismatics: Journey of Coins Through the Ages" theme continued with conferences in September.

We hosted Prof. Dr. Ahmet Tolga Tek with his presentation titled "The Circulation of Coins in Western and Southwestern Anatolia in the Roman Period in the Light of Excavations" moderated by Dr. Remziye Boyraz Seyhan. You may watch this session on Suna Kıraç Library’s YouTube channel.

We hosted Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin on last event of this series on September 23, 2022. Talk on Numismatics was moderated by Naz Özkan. We had a pleasant conversation with Prof. Tekin that included numismatic studies in Turkey, the contribution of coins to archeology and history, their spread to the Mediterranean world, as well as suggestions for young researchers.

You can also follow us on our social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and visit our LibGuide to learn more details on our theme. Coins have stories to tell us...

Virtual Book Club

"Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough..."

October’s book is “The Forty Rules of Love”.

If you are wondering about the story of Ella Rubinstein with Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, join us at SKL First Floor Meeting Room or with zoom on October 13, at 12:30.

Moderator: Mansoura Bakhti
Registration Link:

For more details about the event click here.

To find check the upcoming events check our Books List for 2022.

SKL Podcast

At the Suna Kıraç Library “İstanbul'u Dinliyorum” Podcast , this month we hosted Aylin Doğan in a discussion entitled “Esir Şehrin” Mutfağı: Yokluk ve Yoksulluğa Esir Düşen Mutfaklar”.

In this episode, we talk about the Istanbul cuisine in the occupation years in İstanbul (1918-1923) which was a short but effective period. Doğan mentioned about the food cooked in the hearths of Istanbul households during this period, the problems experienced in the supply of foods, the replacement products, the most consumed products in the kitchens, the innovations that the White Russians brought to Istanbul's patisseries and restaurants, which enriched the culinary culture of the city, and the cookbooks, which were the most important sources of the nutrition and culinary culture of the period.

If you want to learn more about Istanbul cuisine during the occupation years, you can listen to this discussion and you can access our monthly podcast series from the Suna Kıraç Library Spotify account and Apple Podcast.

ANAMED Library Talks

ANAMED Library talks organized by the ANAMED Library continues in October with Ayfer Karakaya-Stump. The talk is entitled "Sahi Kimdir Kızılbaşlar? Alevi Kaynaklarının Işığında Osmanlı Anadolusu'nda Kızılbaş Hareketinin Oluşumu ve Konsolidasyonu”.

This month's talk will be in Turkish and will take place online.

To register click here.

ANAMED Library Podcast

In this month’s ANAMED Library Podcast: Burada Konuşmak Serbest guest was Emine Hatun Gür. In this podcast, we discussed Turkish Librarians Association.

Please click here to listen to this valuable discussion.

Theme for Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice

This year’s focus on Climate Justice seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

International Open Access Week is a time to coordinate across communities to make openness the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the center of this work. Selected by the Open Access Week Advisory Committee, this year’s theme is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around how open enables climate justice. Open Access Week 2022 will be held from October 24th through the 30th; however, anyone is encouraged to host discussions and take action around “Open for Climate Justice” whenever is most suitable during the year and to adapt the theme and activities to their local context.

For more information about International Open Access Week, please visit The official twitter hashtag for the week is #OAWeek.

Did You Know that HeinOnline has LibGuides?

HeinOnline is a premier online research platform that provides more than 200 million pages of multidisciplinary periodicals, essential government documents, international resources, case law, and much more. Libraries worldwide are scooping up and serving LibGuides, and HeinOnline is officially joining them! LibGuides are an easy way to compile knowledge, share useful information, and organize and showcase subject-specific resources.

Are you new to HeinOnline? Do you have questions about the basics of HeinOnline research? Follow this guide to get started with HeinOnline new research platform.

You can find the HeinOnline in the SKL Databases webpage.

White House Mandates Immediate Open Access By 2026

White House mandates free, immediate public access to government-funded research. Any research based on federally funded studies must be made freely available to the public without an embargo under a policy announced August 25 by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The new requirement, which is due to take effect by the end of 2025, updates an existing policy that allowed a 12-month embargo for making research freely available. To read more about the new policy please check The White House press release.

What to Do if Your CC-Licensed Work is Misused

The Creative Commons licenses are designed to make sharing simple and place minimal requirements on reusers who want to be able to use creative works. However, sometimes reusers still misuse CC-licensed works, either intentionally or by mistake, and as a licensor, there are several things you can do about it.

To read more please click here.

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