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IATUL Fall Seminar - 2023



14:00 - 16:30 IATUL Board Meeting

19:30 - 21:30 


Welcome Reception        
Place: Historical Coal Gas Factory Cultural Center

You can get to the Historical Coal Gas Factory Cultural Center by tram. In the direction of the Halkapinar tram line, You can get off at the Havagazi stop.


8:30 -  8:45  Registration
8:45 - 10:15

Opening Speeches

"Significant Monument for the Collective Memory of Izmir" | Ezgi Ergin - Librarian, Izmir National Library

"Libraries as Transformers" | Gultekin Gurdal - Library Director, Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH)

"Overview of IATUL" | Dr. Anna Walek - IATUL President, ACC Cyfronet AGH    

"Science Diplomacy" | Prof.Dr. Yusuf Baran - Rector, IZTECH

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45- 11:15


11:15 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:15

12:15 - 12:45

Session Chair: Dr. Charles Eckman - Dean and University Librarian, University of Miami

“Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Information Organization and Retrieval” Invited Speaker: Prof. Dr. Yasar Tonta - Department of Information Management, Hacettepe University

"Open Science in the AI World" Invited Speaker: Natalia Manola - CEO, OpenAIRE A.M.K.E

"COAR Notify: Enabling Peer Review of Repository Content" Paul Walk - Director, Antleaf Ltd.

"Increase Impact of your CRIS with AI" | Invited Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tolga Ayav - Department of Computer Engineering, IZTECH

12:45 - 14:15



14:15 - 14:45       



14:45 - 15:00       

15:00 - 15:15

15:15 - 15:30                                   

Session Chair: Gerda Winkler - Head of University Library, Free University of Bozen

“The Battle of Algorithms: How Libraries and AI Collaborate to Win the War on Misinformation” Invited Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebnem Ozdemir - Management Information Systems, Head of Data Science Department, Istinye University, AIPA Board Member, MIT CSAIL Res. Coll.

"How Reference Librarians Can Use Artificial Intelligence to Enrich Reference Services" | Ebru Gonul Turk - Academic Engagement and Reference Librarian, Koc University Suna Kırac Library

"1 Hard, 2 Soft – Management Skills for Library Leaders" | Caroline Pang - University Librarian, Nanyang Technological University Singapore (Board Member, IATUL, Asia Pacific Representative)

"Effective Change Management for Libraries and an Ever Changing World" Prof. Maria Frahm-Arp Executive Director of the Library and Information Centre, University of Johannesburg 

15:40 - 16:10 Coffee Break


16:10 -16:40


16:40- 17:10

17:10 - 17:25


Session Chair: Kara Jones - University Librarian, American University of Sharjah

"Research Visibility and Impact" | Invited Speaker: Adjunct Lecturer Nader Ale Ebrahim - Research and Technology Department, Alzahra University and “Research Visibility and Impact” Freelancer Consultant

"Ranking for University Libraries"  | Invited Speaker: Dr. Sami Cuhadar - Library Director, Istanbul Bilgi University

"Evaluation of the Role and Position of Academic Libraries in the Global Ranking Systems of Universities and Higher Education Institutions" | Assoc. Prof. Rasoul Zavaraqi -  Knowledge and Information Science Department, and Director of Central Library, Documentation and Publication Center, University of Tabriz 

19:30 - 23:00

Gala Dinner 

Place: Izmir Historical Elevator Building

P.C.: If you want to watch the sunset, we recommend you to be at the restaurant at 19:15.



9:00 - 9:15

9:15 - 9:35

9:35 - 10:05

10:05 - 10:35                                             

Session Chair: Gultekin Gurdal, - Library Director, IZTECH

"Is There Any Good Practices for Funding APCs for Open Access Publications and Which Model or Publishers Should be Chosen? A Case Study in the Sector of Sciences and Technologies of UCLouvain (Belgium)"Dr. Frédéric Brodkom - Librarian and Learning Center Manager, Université Catholique de Louvain 

"Publisher Packages Offered by EBSCO and Read & Publish Agreements"Sultan Suleyman Okten -  Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO

"Transformative Agreements" | Invited Speaker: Colleen Campbell - OA2020 Partner Development, Max Planck Digital Library

"Achieving SDGs in University Libraries" | Invited Speakers: Tuba Akbayturk Canak - Library Director, Koc University and Ertuğrul Cimen - Library Director, MEF University

10:35 - 11:05

Coffee Break

11:05 - 11:25

11:25 - 11:55

11:55 - 12:10

12:10 - 12:25


12:25 - 12:45

Session Chair: Caroline Pang - University Librarian, Nanyang Technological University 

"Role of  Repositories in Open Scholarship"Invited Speaker: Dr. Jenny Basford - Repository Services Lead, British Library

"The Role of Academic Libraries in Supporting RDM"
Invited Speaker: 
Dr. Anna Walek -  IATUL President

"University Library 4.0: Adaptation of Thai University Libraries to the Digital Society" | Asst. Prof. Saowapha Limwichitr - Information Landscape Research Unit, Department of Library Science, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

"Libraries and Data Visualization as New Management Competence: Sierra – PowerBI Implementation at Koc University Libraries" | Sina Mater - Digital Collections and Information Services Team Leader, Koc University Suna Kirac Library

"The Importance of Video in Research and Education" Melita PARLAK - Curriculum Specialist, JoVE 

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 -14:50

14:50 - 15:05

15:05 - 15:20

15:20- 15:40   

Session Chair: Kate Robinson - University Librarian, University of Bath

"Digital Solutions for Modern and Ottoman Turkish: Hiperkitap, Wikilala, and eOsmanlica" | Dr. Harun Tuncer - HiperKitap

"Chatbots in Libraries" | Aysel Senoglu - Librarian, Atilim University

"Best Practices of Innovative Libraries: Examples of University Libraries in the USA" | Kubra Zayim Gedik - Lecturer, Bezmialem Vakif University; Nilay Cevher, Ph.D. - Research Assistant, Izmir Katip Celebi University

"Enhancing Value of Libraries via Open Science" | Saide Sak - Customer Success Manager, Elsevier

15:50 - 16:20 Coffee Break


16:20- 16:35

16:35 - 16:50



16:50 - 17:05


Session Chair: Dr. Anna Walek - IATUL President, ACC Cyfronet AGH   

"Content Development Marathon for New Generation Cultural Spaces: The Case of Konya Creathon" | Ali Guney - Director, Social Innovation Agency Director; Şeyma Gençoğlu - Researcher, Social Innovation Agency; Mehmet Tekkaymaz - Social Innovation Agency; Merve Ciraci - Researcher, Konya Necmettin Erbakan University and Social Innovation Agency

"The Pathology of Publishing Status of Medical Books in Iran with Phenomenological Approach" | Assoc. Prof. Fatemeh Sheikhshoaei - Department of Medical Library and Information Science, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

"Recommendation as-a-Service (RaaS): Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Library Transformation" | Ali Bugra Kanburoglu - Research, Tech Lead; Cagri Yesil - Senior Research Engineer, Huawei Türkiye R&D Center; Servet Cankurt - Library Director, Isik University

17:15 - 17:45

Closing Session


Study Tour: Pearls of Izmir province: Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, and Sirince Village (optional 85 Euro extra)