Issue: 2020 - 9

September has always been the representative month for a fresh start in the academic world, with the beginning of the academic year. Welcome to Fall semester 2020! This has been a strange year, demanding drastic changes and adaptation skills in every aspect of life.

In the light of this new guidance followed by the University during the pandemic, KU libraries remain closed to all users and will continue supporting the academic community with electronic resources and distant services.

Library E-Resources Access and Distant Services

Library E-Resources Access and Distant Services

All KU members can support their studies, teaching and research using our electronic resources, tools and services. Remember! You can find e-books in the library catalog, browse the e-journals collection for articles, search for various material in the databases, find digitized material in our digital collections and publications from the KU faculty members through the Institutional Repository, search in the Libguides for online manuals on subjects of your interest, watch recorder library webinars on various topics through the video hub, request a research consultation appointment from a Reference librarian using the electronic form, request articles that are not included in the library collection using the “article request” service, follow the instructions calendar to find and attend all offered library online instructions and seminars, find answers to your questions related to publishing, access rights, research data management and more from the “OpenAccess and Scholarly Communication” service.

Research Ecosystem

Research Culture & Ecosystem

Report: What will the world of research look like 10 years from now? 3 plausible scenarios are envisioned by the latest Elsevier/Ipsos MORI study, which draws on published literature and the views of experts and researchers.
By Adrian Mulligan and Rachel Herbert February 14, 2019

The research ecosystem is undergoing rapid and profound change. This transformation is being fueled by a wide range of factors, from advances in technology and funding pressures to political uncertainty and population shifts.

Tech advances are also likely to make research practice and publication faster, and more open. Researchers can expect to benefit from greater career flexibility, better feedback on their work and improved reproducibility.

These are some of the findings presented in the new report, "Research Futures - drivers and scenarios for the next decade". The report is the result of a year-long, scenario-planning study, drawing on the opinions of more than 2,000 researchers globally, interviews with more than 50 expert stakeholders around the world (including futurists, publishers, funders and technology experts), and a comprehensive review of published literature.

The report lays out three plausible future scenarios showing how the world of research could transform over the next decade. These are full summaries of each scenario are at the end:

"Brave open world" considers the rise of open science;
"Tech titans" examines the growing influence and dominance of technology and technology companies; and
"Eastern ascendance" considers a fragmented world in which China plays a key role.

Training for Open Science

The Future of Science is Open

Learn more with Open Science Training Handbook,

A group of fourteen authors came together in February 2018 at the TIB (German National Library of Science and Technology) in Hannover to create an open, living handbook on Open Science training. High-quality trainings are fundamental when aiming at a cultural change towards the implementation of Open Science principles. Teaching resources provide great support for Open Science instructors and trainers. The Open Science training handbook will be a key resource and a first step towards developing Open Access and Open Science curricula and andragogies. Supporting and connecting an emerging Open Science community that wishes to pass on their knowledge as multipliers, the handbook will enrich training activities and unlock the community’s full potential. The handbook is managed in this GitHub repository.

Access the current English Version

Meet Our Staff: Cataloging team at SKL

Meet Our Staff: Cataloging team at SKL

Hatice Uğur - Senior Cataloging Librarian

Hatice Uğur Hello everyone,

My name is Hatice and Ι have been member of the Cataloging team at Suna Kıraç Library, as a Senior Cataloger, for a long time. My job is to enter the printed and electronic resources of the Library in to the automation Library system, following the LC Classification System . Cataloging manuscripts and rare books are also on my responsibility.

Harika Baş Güler - Cataloging Librarian

Harika Baş Güler Hello all, I’m Harika and I’ve been a cataloging librarian at Suna Kıraç Library since October 2019. I’m cataloging the printed and electronic resources according to the LC classification system, as this is the system followed by all KU Libraries. I think classifying books by their subjects is as much fun as solving puzzles. I am also responsible for preparing the monthly, six-months and annual activity reports of Suna Kıraç Library. I'm very happy to be working at Suna Kiraç Library!

We stayed away from our working environment during the pandemic, but we were able continue performing our tasks from our homes. We photographed the covers and the title pages of the books and we entered their information in to Sierra (the automation Library system) from home. Luckily, technology helped a lot during this home office period.

Caricature Digital Collection

ANAMED Library Podcast: Burada Konuşmak Serbest – August Podcasts

ANAMED Library Podcast: Burada Konuşmak Serbest – Episode 5 The 1st August guest in ANAMED Library Podcast: Burada Konuşmak Serbest was Dr. Elif Yılmaz Şentürk from the Marmara University, Library Information Department. Irem talked with her about the Library Information Department in Marmara University and about librarianship as a profession. Dr. Yılmaz gave some advice to people who would like to choose to study in the Library Information. We hope you will enjoy this conversation, in which you can find answers to questions related to the Library Information Department. You can listen to the podcast in our Spotify account.


ANAMED Library Podcast: Burada Konuşmak Serbest – Episode 6 The second guest of the ANAMED Library Podcast of this month was Dr. Alkiviadis Ginalis from the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) in Istanbul. Defne Gier from ANAMED Library discussed with Dr. Ginalis the Photo Archive of the Institute. In this podcast you may learn about the history of the Photo Archive, the development of its collections and its upcoming new projects! Dr. Ginalis also provided his insights on issues ranging from archives to maritime archaeology and byzantine studies. You can listen to the podcast in our Spotify account.

Open COVID Pledge

Open COVID Pledge

Creative Commons is now leading the Open COVID Pledge! Earlier this year, CC joined forces with an international group of researchers, scientists, academics, and lawyers seeking to accelerate the development of diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, medical equipment, and software solutions that might be used to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The result was the Open COVID Pledge, a project that offers a simple way for universities, companies, and others to make their patents and copyrights available to the public to be utilized in the current public health crisis.

Users of Creative Commons licenses will be familiar with the Open COVID Pledge’s approach. Like CC licenses, the Open COVID Pledge offers free, standard, public licenses that anyone can use to remove unnecessary obstacles to the dissemination of knowledge.

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