2021

ANAMED Library Podcast’s January archive themed podcast guest was AKMED Head Librarian, Remziye Boyraz Seyhan and we had a pleasant and informative conversation about the “AKMED Archive”. In this podcast, you will be able to learn about different aspects of the AKMED archive, such as the history of the AKMED research center and its archive, the content of the AKMED archive, the projects of the archive, and the relationship between archeology and archives.

2020

Our Librarian guest for January was Ms. Şehriban Kizilkaya, the Library director of the ALKEV School Libraries. A school librarian offers a different view of the information science sector and our speaker described the characteristics and responsibilities of a school librarian, the activities of a school library, the importance of having an active library in schools and how it influences and improves the learning skills of the students and many more
The archives guest of ANAMED Library Podcast in December was the director of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) in Istanbul, Zeynep Simavi. In this podcast we discussed the history of ARIT’s archive which contains the American Board Archives, the extension of the collection, the digitization processes, and curatorial projects. Ms. Simavi also gave tips to researchers on how to access the archive efficiently to locate the information they need, she shared insights on developments in the archives sector and offered a few suggestions about further improvements.
Our second guest of November was the SALT Library and Archive director, Sezin Romi. In this podcast titled “The Archive of SALT Research”, we discussed various topics such as the history of SALT Research’s Archive, the current projects, Open Data policies and studies on data visualization.
Our second guest of November was the SALT Library and Archive director, Sezin Romi. In this podcast titled “The Archive of SALT Research”, we discussed various topics such as the history of SALT Research’s Archive, the current projects, Open Data policies and studies on data visualization.
As a first guest of November, we hosted Jale Özdemir, the director of the Muhtar Özkaya Public Library. We talked about the Muhtar Özkaya Public Library’s services and what improvements can be made in public libraries in general, to better serve their diverse users. You can also find answers to topics such as the users profiles of public libraries, how an ideal public library should be, and the reflection of the neighborhood culture on the public library.
The October guest of our “ANAMED Library: Burada Konuşmak Serbest” archives related podcast was the founding member of the Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation, researcher and writer Aslı Davaz. In this podcast titled “The Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary: Archiving in Turkey Today and Tomorrow- Women in the Archives Symposium” we discussed the symposium which will be held on 10-11 April 2021, the themes of the symposium, and the concepts such as women centered archiving and gender and archiving.
The October guest of our “ANAMED Library: Burada Konuşmak Serbest” library related podcast was Yaşar Kaya, the manager of the Yapı Kredi Research Library and Archive. With him we talked about the past, present and future of the Yapı Kredi Research Library, its identity and operations, the current situation and the future plans.
The 2nd September guest of our ANAMED Library Podcast broadcast was Duygu Kevser Karadağ, the branch librarian of Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Research Centre (VEKAM). Under the subject of “The Memory of Ankara: VEKAM”, with Duygu we discussed the foundation history of the VEKAM Archive, the projects that the archive is involved in, exhibitions, donation processes and remote working experience. You may find out anything you wonder about VEKAM Archive in this podcast!
The 1st guest of September was the Library Services and Information Services Manager, Sanem Yardımcı from the Goethe Institut Istanbul Library. We had a comprehensive conversation about the Goethe Institut Istanbul Library. We also discussed various topics such as the differences of living in Istanbul and Ankara, self-educated or graduated librarianship, working in library while writing a doctorate thesis.
The second guest of the ANAMED Library Podcast of August 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.
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.
Our 2nd guest of July in ANAMED Library Podcast broadcast was Osman Serhat Karaman. With him, Defne discussed his project “Technological Arts Preservation” and the developments in this field. If you are wondering about the role of archives in the digital-born records, then you may find some answers in this podcast.
The 1st July guest in ANAMED Library Podcast: Burada Konuşmak Serbest was Furkan Sevim from the İstanbul Research Institute. Irem talked with Furkan about the Istanbul Research Institute, the library, the Turkish Librarians Association, and the general status of librarianship as a profession. We hope you will enjoy this conversation, where you can find criticism and advice on the librarianship.
Defne started with the Koç University Suna Kıraç Library Archive Specialists, Senem Acar and Mustafa Ergül, who talked about the Suna Kıraç Library Digital Collections success recipe. The talk offers to the listeners an insider’s information on the process of digitizating collections, their management and curation – if you curious to find out what is happening behind the scenes, then don’t miss this talk!
In the librarianship broadcast of this month, İrem’s guests were İpek Yarar from MEF University Library and Sina Mater from Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. The conversation was about “Design and Libraries” with the guests explaining how the balance their Librarian responsibilities and tasks with required designing tasks based on their skills and talents. Those interested in design or wanting to combine their love for design with their current work, can find some useful tips from the speakers!