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ANAMED Library Digital Scholarship Program, Fall 2022

An online academic program bringing the most important components of today's research environment together under one roof for ANAMED fellows and Koç University members.

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Summary of The Speech : 

Scholarly open-access publications have the advantage of being freely accessible to all scholars, sparing libraries and individuals from having to pay subscription fees to access the content. The change on the traditional subscription model has been happening now for several years. At that point we as librarians need to find out which model is sustainable for scholarly publishing. 

This session aims to answer questions such as:  

  • What models are emerging for the age of open access publishing? 

  • Can these models be adapted to meet the needs of different types of institutions and publishers? 

  • Are they sustainable in the long term? 

  • Do they serve the needs of authors as well as funders, institutions, institutions, etc.? 

At the end of this session we hope to get some answers of the questions we asked above to build a sustainable open access publishing model. 


A Short Biography of the Speaker:  

Ersan Dur, who graduated from Istanbul University Department of Librarianship in 2002, is currently working as a Reference and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. It provides bibliometric analysis, academic publication control, open access and academic honesty training services to Koç University members. He is also a member of the Library Open Access Team, which was established to develop open access and open science support services. 

Institution: Koç University Suna Kıraç Library

Summary of The Speech:

Linked data is one of the key elements of the Semantic Web, whose primary function is to provide an environment, where datasets can be readable for both humans and machines. Linked data enables linkage between different datasets in a non-hierarchical way; thus, knowledge grows exponentially. The data to be published as linked open data should be structured and the publishing process requires some prerequisites to ensure standardization. Thus, the data can be understood by all clients and machines based on standards. In this context, this presentation will discuss the linked open data approach and its advantages in cultural heritage studies. 

A Short Biography of the Speaker:

Alper Aşınmaz is an archaeologist who holds Ph.D. in Archaeology. His main research interests include archaeological method and theory, GIS-based spatial analysis techniques, remote sensing applications in archaeological research, Anatolian Bronze Age, and ancient rural landscapes. Alper Aşınmaz helps to develop interactive research tools and the underlying data infrastructure for a linked set of multi-period and multi-scalar research datasets currently siloed in separate repositories, consisting of historical aerial imagery, photographs, maps, manuscripts, archives, museum objects, whole archaeological databases. He works on improving the available databases stored by ANAMED, ensuring compatibility between datasets, as well as structuring the data to be published as linked open data. 

Institution: Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED)